Canton Leisure Services and the Canton Public Library are seeking public input that will be used to help determine future programs and services.  The 2019 Canton Community Survey is now open to all residents at this specified link. Please be sure to type in "Canton" as the evaluation ID.  

If you have already received a copy of the survey packet, please return it as soon as possible via the mail or online using the URL and code specified in your packet.  We estimate that the survey will remain open until December 3rd.

Prime Time Capsule Event

Over 30 years ago, during the construction of the Canton Public Library building, library officials buried a time capsule under the front entryway. That time capsule has remained hidden, untouched since 1988, until this past July, when it was unearthed during a renovation project. While the time capsule was removed from the ground, its contents have remained a mystery.

Until now.

Join us on Wednesday, October 16, 6:30-8:00 PM for our Prime Time Capsule Event, when we crack open the time capsule and reveal the contents.

We'll have fun '80s snacks, an '80s-themed photo booth, historical library artifacts, and '80s music to celebrate. You can also contribute to a new time capsule, and watch the debut of a special library video. Grab your RayBans, put on your parachute pants, and join us for an all-ages celebration of 30 years of Canton history.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.


HelpNow by Brainfuse offers live homework help, study tools, test preparation and virtual group study space for K-12 students and lifelong learners. HelpNow provides assistance in multiple formats to help you write a better paper, ace the test, or better understand a tough math problem. Use outside of the library requires a Canton Public Library card.

* Live tutors are available 7 days a week, from 2pm to 11pm. 

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Help us out by providing some feedback about our 62 Days of Summer program. Please take this short 7 question survey. Just click here

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WDET's series, "Crossing the Lines," makes its final Canton stop with a community conversation here at the library on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 PM. We hope you can make it.

The 9th annual Canton Acts of Culture Week is May 11-18 and events and activities are planned throughout the community to celebrate the arts. All of our storytimes during this week will have an art theme, and we're hosting the following events at the library.

For a list of everything happening in Canton, download this schedule from the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage website.

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We will be repaving our parking lot over the next few weeks. During this time, areas of the lot will be closed to traffic, and parking will be limited. Additional parking is available across the street at the Canton Township Administration Building. Please observe all posted signage and use extra care for the safety of our patrons and construction workers. Thank you for your patience as we work to maintain our property.

SCHEDULE FOR REPAVEMENT (weather dependent)

4/23-4/29     West front lot, nearest Heritage Park, closed

4/29-5/4       East front lot, nearest Canton Center Road, and Circle Drive closed

4/29-5/4         Lobby and entire front entrance closed - enter through the Children's Library using west side door

5/4-5/10         West front lot and west drive closed


Note that temporary bike racks will still be available at the front of the building near the lobby doors. After construction, there will be larger, permanent racks closer to the building. 


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On Wednesday, April 10, library lovers can show their support of the Canton Public Library with an online donation to our endowment fund. 

Big news for #LibraryGivingDay! Gifts of $50 or more, made now through April 10, will be matched by our Friends of the Library, making your gift go twice as far, up to a total of $5,000. 

Our endowment fund, held by the Canton Community Foundation, helps secure the financial future of the library for years to come. Double your gift of $50 or more when you donate on or before April 10 with a match from our Friends.

Use this secure link to donate now, and thank you for supporting the library.

Due to the icy road conditions, the Secondhand Prose Used Bookstore will be closed Wednesday, February 6. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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