In addition to the in-library hold shelf and holds pickup, we provide an option for pre-checked out items to be picked up in the front parking lot from your car.  This service is available by appointment only.

To use the curbside service:

  • Put your items on hold
  • We will notify you via e-mail or text when your items are ready.
  • The notification has a link to a scheduling system. Sign up online and schedule a pickup time.
  • At your scheduled time, utilize one of the designated curbside parking spaces and call 734-397-0999 option 8 to notify us of your arrival.
  • While you wait for you materials to be brought out, please open your trunk or rear window. Our staff member will place the materials inside an open window, or in your trunk and then close it.

  • If additional holds are ready at the time of your scheduled appointment, they will be added to your order.
  • Return items, payments and account issues cannot be handled at curbside. Please put returns in the outdoor slot and call 734-397-0999 or email cplemail@cantonpl.org with any questions or concerns. 

Remember, we are also open 24/7 at www.cantonpl.org/emedia for you to download books, movies, music and more.

 In 2017 the Canton Public Library Book Purchase Enrichment Fund was created through a generous anonymous donation from appreciative readers. This donation enhances our print collection through the purchase of literary fiction and literary genre fiction; or quality narrative nonfiction primarily in the areas of science, social science, the humanities, literary biographies, and history. If you're interested in contributing to the Canton Public Library Book Purchase Enrichment Fund, contact the fund's administrator, the Canton Community Foundation. Following are just a few of the books this thoughtful donation has allowed us to purchase in 2020. To find a complete list of books librarians have purchased with this money, keyword search the terms Book Purchase Enrichment Fund in our catalog.

How to pronounce knife : stories by 1978- Souvankham Thammavongsa

Superstar authors like Nora Roberts are masters at keeping the reader turning the pages. If you love your romances, and also enjoy an adventurous read that keeps you turning the pages, give these a try!

The secrets she kept by Brenda Novak
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook | large print
Untouchable by Jayne Ann Krentz
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | large print

In addition to the in-library hold shelf, and curbside service, we provide an option for pre-checked out items to be picked up in the lobby.  This service is available by appointment only.

  • Select the items you wish to check out from the catalog and put a hold on them. 

  • We will notify you via e-mail or text when your items are ready.

  • The notification has a link to a scheduling system. Sign up online and schedule a pickup time.

  • At your scheduled time, come to the library lobby to pick up your holds. Follow all social distancing procedures, remain 6 feet away from other people in the area, wear a mask, don't come if you feel ill or have been in contact with someone who is ill.  If additional holds are ready for pick-up at the time of your scheduled appointment, they will be added to your order.

  • Return items, payments and account issues cannot be handled at the pickup station. Please put returns in the outdoor slot and call 734-397-0999 or email cplemail@cantonpl.org with any questions or concerns. 

Remember, we are also open 24/7 at www.cantonpl.org/emedia for you to download books, movies, music and more.

If your book club can't meet in person, they can still meet online or by phone--and the hoopla Book Club Hub has online books ready and waiting. All of your book club members can check the same book out at the same time, and chose between e-book and e-audiobook. Each title in the Book Club Hub also has online resources, like discussion questions and author interviews.

The Spring 2020 selection is The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, or you can browse the previously selected titles.

We also have some tips on hosting your book group online.

An amateur sleuth, an unsuspecting victim, a quirky supporting cast, and a trail of clues and red herrings are the main ingredients of a cozy mystery. If you like your murder and mayhem served up with a dash of humor and a minimum of gore, these e-books, e-audiobooks and TV shows are for you.

hoopla E-books and E-audiobooks

We have moved our popular Book Club-in-a-Bag kits to an area near the Adult Fiction. This will allow you to browse the collection on the shelves as well as in our catalog. The kits are locked with a tie, so please bring them to the Circulation Desk for check-out. All titles have a book summary on the tag for your convenience. We have a wonderful selection of Book Club-in-a-Bag kits. Come in and discover the next great title for your book group.

There are changes to the Libby app for holds. Instead of a hold title being automatically checked out, you now have choices. You can:

  •      Borrow it and start reading! You’ll have a 3-day pickup period to open the Libby app and check out your title.
  •       If you’re not ready to start reading, suspend the hold for a set time period. Once that time period is over, you’ll be next on the list.

If you forget to borrow your available title during the pickup window, your hold will be automatically suspended for 7 days as a one-time courtesy on that hold. Once the book is available again, you’ll get another notification that you can borrow it, or choose to suspend it again.

Take a look at OverDrive's help page for more information on this change.

 

In 2017 the Canton Public Library Book Purchase Enrichment Fund was created through a generous anonymous donation from appreciative readers. This donation enhances our print collection through the purchase of literary fiction and literary genre fiction; or quality narrative nonfiction primarily in the areas of science, social science, the humanities, literary biographies, and history. If you're interested in contributing to the Canton Public Library Book Purchase Enrichment Fund, contact the fund's administrator, the Canton Community Foundation. Following are just a few of the books this thoughtful donation has allowed us to purchase in 2019. To find a complete list of books librarians have purchased with this money, keyword search the terms Book Purchase Enrichment Fund in our catalog.

Also available in: e-book
Killing Kelly by Heather Graham
Also available in: e-book
Shadow Woman : A Novel by 1950- Linda Howard
Also available in: audiobook | large print

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