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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
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

Call to Audience

No comments

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as submitted


Two emails from Larry Hoelscher and Sue McGee, Friends of CPL, in support of resetting the millage to 1.5437

Old Business

2010 Revenue Projections, Discussion of 2010 expenditures – The Board discussed the six 2010 budget options requested, along with the breakdown of pay ranges. Direction was given to remove only one option - the minimum salary + full time marketing position alternative. It was noted that none of the remaining options included staff furlough days. The Board requested no additional information and the remaining five options will be on the agenda for discussion and approval at the Budget Hearing, September 17, 2009.

Call to Audience

Michael Simowski, Shari Fesko, Michael Pare and Ellen Pare made comments, no written comments presented to secretary.


Meeting was adjourned at 8:51PM
James Fausone – Secretary/Treasurer

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
Swearing in of new trustee Kim Schulz by Canton Township Clerk, Terry Bennett

Call To Audience

No comments

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved with additions

Pumpkin Easy Reads

I'm definitely in a fall mood. With the weather getting cooler, I keep thinking about fall stuff like apple cider, warm soup, and pumpkins. I'm ready to go buy some pumpkins right now, but it's still a little too early for that. In the meantime, I think I'll just read some books about them. Here are some of my favorite easy-reading titles all about pumpkins. Enjoy!

Buster and the giant pumpkin by Marc Brown

Oh my, pumpkin pie! by Charles Ghigna; illustrated by Kenneth Spengler

Pumpkin fever by written by Charnan Simon; illustrated by Jan Bryan-Hunt

Franklin's pumpkin by Sharon Jennings; illustrated by Robert Penman, Sasha McIntyre, Jelena Sisic, Shelley Southern

Personal Identity

If you enjoyed Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time or The Not-So-Star-Spangled Life of Sunita Sen, you might be interested in learning that we have many more books about children coming to terms with being multiple races/ethnicities. I enjoyed Half and Half by Lensey Namioka and I Wanna Be Your Shoebox by Christina Garcia. There are many more to choose from (ranging from picture books to chapter books), so stop by the Children's Department today to pick up a good read!

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

Murder Will Out - Agatha Christie Read-Alikes

If you like mysteries where all of the main characters are stuck in some kind of confined environment (a large, scary, old house) trying to solve some kind of crime or love the Agatha Christie novels when Poirot dramatically explains the crime's solution at the end of his books to the group of suspects, should enjoy these authors/characters:

Margery Allingham's Albert Campion 

Carolyn Hart's Henrie O'

M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin 

Ngaio Marsh's Inspector Alleyn 

Susan Kandel's Cece Caruso

Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

David Roberts' Verity Browne & Lord Edward Corinth