Get a sneak peek of our new website, which is set to launch on November 29, 2021. Our new site has an improved search function and catalog to help you find the things you want. It's also full of engaging content for different age groups and interests. Best of all, you can personalize your library dashboard to follow lists and blogs, and get notices for things you are interested in.

We hope you take a look, and please let us know of any feedback, suggestions or questions using this form.

Beginning October 25, 2021, the library will be switching program listings and registration to our new website. To see the list of current programs or to register for a program, click here. You can also view a guide to help you find and register for programs. If you need help, please call 734-397-0999 or ask on your next visit to the library.

We are interested in your feedback on this new events page, as well as the rest of our new website. Please use this link for feedback, questions or suggestions. 

In a career that spanned almost sixty years, Jerry Pinkney wrote and illustrated over a hundred books and book covers, primarily for children. His many accolades include a Caldecott Medal, five Coretta Scott King Awards, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Pinkney left an indelible mark on the world of children's literature and continues to inspire readers of all ages. 

The lion & the mouse by Jerry Pinkney
Little Red Riding-Hood by Jerry Pinkney

Filipino American History Month is celebrated in the United States during the month of October. Each year, Filipino American History Month is recognized with a special theme. The 2021 theme is “50 Years Since the First Young Filipino People's Far West Convention.” More than 300 young Filipino Americans participated in the first Young Filipino People's Far West Convention at Seattle University in 1971, sparking the beginning of the Filipino American Movement. To learn more about Filipino American History Month or to find other ways to celebrate Filipino American people, history and culture year-round, visit the FANHS website.

Cora cooks pancit by Dorina K Lazo Gilmore

Well-known for his wildlife and survival writing, Gary Paulsen was a titan in middle grade literature, but also wrote for teens and adults. Read more about his legacy and how he affected his readers, or celebrate his life and work with one of the following titles.

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | large print
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Budget Hearing Minutes
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Administrative Reports
    • Communications
    • Report of the Library Director
    • Trustee Comments
  • Unfinished Business & General Orders
    • 2022 Schedule of Board Meetings and Library Closures
  • New Business
    • Introduction of new BiblioCommons website (K. Bounds)
    • Approval of 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment
    • Director’s Evaluation Process
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

 

Due to inclement weather, our Family Storytime has been moved to the Zoom platform for 10:00 AM this morning. All registered patrons will receive a link to the Zoom meeting in their email. 

Monster Mash Halloween Grab & Go

Come to the Children's Desk and show us your BOOtiful costumes during our open hours on Halloween weekend, Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31. If you do, we will give you a fun Halloween Grab & Go activity kit. If you aren't dressed up just say "Trick or Treat" and pick up a kit, as well.

Registration is not required. Quantities are limited and available ONLY while supplies last.  

Happy Halloween ^0,0^ by Hitty Evie used via Creative Commons

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, October 30 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, October 31 - 6:00 PM Children's Library

September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month (also called Latinx Heritage Month). Check out these titles written for, illustrated by, about, and by authors who represent Latinx experiences. These selections range from books meant to be read aloud, materials enjoyed by early readers, and books that can be read by older independent readers or with a caregiver.

Find out more about Hispanic Heritage Month by clicking here

Octopus stew by illustrator Eric Velasquez
Pulpo guisado by Eric Velasquez

The hearing was called to order by the Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, at 7:31 p.m.

Present:           N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, A. Iqbal, J. Lee, C. Spas, A. Watts

Absent:            None

Also Present:   E. Davis, K. Gladden

CALL TO AUDIENCE: (K. Bounds, D. Ewick, L. Golden, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson) - None

BUDGET HEARING 

The Proposed 2022 Budget Hearing was opened for discussion.  

2022 PROPOSED BUDGET APPROVAL

M. Farell moved and A. Watts supported the motion to adopt the Proposed 2022 Budget amount of $ 6,700,900. (See Attachment A)

The motion passed unanimously 21/9-16-1BH

TAX RESOLUTION

A. Watts moved and C. Spas supported the resolution to approve certifying the rate for tax levy of 1.4590 mills for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.

(See Attachment B)

ROLL CALL VOTE

Yes: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, A. Iqbal, J. Lee, C. Spas, A. Watts

No:  None

Abstain: None

The motion passed 21/9‑16-2BH (6-0-0)

CALL TO AUDIENCE — None

ADJOURN

The budget hearing was adjourned at 7:34 p.m.

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