New DVDs

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.

Now available from Canton Public Library and delivered directly to you, the New DVDs BookLetter. You will learn what films have been added to the library's collection when the New DVDs monthly BookLetter is emailed to you. The selections are linked to the library's catalog making it easy to find out if the DVD is on the shelf or to request a hold on it.

Spy Stories from the American Revolution

American history can be thrilling to read about — if you pick up the right books. Try one of these recent suspenseful spy stories:

Soldier's secret: the story of Deborah Sampson by Sheila Solomon Klass

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Hannah Pritchard: pirate of the Revolution by Bonnie Pryor

Spy! by Anna Myers

Other great stories about the Revolutionary War are also available. Happy 4th of July reading!

The Summer Reading issue of Connections is available online. Just click the attachment link to download. Canton residents can expect home mail delivery around June 10. To get the online edition delivered to you electronically, just sign up for our RSS feed by clicking on the RSS link below.

Michigan Reads

Some awesome kids books take place right here in the Michigan we all love. Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff introduces us to Maggie Dillion whose life has been turned upside down by World War II. Her experiences and realizations help us all believe in the power of friends and family to support each other in uncertain times...something we could all use about now. The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis is a roll-on-the-floor laughing book about a Flint family, their adventures and relationships...comic relief which is also very therapeutic in stressful times. A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban won the 2007 Michigan Mitten Award. It is a humorous book about family and friendship, as well as the power of music to inspire and transform. Go Michigan!

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

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