June 28, 2017 at CPL

Now you can sign up for text message alerts and get notified on your mobile phone when

  • your hold is ready for pickup
  • items are due
  • you have fines
  • eligible items can be renewed
  • and other notifications

To sign up, text the word SIGNUP to cpl@shoutbomb.com, then follow the prompts. You'll need to enter your library card number and then you will receive a confirmation text. For more information, or to sign up online, visit our website.

This service is provided through Shoutbomb and your cell phone plan's regular text messaging rates may apply. Text message service doesn't replace your preferred library notifications. You'll still get email, phone or mail notices if that's what you requested, unless you let us know to discontinue them.

This summer, the Canton Public Library wants you to have the BEST SUMMER EVER. From June 1 to August 19, 2017, we invite you to spend your summer with us, experiencing new things, exploring those experiences, and engaging with others! Beginning June 1, come in and register for our Connect Your Summer reading program and get a StoryBox starter kit. Choose your challenges, set your goals and start creating super summer memories to save to in your StoryBox. Learn more and get excited with the video below!

We currently have a job opening with our Circulation Services Department. For complete details please visit our Jobs Page.

Canton's Front Porch

This summer the Canton Public Library invites you to sip lemonade and get to know your neighbors on Canton's Front Porch. During the month of July we hope to capture the summertime tradition of the front porch, a place to relax and connect with your neighbors, by transforming the front of the library into a giant front porch.  Our community is stronger when we meet and know one another, so stop by to rock, relax and enjoy conversation with fellow community members.

Throughout the month of July we will be hosting Lemonade Hour on the porch. Ice cold lemonade will be served (while supplies last) during scheduled dates and times. Be sure to stop by to enjoy Canton Public Library's hospitality.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, July 6 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Outdoors
Monday, July 10 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Outdoors
Thursday, July 13 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Outdoors
Monday, July 24 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Outdoors
Thursday, July 27 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Outdoors
Monday, July 31 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Outdoors

Super STEAM Summer Series

Let's think outside of the box for a second...What does STEAM mean to you? This summer CPL is deviating from the norm and providing innovative programming around the science, technology, engineering, art and math disciplines. This programming is developed for patrons aged 11-13 and registration is required. Topics are as follows...

  • Friday, June 23 -  HTML - In this first session you will learn the basics of HTML coding, and design your own website. Customize the font, content, colors, and more. Bring a flash drive so you can save it, take it home, and show off your work. Designed for students with no coding experience. Registration is required and begins May 25.
  • Thursday, July 6 - Industrial Design: Where Art Meets Science - What's your big idea? Learn how Industrial Design helps tell the story of science ideas. Sketch, draw and design away. Registration is required and begins on June 23.
  • Thursday, August 10 - Sound Frequencies of a DJ - Motown DJ and producer Mike Huckaby visits the library for a STEAM experience like no other. Learn the ins and outs of sound mixing as well as the science behind the sound. Registration is required and begins July 25.

[Art meets Science image courtesy of John Bleau]

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, July 6 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Community Room Industrial Design: Where Art Meets Science Registration required.
Thursday, August 10 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Community Room Sound Frequencies of a DJ