Northville District Library

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Friday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Closed Sundays for Summer
Phone: 248-349-3020


100 Books to Read in a Lifetime

Reader's Picks from Amazon/Goodreads

Click the link to find it at the library!

1. ToKillAMockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2.  PridePrejudice Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3.  DiaryofaYoungGirl The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
4.  1984 1984 by George Orwell
5.  SorcerersStone Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling
6.  LOTR The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien
7.  GreatGatsby The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
8.  CharlottesWeb Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
9.  Hobbit The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
10.  LittleWomen Little Women (Little Women, #1) by Louisa May Alcott
11.  Fahrenheit451 Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
12.  JaneEyre Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
13.  GoneWithTheWind Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
14.  AnimalFarm Animal Farm by George Orwell
15.  CatcherintheRye The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
16.  HuckelberryFinn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
17.  TheHelp The Help by Kathryn Stockett
18.  Narnia The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis
19.  GrapesofWrath The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
20.  HungerGames The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins
21.  BookThief The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
22.  KiteRunner The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
23.  Night Night by Elie Wiesel
24.  LordoftheFlies Lord of the Flies by William Golding
25.  Hamlet Hamlet by William Shakespeare
26.  WrinkleInTime A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle
27.  TaleofTwoCities A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
28.  HitchhikersGuide The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1) by Douglas Adams
29.  ChristmasCarol A Chrismas Carol by Charles Dickens
30.  MiceandMen Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
31.  HandmaidsTale The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
32.  BraveNewWorld Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
33.  RomeoJuliet Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
34.  SecretGarden The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
35.  WhereSidewalkEnds Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
36.  LittlePrince The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
37.  Giver The Giver (The Giver Quartet, #1) by Lois Lowry
38.  AnneGreenGables Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery
39.  WutheringHeights Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
40.  Macbeth Macbeth by William Shakespeare
41.  TomSawyer The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
42.  CountMonteCristo The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
43.  Frankenstein Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
44.  FaultStars The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
45.  Bible Holy Bible: King James Version by Anonymous
46.  InColdBlood In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
47.  GirlDragonTattoo The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Steig Larsson
48.  EastofEden East of Eden by John Steinbeck
49.  DeathlyHallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) by J.K. Rowling
50.  Stand The Stand by Stephen King
51.  TreeGrowsinBrooklyn A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
52.  ColorPurple The Color Purple by Alice Walker
53.  Catch-22 Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1) by Joseph Heller
54.  WatershipDown Watership Down by Richard Adams
55.  EndersGame Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1) by Orson Scott Card
56.  AnnaKarenina Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
57.  AliceinWonderland Alice in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1) by Lewis Carroll
58.  AdventuresSherlockHolmes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Homes, #3) by Arthur Conan Doyle
59.  OldManandtheSea The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
60.  Rebecca Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
61.  MemoirsofaGeisha Memoirs of Geisha by Arthur Golden
62.  PrincessBride The Princess Bride by William Goldman
63.  GameofThrones A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin
64.  GreatExpectations Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
65.  PrisonerofAzkaban Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling
66.  LifeofPi Life of Pi by Yann Martel
67.  PillarsofEarth The Pillars of the Earth (The Pillars of the Earth, #1) by Ken Follett
68.  CharlieChocolateFactory Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1) by Roald Dahl
69.  ScarlettLetter The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
70.  Dracula  Dracula by Bram Stoker
71.  LesMiserables Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
72.  ChroniclesofNarnia The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7) by C.S. Lewis
73.  WaterForElephants Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
74.  SecretLifeofBees The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
75.  CatchingFire Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins
76.  Raven The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
77.  Half-BloodPrince Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling
78.  100YearsSolitude One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
79.  GoodEarth The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1) by Pearl S. Buck
80.  TimeTravelersWife The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
81.  PoisonwoodBible The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
82.  PrayerOwenMeany A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
83.  ImortalLifeHenriettaLacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
84.  CelebratingSilence Celebrating Silence: Excerpts from Five Years of Weekly Knowledge 1995-2000 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
85.  ThenThereWereNone And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
86.  GlassCastle The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
87.  ThornBirds The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
88.  ThingsTheyCarried The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
89.  Road The Road by Cormac McCarthy
90.  Odyssey The Odyssey by Homer
91.  Mockingjay Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins
92.  Beloved Beloved by Toni Morrison
93.  CuttingforStone Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
94.  StoryofmyLife The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
95.  BrothersKaramazov The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts With Epilogue by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
96.  Siddhartha Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
97.  Outlander Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon
98.  PhantomTollbooth The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
99.  MixedupFilesFrankweiler From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Lonigsburg
100.  GoneGirl Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

President Kennedy Resources


Newspaper Article


Northville Record front page of November 26, 1963


New Library Books


movetheworldTo Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace
by Jeffrey Sachs
NEW 327.73 S
camelotscourtCamelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House
by Robert Dallek
NEW 973.922 D
lettersofJFKThe Letters of John F. Kennedy
by Martin W. Sandler
NEW 973.922 K
halfcenturyThe Kennedy Half-Century
by Larry Sabato
NEW 973.922 S

Library DVDs

crisis Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment
DVD 973.922 C
lostbulletJFK: The Lost Bullet
DVD 973.922 J
emeraldkingsThe Kennedys: America’s Emerald Kings
losttapesThe Lost JFK Tapes
New DVD 973.922 L


More Library Resources

All Things JFK

Fiction related to the assassination

American History Online

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes for Thursday, July 25, 2013

1. Call to Order: Chair Robert Sochacki called the Regular Meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.

1.1 Roll Call - Present: Trustees Robert Sochacki, Jean Hansen, Joe Corriveau, Paul Snyder, Alan Somershoe and Jim Morché. Also present: Julie Herrin, Library Director; Anne Mannisto, Assistant Library Director; Carla Eggert, Administrative Assistant. Staff member Patricia Garavoglia was in the audience. Absent: Trustee Mike DeFrancesco.
1.2 Approval of the Agenda: MOTION: Jim Morché made a motion to accept the agenda as amended. Paul Snyder seconded the motion. Motion passed.
1.3 Approval of Meeting Minutes, 6-27-13: MOTION: Paul Snyder made a motion to approve the minutes as submitted. Alan Somershoe seconded the motion. Motion passed.
1.4 Citizen Comments: None.

2. Correspondence: None

3. Director’s Report:
Statistics: Julie Herrin reported that circulation was steady with an increase of .32%. The door count was down by almost 5%. Downloads were up by 50%. Freegal was accessed 100 times with 555 songs downloaded. Brainfuse had a total usage of 351 with 44 unique visits. Database usage was up over 20% and the usage of the children’s public computers was at an all-time high of 955.
Youth Programming: The Youth Summer Reading Program has 947 children registered. The total for the entire summer last year was 827 children. There were twenty programs for children with 1,281 attendees.
Adult Programming: The Summer Reading Program for adults has 233 people signed up compared to 222 for last year. There were four programs held with a total attendance of 139. A class was held on tablet usage and registration was full. We will repeat this class due to its popularity but will hold one class for iPad users and another class for Android users, as it was difficult to cover everything for both types of users in one class.
Teen Programming: The Summer Reading Program for teens has 227 teens signed up compared to 175 for last year’s program. The Teen after-hours lock-in, with the theme of the popular book, The Hunger Games, was held on Friday, July 19 with 33 teens attending.
Staff: Our new Digital Services Librarian Kristine Towne has started. She is experienced in Joomla, the software used for the Library website. Kristine is currently employed part time at the Plymouth Library as well. Wendy Mutch has been invited to join the Northville Historical Society Archives Study Committee. Patricia Garavoglia attended a workshop on MERS and a webinar on weeding. Julie reminded the Trustees that the Just Desserts volunteer recognition party is being held on August 13 at the Library.
Facilities: Julie Herrin reported that the bid document from Goretski Construction for replacement of the concrete curbing in front of the Library was amended to include the requirement that the project meet the City of Northville sidewalk specifications. Joe Corriveau reviewed the document and advised that it be attached to our response. We attached a copy of the sidewalk specifications with the signed bid acceptance document that was returned to Goretski Construction.

4. Friends of the Northville District Library Report: Julie reported that the Friends did not meet in July and will not meet in August. The next Friends meeting is scheduled for September.

5. Phone System: Julie Herrin reported that six companies submitted bids for the replacement of the Library telephone system. Demonstrations were presented by each company that submitted a bid. One of the bids was disqualified as it only offered a monthly lease option and we would never own the equipment. Two of the bids were disqualified for price and one for questions about reliability based on Better Business Bureau reviews. The final two companies were very close in price. The company chosen was CTS Communications who installed the original phone system in the Library 16 years ago that has been very reliable. CTS was chosen because of their reliability and because there should be less of a learning curve for the staff, as the new phone is an updated version of the current model we are using. The price is $15,659 and includes 28 telephones, an operator console, a server, a voicemail server, a five-year warranty and two training sessions for Library staff members. MOTION: Jean Hansen made a motion to accept the telephone system bid from CTS Communications in the amount of $15,659. Jim Morché seconded the motion. Motion passed.

6. Budget and Finance Review:

6.1 Bills over $1,000 for approval: Treasurer Jean Hansen presented the List of Bills over $1,000 for July 2013. MOTION: Jean Hansen made a motion to approve these bills in the amount of $70,464.65 for payment. Paul Snyder seconded the motion. Motion passed.
6.2 Financial Report: Jean Hansen presented the Financial Report. We are 58% through our fiscal year and 97% of our revenue has been received from the City and Township. We have received a check for $71,730.91 from Wayne County for delinquent taxes. The check will be divided between the debt and operating accounts and between the City and the Township. We also received the penal fines check from Oakland County in the amount of $4,290. Both of these checks will be applied next month.
6.3 2014 Budget: There was discussion regarding the 2014 Budget that will be presented at the August meeting. The amount allocated for legal fees was increased to $6,000 as 2014 will be a contract negotiation year with the union. The projected revenue shortfall for the 2014 fiscal year totaling $118,361, will come from the Reserve Fund. The $60,000 allocated for building preservation will go into the Reserve Fund.
6.4 Resolution for Public Hearing: Secretary Paul Snyder presented Resolution 2013-02, which calls for a Public Hearing regarding the 2013-2014 Proposed Operating Budget and the publication of the Legal Notice of the Public Hearing. MOTION: Paul Snyder made a motion to adopt Resolution 2013-02; Jim Morché seconded the motion. The Resolution was adopted by a unanimous roll call vote of the Trustees present.

7. Committee Reports: None.

8. Announcements and Comments:

8.1 Paul Snyder discussed two items to be added to the agenda of a future Board meeting. Mr. Snyder is planning to attend a Trustee Alliance meeting in October that will focus on Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants and would like to discuss ideas for using grant money with the Board. Mr. Snyder reported that he was approached by a Library patron who uses a wheelchair but still drives. The patron would like to see the Library install a drive- up book drop. Mr. Snyder would like the Board to consider this issue. Robert Sochacki suggested scheduling a Facilities Committee meeting to discuss it. Julie Herrin reported that in the interim Mr. Snyder could advise the patron that the Novi Library does have a drive-up window for returning books and Northville Library patrons may return their books at the Novi Library as well.
8.2 The next Finance Committee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in Carlo Meeting Room.
8.3 The Public Hearing on the Budget will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., just prior to the regular August Board of Trustees Meeting
8.4 The next Board Meeting will be on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carlo Meeting Room.

MOTION: Jim Morché made a motion to adjourn the July Regular Board Meeting. Paul Snyder seconded the motion. Motion passed. The Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, Paul Snyder, Secretary
CE 07/30/13

Book Group Survey

Northville Book Groups! Have one member of your group fill out our survey and enter for a chance to win dessert for your next meeting!

Your Book Group Name
Number of Members in your Group
Your Name:
Phone Number:
1. Where does your group meet? Home
2. How long has your group been meeting?
3. How often does your group meet? Monthly
Every Other Month
4. Does your group include both men and women? Only Women
Only Men
5. What is the age range of your members? About the Same Age
Wide Variety of Ages
6. How do your choose the titles read?
7. Do you read (check all that apply): Fiction
Adult Titles
Young Adult Titles
8. Which websites do your group members use to find reviews or book discussion questions? Goodreads
Reading Group Choices
Reading Group Guides
9. Do your ever use Novelist (the Library's paid database for readers)? Yes
10. How do you get your books? Library
Borrow from Friends
11. Do you ever attend the Library's book discussion "Between the Lines" that meets at 7pm on Mondays once per month? Yes
12. Would you participate in another type of book discussion held at the Library? Lunchtime Brown Bag Group
Book Group at Pub
13. Would you participate in a Reader & Book Group blog on the Library website to get ideas for titles, discussion questions and share information? Yes
14. Please list below any other ideas/suggestions you have that the Library could offer that would help your book group.

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Quick Facts


October 1, 2013   -   March 31, 2014    Open enrollment period at healthcaredotgov

January 1, 2014  Health care coverage can start


caduceusCoverage Requirements

Anyone who currently receives health insurance through an employer can decide whether to keep it or change to Marketplace coverage. Otherwise you may need to get insurance through the Marketplace or another source for 2014. Those with Medicaid are already covered.

American citizens without minimum essential coverage in 2014 may face penalties. This flowchart can help you determine if you are required to obtain medical insurance and also view the penalties.



Health Insurance Marketplace

healthinsurancemarketplaceThe Health Insurance Marketplace is mandated by the federal government and offers plans through multiple carriers/networks. In the Marketplace you can fill out an application and compare coverage options. At the time of enrollment decide how to pay your premiums or sign up for Medicaid or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) if you are eligible. Several health plans are offered differing in benefits, protections and cost.


What You Will Need


  • Social Security numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
  • Employer and Income information (W-2 or paystub)
  • A completed Employer Coverage Tool


  • Social Security numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants) for all dependents
  • Employer and Income information (W-2 or paystub) for every member of household that needs coverage under the age of 26
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household
  • Information about any health insurance you or your family could get from your jobs
  • A completed Employer Coverage Tool



Four Ways To Apply


Printable Fact Sheets From



Insurance Benefit Levels

doctorsThere are four levels of health insurance coverage. At each coverage level the benefit coverage increases, premium increases, and cost-sharing reduces. The levels of coverage in the ACA are specified using an Actuarial Value (AV). For the Bronze plan the plan will pay 60% of health care expenses and the enrollee will pay 30% through a combination of deductibles, co pays, and coinsurance. The percentage a plan pays for an enrollee with likely be different from the Actuarial Value depending on health care services used and the total cost of the services.

  • Bronze – Actuarial Value of 60%
  • Silver - 70%
  • Gold - 80%
  • Platinum - 90%

Find out more about what the actuarial values in the ACA mean


Core Benefits

Each level of coverage provides core benefits including:

  • Outpatient care
  • Emergency room
  • Inpatient care in a hospital
  • Care before and after a baby is born
  • Mental health and substance use disorder services including behavior health treatment, counseling, psychotherapy
  • Prescription drugs
  • Services and devices that help in recovery if you are injured or have a disability or chronic condition
  • Lab tests
  • Preventive services including counseling, screening, and vaccines to keep you healthy and care for chronic conditions
  • Pediatric services including dental care and vision for kids



Subsidy Eligibility

Individuals and families may be eligible to receive subsidies if not eligible for Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Subsidies are based on MAGI (Modified Adjusted Gross Income) on your tax return. Use this calculator to get an estimate of your eligibility for subsidies.

Find out more about the new rules for determining income



Medicaid And Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

babyMedicaid provides individuals under 65 years of age with income levels below 133 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) will be eligible for Medicaid.

CHIP provides health coverage to more than 43 million children, including half of all low-income children in the United States. The ACA extends eligibility and is expected to provide numerous improvements to this program.

Find out more about eligibility for these programs



Young Adults

Dependent coverage is extended to age 26 regardless of any access the dependent may have to other employer-sponsored health coverage.

Catastrophic Plans are available for individuals under the age 30. These policies have lower premiums but require you to pay all medical costs up to certain amount. 



Need Assistance?

Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS)

Michigan's Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) are providing free ACA Workshops at many libraries throughout the state. The workshop is titled The New Health Care Law: What it Means for Everyone. Contact the individual library to register for this event.



Certified health insurance Navigators will provide in-person assistance to individuals. Navigators, trained by the federal government, are groups of people from organizations that received federal grants to provide this service.

prescriptionThe Navigator recipients in Michigan:


Certified Application Counselors

Certified application counselors will provide assistance in completing the application for coverage. Groups include community health centers or other health care providers, hospitals, or social service agencies.


Agents and Brokers

Professional advice from agents and brokers to educate individuals and help determine eligibility, compare plans, and select and enroll in coverage. Agents and brokers can also assist qualified employers and employers to enroll in coverage through the Small Business Health Options Programs (SHOPs).

More information about assistance roles



Small Business Health Options Programs (SHOPs)

SHOP simplifies the process of buying health insurance for small businesses, those with less than 50 FTE’s (Full-time Equivalent Employees). A full-time employee is one which is expected and scheduled to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. Employers can control the coverage they offer and how much they will pay toward an employees’ premium. Health plans available through SHOP are run by private health insurance companies. All plans will offer the same set of essential health benefits, like doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, and prescriptions.

Small businesses do not have to purchase health insurance from the SHOP but rather continue purchasing insurance through another insurance provider. By purchasing insurance through the SHOP employers may be eligible for the Small Business Healthcare Tax Credit if the employer has fewer than 25 FTEs  making an average of about $50,000 a year or less. To receive the credit employers must also pay at least 50% of full-time employees’ premium costs.

The Health Insurance Marketplace Small Employer call center provide a customer service representative to answer questions Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. at 1-800-706-7893 or (TTY: 1-800-706-7915).


Printable Fact Sheets From



ACA Glossary

For a glossary of terms you will encounter when applying and selecting health care coverage check out these sites:

Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Permanente



Helpful Websites


Getting help in a language other than English YouTube channel

Health Law fact sheet at AARP

Tax Provisions at the IRS

Healthcare Reform Basics at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network

Four step quick start guide at WebMD

Health Reform: 7 things you need to know now at Consumer Reports

Medicare: 6 things you need to know now at Consumer Reports

ACA Fact Sheets at U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program (HICAP)