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Join us over Mid-Winter Break for some fun at CPL!

You won’t want to miss out on these fun programs we have scheduled for you over Mid-Winter Break!

Dance Your Fanny OffTuesday, February 18, 7:00 PM
Families with young children can join us for a freestyle dance party for our littlest patrons. Everyone gets movin' and groovin' to some great dance tunes. This program is for new walkers up to 5 years old with their caregivers.

Teen Animanga ClubWednesday, February 19, 6:30 PM
Teens, join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.

Superfun Unicorn PartyThursday, February 20, 2:00 PM
Unicorns are so awesome! Come and celebrate their coolness at our Superfun Unicorn Party where we will read a magical Unicorn story, make some fun crafts, and have an awesome snack. This program is open to kids ages 4 years to 8 years old and their caregiver. Don't forget to register by clicking here. See you there, horn wearing optional!

The K ClubSaturday, February 22, 11: 00 AM

CPL Hosts 5th Annual "Stuff the Truck" Diaper Drive, November 20 & 21

The countdown to the fifth annual "Stuff the Truck" Diaper Drive has officially begun! Last year, you helped us collect a record setting 38,954 diapers to benefit the Canton-based Detroit Area Diaper Bank. On November 20 and 21, Canton Public Library hosts this year’s Diaper Drive with hopes of doubling last year’s donations. The library is counting on the generous members of the Canton community, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities, to contribute to the biggest diaper drive in Michigan.

The “Stuff the Truck” event will accept diapers during library business hours, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21. The truck, donated by the Hulett family, owners of Fat Chef in a Little Coat, will be parked in the library lot and ready to accept donations until it is stuffed. Diaper donations may be of any size or brand, baby through adult, even swim diapers or other incontinence supplies. Open packages of diapers are accepted, if labeled with size.

The Detroit Area Diaper Bank, a nonprofit charitable organization, distributes the diapers to SE Michigan partner agencies serving people in need. Please help support those in need in our community with your donation.

Register As An Organ and Tissue Donor Today and Save Lives

A registration to join Michigan’s organ and tissue donor list will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 10:00 AM-8:30 PM. Library staff will be available to answer questions, provide fun give-away items and, most importantly, help community members become organ, eye, and tissue donors. If you are not able to stop by during the scheduled times of sign up and you would still like to become a donor, you can register online at www.GiftofLifeMichigan.org.

The Canton Public Library has partnered with Michigan’s organ and tissue donation program, Gift of Life, to host a Michigan Libraries for Life campaign. The organization recovers over 900 organs each year, from 300 or more donors, saving hundreds of lives and improving thousands of lives of seriously injured and sick recipients through the recovery of bones, skin and other tissue. By hosting this campaign, we hope to educate, inspire, and empower our patrons to join Michigan’s organ and tissue donor registry and help save the lives of one or several of the 3,000 Michigan residents currently waiting for an organ transplant.

MI Big Green Gym Passes Now Available

MI Big Green GymTurn Michigan into your personal gym by checking out a MI Big Green Gym pass, good for entrance to hundreds of state parks and community recreation agencies statewide. Through a partnership with the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Canton card holders can enjoy a huge variety of Michigan's recreational resources at no charge.

Residents interested in year-round access to all Michigan state parks and recreation areas can purchase a Recreation Passport for $11 from the Secretary of State. MPRA member agencies will offer affordable classes, activities and programs, ranging from yoga and swimming to hiking and paddling.

Learn more about local MI Big Green Gym events. Get a searchable list of state parks with addresses.

Michigan Activity Pass is Back for 2014

The Library Network, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Library of Michigan Foundation and CultureSource have partnered with nearly 400 public libraries statewide to present the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP). Library patrons can use their library card online to print a pass allowing them complimentary or reduced cost access to 60 arts and cultural organizations across the state.

Starting May 24, Canton Public Library card holders will be able to print a pass, either at home or the library, to one of the 60 participating institutions on the MAP website. The MAP program is designed to enhance the learning experience for users of all ages through books and other library materials. Each pass will offer complimentary or reduced price admission, discounts in the museum gift shops or other exclusive offers for MAP pass holders, for the duration of one week from the date printed.