If you've been missing Rolling Stone, US Weekly, or Men's Journal in your Zinio experience-we've got news for you: these three titles have returned to Zinio for Libraries! In addition to almost 200 other available titles, we now have new and past issues of all three magazines as part of our Zinio offerings, absolutely free on your phone, tablet or computer with your Canton Public Library card! 

Check out our eMedia page for details on how to get started.


If you love Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James and are looking for similar authors, take a look at these books.

Mastered by Maya Banks
Theirs to cherish by Shayla Black
Also available in: e-audiobook
Riding on instinct by Jaci Burton

Please join us on Saturday, October 22 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant

Looking for a lively book discussion? The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Group Study Room A at Canton Public Library.  Ask a librarian at the Information Desk for a copy of this month's selection. 

Elizabeth is missing by Emma Healey

Maud, an aging grandmother, is slowly losing her memory--and her grip on everyday life. Yet she refuses to forget her best friend Elizabeth, whom she is convinced is missing and in terrible danger. But no one will listen to Maud--not her frustrated daughter, Helen, not her caretakers, not the police, and especially not Elizabeth's mercurial son, Peter. Armed with handwritten notes she leaves for herself and an overwhelming feeling that Elizabeth needs her help, Maud resolves to discover the truth and save her beloved friend. This singular obsession forms a cornerstone of Maud's rapidly dissolving present. But the clues she discovers seem only to lead her deeper into her past, to another unsolved disappearance: her sister, Sukey, who vanished shortly after World War II. As vivid memories of a tragedy that occurred more fifty years ago come flooding back, Maud discovers new momentum in her search for her friend. Could the mystery of Sukey's disappearance hold the key to finding Elizabeth?

The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:51 PM.

  • Present:
    N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, D. Turner
  • Absent:
  • Also Present:
    E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(H. Ahmad, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, J. Lee, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, J. Pandit, N. Szczepanski, A. Watts) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.


Eva Davis shared a “thank you” letter from the Salvation Army for acting as a collection point for their school supplies drive.

Director’s Report

Davis reported that there has been no progress on the dumpster enclosure this week; we are waiting for materials to arrive.

Moving on to the financial report, Davis reported that the library is 2/3 of the way through the year and while the same categories are trending high (insurance and capital expenditures), they will fall into line as the year progresses, and the financials are on target overall. The 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment will be on the October agenda.

Trustee Comments

Trustee J. Fausone thanked the library and the other board members for the cards and flowers he received upon the death of his mother.

Trustee D. Turner asked for an update on the new Strategic Plan. The committee will be meeting Tuesday, September 20; Community Relations Department Head Laurie Golden stated that the Body of Knowledge is on track and that the plan will be brought before the board in either November or December.

Committee Reports


Unfinished Business & General Orders

2016 Connect Your Summer Program — Connect Your Summer committee members Alyssa Beesley and Laura Fawcett made a brief presentation of the recently concluded 2016 Connect Your Summer program. Responding to comments received from past year’s participants, this year’s program focused more on reading and in-library activities. The total number of claimed badges showed an increase over the past two summers.

Approve Library Design Associates proposals for 2017 Patron Service Improvement Projects not to exceed $ 892,882 — J. Fausone moved and S. Foster supported a motion to approve the proposals as presented.

The motion passed unanimously 16/9-15-1

New Business

Director’s Evaluation E. Davis requested that the board move into closed session to discuss her evaluation.

T. Hartnett moved and M. Farell supported a motion to move into closed session.

The motion passed unanimously 16/9-15-2 (6-0-0)


Yes: T. Hartnett, D. Turner, J. Fausone, M. Farell, S. Foster, N. Eggenberger

No: None

Abstain: None

T. Hartnett moved and M. Farell supported a motion to go back into open session.

The motion passed unanimously 16/9-15-3CS.

Call to Audience



The meeting was adjourned at 8:59 PM.

The hearing was called to order by the Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, at 7:30 PM.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, D. Turner

Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(H. Ahmad, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, J. Lee, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, J. Pandit, N. Szczepanski, A. Watts) None

Budget Hearing

The Proposed 2017 Budget Hearing was opened for discussion.

2016 Proposed Budget Approval

E. Davis spoke briefly on the budget summary, and lauded Building Supervisor Jim Laffey for his attention to repair and scheduled maintenance of the physical plant, which has allowed several capital improvement projects to be postponed to out-years.

Trustee J. Fausone encouraged the Administration to continue increasing projected property tax collection rates in future budgets, and to eventually move to a five-year budget projection to be used as a planning tool.

Chair N. Eggenberger expressed her appreciation that the budget summaries now include the fund balance amount at the bottom of the page.

Trustee Fausone asked for a detailed analysis of energy cost-savings that have resulted from various energy-savings initiatives that have been included in past budgets. Davis will contact the Lawrence Technological University professor whose students performed an energy usage audit at the library as a 2010 class project (the results of which have been a roadmap for the subsequent energy upgrades), to see if he could assign his students to do an update.

T. Hartnett moved and M. Farell supported the approval to adopt the Proposed 2017 Budget amount of $ 6,632,575.

The motion passed unanimously 16/9-15-1-BH

Tax Resolution

S. Foster moved and M. Farell supported the resolution to approve certifying the rate for tax levy of 1.53012 mills for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017.

Roll Call:

Yes: T. Hartnett, D. Turner, M. Farell, S. Foster, N. Eggenberger

No: J. Fausone

The motion passed 5-1-0 (16/9-15-2-BH)

Call to Audience



The Budget Hearing was adjourned at 7:45 PM.

It's Talk Like a Pirate Day! If you missed our Pirate-themed Storytime, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a storytime fit for a scalawag that you can do at home. 

From Storytime

Pig kahuna pirates! by Jennifer Gordon Sattler

Pig brothers Dink and Fergus love playing at the beach, but when Dink wakes up from his nap in a grumpy mood, Fergus invites Dink to play with his new pirate ship of sand and gives him the starring role as pirate captain.


(Adapted from If You're Happy and You Know It, and inspired by Born Librarian)

    If you're a pirate and you know it swab the deck (swab, swab)

    If you're a pirate and you know it walk the plank (stomp, stomp)

    If you're a pirate and you know it dig for treasure (dig, dig)

    If you're a pirate and you know it shout "ahoy" ("AHOY!")

Did you miss our courage storytimes this week? Don't worry, here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a brave storytime you can do at home. 

From Storytime

We sang "Silly Bird" to warm up, but Caspar Babypants has a lot of other fun songs!

Flight school by Lita Judge

Little Penguin, who has the "soul of an eagle," and big dreams,  enrolls in flight school.

Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he was the last legitimate heir to the line of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Groomed for power, he carved a path through the backstabbing world of Italian politics in a time when cardinals, popes, and princes vied for wealth and advantage. By the age of nineteen, he was prince of Florence, inheritor of the legacy of the grandest dynasty of the Italian Renaissance.

Amy Schumer, Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star, mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationship, and sex, and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is--a woman with the courage to bare her soul and stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh.

A memoir of mothers and daughters--and mothers as daughters--traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again.

2016 Family Music Fest!

Music creates a soundtrack for our lives. It can enliven and enrich the lives of kids and the people who care for them from infancy and beyond. On Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM we will host a day's worth of fantastic, energetic, diverse musical acts. Come and celebrate the beat within all of us. This program is designed for families and patrons of all ages. The schedule is as follows...

10:00AM - Music with Ms Carissa - Ms Carissa unleashes her tot rock for all to hear. She will be playing both her originals as well as some tried and true classics. Come and join her already huge local following. Recommended for families with kids birth thru 8 yrs old.

11:00AM - Detroit Pleasure Society - Traditional Jazz has never sounded so fresh and new. Check out Detroit Pleasure Society's bombastic and swingin' good tunes. Recommended for patrons young, old and everyone in between.

2:00PM - Drummunity - Lori Fithian lives to the beat of her own drum and challenges you to do the same. Experience the creation of and contribute to a real life, huge drum circle made up of all who wish to join the beat. All ages welcome. No previous experience required.  

4:00PM - Istvan & his Imaginary Band - Istvan used to play in rock bands. Then, inspired by the birth of his own daughter, he decided to start to write his own rock songs and share them with elementary school aged kids and their families all around Chicago. Now he's branching out even further to rock the socks off of families all over the place and he's even won a Parent's Choice "Fun Stuff" Award for his most recent album, Playtime. The music he creates is super fun and highly interactive. Don't miss it!

The Family Music Fest is made possible by the Friend's of the Canton Public Library and Vibe Credit Union.

[heart music] by David Drexler is licensed under Creative Commons

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, October 15 -
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Community Room Music with Ms Carissa
Saturday, October 15 -
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Community Room Detroit Pleasure Society
Saturday, October 15 -
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Community Room Drummunity
Saturday, October 15 -
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Community Room Istvan & His Imaginary Band