Media/Marketing RSS en-US System Migration Outages January 20 On Tuesday, January 20 we are migrating our internal computing system to a new platform that will be more efficient and stable, give us better access to our data and additional resources, and keep us current with industry standards. During the migration, you may check out and return items but most of our computer-based patron services will be unavailable, including:<br /><ul><li>Catalog search</li> <li>MyAccount</li> <li>Renewal of items or ability to place materials on hold</li> <li>Online database resources including Overdrive eBooks, Zinio and hoopla</li> <li>Program registration</li> <li>Interloan requests</li> <li>Payment of fines</li> <li>Library card renewals.</li> </ul> We anticipate that this will take most of the day and apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you for your patience while we perform this necessary update. CPL Tech Media/Marketing Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:23:14 +0000 goldenl 77227 at Volunteer Tutors Needed for Community Literacy Council Just two hours a week is all the time you need to help other adults learn to read, write or speak English. The Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council is in need of tutor volunteers and has New Tutor Training and Orientation classes starting in October. Literacy volunteers receive comprehensive training before tutoring in a setting of their choice. Some tutors work one-on-one with a student, while others prefer to volunteer in a small conversation group or as a teacher’s assistant in an adult classroom. No prior experience is necessary. For more information, contact the <a href="">Community Literacy Council</a> at 734-589-0011. Media/Marketing Volunteer Opportunity Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:13:16 +0000 goldenl 75883 at Columbus Day Library Closure The library building will be closed to the public on Monday, October 13. During this time we will conduct staff training. The outdoor return slot will be open for you to return materials.<br /><br /> While the library building is closed, you may access many resources online. Visit our <a href="">eMedia</a> page to stream movies, music, TV series and audiobooks through <a href="">hoopla</a>, download ebooks and audiobooks, or read magazines online through <a href="">Zinio</a>. You may also access your patron record to check due dates and renew materials, and place available items on hold for pickup when we reopen. And many of our business resources are available online on the <a href="">Business Resource</a> page. Media/Marketing Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:38:34 +0000 goldenl 75727 at Parking Lot Closure <img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" height="150" width="200" style="float:right;" />While the library is closed for the Labor Day holiday, contractors will be working to repave and stripe our parking lot. During the work, the front circle drive book return, Abitibi paper recycling bins and the book donation bins will be inaccessible on Sunday, August 31 and September 1. Our contractor will attempt to finish the project in one day to minimize the disruption. Please stay out of restricted areas and thank you for your patience while we perform this necessary maintenance to our lot. Media/Marketing Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:16:34 +0000 goldenl 75694 at Technology Upgrade Service Impact <img src="" alt="" class="image image-medium" height="300" width="179" style="float:right;" />The library will undertake a major upgrade of the IT network August 11-15. To minimize impact to patrons, most of the work will be done between 5:00 and 8:30 AM. During this time, you may experience brief disruptions of web services, which should be resolved quickly. If you are unable to access any library web services, please wait a few minutes and try again. We don’t anticipate service disruptions during our regular hours of operation however, any issues will be addressed on a priority basis. <br /><br />The upgrade to cables and switches in our main network facility will allow us to monitor and address network issues more efficiently, minimizing future interruptions and downtime for patrons and staff. Thank you for your patience. Technology Media/Marketing Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 goldenl 74032 at Coffee with a Cop <img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" height="200" width="134" style="float:right;" />Stop in the library on Tuesday, June 24 from 10:00 AM to noon and have a cup of coffee and conversation with an officer from the Canton Township Public Safety. <br /><br />The Coffee with a Cop program provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Canton’s neighborhoods and business districts. <br /><br />“We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers,” says Deputy Chief Scott Hilden. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.” Programs Media/Marketing Strategic Plan Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:35:19 +0000 goldenl 70403 at Library Closed June 14  The library will be closed Saturday, June 14 to ease traffic congestion due to Canton's <a href="">Liberty Fest</a>. You can still use <span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span><a href="">electronic resources</a> like Overdrive and hoopla, access <a href="">databases</a>, and use MyAccount to renew items or check due dates, plus search the catalog and place holds. We will open Sunday, June 15 at noon. Media/Marketing Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:44:04 +0000 goldenl 69631 at Printable Program and Event Listing, June 2014 <div><span style="line-height:19px;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;color:#0c0c0c;font-size:14px;">Here's a <a href="">printable listing</a> </span><span style="line-height:19px;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;color:#0c0c0c;font-size:14px;">of all the programs and events happening at CPL in June, 2014.</span></div><table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="">ProgramListJune2014.pdf</a></td><td>425.56 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Media/Marketing calendar program schedule Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:29:18 +0000 wolpertl 69479 at Blood Drive May 30 <img src="" alt="Red Cross" title="Red Cross" class="image image-preview" height="80" width="200" style="float:right;" />Donate blood during the May 30 Red Cross blood drive at CPL. Visit the library or call 313-549-7052 to make an appointment. Donation times start at 10:00 AM and end at 3:45 PM. Donate in May and be entered to win a VIP experience at the June NASCAR race at MIS. Media/Marketing Mon, 19 May 2014 23:19:43 +0000 goldenl 69223 at Rouge Rescue Canton Site Opportunities <img style="float:right;width:227px;height:170px;" class="image image-preview" title="Rouge River clean up" alt="Rouge River clean up" src="" />The <a href="">Friends of the Rouge </a>are the catalyst behind the stewardship of the <a href="">Rouge River</a>, which flows through our backyards here in Canton. It's time for the annual spring clean up, also known as the Rouge Rescue, and Flodin Park here in Canton is one of the sites. Bring your family out on May 17 and help clean up a stretch from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. They need volunteers for trail clean up, native planting at pond, environmental education activities, Birds of Prey presentation, trail hikes, and bird house building.<br /><br />Canton Township Engineering Services is the sponsoring organization for this site. Call them at 734-394-5150 to volunteer or get more information. Green/Environment Media/Marketing Tue, 06 May 2014 19:06:31 +0000 goldenl 68964 at Canton Community Survey <span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';color:#505050;"><img src="" alt="CPL Strategic Plan Goals" title="CPL Strategic Plan Goals" class="image image-preview" height="200" width="200" style="float:right;" />The Canton Public Library and <a href="">Canton Leisure Services</a> have teamed up with <a href="">ETC Institute</a> to conduct a statistically-valid community survey to assist in planning and prioritizing for both organizations. If you are one of the 3,000 randomly-selected Canton households to receive the survey, please fill it out and return it promptly. The 30-question survey should take about ten minutes to complete. Your responses will </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:Arial, 'sans-serif';color:#505050;">help us better understand your needs and prioritize our <a href="">Strategic Plan</a> efforts for the next several years. Your opinion is very valuable and we greatly appreciate your time. </span> Board Media/Marketing Strategic Plan Canton Leisure Services Canton Township community survey library survey strategic plan Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:11:50 +0000 eva 68790 at Memorial Day Drive for VA Hospital <img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" height="100" width="69" style="float:right;" />To commemorate Memorial Day, the Canton Public Library will accept donations to benefit the Veterans Hospital in Ann Arbor. The VA Hospital has requested packages of men's t-shirts and underwear, specifically in sizes XXL and larger, as well as donations of gift cards for stores like Meijer, Wal-Mart and gas stations. You may drop your donation off at the library from May 18-31. Thank you for supporting our veterans. Media/Marketing Veterans Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:33:03 +0000 goldenl 68705 at Library Closed April 20 The Canton Public Library will be closed on Sunday, April 20. You may still access MyAccount to renew items, our <a href="">catalog </a>to look up materials and place holds, and all of our <a href="">digital media</a>, including OverDrive ebooks, Zinio magazines, and hoopla movies, audiobooks and music. Media/Marketing Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:00:01 +0000 goldenl 68664 at Printable Program and Event Listing, April 2014 Here's a <a href="">printable PDF listing </a>of all the programs and events that are happening at the library in April, 2014.<table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="">ProgramListApril2014.pdf</a></td><td>410.82 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Media/Marketing Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:18:58 +0000 goldenl 68368 at Chicks 4 Charity Trivia Challenge, April 15 <img style="float:right;width:301px;height:81px;" src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" />Think you are good at trivia? Test your skills against teams from the Canton Public Library during the All Star Trivia Challenge on April 15, beginning at 6:30 PM.  This fundraiser, sponsored by Chicks 4 Charity and hosted at The Basement Burger Bar, will feature great prizes, a raffle and tons of fun. See if you have what it takes to beat the library team. For information on how to enter a team, <a href="">download this flyer</a>.<table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href=" trivia full.pdf">chicks trivia full.pdf</a></td><td>269.02 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Media/Marketing Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:25:30 +0000 goldenl 68334 at