September 25, 2021 at CPL

Due to inclement weather, our Family Storytime has been moved to the Zoom platform for 10:00 AM this morning. All registered patrons will receive a link to the Zoom meeting in their email. 

September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month (also called Latinx Heritage Month). Check out these titles written for, illustrated by, about, and by authors who represent Latinx experiences. These selections range from books meant to be read aloud, materials enjoyed by early readers, and books that can be read by older independent readers or with a caregiver.

Find out more about Hispanic Heritage Month by clicking here

Octopus stew by illustrator Eric Velasquez
Pulpo guisado by Eric Velasquez

On September 30, 2021, the Canton Public Library will no longer offer cloudLibrary. After the 30th, we will begin moving our e-audiobook collection from cloudLibrary to OverDrive (Libby app). Current cloudLibrary titles will be briefly unavailable while they are transferred and configured in OverDrive. 

Holds will not transfer to OverDrive. If you have titles on hold in cloudLibrary, you will need to place a new holds on the titles in OverDrive when those titles are made available.

Saved lists also cannot be exported from cloudLibrary and will be unavailable after September 29th.

We apologize for any inconvenience this move causes.

2021 Write Michigan Promotional Poster

The Canton Public Library is partnering with Kent District Library to present the tenth annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest, which drew almost 1,000 Michigan writers last year.

Canton residents and writers of all ages are invited to enter beginning September 1, with separate categories for youth, teens, adults and Spanish language (12 and younger). Winning entries will be published and receive cash prizes.

Stories can be submitted at through Tuesday, November 30 at noon. Details include a 3,000-word maximum length; $10 entry fee for ages 18 and above, free for 17 and under; current Michigan residents only; all entries must be submitted online. Those who enjoy reading stories are encouraged to sign up to be a volunteer story reviewer.

Winners will be honored during an awards ceremony in March and their story will be published in an anthology by Chapbook Press.

Show off your writing skills and visit for more details and to enter. 

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, and paper copies are available at the library Reference Desk or the Canton Twp. Clerk's Office. Applications must be returned to the Canton Goodfellows, postmarked by Friday, October 15.