The origami rose is very hard to make, so my rose may not be perfect in the picture.
Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated, and entrance to the park is $25 annually for Canton residents or $50 per year for non-residents. There are separate sections of the park for small and large dogs.
A grand opening celebration is planned for later in the Summer. Find out even more about the park at the Canton Patch.
[Photo courtesy of Canton Patch]
The abandoned lighthouse by Albert Lamb; illustrated by David McPhail
Stellar stargazer! by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser
The bedtime book for dogs by Bruce Littlefield; illustrated by Paul S. Heath
Who's there? by Carole Lexa Schaefer; illustrated by Pierr Morgan
Gilbert Goldfish wants a pet by Kelly DiPucchio; illustrated by Bob Shea
Brownie & Pearl take a dip by Cynthia Rylant; pictures by Brian Biggs
When a dragon moves in by written by Jodi Moore; illustrated by Howard McWilliam
Tucker: little dog lost & found by Danny Sit
Perfect square by Michael Hall
Bear with me by Max Kornell
Ruby Lu, star of the show by Lenore Look; illustrated by Stef Choi
The royal treatment: a Princess for hire novel by Lindsey Leavitt
Bad kitty meets the baby by Nick Bruel
The absolute value of Mike by Kathryn Erskine
The runaway spell by Lexi Connor
Lucky cap by Patrick Jennings
Horrid Henry rocks by Francesca Simon; illustrated by Tony Ross
The grave robber's secret by Anna Myers
Attack of the shark-headed zombie by Bill Doyle; illustrated by Scott Altmann
Calvin Coconut: hero of Hawaii by Graham Salisbury; illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers
The secret of Rover by Rachel Wildavsky
George R. R. Martin's medieval fantasy series Song of Ice and Fire is being made into an HBO television series. If you are a fan of this popular series, be sure watch the clips of the Making Game of Thrones.
A game of thrones by George R.R. Martin
A clash of kings: book two of A song of ice and fire by George R.R. Martin
A storm of swords by George R.R. Martin
A feast for crows by George R.R. Martin
The Canton Public Library was recently awarded a certificate of completion for meeting the Essential Level requirements of the Quality Services Audit Checklist (QSAC) by the Library of Michigan.
QSAC has defined "essential services" — the basics of all library service — as relatively low-cost standards that every library can and should achieve. The Canton Public Library has demonstrated competence in seven categories including human resources, governance/administration, services, collection development, technology, facilities and equipment, and public relations/marketing.
In recognition of the QSAC award, State Senator Patrick Colbeck and State Representative Dian Slavens paid a special tribute to the Canton Public Library. Senator Colbeck presented a commendation to library director Eva Davis.
So i got a book on hold and it says 1 out of 1 hold on first copy, the first copy of the book say in transit + 1 hold. What does this mean?
Note: Tickets for this event are sold out as of Thursday, April 7, 2011.Everyone's Reading author, Michael Connelly will talk about his life and experience writing The Lincoln Lawyer, part of the Mickey Haller series. Mr. Connelly will speak on Thursday, April 14 at 2:00PM at The Community House in Birmingham and at 7:30PM at The Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield. Tickets are free and available to Canton Public Library cardholders at the library's Adult Reference Desk.
Copies of The Lincoln Lawyer will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of the Book Beat bookstore.
Governor Snyder released his budget proposal last week, and as expected, the news is grim. The cuts to public, school, and university libraries across the state are significant, and will affect the services that CPL will be able to provide to our community — namely, interlibrary loan and research databases.
The Governor has proposed cutting state aid to libraries to $3 million. The statutorily-required funding is $15 million. The current funding level of $5 million automatically qualifies the state to receive a federal matching grant of $5 million, which pays for MeLCat (statewide interlibrary loan) and the Michigan eLibrary (MeL — statewide research databases). Cutting state aid results in a cut to, and possibly a loss of, the matching grant, which puts MeL and MeLCat in jeopardy.
MeL and MeLCat exemplify the resource-sharing, aggregation of services, eliminating duplication of effort, and economies of scale that the Governor has emphasized over and over. More than 300 libraries — public libraries, K-12 libraries, and university libraries — pool this funding to provide services to Michigan residents. The $5 million investment by the state nets a $5 million matching grant, and saves taxpayers nearly $72 million annually, when you consider the cost to each library if they had to purchase these same resources on their own.
The Michigan Library Association has released a response to the proposed 40% cut to state aid to public libraries, and the impact of these cuts to interlibrary loan services and research databases. MLA President Christine Berro, Portage District Library, states,
Libraries are the only community that has successfully achieved statewide group purchasing which the Governor has called for — saving the state $72 million — and that is now at risk. The MeLibrary, MeLCat interlibrary loan and MeL Tests and Tutorials — all resources used for research, education, job seeking and preparation — are in jeopardy. These services are invaluable to students at all levels and across the education spectrum.
For CPL, we estimate it would cost more than $300,000 annually — which we don't have due to our own budget cuts — if we had to subscribe to the MeL research databases on our own (every database listed here that has a purple box with an "M" is a MeL research database; that's 29 out of the 68 we offer). In 2009, 385,523,800 searches were made in MeL by 1,211,455 users.
Canton residents request about 18,000 books from other libraries through MeLCat interlibrary loan annually; without MeLCat, each interlibrary loan would cost a minimum of $5 (some go as high as $20), or about $100,000 annually.
We know how valuable these services are to you, and will continue to monitor the state budget proposals through the revisions that are sure to come.
Eva M. Davis, Director
Thorndyke here. I found out there's another Blogging Bear, named Sleepy Bear way across the country in the Seattle, Washington area. You can see his blog right here! Now, I haven't met many other bears that blog, so I'm curious and want to be friends. Washington state is really far away. Do you know anything about it? Maybe Sleepy Bear will tell us all about it.
Maybe we can be Cyber Pen Pals! Do you know what pen pals are? Back before there was the internet or email people used to write letters, put stamps on them and put them in the mail to send to people! And then the other person would write back! It took a lot longer than email, but was sure a lot of fun!
So Sleepy Bear, if you're reading this, write back and let's be friends!
What do you think, kids? Will we hear from Sleepy Bear? I sure hope so! Until next time,
Barrie W. Jones' Pluto: Sentinel of the Outer Solar System delves into discussions of scientific discovery as well as an exact account on Pluto, its satellites and its controversial re-classification.