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


The Proposed 2022 Budget Hearing was opened for discussion.  


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


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)


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)



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

The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:41 PM.

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       


The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.


The minutes were accepted by unanimous consent.

COMMUNICATIONS — Director Eva Davis shared a Thank You card from Ypsilanti District Library management and staff members who had toured the CPL staff area in advance of ordering Trendway office furniture for their own space.


As of August 31, the library is 66% through the year and Fringes and Insurance are trending high, due to a large payment made to MERS in January and insurance premiums expenditures, also made earlier in the year. The 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment in October will bring some revenue and expenditures in line.

Also in October, the board will see a preview demonstration of the new BiblioCommons website, which is on track for a full public launch on November 29th.

The focus of this year’s annual fall donation solicitation will be improvements to the Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin Memorial Courtyard. Library staff are working with Michael Coughlin in this endeavor.

TRUSTEE COMMENTS — Trustee Jasmine Lee asked if the new website will retain the Google virtual tour of the library (it will).

Trustee Claire Spas asked if the new HVAC units are all running at capacity yet. Business Services Department Head Marian Nicholson said that they are still working the calibration of the air handler equipment.

Board Chair Nancy Eggenberger thanked Davis for her willingness to serve the Canton community through her participation as Chair of the Police Transparency and Guidance Subcommittee, a part of the Canton Coalition for Inclusive Communities.



Additional 2021 Payment to MERS — The board reviewed a proposal to make a one-time payment of $525,000 to the Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS). The payment would fully fund the closed employee pension plan as of the plan’s valuation on 12/31/2020.

M. Farell moved and A. Watts supported a motion to approve a one-time payment of $525,000 to the MERS pension fund.

The motion passed unanimously 21/9-16-1


2022 Schedule of Board Meetings and Library Closures (1st look) —The trustees will vote on the proposed calendar at the October meeting.



The meeting was adjourned at 7:49 PM.  

CPL at Canton Leisure Services Trick or Treat Story Trail

Get dressed up in your best costume and visit us on Canton Leisure Services's Trick or Treat Story Trail. The Canton Public Library will be joined by Canton Public Safety in Heritage Park for fall time, fun time, dress up walk along the story trail on Thursday, October 7 from 4-7:30pm. The selected story is for all ages! Registration is required per trick or treater and will be done through Leisure Service at this link. Fees may apply.

Special note: the trail is a mile long so make sure to bring your walking shoes, strollers or wagons. If you have a later time slot a flashlight is suggested!



Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.