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Digitization Project Underway

We are currently digitizing materials related to our history as an institution. We are hard at work scanning photos and news clippings into our new digital collection. Eventually, the collection will be expanded to include materials relating to the history of the whole Canton community. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting project!

Here's a sneak peek of what's to come:

Do you remember when the library looked like this?

George H.W. Bush visits the library during his 1992 campaign.

Books for a 15 month old

Hi, I'm looking for books for my 15 month old. I'd like basic ones with pictures and not so many words on the page, also If there are any books that have rymes I'd like to check those out as well. Thank you very much, Robyn.

Passes for State Parks

Hello, I remember last year you had a bunch of passes for free admission to either selected or all (can't remember) Michigan State Parks. Is that a program you have this year as well? Thanks, Janet

"quiet rooms"?

I currently live in Westland but was raised in Canton, not far from the library. I have not been to the Canton Library in many years. I was wondering if you have any rooms available for individual or two-person study. I have been to the Plymouth Library several times while my son was at Physical Therapy sessions and they have several indiviual rooms that are great for 1-2 people to work on a project and had a sliding door to keep noise down both inside and outside of the room. Do you have anything like that? I have a project I need to work on that I need to spread out but don't like the idea of being out in the open for everyone to peak over my shoulder or worse, for me to be distracted by what is going on in the "outside world". Thank you.


I tried to register for the Program "Water to Wine" next Thursday. It said I could register two people per library card, but it only let me register one. Could you please register one more person for me?

HANDWASHING on Jungle Java employee

The lady preparing my food didn't washed her hands after I watched her change the trash bags, put a new a new bag in the trash container. Also, her hands touched the lid of the trash can while throwing my receipt. She then went on to prepare my food without washing her hands. Obviously, she prepared my food with soiled hands. I think this is a poor sign of sanitation and prevention of health illness that may arise from food preparations. I thought, I would bring this matter to whom ever is concern prior to notifying the State Department. PLEASE address this issue accordingly and in a timely manner before any of the patrons get sick. Thank you.

Cricut for Patron Use

The Library should have a Cricut for patron use.

All cartridges could be checked out, but the system would stay in the library.

A Gypsy could be used to store all of the cartridges centrally for use with the libraries system.


Fax Machine

The new fax machine seems to be very expensive. Why can't we have access to the old system/pricing. With VOIP this shouldn't cost the library anything, but would still generate a small amount of revenue.

Park & Read

The copy of list for Park & Read was not available and time was needed to search for the information.

book contest

I went on a wrestling site called and it said you can sign up for it's annual yearly wrestlemania reading challenge at a library near you. Would you happen to be one of the many libraries with sign up sheets if so please respond thank you for your time

Book Donations

Question: Does the Canton Library accept book donations? If so, how can these be made.

Stardate: July 5, 2010

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

Here's your chance to log-in on William Shatner because the William Shatner Blogathon takes off on July 5.

The rules are simple: Blog about William Shatner. Doesn't matter what you blog about; anything that bears the golden touch of the Shatman is fair game. You could blog about movies, sure, but you could also blog about TV shows, interviews, musical performances, cartoons, satire, you could even send me a link to something you have already written and submit it for the Shatnerthon!

This opportuniity comes to you via She Blogged by Night.

Book donations

I would like to donate paperback and hard-cover books to the library. They are in excellent condition, mainly read by only one person. Does the library accept these donations, and if so, when and where can I bring them? Thank you.


I suggested a book 3 weeks ago, and for a week and 2 days it said it's been in the process of cataloging from the 'teen new books shelf', I was just wondering how long this takes because I would really like to read this book.

Thank You.



First of all, I love CPL (its my second home I guess)

1. Thanks a lot for the new chairs @ study cabin area. They're a great help when you're to study with a computer for many hours.

2. There are a few wonderful people here @ CPL who needs to be appreciated. And its their kindness & help that makes this library the best place in town.

-Mrs. Eileen: All the front desk people are real gems but she's an extremely nice; genuinely humble & sweet person; has helped me & many of my friends at many a times. I respect her a lot for her kindness & help.

-Mr. Bill (the security guy) is indeed a great soul. ALWAYS there to help. He & I both worry about the floor @ the library entrance thats been ripped off (a lil). The other day a girl got her shoe stuck in the gap and almost fell (could have hit her head against the hard floor) -- Please do somethin about that! Thanx.

-Mr. Bradd (@East reference desk mostly in the evening hours) Extremely kind & helpful; I have noticed that he actually cares about "silence" in the library (He speaks in a low tone himself, never talks too much on phone, always makes sure students like myself and others don't get disturbed by a few talkative souls in the area). I owe him a lot of thanks (as the kind of concentrated studying is only possible in a relatively Quiet (if not Quiet like Quiet-Room) place -- maintained/supervised by people who're Quiet themselves.

(I realized the fact only yesterday when the person @ East desk was being a bit too loud in her communication, @ about 10 o'clock thats normally a very quiet and good time to study.)

People often talk loud, esp when they book a discussion room (usually high school students) They're loud enough that even those who're sitting outside can't help but getting disturbed. Could you please do something about that too? like may be post some certain rules on each table & above all request the librarians to set a good example for everyone else around.

-Ms. Jeanine (@ copy centre - reference etc.) She taught me all the copying, printing, faxing etc. without me asking for that as she's so on-the-look-to-helping-someone; Extremely nice person.

I owe this place alot, Hope to return back someday!!

P.S. All the ones responsible for keeping this place clean. I've been to Ypsi library & others too but CPL is the cleanest place of all. All thanks to them.



If you plan on attending the ALA Annual Conference June 24-29, 2010 please be on the lookout for Lethal Friendship, at the Solutions, Inc. #3033. The events took place in Michigan. It is a book endorsed by Casey Gwinn, Founder of the Family Justice Center. Mr. Gwinn writes, "Lethal Friendship is one of the 10 books I keep on my desk to regularly remind me about the lethal nature of family violence”. The Family Justice Center serves as the official provider for the United States Department of Justice, office on Violence Against Women. Cordially, Marie Currie

Teen Creative Writing Classes


I was wondering if you have a waiting list for the Teen Creative Writing Classes? I would like to put my daughter on this list (Amanda Nilles) if you have one.


Grades for Children's Activities

Many of the children's summer program activities list ages K-2nd grade or 3-4th grade. The tween and teen programs state that they are for the grades the child is entering but the children's programs are unclear. Are the grades for the children's programs for the grade they completed or the grade they are entering? This question refers to a child who just completed 2nd grade and is mature for their age. I would like to enroll this child in 3-4th grade programs if possible. Thank you.

Short Story contest

How many times can we enter the short story contest?

Travel Through Film

Sometimes the best vacations are on your own couch. Here are some great journeys in movies to get the feeling of an adventure while in the comfort of your own home.

Wild Hogs — Like any good travel movie, this film shows that it's the journey, not the destination.

Fear and loathing in Las Vegas — When packing for a trip, some people have different priorities than others. An ether frolic of a movie, from the mind of Hunter S. Thompson.

O brother, where art thou? — A modern-ish adaptation of Homer's Odyssey, the ultimate travel epic. Watch out for the catchy soundtrack.

Up in the air — From what I've gathered (having not seen it yet), George Clooney flies around a lot. Sounds like a travel movie to me.

Back to the future: the complete trilogy — A different kind of travel. Time travel counts. It doesn't get much better than BTTF.

National Lampoon's vacation — A required fixture on any travel film list.

Catch me if you canThe book is really good, and this film lives up to it. Lots of action, and a great dynamic between Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The beach — Speaking of Leo, here's a slightly-different journey to Thailand and beyond.

Airplane! — An absolutely hilarious movie. Did you know it was a spoof remake of a 1950s film, Zero Hour?

Have Stilettos, Will Travel

Chick Flicks on the Road

Enchanted April Miramax Home Entertainment presents a BBC Films production in association with Greenpoint Films

Thelma & Louise Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a Percy Main production, a Ridley Scott film in association with Star Partners III, Ltd

A room with a view Goldcrest in association with National Film Finance Corporation, Curzon Film Distributors and Film Four International present a Merchant Ivory film

Bread & tulips First Look Pictures un Monogatari presenta una produzione Instituto Luce spa, Monogatari sri, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana in coproduczione con Amka Films sa Lugano, Tsi Televisione svizzera italiana, un film di Silvo Soldinia

My faraway bride Kosmic Films presents a Hiskarma Productions and Dream Team Films production

Shirley Valentine by Paramount Pictures

2 days in Paris Samuel Goldwyn Films, Red Envelope Entertainment and Rezo Films International present a Polaris Film Production & Finance and Tempête sous un Crâne Productions production in co-production with 3L Filmproduktion GMBH in association with Back up Media GMBH and Merica Medias

Summertime by Lopert Films

Have your own suggestions? Leave them in the comments for others to enjoy!