Not in Our Town Art Contest

In partnership with the Canton Response to Hate Crimes Coalition and Canton Police Department, the library is sponsoring an art contest. Students are invited to submit artwork around the theme of inclusion, unity and peace to be displayed during the Community Unity & Peace Rally on September 26 in Heritage Park. Art work entries should be turned in at the Children's Desk.

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Sorter Room Tours

Sorter RoomCome on down to visit our automated sorter up close and earn your Geek Out and Love It badge. You can watch the materials come down through the chute and understand how the sorter reads it and tosses into appropriate bins.
  
We will be take you inside the sorter room to get a closer look at how the materials you return are processed and put back in circulation. The sorter room tours are scheduled at these times:

We can accommodate 10 people per tour.  Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Produce Exchange Stand

Do you have a surfeit of strawberries? A bumper crop of tomatoes? We've set up a produce exchange stand, thanks to our friends at Canton Leisure Services, to facilitate the sharing of your home-grown goods. Simply drop off any extra produce in the stand by the front entrance (make sure it's in good shape, free of insects or excess soil). Or help yourself to any produce that's in the bin and enjoy the bounty. Don't forget to claim the Chow Down On the Scene badge for participating.

Butterfly Garden Plant Exchange

The Friends of the Library are hosting a plant exchange May 30, 9:00 AM-noon, to secure native Michigan butterfly friendly plants from community members and private local gardens. Please label donations with type and blossom color. The Friends will be offering free milkweed plants, started with donated supplies from Home Depot, during the plant exchange.

Drive around the building, following the book donation signs, to drop off your plant donations. You can view a list of desired plants.

Mother's Day Supply Drive for FirstStep

First StepThis Mother's Day, make a difference in the lives of women experiencing violence and abuse by donating to First Step, an organization dedicated to reducing domestic and sexual violence and providing service to individuals affected by these crimes.
First Step has requested the following items:

  • scented body wash
  • lotion
  • hand sanitizer
  • gift cards for stores like Meijer, Kroger, Wal-Mart or Target.

The Canton Public Library will accept items May 3 through 16. Thank you for supporting this vital organization in our community.

29th Annual Book & Author Luncheon

ZimmermanMystery writer Chris Zimmerman will be the featured author of the May 12 luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the Canton, Plymouth, Northville and Novi libraries. Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center in Plymouth Twp. is the host for this 29th annual event, which begins at 11:30 AM. Tickets are available through the Friends of the Library, or use this reservation form.

Children's Library Open!

Children's LibraryWhile we are still cleaning up from the water damage due to Monday's broken sprinkler head, the Children's Library stacks have reopened to the public. Some areas are still off limits, including the cabana computers and several other computers near the fish tank, while we dry out the flooring. Please stay out of areas marked with caution tape.

Renovation Update

New lobby and restroomsThe restrooms and lobby are now open. Thank you for your patience! We hope you enjoy the new and improved space.

We are awaiting the arrival of the additional study carrels. New CD shelving is being placed Thursday and Friday. Work continues in the social space/vending area, as tile work is ongoing.

For more information about the renovation project, visit our PSIP page.

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