Thanksgiving Picture Books

Give thanks for the picture book with these wonderful Thanksgiving stories. Enjoy some turkey tales while waiting for the special holiday to arrive!

Gus, the pilgrim turkey by Teresa Bateman ; illustrated by Ellen Joy Sasaki

The Berenstain Bears' Thanksgiving by Stan & Jan Berenstain

An old-fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott ; illustrated by James Bernardin

Little Bear's Thanksgiving. Illustrated by Mariana by Janice

Franklin's Thanksgiving by [written by Sharon Jennings] ; illustrated by Brenda Clark

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Mad Men at CPL

The New York Public Library posted a list last month with many of the books that appear or are mentioned in the acclaimed TV series Mad Men. If you love the show, or are looking for what people may have read in the 1960s, these are the titles from the NYPL list that CPL has:

The best of everything: a novel by Rona Jaffe

The chrysanthemum and the sword: patterns of Japanese culture by Ruth Benedict; with a foreword by Ezra F. Vogel

Exodus by Leon Uris

Library Board Meeting Agenda - October 21, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010 — 7:30PM

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business - None
  • New Business
    • 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment (item of action)
    • Proposed Changes to Sick Leave Policy (item of discussion)
    • Board Christmas Party (item of discussion)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Grape Expectations

Please join us on Tuesday, October 19th from 7:00-8:00PM at Vintner's Winery for Grape Expectations, a Pennsylvania Dutch mystery with recipes. In this story, a couple of outsiders have bought an old farm in Mennonite Pennsylvania. They say they want to grow fruit, but their real plan is to start a vineyard and open a winery which will clash with the teetotalling Mennonites. When the vineyard manager is murdered, everyone is a suspect! Please register online for this program and ask a librarian for a copy of the book.

Meeting Minutes — September 16, 2010

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:40 PM
Present: J. Fausone, G. Snow, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

No comments (G. Bell, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, N. Szczepanski, B. Czerniak)

Approval Of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented.

Approval Of Minutes

Minutes of the August 19 meeting were approved as presented. Trustee Fausone asked Davis to investigate language to update the board bylaws and policies for board discussion at a future meeting, particularly as it relates to Communications.



Report Of The Library Director

The administration is moving forward on budget plans for 2012. Interlibrary Loan has been asked to track the number of items we borrow versus the number we lend. We are looking at the viability of discontinuing audiovisual loans through MeLCat and how that would affect our own patrons, who would then not be able to borrow audiovisual from MeLCat.

We are on track to standardize overdue fines and eliminate most mailed notices. All magazines and databases are being reconsidered as they come up for renewal. Due to staffing shortages, another self checkout machine has been added at the checkout desk to replace a staff station.

Old Business


Meeting Minutes - August 19, 2010

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:30PM
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent: G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden, L. Golden

Call To Audience

No comments (G. Bell, K. Brandow, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, E. Pare, M. Pare, S. Rzetelny, M. Simowski, N. Szczepanski, T. Towey)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented.

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the July 15 meeting were approved as presented.


E. Davis reported that she had received communication from Trustee G. Snow that he would not be attending.

She then read the following letter from K. Brandow:

Dear CPL Board of Trustees,

I work at the Canton Public Library as an Adult Reference Librarian, and, although I do not live in Canton, I do have a vested interest in the future of the library.

First, I want to commend you on what looks like will be a vote to reset the millage to 1.5437. I think the recent elections around the state have shown us that Michigan taxpayers value their libraries and support such initiatives (please see attached). In fact, 100 percent of 16 millage renewals and Headlee rollbacks passed (please see attached).

Meeting Minutes Proposed 2011 Budget Hearing - September 16, 2010

The hearing was called to order by the Chairperson, Colleen VanAuken, at 7:31 PM
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. VanAuken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Budget Hearing

The Proposed 2011 Budget Hearing was opened for discussion.

No public comments (G. Bell, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A.Heidemann, N. Szczepanski, B. Czerniak)

Trustee Fausone thanked the Administration for all the hard work done on the 2011 budget and also lauded the Friends for their generosity which made programming possible in the coming year. He stated that, while he would be voting in favor of the budget and against the millage re-set, the financial situation facing the library would not be improving and he felt putting off inevitable cuts would make it even more painful to balance the budget in the out-years. Fausone said that Board members needed to discuss revenue enhancement possibilities in the upcoming months.

Vice-Chair Siegrist concurred in lauding the Friends generosity and the need to discover revenue enhancement opportunities.

2011 Proposed Budget Approval

M. Siegrist moved and G. Snow supported the approval to adopt the Proposed 2011 Budget amount of $4,969,210. (See Attachment A)

The motion passed unanimously 10/09-16-1-BH