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I was curious if there are any current employment opportunities for the Canton Public Library? 

What year is 2011 in Chinese?

The Year of 2011 is the Year of the Golden Rabbit, which begins on February 3, 2011 and ends on January 22, 2012. The Rabbit is the 4th sign in the Chinese zodiac which consists of 12 animals signs. To find your sign, click on China Today web. The Rabbit is a lucky sign. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are reasonably friendly individuals who enjoy the company of a group of good friends. For more information on Chinese horoscopes, see these sources in our library. For information on how Chinese New Year is celebrated, including legends, food, and taboos, see this China Facts page.


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I read the article in the Observer about the Bookstore and I would like to volunteer for the 2-hour block of time to "man" the bookstore. I would prefer an early afternoon time slot if possible (my 2nd choice would be late afternoon). I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you. Karen

Advertising local event

We are holding a Mom to Mom sale at our school in Canton and was wondering if you have anywhere to place an advertisement or a bulletin board?

Labels on Manga.

On the back of pretty much ALL Manga are age ratings. I would prefer you use those for a few reasons. One about my younger sister. She likes reading "Tokyo Mew Mew" and "Kamichama Karin" which are both part of some of her favorite series. Tokyo Mew Mew is rated AGE 7&UP and Kamichama Karin is AGE 10 & UP. Yet, it is in the teen room. She tells me that she feels inferior and short to the people in the Teen Room and she is embarrassing me every time she says, "Oh, YES!! They have the ENTIRE series!" Or "FINALLY! Book (Insert a random number) is HERE!!!" And also, she isn't allowed to go into the teen room. She gets in trouble for checking out Manga, because she claims that Librarians stop her and say that she cannot go into that room. I cannot and DO NOT want to carry 10 manga novels and my books out of that room every single week. So please, put books for kids 10 and under in the TWEEN please.

Meeting Rooms

For the community room rental is there a limitation as to what the function can be? And where can I get rates for rental? Thanks


Hi I'm logged on to the library website, I put in my user ID and password and I don't know what I need to do to find what I have checked out, where to renew, and what I have signed up for (what classes that is)

Please help
Thank you

Baby storytime registration

Hello, I am a Canton resident and have a valid library card. The system will not let me register my child for baby storytime even though there are still spaces available. Does my child need his OWN library card in order to register (even though he is only 15 months and obviously *I* will be the only one checking out books, not him??) Thank you for any insight.

Request for referrals

Hello! I have a 7-year-old son and would like to find an age appropriate book about "the body." I found books about specific body parts and preschool books about the body but am wondering if there is something in between to educate him on the body (or even how boys are different than girls). A realistic fiction book would be great, or a nonfiction book that can educate at a 7-8 year-old level. Any suggestions regarding titles or authors is greatly appreciated!

Classes with registration required and multiple children

My daughter is 2 1/2 years old, is a Canton resident, and has her own library card. My sister is a Plymouth resident with a Plymouth Library library card and watches my daughter in my Canton home during the day. She would like to sign my daughter up for story time classes (which require registration) at the library but would need to sign her 6 month old son up in order to attend the classes. How can my sister go about being eligible for signing her son up for the Canton Library classes so that she can allow my daugther to participate?

Expiration on library card

I just saw on my account that my Library card will expire on my birthday. Why is this and what do i need to do come in and apply for another one?


Meeting Space

Hi do you have meeting space for roughly 8-10 people?

Thank you

Just wanted to say Thank you! We are new canton residents and are very pleased with all our library has to offer, from materials to classes, etc. You always seem to have what I need, or if you dont I request it from MEL (so easy!!) and it's there within days. Thank you for making our library so good and user friendly !!

Author Searches

I cannot figure out how the library enters authors for searches. There needs to be one standard. Two examples. 1. If I search and click on: Coben Harlan, I can see the 2011 book Live Wire and request it. If I click on: Coben Harlan 1962, the book is not listed. Same author, not found in the same search. 2. Connelly Michael, The Fifth Witness. Connelly Michael 1956, the book is not listed. Robert Parker can be searched under at least 3 different listings. One standard would help.


Baby story time

I tried to sign up for baby story time but when i try to register I get a message stating I'm not eligible to attend and see a librarian. Help.

Password Change

Please provide functionality to enable users to change their password online.

Unable to register for Family reading night program

The Canton library brochure delivered to our home mentions a Family reading night program funded by Target. I am however unable to find any details about this program on the library website.

Add Us To Your Phone

We have discontinued our text-a-librarian program.

2010-11 Budget Overview

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