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Which Zone Are You In?

The Library Board of Trustees has approved a revised Code of Conduct which designates three zones of use, allowing patrons to choose an appropriate area for their needs. The social zone allows moderate conversation, no audio audible to others, and considerate cell phone use. The quiet zone allows for whispered conversation, and no sound audible to others. The silent zone is a completely silent area with no conversation or sound audible to others (the Quiet Study, Fireplace area, and Internet Lab are silent zone areas). Library staff can help you find a zone that suits your need.

Volunteer Opportunities Now Available

We are now accepting applications for volunteers to wrap holds (affixing sheets with patron names on their Hold Request items) on Friday mornings from 9:00-11:00AM.

We are only processing applications from individuals who are available to volunteer on this specific day/time.

If you are interested in volunteering but cannot be here in the morning, please keep watching this website. We will be advertising more volunteer opportunities in the coming weeks.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — April 21, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 7:30PM
  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business – None
  • New Business
    • 2010 Audit Presentation – Plante & Moran
    • Proposed Furlough Policy (item of discussion)
    • TLN Cooperative library issues (item of discussion)
    • Proposed Revised Community Room Policy and Application
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — February 17, 2011

The Chairperson, Michael Siegrist, called the meeting to order at 7:30PM.
Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, K. Schulz, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent: G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

No comments (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented.

Approval of Minutes

D. Turner moved and C. Van Auken supported a motion to approve the minutes of the January 20, 2011 meeting.
The motion passed unanimously 11/2-17-1

Communications

E. Davis shared communications from Trustee Snow, indicating that while he would not be present at the February meeting, he hoped to attend the one in March.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — March 24, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 7:30PM
  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Revised Code of Conduct Policy (item of action)
  • New Business
    • Proposed Purchasing Policy Revision (item of discussion)
    • Fundraising Committee Report (item of discussion)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Board to Meet on Fourth Thursday in March

Please note that the March meeting of the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees will not take place on the third Thursday in March.

The March Board meeting will take place on Thursday, March 24 at 7:30PM in the Purple Room. Members of the public are welcome.

A Different Kind of Pint for St. Paddy's Month

Don't have a pint — donate it to the American Red Cross blood drive instead, when they set up shop at the library on Friday, March 11. You can sign up now at the Reception Desk, or just walk in any time between 11:00AM-4:45PM. There's a critical need for blood right now, so please drop by to donate. And be sure to bring a friend. (You must be 17 years of age and able to donate a full pint of blood to be eligible.)

Meeting Minutes - January 20, 2011

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:39PM
Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent: G. Snow, K. Schulz
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

No comments (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, P. McNichol, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented.

Approval of Minutes

J. Fausone moved and M. Siegrist supported a motion to approve the minutes of the December 16, 2010 meeting.
The motion passed unanimously 11/1-20-1

Communications

E. Davis shared the non-donation responses to the donation solicitation letter.

Report of the Library Director

The director informed the Board that a minor patron had been suspended for attempted theft of materials and that the library will be pressing charges.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - February 17, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 7:30PM
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • Revised Code of Conduct Policy (item of discussion)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes - December 16, 2010

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:30PM
Present: J. Fausone, G. Snow, K. Schulz, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent: M. Siegrist
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

No comments (G. Bell, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny N. Szczepanski)

Approval of Agenda

J. Fausone moved and K. Schulz supported a motion to approve the agenda as amended.
The motion passed unanimously 10/12-16-1

Approval of Minutes

D. Turner moved and J. Fausone supported a motion to approve the minutes of the November 18 meeting.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - January 20, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 7:30PM
  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Nomination and Election of Officers for 2011 (item of action)
    • Fundraising in 2011 (item of discussion)
  • New Business
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes - November 18, 2010

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:30PM
Present: J. Fausone, G. Snow, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

No comments (G. Bell, K. Brandow, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, P. McNichol, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended

Approval of Minutes

J. Fausone moved and M. Siegrist supported a motion to approve the minutes of the September 16 General Meeting.
The motion passed unanimously 10/11-18-1.

J. Fausone moved and K. Schulz supported a motion to approve the minutes of the September 16 Budget Hearing.

Canton Township Needs Your Input

Canton is undertaking a Five Year Consolidated Planning process to determine the strategic goals for the Township’s housing and community development needs and how to best use its resources to address those needs. In addition, a portion of the planning process will include an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) so that important fair housing programs and policies can be reviewed. All of this information will be used to complete plans mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The most vital component of this planning process is the feedback provided by residents regarding the Township’s fair housing programs, affordable housing needs, homeless and special housing needs, and other non-housing community development needs. Below are two links to brief online surveys for you to record your input. All responses will be anonymous.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - December 16, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010 — 7:30PM
  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Appointment of Board Finance/Budget Committee (Chair appoints)
    • Director's evaluation (Director will ask for closed session)
  • New Business
    • Nomination of Officers for 2011 (item of discussion)
    • JJX lease renewal (item of discussion)
    • Endowment Fund with Canton Community Foundation (item of discussion)
    • 4th Quarter Budget Amendment (item of action)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

American Red Cross Blood Drive Jump-starts the Holiday Season

The season of giving begins this month. Start it off with a badly-needed donation of blood to the American Red Cross. They'll be here in the library's Community Room on Wednesday, November 24, from 11:00AM until 4:45PM. You can make an appointment now with our receptionist.