The library has moved to the next phase of our reopening plan and is now providing: ​

The building otherwise remains closed to the public.

We currently have a job opening with our Information Services Department for the Librarian position. For complete details please visit our jobs/volunteer page.

Library staff at check out desk

The library will begin the next stage of our phased reopening, limited in-person browsing, on October 1, 2020 at 10:00AM. Study space and meeting rooms are not yet open. We are excited to welcome you back in to the library. Browsing hours are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM-7:00 PM; Friday-Saturday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; Sunday, 1:00-5:00 PM.

Here's What to Expect From Us: 
  • Our usual friendly, helpful service from staff, delivered from 6 feet away.
  • Protective plexi screens at service points.
  • Staff wearing masks, or masks and shields, at all times.
  • A building that is deep cleaned and sanitized each night, and high-touch areas like keyboards, mice, and door handles wiped throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitizer for your use.
  • Markings to help you stay a safe distance from others.
  • An updated HVAC system with new MERV-14 filters and an increased fresh air mix.
  • We will be patient and kind as we all adjust to our new situation.
Here's What We Expect From You:
  • You won't come if you don't feel well.
  • You will wear a mask covering your nose and mouth at all times.
  • You won't linger; quickly gather your items and exit the building.
  • You will observe all of our Pandemic Reopening Policy and procedures.
  • You will maintain 6 feet of distance from others.
  • You will comply with staff directions and stay out of cordoned-off areas.
  • You won't bring food or drink.
  • You will be patient and kind as we all adjust to our new situation.

We are very happy to welcome you back to our building. Your cooperation with our policies and staff will help us continue to provide and expand in-person services. 

 

Fascism : a warning by Madeleine Korbel Albright

A brilliant reconsideration of the events and the political, social, and religious movements that led to France's embrace of Fascism and anti-Semitism. 

After a remarkable career in law, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, only the second woman to join the Court. Much of Ginsburg's career was dedicated to gender equality and women's rights, as well as working as a volunteer attorney for the ACLU. In her later years, Ginsburg was well-known for her dissenting opinions and often wore elaborate collars when dissenting in Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a giant in the landscape of American law and will remain an icon for generations to come.

Celebrate the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with one of the many books and movies about her in CPL's collection.

Children's Materials

Canton Goodfellows

The Canton Goodfellows application for Christmas assistance for Canton children in need is now available. You may download it here, or from the Goodfellow's website, or pick up a paper copy at the Canton Twp. Clerk's Office. Applications must be returned to the Canton Goodfellows, postmarked by October 16. 

If you are looking for suggestions for a not-yet-reader who has just begun their reading journey, browse this list for some ideas to get them started. Don't forget to keep reading together to continue building their vocabulary and reading positivity. Take a look at our Early Literacy databases for additional resources.

I can run by Murray Head

The I Like to Read series is a great place to start. Featuring simple storylines and simple sentences, a variety of authors and illustrators and topics give readers an abundance of choice. The newer editions have Guided Reading levels clearly printed on the cover.

Today I will fly! by Mo Willems

Gerald and Piggie team up to deliver a fun, thoughtful introduction to reading. Entirely made up of dialogue, highly relevant plotlines, and a lot of repetition, the Elephant and Piggie series is delightful to read aloud, and is a fantastic way to keep reading from becoming a chore.

2020 is proving to be a year unlike anything else we've experienced. Covid-19 has affected every aspect of life in our communities. Many families with college-bound students have to reconcile with a virtual college experience instead of living on campus for the fall semester. Does your student have to "college at home?" No worries. We've compiled a list of online resources at the library that can be helpful for your stay-at-home while staying-safe college student. 

Student Studying at Home
  • Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary resource for scholarly research. Subjects range from Animal Science to Zoology. Articles are peer-reviewed and full-text. If you're looking for scholarly articles in peer reviewed journals, this database is for you.
  • Ebsco eBook Academic Collection offers a wide selection of high-quality academic eBooks curated by librarians. Perfect for the remote learner. 
  • Gale Courses offers college students access to GRE test preparation as well as skills reviews and refreshers to math and sciences. Courses run for 6 weeks and are taught by college instructors. Gale Courses is available to Canton residents with a Canton library card.
  • LearningExpress Library provides access to a range of academic skill-building tutorials for those interested in achieving their educational goals. 

Conversations about race can be uncomfortable and challenging, but are ultimately necessary to create a more just society. The books and resources below may serve as a starting point in important anti-racist work.

E-books and E-audiobooks

Based off the original workbook, Me and White Supremacy teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.