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.

Meeting Minutes -- April 16, 2009

April 16, 2009
7:30 p.m.

The Chaiman, James Gillig, called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny, Mike Swartz, Wendy Trumbull, Alisha Davis - Plante & Moran

Call to Audience

No comments (L. Papa, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, C. McLaughlin, G. Bell)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the March 19th meeting were approved as written

2007 Audit Presentation – Mike Swartz, Wendy Trumbull, Alisha Davis - Plante & Moran

The library received an unqualified opinion and is in sound financial position. Alisha Davis reviewed the 2008 general fund revenue, expenditures and fund balance noting that all were appropriate for the size and budget of the library. Wendy Trumbull presented the Report to the Canton Public Library Board noting no significant deficiencies. She commended Sheryl Rzetelny for developing a sound process of identifying and tracking fixed assets. Plante & Moran suggested a review of the front desk fines waiver procedure.

Lest We Forget Movies for Memorial Day

Memorial Day was established in 1868 following the end of the American Civil War as General Orders No. 11, Grand Army of the Republic Headquarters:

II. It is the purpose of the Commander in Chief to inaugurate this observance with the hope that it will be kept up from year to year, while a survivor of the war remains to honor the memory of his departed comrades. He earnestly desires the public press to call attention to this Order, and lend its friendly aid in bringing it to the notice of comrades in all parts of the country in time for simultaneous compliance therewith.

Over the past two centuries, wars continue to be fought, and Hollywood has immortalized them on film:

Gettysburg [videodisc] by Turner Pictures presents a Mace /Neufeld/Robert Rehme presentation of an Esparza/Katz production ; a film by Ronald F. Maxwell ; screenplay by Ronald F. Maxwell ; produced by Robert Katz, Moctesuma Esparza ; directed by Ronald F. Maxwell

Johnny got his gun [videodisc] by Roxbury Entertainment ; Arch Oboler Productions

The March/April issue of Connections is available online now as a pdf document. Expect home delivery after February 20. Click on the attachment link to view.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - May 21, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting 4/16/2009
  • Communications Jim Gillig’s resignation (item of action)
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • Vice Chair - Nominations
    • Vice Chair - Election Board Vacancy Process (discussion)
    • Acoustical Study (discussion)
    • Audit RFP (discussion, possible item of action)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Library Board of Trustees Vacancy

Due to the retirement of long-time Library Trustee James Gillig, the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees is searching for a new member to complete his term through November 2012. If you are a Canton resident, over 18 years of age and would like to be considered for a Board seat, please send a resume and letter of interest by Tuesday, May 26, 2009 addressed to:

Colleen Van Auken, Vice Chair
Canton Public Library Board
1200 S. Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48188

Pet… Bugs?

Bugs as PetsThe weather is getting warmer and children are eager to play outside.  Their curiosity often leads them to investigate all the little critters crawling about, and sometimes a bug or two might even make its way home with them.  Then what do you do?  The Animal Planet Pet Care series has a book Bugs as Pets which tells you how to house and properly care for your new "pet". 

Potty Training Picture Books

Parents, looking for some fun titles to encourage your little one to start using the potty? Check out some of these humorous picture books, and good luck!

Everyone poops by Taro Gomi; translated by Amanda Mayer Stinchecum

Have you seen my potty? by Mij Kelly

The princess and the potty by Wendy Cheyette Lewison; illustrated by Rick Brown

Does a pig flush? by Fred Ehrlich; pictures by Emily Bolam