Phase II of Improvement Project to Begin
Beginning in January 2015, the library will embark on phase two of a renovation project to update the building, make the library accessible to all users and to fulfill our core values of Relevance, Access, Integrity and Leadership.
The 2015 project carries on the improvements of the 2014 Patron Service Improvement Project that renovated service points in the central area of the library. Phase II will include a complete renovation of the public restrooms located in the lobby with new tile and fixtures, making them ADA compliant. During this phase of the construction, patrons will be asked to use the restrooms located in the Children's Library. The Cafe will be inaccessible, as well as the main doors of the Community Room.
Other improvements planned include replacing worn carpeting in the Community Room and main library to match the carpeting from the 2014 renovation. New study carrels, as well as new chairs, will be added to the southeast corner of the library and new CD shelving will replace bins in the multimedia area.
The Patron Service Improvement Project Phase II will accomplish the following:
Check out the short stories that were submitted as part of the Teen Creative Writing Series this summer. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Irresistible Jeopardy by Akshay J.
Four friends discover their own special powers after an explosion in a local mall.
Meteor National Park by Saarah A.
A photographer becomes part of an unsolved mystery while visiting a national park.
The Day I Joined the Lab by Ashish P.
Two freshman students learn the benefits of a college education while working in a science lab.
The Earthquake by Sofia A.
After surviving an earthquake, a family learns what is truly important in life.
The Hipperdoodles by Anurag B.
A humorous look at how aliens discover the Earth and human kindness.
The Not So Sane Chronicles by Chirag B.
From his vantage point in a mental hospital, a patient with multiple personalities makes plans to rescue Earth from the hands of the so-called sane people who are destroying it.
- Staff and patrons will not be able to search or place new MeLCat requests. Current Item status will not be available.
- Patrons trying to do renewals may get a "server unavailable" message.
- Staff will be able to process requests and check your MeL materials out.
Update: Access has been restored to MelCat. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Canton Public Library’s mission is Connecting Your Community. Connect Your Summer aims to be an exciting way to bring the community together to share their summer experiences and their summer reading, and to emphasize the library as an important resource for all.
Because Connect Your Summer is the mainstay of our summer library programming, we are asking you to help us learn and improve by sharing feedback about your Connect Your Summer experience. The survey will take about five minutes to complete:
- If you participated in Connect Your Summer, Take the Participant Survey
- If you did not participate, Share your feedback
The surveys will remain available until August 31, so tell your friends! Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with us. As a token of our appreciation, there may even be something badge-y in it for you.
Marvel's the Avengers [videodisc] by Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures, a Marvel Studios production ; written and directed by Joss Whedon
Superman returns [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Legendary Pictures in association with Bad Hat Harry
Thor [videodisc)] by Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present ; a Marvel Studios production
The amazing Spider-Man [videodisc] by produced by Avi Arad, Laura Ziskin, Matt Tolmach ; screenplay by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves ; directed by Marc Webb
Captain America. The first avenger [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present ; a Marvel Studios production
Have you seen these cult classics? If not, beat the heat with a viewing of some of these unconventionally cool movies.
The princess bride [videodisc] by [presented by] Act III Communications [Buttercup Films Ltd., The Princess Bride Ltd.]
Office space [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents a Mike Judge film
The Rocky Horror picture show [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents a Michael White-Lou Adler production
Labyrinth [videodisc] by the Jim Henson Company and Lucasfilm Ltd. presents a Jim Henson film
Raising Arizona [videodisc] by 20th Century Fox ; Circle Films presents a Ted and Jim Pedasa/Ben Barenholtz production
Obsessed with your smartphone? In love with your tablet? These novels explore the dark side of placing too much trust in technology.
Extinction by Mark Alpert
Ready player one by Ernest Cline
Super sad true love story: a novel by Gary Shteyngart
C by Tom McCarthy
For the win by Cory Doctorow
The chemistry of tears by Peter Carey
Utopia: a novel by Lincoln Child
Console wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation by Blake J. Harris ; foreword by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
The art of video games: from Pac-Man to Mass Effect by Chris Melissinos & Patrick O'Rourke
Extra lives: why video games matter by Tom Bissell
So you've finished the Hunger Games, and you're looking for more tales of grim future days? Look no further...
Brave new world by Aldous Huxley
The stand by Stephen King
A canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood
The maze runner by James Dashner
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Fables. Vol. 1. Legends in exile by Bill Willingham, writer ; Lan Medina, penciler ; Steve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton, inkers ; Sherilyn van Valkenburgh, colorist ; Todd Klein, letterer ; Fables created by Bill Willingham
Blacksad by written by Juan Diaz Canales ; illustrated by Juanjo Guarnido ; lettering by Studio Cutie
Maus: a survivor's tale. Vol. 1. My father bleeds history by Art Spiegelman
Y: the last man. Vol. 1. Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; Pia Guerra, penciller ; Jose Marzan, inker ; Pamela Rambo, colorist ; Clem Robins, letterer ; J.G. Jones, original series covers ; Y: the last man created by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
Are you looking to re-read some of the classics, or want some more time with your favorite characters? Try out a book that started as a novel and was adapted in graphic novel form!
Fahrenheit 451: the authorized adaptation by Tim Hamilton ; introduction by Ray Bradbury
A game of thrones: the graphic novel, volume 1 by George R.R. Martin ; adapted by Daniel Abraham ; art by Tommy Patterson ; colors by Ivan Nunes ; lettering by Marshall Dillon
Pride and prejudice and zombies: the graphic novel by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith ; adapted by Tony Lee ; illustrated by Cliff Richards
The Dresden files: storm front. Vol. 1. The gathering storm by based on the novel Storm Front by Jim Butcher ; adaptation, Mark Powers ; penciler, Ardian Syaf ; inker, Rick Ketcham ; colorist, Mohan ; letterer, Bill Tortolini
Do you geek out about technology, fantasy and science fiction? Each of these books features a healthy dose of nerd-culture reference and hidden humor for readers in-the-know.
Ready player one by Ernest Cline
Geektastic: stories from the nerd herd by edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
Soon I will be invincible by Austin Grossman
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
JPod: a novel by Douglas Coupland