February 20, 2017 at CPL

We currently have job openings with our Circulation Services and Information Services Department. For complete details on the job postings please visit our jobs/volunteer page.

With all of the information we have access to, it is sometimes hard to understand where everyone is coming from. Canton Public Library has some resources to help you work through complicated issues.

If you are interested in comparative essays about current events, check out Opposing Viewpoints in Context. This is a good resource if you are seeking articles in which authors use fact-based arguments to make a case for a certain side of a debate and if you would like to compare arguments. This is good for exploring positions on topics like gun control, recycling, and net neutrality.

If you are looking for academic research on a certain topic, for example the benefits of public libraries, a database like Academic OneFile may be good for you. This database has a range of articles published by professionals in their fields. This is an excellent resource for people seeking foundational information about a specific topic. 

For topics that have been covered by newspapers such as historical events, General OneFile is a wonderful resource. For example, if you are curious about the emergency manager's decisions in Detroit, General OneFile will pull newspaper articles from the time period you are researching so you can better understand the historical moment.


Happy researching!

The Storytellers Present: Build a Better World

Come celebrate African American History month with us by welcoming back The Storytellers. A favorite of the Canton Public Library, The Storytellers combine interactive stories, beautiful music, humor, and hands-on fun with wonderful musical instruments from around the globe.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, February 22 -
7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Community Room

2017 Canton Book Project

Is there a book you know and love? A title you find yourself recommending over and over again? Maybe it changed your life or your outlook. And maybe it could make a difference to someone else. Welcome to the 2017 Canton Book Project.

The Canton Book Project is your chance to share your love of reading by giving out books to people in this community who, for whatever reason, don't read for pleasure or own books.

Applications are now being accepted from those interested in being book givers. Book givers will have the opportunity to share the love of reading by distributing a book of their choice to other members of the community. Readers of all ages are encouraged to apply and books can be of any reading level.

Interested parties must have a valid library card on file and complete the online application below.  Applicants must identify their book of choice and explain in no more than 500 words:

  • Reasons for selecting the chosen title
  • Why they should be the one to give it out – Tell us how and why you want to spread your passion for this particular book.
  • Intended audience for their book of choice.

By applying to be a Canton Book Project book giver you agree, if selected, to:

  • Attend the Canton Book Project Reception and Distribution Night on April 11, 2017
  • Give out all of your books by May 15, 2017
  • Seek out those who don’t regularly read as recipients of your books
  • Allow your image and name to be used by the library for promotion about this program

Please fill out the application below, which is due by 9:00 PM on March 15.

Selected book givers will be announced March 31, 2017.

Tony Sacco's Friends Fundraiser

The Friends of the Canton Public Library and Tony Sacco's are hosting a Wine & Craft Beer Tasting event, benefitting the Friends.

Sample red and white wines, craft beers, and an appetizer buffet on Wednesday, February 22, from 7:00-9:00 PM

Must be 21 or older to attend. Each ticket costs $25; there are a limited number of tickets available.

Tickets can be purchased directly from Tony Sacco's, or you may fill out the following form and a member of the Friends will get in touch to arrange for payment and delivery of tickets.