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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

Author search

I ran Evanovich as an author search anf then sorted by newest. I did not get a cite for "Notorious Nineteen" which will be released later. However, when I ran "Notorious Nineteen" by title, I get two cites for a large print book and another for a different media. Curious as to why it does not show up on an author search.


Was the Reference Desk as helpful as possible?

Apologies if this comment is unrelated. Had an inexplicable incident with the Reference Desk this Saturday, 7/22/2012 ~11AM. Requested assistance from one of the Reference Librarians regarding a "Script Error" message I obtained on TWO of the CPL Web computers - which caused the computers to stop or slow down to the point of being unresponsive. The librarian told me (in essence) it was not of their/your responsibility. She told me that the computer was going to continue to be unresponsive.

When the creative writing class let out (about 11:30AM) I was able to log on to Lab 06 terminal. I tried to re-create the "Script Error" message I obtained on the two Web computers using the same computer program. I was unable to create the error and the Lab 06 terminal appears to be running normally.

Sorry to report this, but why was there bit of confusion involved with the Reference librarian? I do not think I was the cause nor at fault.

Thank you for time and kind consideration.


books on hold

I would like to get on the list of books that you hold for someone
I am not very good on computers so dont know how to go about it
any help will be greatly appreciated
Debbie Neher



where on your website does it inform library card holders of passes to use to visit musuems?

Freegal Music Service

A friend told me about a music service offered though his library in Rochester Hills called Freegal. This service allows him to download up to 3 songs per week (or something like that). I was wondering if Canton is looking into subscribing to this service. Website: Login Page:

Book renewal

Please tell me the steps to request renewing books online.
What do I click on etc.


Donated Magazines

The library should have a rack where patrons can leave magazines that other patrons can take away, in other words donated magazines that others can find and take if they like. Other libraries in the West do this, in Montana, Utah, etc.

Shelving in the Adult Fiction Section

I am a HUGE fan of this library. In fact one of the swaying factors in my decision to move back to canton was because of how amazing I think the library is. That being said, I think that the adult section could maybe use a bit of reorganization. It seems that there are only four real genres that the books are sectioned into: Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance, and General Fiction. What about Fantasy, Steampunk, Chick-Lit, Literary Fiction, -and the ever increasing- Paranormal genres? It might be a little easier to find something that I'm interested in if there was a bit more diversity in the genre labeling. For example, I never know where to look for a book if its a mystery series that has romance in it.

I get really confused sometimes because a lot of series/authors bridge multiple gaps in genres, and one of their series might be in the mystery section and another might be in the science fiction even though they deal with similar subjects.



i love how all the books are organized! they are very neet!


The monthly newsletter

I would like to suggest that the Canton "Connection" have a Printer Friendly tab on the front. That way, we can print out a page or an event should we want to. I personally would like to be able to print the front page. When I tried to do so, only a small portion came out on print. Or am I missing the "printer friend" tab?

library card

Do you charge for library cards for out of town guest, and if so how much. I live in Clinton and our library is very small. My husband works at Willow Run so I thought this would be close to him, and I have a friend that says your library is very nice, with a large selection of books. Thank you so much.


When was the literary founded?



i think that people shouldn't be able to us their last years badges for this year.


Credit Card Use

As much as I appreciate the library, one thing constantly seems to be my undoing. Whenever I need to use the printer/scanner, I need cash to reload my card. I use plastic everywhere, at all times, and while it may be smart to carry around a few singles, I can never manage to do it. Are there any credit card capable machines (either for the printer or the card loading service) on the market? And if so, would the library consider investing in them? Obviously long term thinking here but I would much appreciate you guys considering it. Thanks, Chris


I really love Canton Library, the staff are so welcoming. I feel like I am at home. I would pick this library over any other. My daughter loves the kid's place, too. Thanks again.