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I am looking for an obit that may be in the Canton Observer, from October 2009. Do you have older newspapers at the library? Or could you suggest where I might be able to locate the paper or archived version?

E-book borrowing

If I purchase the non-resident card, will I be able to borrow e-books or does it only allow me to borrow books from the library?

books on CD

How can i find a list of books that you offer on CD?

Why blame the monkey?


Reading Assistance Dogs Program

Kids and Tweens in grades K-6, improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a dog. Sign up begins at 6:25 PM and is on a first come, first serve basis. Sessions are 10 minutes long.

Program Date: Tuesday, May 29, 6:25-8:25 PM

Uncommon Service

One of the librarians is helping a very senior citizen. She even offered her some water! #UncommonKindness at my library. :) (I don't have the name of the librarian, working the reference desk today, Thursday, 4/5/2012, 1:15pm.)

Excel Basics

Want to create a spreadsheet, a family budget or manage a list? Learn how with Microsoft Excel 2007.
Date: Friday, May 18th from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM in the Internet Lab
Online registration now open. Attendees should already be familiar with keyboard and mouse.

hold shelf

If you put something on hold, how long can will the library hold the items for you?

2011 Annual Report

Canton Public Library Connects Your Community.

For CPL, 2011 was all about people. A great library is a reflection of a great community, and it all boils down to people: hardworking staff, dedicated volunteers, loyal supporters, and a community that values and uses their library. Use of the library in 2011 was heavy, with a whopping 565,046 people coming through our doors. We remain the busiest single-location public library in the state of Michigan, with employees who demonstrate time and time again their commitment to serving our residents with excellence.

These 565,046 visitors checked out materials, gathered with colleagues, made new friends, used our computers, and were assisted by our highly-trained, expert staff. Our 2011 Annual Report provides highlights of our fantastic year with an emphasis on how people used the library, and how our staff made that possible through creative management of our resources and responding to the feedback we got from you, the users. We hope you enjoy this report on your library and we look forward to continuing to meet the needs of our community.


Eva Davis, Director


is there another dvd disc #3 to Judge John Deed Season 5. IMDB shows there were 6 episodes I've taken disc's 1 &2 out which have the first 4 episodes on them but can't see that there is a disc #3 in the system thanks

Amazing Race

Dear Sir/Madam: This is my first year as a librarian, and I will be teaching an 8th grade introduction to the library class this May. I am interested in doing an Amazing Race style game with them and saw that you had done one in the past. I would appreciate any specifics you would be willing to share with me. Thank you! Jodi Schrick Central Lyon High School Rock Rapids, IA


Hello, does the library have any typewriters for public use?

The Hunger Games Book VS Movie

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — has lots of buzz right now. This article from compares the movie and the book and points out both the good and bad. How do you think the movie stacks up? Was it a hit or a miss?

change in email address

Hi, I am not sure how to change the email associated w/my library card. Would like to do so. New email address  will be discontinued as of 3/23. Thank you.

the fullmeatal alchemist ova collection

i was wondering if you could add the fullmetal alchemist ova's to the libraries collestion of anime dvds thank you

Donating books

Do you accept book donations? I have about 15 boxes of good books, almost all non-fiction related to education, politics and social issues largely. Michael

The Buzz about The Bee

A new champion speller will be crowned Thursday at the conclusion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition in Washington D.C. Don't miss the action starting at 8:00 PM on ESPN. Also, Bee officials announced on Tuesday that a world bee of the English language is in the preliminary planning stages for next year.

My list

How do I set up a books I have read list? Thank you.