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National Food on a Stick Day

Who knew?  The Library Business Office discovered it's National Food on a Stick Day!  Fortunately, CPL is full of inspiration for this unusual and fun celebration, we thought of Cake Pops  or The Ultimate Candy Book or fun for the kids  Indoor S'mores and Other Tasty Treats for Special Occasions.  You see where our thoughts are.   What food can you think of that comes on a stick?

National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Thinking about becoming a nurse? The American Nurses Association website is a useful resource. Canton Public Library has study guides for student nurses studying for the NCLEX-RN exam. Graduate nurses may find Resumes for Nursing Careers helpful. Thank a nurse in honor of Nurses week!

Our Nation's Symbol — The Bald Eagle

A friend's introduction to the live Eagle Cam at Norfolk Botanical Gardens is fascinating and quite an educational experience for all ages. This eagle couple has three chicks, or are they fledglings? Find the answer to this and the myriad questions you will have after viewing these majestic eagles. Check out this book on our nation's symbol Eagles and for adults, Eagles: Masters of the Sky.

Meeting Minutes - October 15, 2009

October The Vice Chairperson, Michael Siegrist, called the meeting to order at 7:32PM
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner
Absent: C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

Library Board Meeting Agenda - November 19, 2009

Thursday, November 19 - 7:30PM
  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • RFID Conversion Project – Approval of 2010 Phase II Circulation/Security (Leo Papa)
  • New Business
    • Joan Noricks – Canton Community Foundation – 2nd Endowment
    • Presentation of new logo and newsletter design (Laurie Golden)
    • Discussion of advertising inserts in newsletter (Laurie Golden)
    • Director’s Evaluation (closed session)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Arm Yourself with Knowledge

It seems we can't go a day without hearing about the seasonal flu or the H1N1 virus. Check the flu.gov website for the frequently updated flu shot locator and myths and facts concerning the flu. Also included are guides for professionals on maintaining business continuity during an epidemic. The Library catalog offers books for the young and young-at-heart such as Chicken soup by heart by Esther Hershenhorn and for the more adventurous Dread: how fear and fantasy have fueled epidemics from the Black Death to avian flu by Philip Alcabes.

Meeting Minutes - September 17, 2009

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:50PM Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner C. Van Auken
Absent:
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

Call to Audience

No comments

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented

Approval of Minutes

  • Minutes of the August 3rd Budget study Session Meeting were approved as written
  • Minutes of the August 20th Regular Meeting were approved as written

Communications

  • Correspondence from Marcia Barker thanking the Board for their support this past year during her medical treatment
  • Email from Linda Czerniak objecting to the living library program

Report of the Library Director

Eva distributed an article from the Canton Observer noting September as National Library card month.

Hearing Minutes - Proposed 2010 Budget Hearing

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

Budget Hearing

The Proposed 2010 Budget Hearing was opened for discussion.

Eva Davis passed along verbal support for resetting the millage to 1.5437 from Rhoda Wolshon Friends of CPL VP, Bob Bulmer, Friends of CPL Trustee and Susan Kennedy, Canton resident and small business owner. Also presented was an email from Nancy Spencer, Friends of CPL Trustee in support of resetting the millage to 1.5437.

Bevis Richardson (Friends of CPL) voiced her support of resetting the millage to 1.5437
M. Simowski voiced his support to reset the millage noting that libraries and schools are important community resources.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - October 15, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 7:30PM
  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
    • Regular Meeting 9/17/09
    • Budget Hearing Minutes 9/17/09
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • RFID Tagging Services – Phase I
  • New Business
    • 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Polish-American Heritage Month

October is Polish American Heritage Month and your library can help you celebrate! Our International Language Collection features fiction and non-fiction materials written in Polish. Who wouldn't savor, Cooking the Polish Way by Zamojska-Hutchings. Children may enjoy I am Polish American by Samuel Kapowski, about a young boy who talks of his Polish heritage, including foods, customs and famous Poles. If music is more your style our CD collection features Homage to Polish Music and myriad polkas for all. For additional information on Polish Heritage Month visit the Polish American Center.

Special Board Meeting Minutes -- September 3, 2009

September 3, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:30PM
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent:
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

Meeting Minutes - August 20, 2009

August 20, 2009 7:30 p.m.
The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:32PM
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, C. Van Auken
Absent: D. Turner
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny, L. Golden

Library Board Meeting Agenda - September 17, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009
Immediately Following Budget Hearing at 7:30
  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
    • Budget Study Session 9/3/09
    • Regular Meeting 8/20/2009
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • RFID Tagging Services Proposal – Phase I
    • Approval of Proposed 2010 Calendar
    • Board Holiday Party
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Library Special Board Meeting Agenda - Proposed 2010 Budget Hearing

Thursday, September 17, 2009
7:30 p.m.
  • Call to Order
  • Budget Hearing
  • Approval of Budget
  • Tax Resolution

Meeting Minutes -- July 16, 2009

July 16, 2009 7:30 p.m.
The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:34 p.m. Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent: G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny, Ed Ura/Management Resource Center, Inc.

Call to Audience

No comments (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L Papa, G. Bell, K. Gladden)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as submitted

Approval of Minutes

  • Minutes of the June 18th Meeting were approved as written
  • Minutes of the July 2nd Special Interview Meeting were approved as written

Compensation Study Report and Recommendation

Ed Ura from the Management Resource Center summarized the completed salary study and compensation report. The goals of the study were to: