After his eleven-year-old son dies, guitarist Quinn Porter does yard work for an aged Lithuanian immigrant, Ona Vitkus, whom his son had often visited, and comes to a resolution about his son's death as Ona discusses his son's capacity to listen and learn. CPL's Lunch and a Book Group gave this title 4.1 stars out of 5. This kit contains 10 copies of the title.

The Chairperson, Michelle Farell, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.

Present:           Nancy Eggenberger, Michelle Farell, Jasmine Lee, Jane Pandit, Don Turner, Amy Watts

Absent:            None

Also Present:  E. Davis, K. Gladden


  • CALL TO AUDIENCE (L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, R. Noble,

N. Szczepanski)



The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.



The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.




    • The Connect Your Summer final celebration will be Saturday, August 19.
    • Reconstruction of the west parking lot will begin Monday, August 21.
    • As of the end of July, we are at approximately 58% through the year. Fringe Benefits are falling in line. Insurance (which was paid early in the year) and Capital Expenditures (also paid early in the year due to the construction project) will also begin to fall in line.  The current numbers reflect the budget amendment approved at the July meeting.


  • TRUSTEE COMMENTS —Trustee Nancy Eggenberger asked for a fuller explanation of the library’s role as a “challenge partner” in the Educational Excellence Foundation’s “Quest for Excellence” scavenger hunt on August 26.




    • Siemens Energy Analysis Proposal — Business Services Department Head Marian Nicholson informed the board that she and Building Supervisor Jim Laffey had been in contact with Citra Lighting and had received a proposal to convert all of the library’s lighting to LED bulbs. DTE rebates for the conversion will be going away soon; if such a project were completed by the end of 2017, the library could realize around $7,000 in savings from DTE, and the $ 50,000 outlay would be recouped in energy savings in less than two years. Lighting would then be removed from the scope of the Siemens proposal.

        Discussion then ensued regarding the relative advantages of holistic versus independent contracting for 
        replacement and maintenance for the library plant. It was agreed that M. Nicholson and J. Laffey would
        investigate alternative building management and consulting firms to make presentations to the board at a
        later date.

  • 2018 Draft Budget Proposal and 2019-2020 Projections (2nd look) – Davis said that the proposal was largely the same as that presented at the July meeting, with no dramatic changes.
    • Approve Donor Gift Agreement — N. Eggenberger moved and J. Pandit supported a motion to approve the Donor Gift Agreement as presented.

      The motion passed unanimously, 17/8-17-1

    • Communications on Library’s Pest Control Program — After discussion, it was agreed that an official education program was not needed at this time.
    • 2018 Draft Schedule of Board Meetings and Library Closures (1st look) – Neither N. Eggenberger nor Chair Michelle Farell will be available for the scheduled June meeting date; additionally, Farell will not be able to attend the July meeting as currently scheduled.

      It was suggested that the June meeting be moved to Wednesday, June 13; the trustees agreed to consult their personal calendars and discuss the schedule again at the September general meeting.





   The meeting was adjourned at 8:48 PM.  




Are you a teen that is just not that into YA books? Who says you have to read in the teen section? Luckily, libraries allow you to read whatever you like! Check out some of these "new adult" or NA novels that will appeal to older teens, 20 year olds and just about anyone else who wants something a bit more gritty with a teen narrator. 

Things We Have In Common by Tasha Kavanagh

Fifteen-year-old Yasmin is a major misfit: overweight, depressed, and shunned by her classmates. With her father dead and her mother remarried, Yasmin is uncomfortable in her own skin and feels like a visitor in her own home. One day she happens upon a man creepily watching popular girl Alice, the same classmate whom Yasmin has a crush on. She decides to befriend this stranger in the hopes of keeping him from harming Alice, with Yasmin becoming Alice's hero and friend as a result. But upon her initial meeting with awkward loner Samuel, Yasmin immediately recognizes a kindred spirit. This leads to her pursuing a friendship with him, to the point of forgetting her unspoken role as Alice's protector. Then Alice goes missing. 

A Good Country by Laleh Khadivi

Alireza Courdee, a fourteen-year-old straight-A student and chemistry whiz, takes his first hit of pot. In as long as it takes to inhale and exhale, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner. He loses his virginity, takes up surfing, and sneaks away to all-night raves. For the first time, Reza feels like an American teen. Life is smooth; even lying to his strict parents comes easily.

But then he changes again, falling out with the bad boy surfers and in with a group of kids more awake to the world around them, who share his background, and whose ideas fill him with a very different sense of purpose. Within a year, Reza and his girlfriend are making their way to Syria to be part of a Muslim nation rising from the ashes of the civil war.

The Map That Leads To You by Joseph Monninger

A romantic, vivid novel that takes place in the tender time of a young woman's life: Heather has graduated from college and is traveling around Europe with her two best friends. She's left school responsibility behind and adult responsibility is looming, but this is her one, ONE last summer to be free. Heather doesn't expect to even meet Jack, let alone fall in love with him. Jack is an enigmatic Vermonter a few years older than she is, who is following his grandfather's journal to various cities around Europe. But in the same way that forces are bringing Jack and Heather together, life and duty are pushing them apart. And Jack has a secret that is going to change absolutely everything.

Do you enjoy reading the book before watching the movie? Here is a list of books that are scheduled to hit the big screen! Pick up a copy today and read before you see it!

Flying together on a storm-ravaged night, a gifted surgeon facing a painful separation from his wife and a young magazine writer on her way to her wedding are plunged into a life-and-death ordeal. As the days turn into weeks on the unforgiving mountain, the two heal from their physical wounds even as they are forced to confront surprising and painful truths about their lives.

In three intertwining short stories, several high school couples experience the trials and tribulations along with the joys of romance during a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town.

Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | video

On the long train ride from Istanbul to Paris, detective Poirot must find the killer of a much-hated millionaire among thirteen suspects with reasons to kill.

The lazy, hazy days of summer are drawing to a close. Soon we will be trading flip flops for sweaters and popsicles for pumpkins. Canton's Front Porch has closed for the season, and the rocking chairs have been placed into storage. We have enjoyed serving lemonade and sharing stories with you this summer - now we want to hear from you. Please help us by filling out this quick survey and sharing what Canton's Front Porch meant to you.

Stop by Menchie's on August 17, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the Friends of the Canton Public Library fundraiser at 6427 N. Canton Center Road. Be sure to show this flyer attached, printed or digital, and a percentage of each purchase will go to the Friends who support the library. Enjoy an end of summer treat!

Recounts the events that led Timothy McVeigh to that day and recounts the stories of the survivors, first-responders, US Marshals, FBI investigators, and journalists who covered the events. The film provides an in-depth and provocative exploration of the white supremacist, extremist militia movement that rose to prominence in the early 1990s and still makes news today..

Teen Boredom Busters

Bored after school? Need a study break? No worries, we've got fun activities in our Teen Space that are just right for your busy schedule. Stop by for 5 or 50 minutes, whatever works for you. Learn something new, meet a new friend, or just relieve some stress.

We've got board games and coloring sheets always available, or drop in for one of the following activities:

Upcoming sessions

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The Hugo Awards are given annually to the best works of science fiction and fantasy. The 2017 Hugo Awards were presented on the evening of Friday, August 11, 2017 at a ceremony at Worldcon 75, the 75th World Science Fiction Convention.

Best Novel

The obelisk gate by N. K Jemisin

Best Novella