President's Volunteer Service Awards

Bronze

Bronze awards require 50 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15 years, and 100 hours of service for volunteers who are over 16 years old.

  • Morgan Benjamin
  • Quinn Ebner
  • Betty Hellmers
  • Lisa Kluka
  • Diane Miner
  • Gabrielle Mussehl
  • Jason Pino
  • Ilene Saunders
  • Carolyn Sumner
  • Sandra Walczak
  • Xiao Zhu

President's Volunteer Service Awards

Bronze

Bronze awards require 50 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15 years, and 100 hours of service for volunteers who are over 16 years old.

  • Barb Backes
  • Morgan Benjamin
  • Amy Dazio
  • Quinn Ebner
  • Tammy Farley
  • Cindi Fry
  • Lisa Kluka
  • Diane Miner
  • Gene Scharf
  • Carolyn Sumner
  • Sandra Walczak
  • Mary Watts
  • Delores Wilson

Silver

Silver awards require 75 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 175 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 250 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Terry Deisler
  • Ilene Saunders
  • Maha Zahid

Gold

Gold awards require 100 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 250 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 500 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Shirley Reynolds

President's Volunteer Service Awards

Bronze

Bronze awards require 50 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15 years, and 100 hours of service for volunteers who are over 16 years old.

  • Barb Backes
  • Nancy Camp
  • Chris Dancy
  • Quinn Ebner
  • Tammy Farley
  • Linda Garrett
  • Dorothy Ham
  • Joyce Hoeschele
  • Charlie Hou
  • Loretta Keller
  • Lisa Kluka
  • Max Kuang
  • Linda Luke
  • Diane Miner
  • Loretta Olson
  • Nihar Pandya
  • Ghanshyam Patel
  • Gene Scharf
  • Kathy Sonnanstine
  • Carolyn Sumner
  • Jody Trame
  • Vibha Venkatesha

Silver

Silver awards require 75 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 175 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 250 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Surmeet Gill
  • Bevis Richardson
  • Judy Richardson
  • Ilene Saunders
  • Maha Zahid

Gold

Gold awards require 100 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 250 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 500 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Shirley Kelley

President's Volunteer Service Awards

Bronze

Bronze awards require 50 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15 years, and 100 hours of service for volunteers who are over 16 years old.

  • Barb Backes
  • Quinn Ebner
  • Judy Elliott
  • Tammy Farley
  • Hafsa Ghias
  • Surmeet Gill
  • Stan Goldberg
  • Dorothy Ham
  • Aseem Kaur
  • Lisa Kluka
  • Max Kuang
  • Raveena Mata
  • Diane Miner
  • Loretta Olson
  • Dan Petroskey
  • Joan Postell
  • Kailash Saravanan
  • Nancy Smith
  • Kathy Sonnanstine
  • Jody Trame
  • Mary Watts

Silver

Silver awards require 75 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 175 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 250 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Debbie Cortellini
  • Shirley Kelley
  • Linda Luke
  • Bevis Richardson
  • Ilene Saunders
  • Kathy Young
  • Maha Zahid

Gold

Gold awards require 100 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 250 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 500 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Shirley Reynolds
  • Judy Richardson

Lifetime Achievement

The Lifetime Achievement award is given to volunteers who complete 4,000 hours of service.

  • Carolyn Sumner

Friends' Education Award Scholarships

Education award scholarships are provided by the Friends' of the Canton Public Library, and may be earned by volunteers or staff members.

  • Alex Hanton

President's Volunteer Service Awards

Bronze

Bronze awards require 50 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15 years, and 100 hours of service for volunteers who are over 16 years old.

  • Marie Antonelli
  • Nancy Austin
  • Manha Azam
  • Barb Backes
  • Anita Bird
  • Sue Conway
  • Maureen DesRoches
  • Melinda Drake
  • Judy Elliott
  • Kinzah Fatima
  • Linda Garrett
  • Gurekmann Gill
  • Bob Goodwin
  • Karen Groske
  • Dorothy Ham
  • Chi Hoang
  • Bindu Katragadda
  • Shirley Kelley
  • Lisa Kluka
  • Deb Luczkowski
  • Linda Luke
  • John MacGaw
  • Diane Miner
  • Larry Nelson
  • Claire O’Connor
  • Bevis Richardson
  • Riya Shanavas
  • Vicki Sistek
  • Nancy Smith
  • Kathy Sonnanstine
  • Rosemary Tanasoff
  • Jody Trame
  • Mary Watts
  • Linda Wisniewski
  • Maha Zahid

Silver

Silver awards require 75 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 175 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 250 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Niki Chittela
  • Loretta Olson
  • Shirley Reynolds
  • Judy Richardson
  • Ilene Saunders
  • Kathy Young

Gold

Gold awards require 100 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 250 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 500 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Ayush Shah

Friends' Education Award Scholarships

Education award scholarships are provided by the Friends' of the Canton Public Library, and may be earned by volunteers or staff members.

  • Tiffany Chan
  • Surmeet Gill
  • Nihar Pandya

Phase IV of Improvement Project Underway

Beginning in January 2017, the library embarks on phase four of a renovation plan to update the building, make the library accessible to all users and to fulfill our core values of Relevance, Access, Integrity and Leadership.

PSIP III

This phase will remodel the Friends of the Library used bookstore, Secondhand Prose, relocate six study rooms and add three more, and reconfigure the Teen Space to provide collaborative spaces, update furnishings and mitigate noise. It carries on the improvements of the previous Patron Service Improvement Projects, which renovated service points in the central area of the library, the main restrooms, lobby and the Children's Library.

Currently, the Northeast corner group study rooms and Teen Area are closed to patrons. Secondhand Prose is now open and accepting donations. The Southeast corner study area is now open.
 

The Patron Service Improvement Project Phase IV will accomplish the following:

  • Reconfigure Secondhand Prose retail space
  • Update lighting and fixtures in Secondhand Prose
  • Relocate six group study rooms
  • Create three additional study rooms
  • Provide collaborative work space
  • Update furnishings in the Northeast corner
  • Mitigate sound
  • Add a printer/copier/scanner to the East End
  • Increase number of electrical outlets and charging stations

Budget

The budgeted costs of $139,240, $686,560 and $67,082 for Secondhand Prose, Northeast corner and Southeast corner, respectively, will be paid with a fund balance transfer.

Additional Information

Canton Public Library’s mission is Connecting Your Community. Connect Your Summer aims to be an exciting way to bring the community together to share their summer experiences and their summer reading, and to emphasize the library as an important resource for all.

Because Connect Your Summer is the mainstay of our summer library programming, we are asking you to help us learn and improve by sharing feedback about your Connect Your Summer experience. The survey will take about five minutes to complete:

The surveys will remain available until August 31, so tell your friends! Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with us. As a token of our appreciation, there may even be something badge-y in it for you.

MeLCat, the Michigan Electronic Catalog, will be down for scheduled maintenance on Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 PM, and is expected to be down for a couple of hours.

During this downtime:

  • You will be unable to search http://elibrary.mel.org or place new holds
  • You will be able to search at http://search.mel.org, but you will be unable to place new holds
  • Patrons trying to do renewals may get a "server unavailable" message
  • Library staff will be able to process holds and check out materials
  • The ability to log into a MeL database with your driver's license will be unavailable

All MeLCat services should be available after MeLCat has finished its maintenance project.

Here are 100 ways to Kick Off Your Summer

  1. Put a Library Lover sign in your yard.
  2. Color on our CYS Community Mural.
  3. Read a book set in Detroit.
  4. Write a Michigan haiku.
  5. Read a book about Yak and Gnu
  6. Learn how to make cheese.
  7. Check out some funny pages
  8. Listen to stories in our Wings of Wonder butterfly garden.
  9. Brush up on your knowledge of our Presidents.
  10. Visit us at the Canton Farmer’s Market.
  11. Learn to read the signs of nature.
  12. Pretend to be a Grown-Up.
  13. Listen to music from the ‘60s. Or ‘70s. Or anytime in the past.
  14. Binge watch horror movies.
  15. Nurture your green thumb.
  16. Share your dream with us.
  17. Solve a murder mystery.
  18. Pursue something trivial.
  19. Bust a yoga move.
  20. Join a Friendly group.
  21. Read about sports teams from the City of Champions.
  22. Sing along with a Tony Award-winning soundtrack.
  23. Find the rebel alliance at CPL.
  24. Make Ice Pops.
  25. Go mad for movies.
  26. Explore shipwrecks of the Great Lakes.
  27. Join in on a book discussion.
  28. Improve your Excel skills.
  29. Check out the MAP and hit the road with your library card.
  30. Research your ancestry.
  31. Create a fairy lantern.
  32. Laugh your socks off.
  33. Travel to another world.
  34. Read through someone else’s eyes.
  35. Take your tastebuds on a trip.
  36. Dive into graphic novels themed around food.
  37. Get crafty with these home project books.
  38. Cast your vote in CPL’s Decision 2016.
  39. Earn 12 badges by reading Manga.
  40. Capture a Wild Badge.
  41. Connect with CPL on social media.
  42. Get eLectrified with a Zinio magazine.
  43. Play Animal Lover bingo.
  44. Grab some friends and start a book club.  
  45. Dominate the Dewey Decimal system.
  46. Geek out over classic storybooks.
  47. Take a selfie with Chewbacca.
  48. Read a memoir. Then write your own.
  49. Tag us on social media with #CYSReturnoftheFun
  50. Read a local newspaper article from the day you were born.
  51. Find a job or read about one.
  52. Discover how mummies were made.
  53. Re-read an old favorite.
  54. Race through the streets of Rio de Janeiro in Forza Motorsport 6.
  55. Read one of roughly 200 mystery books about cats.
  56. Play some Dungeons & Dragons
  57. Listen to that catchy Zootopia song on your phone.
  58. Take a creative writing class online.
  59. Burst into song with musicals for every badge.
  60. Read about a modern-day hero.
  61. Check out a book on constellations, then go stare at the night sky. Then read The End of Night.
  62. Tell a librarian a joke.
  63. Scour Cook’s Illustrated for a new cheesecake recipe.  
  64. Help put together a puzzle.
  65. Try to love spiders (it’s not easy!)
  66. Make a pet toy for your furry friend.
  67. Go meatless on Monday
  68. Cheer up a Toilet
  69. Brush up on your Constitution with this graphic adaptation.
  70. Read a Challenged Book. Read several.
  71. Read a story you loved as a child out loud to someone who has never read it.
  72. Check out a storytime kit and put on a storytime for some kids. Or your friends.
  73. Interloan a book from another library.
  74. Follow Thorndyke’s reading progress. Follow his blog.
  75. Sign up for our enewsletter to get Library News all summer long.
  76. Be inspired by others’ Connect Your Summer experiences.
  77. Read a Shakespearean play. If you’re feeling dramatic, act out a scene at the puppet stage.
  78. Say hello to our fish.
  79. Download the Mango app to your phone and tell your kids it’s a game.
  80. Read without words.
  81. Change your life with some magic.
  82. Let someone else read you a story.
  83. Bike to the library for a program.
  84. Check out a book on ducks, then read it near the pond.
  85. Travel the state without leaving home.
  86. Use a May We Suggest reading list to discover your new favorite book.
  87. Read about Ben Franklin, or his lesser-known correspondent.
  88. Reuse your dinnerware.
  89. Game your way through the eLectrified path.
  90. Read a new book about something old.
  91. Decide for yourself—man or myth?
  92. Eat your way through history.
  93. Enjoy movies about math. Yes, really.
  94. Raise a glass to Michigan brews.
  95. Earn a quick badge with a short book.
  96. Take a coast-to-coast tour of America.
  97. Road trip! Via film.
  98. Or read a road trip.
  99. Learn about Michigan critters.
  100. Visit the library every day for programs, activities and fun.
This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Game On: Super Bookworm and Keep It Real: Super Bookworm badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

 

In the midst of the 2016 presidential contest, learn more about the U.S. government, presidents, and candidates.

Introduces ten United States presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, George Washington, and JFK.

U.S. Presidents by Ken Jennings

A trivia book combines engaging facts about the American presidents with illustrations and skill-reinforcing quizzes.

What are elections? by Bobi Martin

Pages