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August 31, 2014 at CPL

The library is closed today and Monday for Labor Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, September 2 at 9:00 AM.

Labor Day Library Closure

The library's operating hours for the Labor Day weekend are as follows:
  • Friday, August 29, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 30, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 31, CLOSED
  • Monday, September 1, CLOSED

While the library building is closed, you may still access many resources online. Visit our eMedia page to stream movies, music, TV series and audiobooks through hoopla, download ebooks and audiobooks, or read magazines online through Zinio. You may also access your patron record to check due dates and renew materials, and place available items on hold for pickup when we reopen. You can even learn to speak a little Italian with Mango Languages.

If you like Christopher Paolini, Terry Goodkind and J.R.R. Tolkien

try these:

Joust by Mercedes Lackey


The eye of the world by Robert Jordan


Lamentation by Ken Scholes


Acacia: a novel by David Anthony Durham


A game of thrones by George R.R. Martin

Parking Lot Closure

While the library is closed for the Labor Day holiday, contractors will be working to repave and stripe our parking lot. During the work, the front circle drive book return, Abitibi paper recycling bins and the book donation bins will be inaccessible on Sunday, August 31 and September 1. Our contractor will attempt to finish the project in one day to minimize the disruption. Please stay out of restricted areas and thank you for your patience while we perform this necessary maintenance to our lot.

Weekly eBook Drop-In Help

Have you hit a snag with your eReader?  Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on Fridays from 10:00am to 11:00am to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device.  No registration required

Benefit for Friends of the Library at Menchie's

Enjoy a delicious Menchie's frozen yogurt and help the Friends of the Canton Public Library raise money to support the library.

Visit Menchie's on Thursday, September 4 from 11:00 AM-10:00 PM and show the attached flyer when you pay for your purchase. The Friends will get 20% of your purchase price and you get a yummy treat. Digital copies are also accepted so flash the PDF on your phone. Offer good at Menchie's located at Canton Center and Hanford in Canton.

Special Needs Storytime: Folktale Fridays

Please join us on Friday, September 5 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Folktale Fridays. This is an interactive, sensory-friendly storytime filled with folktales and fairytales especially designed for older children (ages 13 and over) and adults with developmental delays and/or other special needs. Families and caregivers are welcome after completing the registration process. Registration begins August 22. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Connect Your Summer Feedback

Canton Public Library’s mission is Connecting Your Community. Connect Your Summer aims to be an exciting way to bring the community together to share their summer experiences and their summer reading, and to emphasize the library as an important resource for all.

Because Connect Your Summer is the mainstay of our summer library programming, we are asking you to help us learn and improve by sharing feedback about your Connect Your Summer experience. The survey will take about five minutes to complete:

The surveys will remain available until August 31, so tell your friends! Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with us. As a token of our appreciation, there may even be something badge-y in it for you.

Marketing Assistant

Under the management of the Department Head – Community Relations the Marketing Assistant will work in a support capacity on all projects related to library marketing campaigns, social media, data collection and reporting, internal and external communication and event planning and execution. The Marketing Assistant will work closely with the Department Head and Program Librarians to develop a marketing approach for planned library programs and services. The nature of the work requires daytime, evening and weekend hours.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include the following; other duties as assigned.
Creates marketing materials, paying close attention to library branding and styles
Maintains media contact list, assists with media outreach
Writes and distributes press releases, creates signs, flyers, brochures, advertising and other marketing collateral
Creates and edits blog posts
Supports the execution of social media strategy and communication
Takes, edits and posts photos
Assists with direct and electronic mailings
Tracks program and marketing data, analyzes data and creates reports
Compiles and updates media contact list
Provides support to the Community Relations Department Head, coordinates and completes special requests and/or projects as assigned
Serves on workgroups/committees and participates in library initiatives as assigned