The library has moved to the next phase of our reopening plan and is now providing patron holds pickup by appointment and reference consultation by phone or email. The building remains closed to the public.

While the building is closed to the public, we are offering a scheduled pickup service.

  • Select the items you wish to check out from the catalog and put a hold on them. 

  • We will notify you via e-mail or text when your items are ready.

  • The notification has a link to a scheduling system. Sign up online and schedule a pickup time.

  • At your scheduled time, come to the library and follow signs to the designated pickup spot. Staff will distribute holds from the outside door of the Community Room (to your left as you are facing the main doors). Follow all social distancing procedures, remain 6 feet away from other people in the area, wear a mask, don't come if you feel ill or have been in contact with someone who is ill.  If additional holds are ready for pick-up at the time of your scheduled appointment, they will be added to your order.

  • Return items, payments and account issues cannot be handled at the pickup station. Please put returns in the outdoor slot and call 734-397-0999 or email with any questions or concerns. 

We are very excited to be loaning items again, and we know you are excited to get them! We ask for your patience as we start this phase of service.

Remember, we are also open 24/7 at for you to download books, movies, music and more.

Digital Escape Room: Adventures in Libraryland

A certain book is lost in the library and only you can find it by answering a series of riddles! Try our digital escape room online and test your wits. No registration necessary! Ages 11 & up.

Click if you are ready to begin.

This escape room will be accessible online ALL SUMMER from July 6 - August 15. Use it with 62 Days of Summer to fulfill your Play a Game square or the Construct an Obstacle Course square.


Photo by Tatiana Colhoun on Unsplash.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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Some library programs and meetings are being presented virtually, using online platforms like Zoom, Facebook Live, or streamed over our YouTube channel. To make the most of your experience, we're offering a few tips.

Be tech ready

For online programs, check your device's capabilities well before the program begins. Make sure your app or version is up to date, that your camera and microphone, if using, are working, and check your Internet connection. If you are having trouble with Zoom, try this user guide.

Locate your invitation

Look for your program invitation several hours before the program is scheduled to begin. It should come via library email; be sure to check your junk/spam folders. The invitation will contain a link to the program host site. If you haven't received an email an hour before program time, call the library at 734-397-0999 and get connected to a reference librarian.

Be on time

Using the link in the email, log in to your session at least 5 minutes prior to the start time. Depending on how the meeting is set up, you may enter a waiting room, and then be admitted when the host is ready.

Practice good meeting etiquette

Mute your microphone, keep your video on, use the chat box to ask a question or use the "raise hand" button in Zoom, or visually raise your hand. Download our guide for more tips.

Be respectful

Treat the host/presenter and other participants with respect. Patrons attending online presentations are subject to the library Patron Code of Conduct. Be patient and kind--virtual programs are a new experience for many people.



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Looking to learn a new skill, hobby, or language? The Canton Public Library has many ways for you to learn over the summer. 

Learned something fun? Share your experience on social media with the hashtag #howdoyou62 

Hobbies & Crafts

Fiction eBook Discussion Group - Virtual

Join us via Zoom as we discuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek as part of our #62DaysofSummer programming. We will hold one daytime and one evening session to accommodate your schedule. See the links below to access an eBook or eAudiobook copy.

  • Participants will need to register for one of the two virtual program sessions. Once registered, we will email the Zoom meeting link within 24 hours of the program. For help with Zoom, click for info on Your Best Virtual Program Experience.

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Book Woman eAudiobook edition on hoopla


For more of the 62 ways to do 62 Days, go to the READ square or visit the official 62 Days of Summer page.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, July 23 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Register
Monday, July 27 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Register

Nonfiction eBook Discussion Group-Virtual

Join us via Zoom as we discuss Officer Clemmons: A Memoir as part of our #62DaysofSummer programming. We will hold one daytime and one evening session to accommodate your schedule. See the link below to access an eBook copy.

  • Participants will need to register for one of the two virtual program sessions. Once registered, we will email the Zoom meeting link within 24 hours of the program.  For help with Zoom, click for info on Your Best Virtual Program Experience.

Officer Clemmons eBook on hoopla


For more of the 62 ways to do 62 Days, go to the READ square or visit the official 62 Days of Summer page.



Upcoming sessions

Thursday, July 9 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Register
Saturday, July 18 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Register
Phased reopening stage 1

The Governor's announcement of Executive Order 2020-110, and the workplace safety provisions specified under Executive Order 2020-97, allow libraries in the state of Michigan to begin providing services on June 8, 2020.

This means that we are able to initiate our plan for the phased reopening of the library. Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our staff and patrons, so we are closely following protocols from the CDC, and working to secure adequate supplies of masks, face shields, hand sanitizer and cleaning products.

On Monday, June 8, the first phase of our reopening starts with staff reporting and working to clear the backlog of tens of thousands of items that have been returned since we closed to the public on March 13. The building will not be open to patrons at this time.

Until we reach the next phase, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • You can help us by canceling holds on items that you no longer want.
  • There's no rush to return materials; all items currently checked out have a due date of July 1.
  • Standard library cards have been renewed to September 1.
  • You can apply for a library card online. Please allow a few days for processing
  • We will be offering our summer program, 62 Days of Summer, by mail.
  • The Friends of the Library are not accepting book donations at this time.
  • Check out our e-resources collection of e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming media and other items.

We are planning a tightly-controlled, phased opening, and will move to ease those restrictions as indicated by staffing levels, the availability of protective equipment and supplies, our capacity to manage each phase safely and successfully, and any local, state, and federal restrictions on physical distancing, sanitization, and maximum building occupancy ratios. We will communicate those plans to you as each phase unfolds. If you have any questions or concerns, use the Contact Us form on our website.

We are happy to be back in our building, and look forward to the day when we can see you in person again. Stay safe and wash your hands.

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We want to help you have the best summer possible with our 62 Days of Summer program. Check your mail for a packet from us, then come back to our website for ideas and inspiration. We've got 62 ways to do 62 Days of summer reading, activities and programs at your own pace and comfort level. Our librarians have put together lists of reading suggestions, recommended activities and ways to safely engage with your neighbors and community. See you online!