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Rebecca's Confirming Letter

Canton Public Library
1150 S. Canton Center Road
Canton, Michigan 48188
(313) 397-1000

June 2, 1980

Rebecca Denise Havenstein
32224 King Road
New Boston, MI 48164

Dear Mis Havenstein:

I am pleased to confirm our telephone conversation in which you accepted the position of Adult Services' Librarian at the Canton Public Library. In view of your experience, I am offering you an annual beginning salary of $15,500.

I look forward to seeing you at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 9 in the library. Please be prepared at that time to fill out necessary tax and employment forms.

Finally, let me welcome you to the team. With your able assistance, I am sure that we will do an excellent job of starting the Canton Public Library and making it a great library.

Sincerely,

Deborah O'Connor
Head Librarian

1980-81 Library Scrapbook

Photos, documents, and press clippings from the first two years of library operations, including the build-up to first opening the library. Full-quality originals. See below for searchable pdf version.

Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin assists a library patron

Adult Services Department Head Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin assists a library patron in the original Canton Public Library, on the third floor of Township Hall.

Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin answers the reference desk phone

Adult Services Department Head Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin answers the reference desk phone in the original Canton Public Library on the third floor of Township Hall.

Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin

Adult Services Department Head Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin shows off the new book shelf at the old library.

Magazine Rack

A typical day at Canton Public Library. This library, though, was on the 3rd floor of the Administration Building, in the 1980s.