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I belong to the Ypsilanti township library, since I live in Superior township but I generally use the Canton library because of its proximity to my house. I don't have a problem with the rule that I cannot put something on the "hold" list since I am not a Canton library member. Usually I just wait out the time till the item eventually becomes available. The sole exception seems to be The Big Bang Theory. As of today, there are 7 holds on Season One disc One. It is, like, impossible to ever get this disc. There is ALWAYS at least one "hold" on it, not to mention most of the other discs as well. I guess I am just voicing my frustration at being able to get this and other Big Bang Theory discs. I don't expect a change of policy but wish there was some way this popular series would be available in a more timely fashion for those of us waiting for the line to end. Thanks.

fee for books on hold

I understand the library will begin charging $.25 for every book on hold that is not picked up by the 4th day starting in 2013. The policy makes sense to avoid staff hours shelving books that never get picked up, but I would like to make a further suggestion. If you are going to place this fee, then patrons should be given ample time to pick up the items. The 4 days should be extended to 1 week. Many times I have placed books and other items on hold only to get to the library and find they have already been placed back on the shelf or sent on to the next person in line for the hold. Many library patrons, like me, work full time and are unable to get to the library within the present time frame, especially since the notification goes out via email on day #1. The library closes early on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday... This is probably the reason most people do not pick up the items that they request. Thank you for your consideration...

Possible endowment fund goal proposal

Hello, my name is Sneh Patel. I am a origami artist. I draw paper notecards that have energy on them. Two years back in 2010 I used your facility both to draw and collide to create a project on the table outside. Since then I have created projects as extensions or separate from that particular time. I have been recently been giving my work to the municipal building across the street in hopes it will be put to good use. Because of my recent and past health problems I can no longer pursue to attempt to apply these projects only create them. Hence why I've been " dropping them in the absentee ballot slot." I received a letter in the mail regarding your recent financial troubles. Since my work is probably worth alot of money initially and after its been put to use I was wondering if the library would be interested in trying to make use out of it. If the local government cannot fund the library maybe the library could fund itself.


We live in romulus but can we use our library card at you library?

Michigan Quilt

I found this picture of a "Michgian" quilt on this website: Is this a quilt you have haning in your library? I have been searching for a wall hanging with a Michigan theme and this one certainly has that! Would you be able to put me into contact with the person who made this quilt or tell me where I may buy a patter? Thanks, Paula

Thingamagoop 2

Hello! The Ann Arbor District Library has "Music Tools": I tried checking out the Thingamagoop 2. The site stated their were 5 available. When I tried requesting music tools through MEL ("Get This For Me"), it states "Sorry, no copies available for requests." This happens for all of the Music Tools. Is there a way for me to check them out?

Posting my business flyer

Hi Smile
I asked a young man at the Market Ave. library about posting my ERRAND SERVICE flyer. He said it must be a non profit organization to hang it, but said he'd ask a manager anyway. The manager wasn't in at the time, so he kept the flyer to ask about at a later time.

I just read on your website, that you DO post other forms in a different location, and just wanted to know if my flyer did, in fact get posted. If not, I can come again this is a BRIGHT YELLOW flyer with the heading,,"CAROL CAN!" ERRAND SERVICE.

Thank you so much,
Carol Smile


bulletin board

I see you have a community bulletin board outside of the bathrooms. Is there a policy as to what/how things are posted there? Thanks

Book Repaire

Hello, I have an old book that I really like, but the spine is starting to get loose. Does the Canton Public Library offer book repair services? Sincerely, Manabu T

Technology Planning in Your Library

Hello! I'm an LIS student at Wayne State, and I hope you can answer a few questions for me regarding technology planning in your library. Here are my instructions: Communicate with an IT professional at a library of your choice and ask some questions about technology plan. Do they have one? How often is it updated? How is it updated (IT dept, committee, etc). If they don't have one, why? How do they decide what technology is to be included, budgeted for, etc. Who knows about the plan--only IT? Any information you can give me will be greatly appreciated. With sincere thanks, Nicole

Unable to Log In to School Website

For some reason, I am not able to log into National Heritage Academies' website ( When I have tried this (in order to check my son's homework assignments or see teacher newsletters), I get a message that the website is blocked due to "Malicious Web Reputation". It does not seem right to me that a public school's website would be blocked at all, let alone for the stated reason. Can you please adjust your filters to permit access to this website? Thanks for your consideration, E. Quan

Political Campaigning

This morning I observed a table to be used to register voters with Obama campaign signs. Is campaigning allowed on library property? If so, is written permission needed? If permission is needed, who grants the approval or refusal? What are the guidelings for allowing or refusing requests? Personally, I feel it is inappropriate for the library to be involved in any way with direct or indirect support for particular candidates. Allowing Obama support signs as part of voter registration certainly indicates library support for the andidate. Thank you in advance for your anticipated response and/or action.

access this site

Hello, I'm at Ann Arbor but would like access to your online library material, what must I do? I do have an Ann Arbor library account. Thanks, Jim A

DVD movie Fiddler on the Roof 1971 Directed by Norman Jewison

This is a highly acclaimed award winning musical adapted from the Broadway play of the same name. I think that this film has musical, dramatic, historical and cultural value for a diverse audience (all ages, religions, and ethnic groups). It is a highly educational film, made in 1971. It would be a wonderful addition to your DVD collection.



1. Why are patrons allowed to have food & drink near computers? 2. When will keyboards with letters rubbed off going to be replaced? 3. Why does Canton use an out of state collection agency for past fines? Keep business in MI!! 4. Liked your recipe rack!


I have several new paperbacks and two hardbacks. Would you accept these as donations?

Library Card

Do yo need to be a resident of Canton to be able to get a Library Card? I live in Van Buren Twp/Belleville. Thanks!

Is the staff observing the pedestrian walkway?

Hello. Don't like to complain, but I was close to being run over on the pedestrian walkway (yellow diagonal lines) by a female staff member. Incident occurred about 12:30P.M., Thursday, 7_26_2012. The lady had black hair with an olive complexion. She was driving a compact goldtone vehicle. This incident occurred on the north-south drive leading directly to the employee parking area. Apparently she was going on duty at this time. If she does this to me again I may video record it and call the police. Please have your staff observe traffic rules re. pedestrians in the parking lot.

Oh, there was at least one witness who politely yielded at the exact spot going in the southern direction.

Please don't bother responding as I don't have time to read them.

Thank you for your time and kind consideration.


Awesome service

I've been itching to watch the movie "Sybil," and saw you had it in the Canton Library but I couldn't find it, so I asked if they could and it took awhile but they wouldn't stop until it was located. Which was awesome. I loved the service! Thank you! :)

How to sign out passes for the museums

To Whom It May Concern: I went to the library today to check on signing out museum passes, and was told it has to be done "on-line." I have not been able to locate the necessary site "on-line" site. Please direct me. Thank you, Lydia Cacace