Enjoy a few books about goats!

A visit to the state fair cements the friendship between a boy and a goat who are very different from one another.

A big bully, afflicted with Random Hostility Syndrome, terrorizes all of the forest animals until a clever young troll gets his goat.

Scheduled Website Downtime

The CPL website will be unavailable on Tuesday, December 8, starting at 9 AM. At that time, we will be upgrading the website, which may require several hours of downtime. This upgrade will provide more security and keep us current with industry standards.

The library will remain open and you will still be able to use the online catalog to renew your items, place holds, and more. You will also still be able to access the Program Calendar.

We thank you for your patience as we work to serve you better.

Directions: Print out dinosaur finger puppets. Color and cut out each puppet on the dotted lines. Use a pencil to punch a hole through the center of the circles. Place your first two fingers through the holes of a puppet to form the legs. Make the puppet move by moving your fingers. You can tell a story with your puppets.


Brontosaurus (bront-a-SAWR-us)


Stegosaurus (steg-a-SAWR-us)



Tyrannosaurus (tye-ran-a-SAWR-us)

Tyrannosaurus Rex


Triceratops (try-SER-a-tops)


Canton Public Library has a self-service fax machine in our service area near the copy/print machines. In this video, one of our librarians shows you how to send a domestic fax. For further help, visit the fax kiosk's website.

The kiosk accepts credit, debit and check cards. Outgoing faxes only. Domestic: $1.75 first page, $1.00 each additional page. International: $3.99 first page, $3.45 each additional page.

Canton Public Library's Optelec viewer provides magnification, color and contrast support, and other benefits for visual accessibility. In this video, Elaine shows us how to use the viewer to reader a book.

You can find the Optelec machine between the fireplace are and the fiction books, not far from the Web Express computer stations.

Did you know you can use our copiers to digitally scan documents for free? There are two main options:

  • Scan to email - get a file sent to your email address
  • Scan to flash drive - plug in and go

Below are some quick videos to get you started.

Scan to Email

Scan to Flash Drive

Prepare for Temporary MeLCat Unavailability

We are pleased to report that access to MeLCat has been restored!


For technical reasons, MeLCat will be temporarily unavailable for new requests beginning on Wednesday, November 18. Library users will be able to pick up MeLCat materials until Wednesday, December 2. The ability to place requests will be restored by Friday, December 11. MeLCat materials can be returned at any time.

Databases provided by MeL may be unavailable outside of the library from December 2-11.

For more information, please visit the MeLCat website.

Please plan ahead and place your MeLCat requests prior to November 18!

Patron Service Improvement Project — Phase III

Phase III of Improvement Project-- Completed

As of March 31, 2016, the Children's Library is open.

Beginning in December 2015, the library will embark on phase three of renovations to update the building, make the library accessible to all users and to fulfill our core values of Relevance, Access, Integrity and Leadership.


This renovation focuses on the Children's Library, the Purple Room and the two family restrooms. It carries on the improvements of the 2014 and 2015 Patron Service Improvement Projects, which renovated service points in the central area of the library, the main restrooms, and the lobby. Phase III includes a new layout of the Children's Library, relocation of computer stations, new furnishings and flooring, additional shelving, improved early literacy and play areas, and a self-service area with a printer/copier/scanner and self-checkout machines. The family restrooms will be renovated and a drinking fountain will be added.