Autobiographies

A bookworm who hatched by Verna Aardema ; photographs by Dede Smith

My writing day by David A. Adler ; photographs by Nina Crews

Oksana : my own story by Oksana Baiul ; as told to Heather Alexander

Seeing the circle by Joseph Bruchac ; photographs by John Christopher Fine

Making a difference in the world by Lynne Cherry ; photographs by John Christopher Fine

China's son : growing up in the Cultural Revolution by Da Chen

Flying to the moon : an astronaut's story by Michael Collins

Books For Animal Lovers

Fiction

Notes from a liar and her dog by Gennifer Choldenko — Ant, stuck in a family that she does not like, copes by pretending that her "real" parents are coming to rescue her, by loving her dog Pistachio, by volunteering at the zoo, and by bending the truth and telling lies.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo — Though this book is shelved in the youth department, the story of Opal and the dog that she finds should not be missed.

Julie of the wolves. Pictures by John Schoenherr by George, Jean Craighead, 1919- — While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.

Our bimonthly newsletter, Connections, is now available online as a pdf file (attached below).

Meeting Minutes -- July 17, 2008

July 17, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:29 p.m.

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, C. Van Auken, N. Williams

Absent:G. Snow, C. Young

Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No comments. (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, C. McLaughlin, L. Papa, Don Turner)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved as presented.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the June 12th meeting were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Betty Mulder, a patron using the homebound delivery and one who also sent a recent thank you note to the board, was so appreciative of the program she made a donation to the library.

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

Meeting Minutes -- June 12, 2008

June 12, 2008
7:30 p.m.

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

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Young, C. Van Auken, N. Williams

Absent: 

Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments. (A. Heidemann, Don Turner, Michael Siegrist, Eric Hess)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved as presented.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the May 29th meeting were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • The Board expressed its condolences to Michael Coughlin on the passing of his mother (husband of Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin).
  • Adult Summer Reading material was distributed.
  • A 2nd patron, Mrs. Michiele, expressing her appreciation to Joyce Simowski, Adult Librarian thanking her for the Books by Mail program.

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

Meeting Minutes -- May 29, 2008

May 29, 2008
7:30 p.m.

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

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Young, C. Van Auken

Absent: N. Williams

Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments. (A. Heidemann, C. McLaughlin)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved as submitted.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the April 17th Meeting were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Saline Public Library is having a grand reopening after their renovation and expansion. All are invited to attend.
  • Appreciation letter from patron Betty Mulder to Joyce Simowski, Adult Librarian thanking her for the Books by Mail program!

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR

Our bimonthly newsletter, Connections, is now available online as a pdf file (attached below).

Meeting Minutes -- April 17, 2008

April 17, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:28 p.m.

Present: J. Fausone, J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Young, C. Van Auken , N. Williams

Absent:

Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny, Frank Audia, Wendy Trumbull - Plante & Moran

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments. (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, C. McLaughlin)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda was approved with additions.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the March 13th General Meeting were approved as submitted.

Minutes of the April 1st Special Meeting / Roofing Bid Award were approved with correction.

2007 AUDIT PRESENTATION

Special Board Meeting Minutes -- April 1, 2008

Review & Award of Roofing Bid

Tuesday, April 1, 2008
7:30 p.m.

The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, James Gillig, at 7:35 p.m.

Present:  J. Gillig, G. Snow, C. Young, C. Van Auken

Absent: J. Fausone, N. Williams

Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny, Paul Majkowski, Professional Service Industries

CALL TO AUDIENCE

No Comments. (A. Heidemann, R. Havenstein-Coughlin)

BID REVIEW

Majkowski, Professional Service Industries 

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