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February 1, 2015 at CPL

Note: Due to the severe weather, Canton Public Library is closed effective 3:00 PM. All programs have been cancelled.

Introducing the Canton Book Project

Is there a book you know and love? A title you find yourself recommending over and over again? Maybe it changed your life or your outlook. And maybe it could make a difference to someone else. 

The Canton Book Project is your chance to share your love of reading by giving out books to people in this community who, for whatever reason, don't read for pleasure or own books. Applications are being accepted from members of the community interested in being book givers. Book givers will have the opportunity to share the love of reading by distributing a book of their choice to other members of the community. Readers of all ages are encouraged to apply and books can be of any reading level.

By applying to be a Canton Book Project book giver you agree, if selected, to:
  • Attend the Canton Book Project Reception and Distribution Night on April 16
  • Give out all of your books by April 30, 2015
  • Seek out those who don’t regularly read as recipients of your books
  • Allow your image and name to be used by the library for promotion about this program
Use this link to get the application, which is due by 6:00 PM on March 7, and click here for tips and guidelines.

Enjoy Your Library without Leaving the House

Stuck inside on a snowy day?  Remember that many library services are can be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch!
  • Watch TV or movies, or listen to music  or audiobooks (helpful while shoveling snow!) with Hoopla
  • Read digital magazines with Zinio
  • Read ebooks or listen to audiobooks with OverDrive

Instructions on using any of these services can be found on our emedia page. 

If you are doing research, please remember that most library databases can be accessed from home with your Canton Public Library card. 

New iPad Air 2s at the Library

Starting Feb. 2, check out the brand new iPad Air 2 at the Canton Public Library! The Friends of the Library have donated 10 of these to compliment our existing 11 iPad Minis. Canton or Plymouth residents may check out an iPad for up to three weeks, and may renew it if no one else is on hold. Fines are steep ($5 per day late) so just remember to return them on time.

Pinterest Live--Valentine's Card Party

Join us Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
at the Valentine's installment of our "Pinterest Live" series! We will have a lovely time creating Pinterest inspired Valentine's for your dearest love, dearest friend, or cherished family member. Ages 10 years and up. Registration Required.

Tech-Savvy Teen Volunteers Needed

Teen volunteers (aged 14-18) are needed to assist patrons with computer- and Internet-related questions or problems. Several positions are available, weeknights and weekends.
Applications must be submitted (to any service desk) by 6:00 PM on Sunday, February 8, 2014.

2014 Tax Forms

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1040 forms may be available at the end of February. This is the only form that will be available at CPL. No instruction booklets will be available from the government due to budget cuts. They are available online at www.irs.gov or by calling 1-800-829-3676.

State

MI-1040 BK Income Tax & Property Tax Credit Claim
MI-1040CR-7 BK Home Heating Credit Claim
These forms may be available at the beginning of March. These are the only forms that will be available at CPL.
State forms can be obtained online at www.michigan.gov/taxes

If you would like tax forms mailed to you...

Federal

Call 1-800-829-3676 or go to www.irs.gov

State

Call 1-517-373-3200 or go to www.michigan.gov/taxes

New Language Learning Resource: Pronunciator

Start the New Year with a new language!

The Canton Public Library is adding to its language learning databases with Pronunciator. Choose from any of 80 languages, with 22 months of guided instruction for each language. You can even get feedback on your pronunciation! Pronunciator also offers ESL programs for speakers of Hindi, Spanish, Telugu, Chinese, and many other languages.