Green Reads

Did you notice that a lot of new books feature stories about the environment? Even some of our favorite characters are "going green". Check out these titles to see what I mean:

SpongeBob goes green!: an earth-friendly adventure by Molly Reisner; illustrated by Stephen Reed

OK go by Carin Berger

Cam Jansen and the green school mystery by David A. Adler; illustrated by Joy Allen

Just Grace goes green by written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper

Enter the earth by Lee Welles; illustrated by Ann Hameister

Library Board Meeting Agenda - August 20, 2009

August 20, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Location: Community Room

  • Swearing in of New Trustee, Kimberly Schulz
  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
    • Regular Meeting 7/16/2009
    • Special Meeting – Trustee Interviews 7/16/09
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • 2010 Revenue Projection, discussion of 2010 expenditures
  • New Business
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Bedroom Makeover

Does your bedroom need a fresh look for the new school year? Have no fear, we have a interior decorating book just for you. For help with making over your bedroom, check out:

I wanna re-do my room by Clea Hantman; illustrated by Azadeh Houshyar

Bedroom makeover crafts by Kathy Ross; illustrated by Nicole in den Bosch

Room crafts: add some simple style to your space by from the editors of American Girl

For a look that is all your own, experiment with collage. Cut out your favorite images from magazines, zines, old comics or print out images from your Facebook page. Glue them all together to make a monster collage and call it wallpaper.

School Strangeness Series

Have you ever considered how strange, scary, and weird school can be?! Well, your school is probably pretty normal compared to the schools in these hilarious stories, but then again, maybe not. Read for yourself and find out. You may need to start preparing for the next school year well in advance if you have to deal with any of these situations.

Special Board Meeting Minutes -- July 2, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The meeting was called to order by the Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken at 6:59PM

Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, C. McLaughlin, L. Papa

Call to Audience

No Comments

Special meeting

Interview replacement trustee for vacancy due to J. Gillig departure.

  • 7:00 - Carol Lynn Ishikawa
  • 7:30 - Michael Gallagher

Secretary/Treasurer J. Fausone made note that he had received communication that Trustee G. Snow would be absent from the upcoming July 16 meeting, but that Trustee Snow would try to make it if another board member were to be absent on that date.

Call to Audience

No Comments


The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m.
J. Fausone (Secretary/Treasurer)

Meeting Minutes -- June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009
7:30 p.m.

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:30PM

Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny, Susan Kennedy

Call to Audience

No comments (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L Papa, C. McLaughlin, L. Golden, G. Bell, C. Young, A. Young-Snow)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved with addition

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the May 21st Meeting were approved as written

J. Fausone and D. Turner supported a motion to approve the minutes as written.

The motion passed: 09/06-18-1

Strategic Plan Presentation

Susan Kennedy from K2+ Communications presented the completed strategic plan. She described the process of developing the plan consisting of gathering information from users and staff, reviewing current trends and evaluating data. A new mission statement was developed as part of the process and was presented: The Canton Public Library connects your community. It was felt that the new mission statement works on all levels, creating a sense of community and belonging. Trustee Turner was positive about the new statement, noting the library can build on its solid base.

The core values of the plan are:

Older Adults: Help With Medicare Part B Available

If you, or someone you know, are having difficulty paying for prescriptions or Medicare Part B, trained MMAP Counselors are available to walk you through the application process step by step. By calling 1-800-803-7174, individuals will be routed to their local MMAP office. An additional service MMAP Counselors can offer is to explain the available Medicare Part D Prescription plans so that the consumer can make an educated decision on which plan will work best for them.

Library Board Meeting Agenda- July 16, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting 6/18/2009
    • Special Meeting – Trustee Interviews 7/2/09
  • Ed Ura - Management Resource Center – Compensation Study Report and Recommendations
  • Communications
    • Summer informational correspondence from Snow/Young family
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Trustee Interview Review & Vote
    • 2010 Revenue Projection and discussion of 2010 expenditures
  • New Business
    • 2nd Quarter Budget Amendment Approval
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn