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
  • If you would prefer to fill out a paper survey, stop by the CYS Command Center in the library to fill out and submit your thoughts

The surveys will remain available until August 28, so tell your friends! Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with us. 

Library cards are available to residents of Canton, MI, and those who work or attend school in Canton. People who are under 18 years old are still eligible to obtain a library card, but must have a parental/guardian consent form. This youth library card will allow you to register your child or teen for programs that require registration.

To expedite the process of getting a library card for your child, you can download this application, fill out the information, and bring your printed and filled application to the Check Out desk on your next visit to the library.

We will be upgrading our systems beginning at 5:00 AM on Wednesday, July 12, until around noon. This upgrade includes stability and security fixes. This upgrade will also allow you to once again pay fines and fees online. 

During this downtime, the following services will be unavailable or disrupted:

  • The library catalog
  • My Account
  • E-media, such as Overdrive and Hoopla
  • Databases, such as Consumer Reports
  • Text message services and renewals

We appreciate your patience and apologize in advance for any inconvenience. 

Update: Our upgrade has been completed. Thank you for your patience. 

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!

President's Volunteer Service Awards

Bronze

Bronze awards require 50 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15 years, and 100 hours of service for volunteers who are over 16 years old.

  • Marie Antonelli
  • Nancy Austin
  • Barb Backes
  • Aruna Bahl
  • Anita Bird
  • Dave Britz
  • Melinda Drake
  • Judy Elliott
  • Linda Garrett
  • Gurekmann Gill
  • Dorothy Ham
  • Chi Hoang
  • Larry Hoelscher
  • Lisa Kluka
  • John MacGaw
  • Claire O’Connor
  • Loretta Olson
  • Joan Postell
  • Larry Richardson
  • Ayush Shah
  • Vicki Sistek
  • David Smith
  • Nancy Sonnanstine
  • Jody Trame
  • Russ Verage
  • Mary Watts
  • Debbe Yeager

 

Silver

Silver awards require 75 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 175 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 250 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Manha Azam
  • Niki Chittela
  • Deb Luczkowski
  • Hiba Mohammed
  • Shirley Reynolds
  • Judy Richardson
  • Nancy Smith
  • Linda Wisniewski

Gold

Gold awards require 100 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 250 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 500 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Lynda Baker
  • Linda Luke
  • Kathy Young

Lifetime Achievement

The Lifetime Achievement award is given to volunteers who complete 4,000 hours of service.

  • Bevis Richardson
  • Ilene Saunders

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: March 23, 2017

Please join the Canton Seniors Book Discussion as we discuss:

The excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton
Also available in: large print

Mary Frances "Frankie" Lombard is fiercely in love with her family's sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. Content to spend her days planning capers with her brother William, competing with her brainy cousin Amanda, and expertly tending the orchard with her father, Frankie desires nothing more than for the rhythm of life to continue undisturbed. But she cannot help being haunted by the historical fact that some family members end up staying on the farm and others must leave. Change is inevitable, and threats of urbanization, disinheritance, and college applications shake the foundation of Frankie's roots. As Frankie is forced to shed her childhood fantasies and face the possibility of losing the idyllic future she had envisioned for her family, she must decide whether loving something means clinging tightly or letting go.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

President's Volunteer Service Awards

Bronze

Bronze awards require 50 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15 years, and 100 hours of service for volunteers who are over 16 years old.

  • Morgan Benjamin
  • Quinn Ebner
  • Betty Hellmers
  • Lisa Kluka
  • Diane Miner
  • Gabrielle Mussehl
  • Jason Pino
  • Ilene Saunders
  • Carolyn Sumner
  • Sandra Walczak
  • Xiao Zhu

President's Volunteer Service Awards

Bronze

Bronze awards require 50 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15 years, and 100 hours of service for volunteers who are over 16 years old.

  • Barb Backes
  • Morgan Benjamin
  • Amy Dazio
  • Quinn Ebner
  • Tammy Farley
  • Cindi Fry
  • Lisa Kluka
  • Diane Miner
  • Gene Scharf
  • Carolyn Sumner
  • Sandra Walczak
  • Mary Watts
  • Delores Wilson

Silver

Silver awards require 75 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 175 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 250 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Terry Deisler
  • Ilene Saunders
  • Maha Zahid

Gold

Gold awards require 100 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 250 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 500 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Shirley Reynolds

President's Volunteer Service Awards

Bronze

Bronze awards require 50 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15 years, and 100 hours of service for volunteers who are over 16 years old.

  • Barb Backes
  • Nancy Camp
  • Chris Dancy
  • Quinn Ebner
  • Tammy Farley
  • Linda Garrett
  • Dorothy Ham
  • Joyce Hoeschele
  • Charlie Hou
  • Loretta Keller
  • Lisa Kluka
  • Max Kuang
  • Linda Luke
  • Diane Miner
  • Loretta Olson
  • Nihar Pandya
  • Ghanshyam Patel
  • Gene Scharf
  • Kathy Sonnanstine
  • Carolyn Sumner
  • Jody Trame
  • Vibha Venkatesha

Silver

Silver awards require 75 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 175 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 250 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Surmeet Gill
  • Bevis Richardson
  • Judy Richardson
  • Ilene Saunders
  • Maha Zahid

Gold

Gold awards require 100 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 250 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 500 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Shirley Kelley

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