The library building is temporarily closed following a positive COVID-19 test reported by staff. Library staff are self-isolating to ensure safety before in-person public services are resumed. We anticipate that the library will reopen for holds pickup and curbside only on Thursday, April 22, 2021.
  • Due dates on items checked out have been extended to April 27
  • Items on hold are frozen--you won't lose your hold
  • We can't accept book donations at this time
  • Our Wi-Fi is accessible outside the building. You'll find the strongest signal in the west parking lot
  • Most scheduled virtual programs will still occur. Registrants will be contacted via email. In-person storytime programs are canceled.


If you or someone you know is interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine, please see below for info on where and how to get registered for an appointment. The information on registering for the vaccine and scheduling appointments by telephone is particularly useful for those without smartphones, email, or internet access. Please share widely with any family, friends, and neighbors, especially seniors, who would like to get vaccinated.

*This information is current as of 3/31/2021.

I need help scheduling an appointment

  • MI residents who need help scheduling a vaccine appointment can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1), M- F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sat - Sun 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, or call 2-1-1.

  • Senior citizens in Wayne county who need help scheduling an appointment may call the Wayne County Health Department at 734-727-7101.

  • Canton residents who need help scheduling an appointment may call the Township Clerk's office at 734-394-5120 or the Township Supervisor's office at 734-394-5185 Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Patrons can pick up forms from the information desk OR schedule pickup of any of the forms below through our contact-free holds pickup service by calling 734-397-0999 
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UPDATE: Please note the following correction for IRS 1040 Instructions. On the IRA Deduction Worksheet—Schedule 1, Line 19, line 3 should read: “Enter the amount from Form 1040 or 1040-SR, line 9.”

Starting January 27th, 2021, we will have the following 2020 tax materials available at the Main Information Desk:

  • IRS 1040/1040-SR tax form booklets
  • IRS 1040/1040-SR instruction booklets
  • Michigan 1040 instruction booklets with forms
  • Michigan 1040 CR7 instruction booklets with forms

For additional tax materials, please speak with one of our librarians.

Click here for the IRS Forms, Instructions & Publications

Click here for more information on Michigan taxes (includes city income tax forms)

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This month we celebrate Arab Americans, our friends and neighbors whose heritage can be traced to the Arab world. Many people assume the Arab world is synonymous with the Middle East, but there are twenty-two countries, spanning West Asia to North Africa, that make up the Arab world. While sharing a common linguistic heritage, the Arab American community's diversity is reflected in the various religious and cultural practices of its members. 

Michigan is home to the second-largest Arab American population in the United States. While the community is concentrated primarily in metro-Detroit, Arab Americans live in 81 of Michigan's 83 counties. In Michigan, and across the U.S., cities, townships, cultural institutions, and other organizations celebrate April as Arab American Heritage Month and we are happy to count CPL  among them. Check out the resources below to learn more.  

Places to visit, volunteer, or donate

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was born on June 10, 1921 and passed away on April 9, 2021, just shy of his 100th birthday. While his family and the world mourns and funeral arrangements are made, we can look back at the life of a leader, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. The longest living member of the British Royal Family due to his marriage to Queen Elizabeth, he will be cherished in memory by friends and family for many generations to come.   

Life of Prince Philip

  •        Call the Meeting to Order
  •        Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  •        Approval of Agenda
  •        Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  •        Communications
  •        Report of the Library Director
  •        Trustee Comments
  •        Old Business — None
  •        New Business

           o     2020 Audit Presentation (Plante Moran)

           o     Accept 2020 Audit as Presented

           o     Approve 1st Quarter Budget Amendment

           o     2022 Budget Discussion — expenditures

                  o     Salaries — review library recommendation, determine initial assumption for 1st
                         draft budget

  •        Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  •        Adjourn

Please note that the April meeting of the Canton Public Library Board will be held remotely, in accordance with the amended MDHHS Gathering and Face Mask order and the Wayne County Declaration of Local Emergency Ordinance. Members of the public who wish to participate in this meeting may join the Zoom meeting at 7:30 PM on Thursday, April 15. Attendees will be muted automatically except for the Call To Audience portions of the agenda, where members of the public may use the "raise hand" function within the Zoom meeting application, at which point they will be unmuted for up to 5 minutes of public comment per person.

The meeting packet is available below. The meeting will be recorded and posted following the meeting. Members of the public needing accommodation due to a disability should contact the library director, Eva Davis, at

PIN day at CPL is April 29!

On April 29, all CPL patrons will have PINs added to their patron accounts.

A PIN will be needed for any self-service transaction, for example, on our website or using self-check, but not for any person-to-person transaction at the Check Out Desk.

What is a PIN?

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is a secondary form of authentication used to access your account that provides an extra layer of security.

How does a PIN help with security?

Using a PIN in conjunction with your library card number adds an extra layer of security to your account. If you lose your card or someone obtains your library card number, a PIN helps prevent unauthorized use of your library account.

digital magazines, ebooks and audiobooks in one app-Libby

If you're a fan of RBdigital magazines and OverDrive ebooks or audiobooks, we've got some great news for you. Starting February 18magazines will be available in Libby (by OverDrive), where you will be able to access ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines in the same app. As of April 1, you will no longer use the RBdigital landing page or app to read electronic magazines. Magazine checkouts will not count toward OverDrive checkout limits, and you will still have access to the full range of previously-available magazines (and more) in the Libby app.