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I placed some iteams on hold and for one item it says "1 hold" and the other " in transit". what actually does that mean? thank you

Metro Detroit magazine

The October issue of Metro Detroit magazine has a Lover's Lane ad on the back, and is displayed so the images are clearly visible, and are not appropriate for all ages. Please find another way to display.

Farewell, Miss Kristen

It is with greatly mixed emotions that we bid a fond farewell to our Children's, Tween & Teen Services Program Specialist, Kristen Kostielney. Kristen will be leaving us in September to take a position as a head start teacher with the Campagna Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Please join us in celebrating the nearly 21 years Kristen has spent with CPL and wishing her all the best with a farewell reception on Thursday, September 15 from 5:00-6:30PM in the Purple Room.

Kristen's departure opens up a position here at the library and we are currently accepting applications for the Children's, Tween & Teen Services Program Specialist position.

Improvement Suggestions

1. Add cushions to the computer chairs. I apply for jobs daily and sit for hours. The wood chairs are very hard and uncomfortable. 2. Add lockers w/combinations, like the fitness area at the Summit. When I am here hours applying for jobs online, I must gather all my belongings and take them to the restroom or outside when answering/making a phone call, as phone call reception is poor to non-existent in the building. 3. Consider adding restrooms inside the main building. Again, when using the computers, it is cumbersome to gather belongings, check out materials and then use the restroom; only to bring all back into the building when done using the restroom.

fine payment

Can I pay a fine on-line with a credit card?

New and Different Teen Books

Shelter by Coben, Harlan

Wanted by Shepard, Sara

Ambitious by Mckayhan, Monica

Mayhem by Arthur, Artist

Geek : fantasy novel by E. Archer

Bridges: a tale of Niagara by dk LeVick

Beauty queens by Libba Bray

Die for me by Amy Plum

The pull of gravity by Gae Polisner

Last ride by Laura Langston

Psp Video Games

Does the canton public library carry psp games. If so, where?

returned a book and still charging

i returned the book Tamar / Mal Peet
on the 12/15/10 and it is still charging me. i turned it into the book return with other things to. but they seem to have gone though why is it still there.

forgot a book

i went to the library and i forgot a book on the table. i had already checked it out i would like to know what happend to it

Automotive News

I really enjoy reading "Automotive News" online but haven't seen an update since September 13, 2010. Has this publication been discontinued? If not, please let me know when it would be available. Thank you!


Hi I would love to donate some old VHS movies....would you guys accept them? If not, do you know who or where would?

Returned book at Wayne Public Library - Not showing up in Patrol Record (yet)

Hello I returned a book at Wayne Libray yesterday (8/17) evening. It is still showing up as checked out in Patrol Record. Can you tell me how long would it take for it to reflect as being returned? As this book is due today (8/18), I am worried if I will be charged late fee.


Will there be Storytime in the fall? Looking at the calendar, it looks like there's just a playgroup available.

Clash of the Titans

I placed DVD Clash of the Titans (2010) on hold thinking this was the recent remake. It turns out this is the original from 1981 which was apparently reissued in 2010. There are 61 holds on this so I am guessing that other people made the same mistake. Is the library planning on ordering the remake of Clash of the Titans? Thank you.


Is there not any way I can review on line what I have borrowed in the past? I've listened to quite a few and am starting to have a hard time picking what I have not already listened to by certain authors. Kindly respond. Thank you

Online Access: Music Collection

Why not allow online access to the entire music collection? Benefits:

  1. It would be a more efficient way for patrons to search and use the entire catalog. Multiple Patrons could access the same material at once. Easier to place music on a MP3 player
  2. It would reduce damage, scratches, lost material, etc
  3. Other Libraries could share their collections (interlibrary loan) - increasing the size of both collections at a minimal cost

As a service project the Cubscouts/Boyscouts could use the computer room to move all of the CDs to a digital repository. (Many hands make light heavy work)

CD Collection placed online
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drinking fountain

Need a drinking fountain in the children's area. My husband, Dan, is currently a laid-off plumber!

Children's Books Turned Into Movies

Here are some excellent books that have been turned into excellent movies.

Charlotte's web by E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams

Anne of Green Gables. 1 by L.M. Montgomery ; illustrated by Scott McKowen

Ballet shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Ben and me : a new and astonishing life of Benjamin Franklin as written by his good mouse Amos by lately discovered, edited & illustrated by Robert Lawson

The black stallion; illustrated by Keith Ward by Farley, Walter, 1915-1989

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson ; illustrated by Donna Diamond

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming

Ella enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

My friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara — The most recent version of this book is called Flicka and stars Tim McGraw and Alison Lohman

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

The Indian in the cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks ; illustrations by Brock Cole

Little women by Louisa May Alcott ; illustrated by Louis Jambor

The hundred and one dalmatians by Dodie Smith ; illustrations by Michael Dooling

The princess and the goblin by George MacDonald ; illustrated by Alan Parry ; , abridged by Oliver Hunkin

Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien ; illustrated by Zena Bernstein

Sideways stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar ; illustrated by Dennis Hockerman

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Tuck everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

The witches by Roald Dahl ; pictures by Quentin Blake

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll ; adapted by Jane Fior ; illustrated by Greg Becker

Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

The BFG by Roald Dahl ; pictures by Quentin Blake

The black cauldron by Alexander, Lloyd

Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake — This book has been made into a movie twice! On is called Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and stars Gene Wilder. The other is called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and stars Johnny Depp.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Freaky Friday by Rodgers, Mary, 1931-

Holes by Louis Sachar

How to eat fried worms. Pictures by Emily McCully by Rockwell, Thomas, 1933-

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C.S. Lewis ; illustrated by Pauline Baynes

Mary Poppins. Illustrated by Mary Shepard by Travers, P. L. (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996

The collected tales of Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand ; illustrated by Edward Ardizzone — When this book series was made into a movie the name of the main character was changed to Nanny McPhee. There's a sequel to the original movie coming out this summer!

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie ; with illustrations by Jan Ormerod

The railway children by E. Nesbit ; with illustrations by C.E. Brock

The dark is rising by Susan Cooper — The movie based on this book is called The Seeker.

The Swiss family Robinson by Johann David Wyss ; illustrated by Scott McKowen

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ; illustrated by Don Irwin

Kenneth Grahame's The wind in the willows by adapted by Michael Bishop ; illustrated by Rene Cloke

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum ; illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger

Around the world in 80 days by retold from the Jules Verne original by Deanna McFadden ; illustrated by Jamel Akib

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell ; adapted by Cathy East Dubowski ; illustrated by Domenick D'Andrea

The borrowers by Mary Norton ; illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush

The story of Doctor Dolittle : being the history of his peculiar life at home and astonishing adventures in foreign parts by told by Hugh Lofting ; illustrated by Michael Hague ; edited with a foreword by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack ; afterword by Peter Glassman

Five children and It by E. Nesbit ; with illustrations by H.R. Millar

Harriet, the spy. Written and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh by Fitzhugh, Louise

The incredible journey by Sheila Every Burnford ; with illustrations by Carl Burger — You probably know the movie better, it's called Homeward Bound!!

Howl's moving castle by Diana Wynne Jones

The jungle book by Rudyard Kipling ; paintings by Gregory Alexander

Matilda by Roald Dahl ; illustrations by Quentin Blake

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens — Remember Oliver & Company? This is the book that inspired it!

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren ; translated from the Swedish by Florence Lamborn ; illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman

The Rescuers. With illustrations by Garth Williams by Sharp, Margery, 1905-

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Stuart Little by E. B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams

The trumpet of the swan by E. B. White ; pictures by Edward Frascino

The complete tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard

A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle

Horton hears a Who! By Dr. Seuss by Seuss, Dr

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell

Nim's island by Wendy Orr ; illustrated by Kerry Millard

Prince Caspian : the return to Narnia by C.S. Lewis ; illustrated by Pauline Baynes

A journey to the center of the earth by Jules Verne ; adapted by Howard J. Schwach ; illustrations by Pablo Marcos Studio

The city of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

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

Door to Door Organics

Do you like fresh produce? Do you want to support local farmers? Are you, like me, not a fan of going shopping? I recently discovered Door to Door Organics, and now I have fresh produce delivered to my house once a week. It's great! They have several different basic orders to choose from, and you can customize your order and add items however you'd like. The food comes from local farms including Beautiful Earth Family Farm and Two Creeks Organics, both located in nearby Chelsea. I heartily recommend their goods and their service.