Fun Holiday Alert

Did you know that Friday, June 26, is the 10th Annual Take Your Dog to Work Day? This holiday is all about celebrating man's best friend and encouraging folks to look into pet adoption. Even if you don't have a dog and can't get one anytime soon, why not celebrate the day with a fun dog story? My favorites are John Grogan's Marley books. He's written everything from children's easy readers to memoirs for adults, so there's something for the whole family!

NY Times Bestsellers List Delivered Weekly

As of January 1st, 2011 we are no longer offering the BookLetters service. To subscribe to featured books (by genre, format, etc.), bestsellers, and other library RSS feeds, please see the Books & More page.

Are you enrolled in Master the Art of Reading, the Adult Summer Reading program this year? If you are thinking of reading a NYTimes bestseller, you can have a list of the top fifteen New York Times Bestsellers Fiction and/or Non-Fiction titles sent to you every week via BookLetters, the library's emailed newsletter. BookLetters offers a wide variety of emailed newsletters with reviews of books and audiobooks available at Canton Public Library.

Meeting Minutes -- May 21, 2009

May 21, 2009
7:30 p.m.

The Vice Chair, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken

Absent: J. Gillig

Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

Call to Audience

No comments (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved with additions

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the April 16th Meeting were approved as written

Library Board Meeting Agenda - June 18, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting 5/21/2009
  • Strategic Plan Presentation – Susan Kennedy K2 Communication Plus (item of action)
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Plante & Moran Audit Proposal/Audit RFP Discussion (item of action)
    • Trustee Application Review
  • New Business
    • 2010 Budget Preparations
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Coming Soon...

Gustafer Yellowgold has arrived at the Canton Public Library. Who is Gustafer? He's a creature that moved to Minnesota from the Sun. He has a pet Eel and a Pterodactyl best friend. And in his free time he jumps on cakes and punches cheese. The DVDs in this collection include stunning artwork and original songs and are for ages 3 and up. Of course, if you can't wait to check out the DVDs, the creator of Gustafer Yellowgold will be at the Barnes and Noble in Rochester Hills next Friday, June 12th. Gustafer's website also includes short songs and fun games to play.

Stargazing Fun for the Whole Family

Summer is almost here and with warmer and warmer nights it’s the perfect time to go stargazing! Come into the Children’s room to check out our display of stargazing books including field guides and more:

Constellations

Glow-in-the-dark constellations: a field guide for young stargazers by C.E. Thompson; illustrated by Randy Chewning

All the stars in the sky: Native stories from the heavens by C.J. Taylor

Starry tales by Geraldine McCaughrean; illustrated by Sophy Williams

Starry messenger: a book depicting the life of a famous scientist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist, Galileo Galilei by created and illustrated by Peter Sis

Adopt a new summer friend

Here is a fun way to welcome summer, adopt a pet! Don't worry about pet care, the library has lots of materials on the subject. If you are ready to get a new pet, visit the Michigan Humane Society in Westland or the Humane Society of Huron Valley on Cherry Hill Road in Ann Arbor. Either place will provide adoption counseling. Get ready for your new pet by making a pet toy with the help of Step-by-Step Crafts for Gifts by Kathy Ross.

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