School Strangeness Series

Have you ever considered how strange, scary, and weird school can be?! Well, your school is probably pretty normal compared to the schools in these hilarious stories, but then again, maybe not. Read for yourself and find out. You may need to start preparing for the next school year well in advance if you have to deal with any of these situations.

Special Board Meeting Minutes -- July 2, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The meeting was called to order by the Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken at 6:59PM

Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, C. McLaughlin, L. Papa

Call to Audience

No Comments

Special meeting

Interview replacement trustee for vacancy due to J. Gillig departure.

  • 7:00 - Carol Lynn Ishikawa
  • 7:30 - Michael Gallagher

Secretary/Treasurer J. Fausone made note that he had received communication that Trustee G. Snow would be absent from the upcoming July 16 meeting, but that Trustee Snow would try to make it if another board member were to be absent on that date.

Call to Audience

No Comments


The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m.
J. Fausone (Secretary/Treasurer)

Meeting Minutes -- June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009
7:30 p.m.

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:30PM

Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny, Susan Kennedy

Call to Audience

No comments (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L Papa, C. McLaughlin, L. Golden, G. Bell, C. Young, A. Young-Snow)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved with addition

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the May 21st Meeting were approved as written

J. Fausone and D. Turner supported a motion to approve the minutes as written.

The motion passed: 09/06-18-1

Strategic Plan Presentation

Susan Kennedy from K2+ Communications presented the completed strategic plan. She described the process of developing the plan consisting of gathering information from users and staff, reviewing current trends and evaluating data. A new mission statement was developed as part of the process and was presented: The Canton Public Library connects your community. It was felt that the new mission statement works on all levels, creating a sense of community and belonging. Trustee Turner was positive about the new statement, noting the library can build on its solid base.

The core values of the plan are:

Older Adults: Help With Medicare Part B Available

If you, or someone you know, are having difficulty paying for prescriptions or Medicare Part B, trained MMAP Counselors are available to walk you through the application process step by step. By calling 1-800-803-7174, individuals will be routed to their local MMAP office. An additional service MMAP Counselors can offer is to explain the available Medicare Part D Prescription plans so that the consumer can make an educated decision on which plan will work best for them.

Library Board Meeting Agenda- July 16, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting 6/18/2009
    • Special Meeting – Trustee Interviews 7/2/09
  • Ed Ura - Management Resource Center – Compensation Study Report and Recommendations
  • Communications
    • Summer informational correspondence from Snow/Young family
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Trustee Interview Review & Vote
    • 2010 Revenue Projection and discussion of 2010 expenditures
  • New Business
    • 2nd Quarter Budget Amendment Approval
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Letters and Numbers

Be sure to check out our special section of ABC and 123 books in aisle 1 in the children’s department next to the picture books. Here are some fun titles to check out:

Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell

Count on Clifford by Norman Bridwell

Carlo likes counting by Jessica Spanyol

Bearobics: a hip-hop counting story by Vic Parker, Emily Bolam

ABC3D by Marion Bataille

Alphabet under construction by Denise Fleming

Murder Will Out: New Mysteries

Are you looking for someone new to read? Maybe a new mystery author? I'm hoping I'll find time to read at least one of these five titles this summer. Meredith Cole won the St. Martin's/Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Competition. Let us know what you think.

Angel's advocate by Mary Stanton

Bait by Nick Brownlee

Hangman blind by Cassandra Clark

Murder in Mykonos by Jeffrey Siger

Posed for murder by Meredith Cole