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Volunteer Tutors Needed

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 Community Literacy Council at 734-589-0011.

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.

While the library building is closed, you may access many resources online. Visit our eMedia page to stream movies, music, TV series and audiobooks through hoopla, download ebooks and audiobooks, or read magazines online through Zinio. 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 Business Resource page.

Parking Lot Closure

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.

Technology Upgrade Service Impact

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.

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.

Coffee with a Cop

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.

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.

“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.”

Library Closed June 14

 The library will be closed Saturday, June 14 to ease traffic congestion due to Canton's Liberty Fest. You can still use electronic resources like Overdrive and hoopla, access databases, 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.

Printable Program and Event Listing, June 2014

Here's a printable listing of all the programs and events happening at CPL in June, 2014.

Blood Drive May 30

Red CrossDonate 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.

Rouge Rescue Canton Site Opportunities

Rouge River clean upThe Friends of the Rouge are the catalyst behind the stewardship of the Rouge River, 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.

Canton Township Engineering Services is the sponsoring organization for this site. Call them at 734-394-5150 to volunteer or get more information.

Canton Community Survey

CPL Strategic Plan GoalsThe Canton Public Library and Canton Leisure Services have teamed up with ETC Institute 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 help us better understand your needs and prioritize our Strategic Plan efforts for the next several years. Your opinion is very valuable and we greatly appreciate your time.

Memorial Day Drive for VA Hospital

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.

Library Closed April 20

The Canton Public Library will be closed on Sunday, April 20. You may still access MyAccount to renew items, our catalog to look up materials and place holds, and all of our digital media, including OverDrive ebooks, Zinio magazines, and hoopla movies, audiobooks and music.

Printable Program and Event Listing, April 2014

Here's a printable PDF listing of all the programs and events that are happening at the library in April, 2014.

Chicks 4 Charity Trivia Challenge, April 15

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, download this flyer.

Printable Program and Event Listing, March 2014

Here's a printable PDF calendar of all the programs and events that are happening at the library in March, 2014.

Library Closed February 3 & 4

The library will be closed on Monday, February 3 and Tuesday, February 4 as contractors begin demolition for our Patron Service Improvement Project (PSIP). Storytimes scheduled for this day are canceled; all online resources are available, including databases, MyAccount, Zinio, hoopla and Overdrive eBooks and audiobooks. For updates on the PSIP, check the library website or call 734-397-0999.

Printable Program and Event Listing, December 2013

Here's a printable PDF calendar of all the programs and events that are happening at the library in December, 2013

Red Cross Blood Drive November 8

Be a hero and donate blood during our November 8 blood drive. As we head into the holiday season, blood donations drop off. Your donation of one pint of blood is a gift that can save three lives.

Sign up for an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org using sponsor code cantonlibrary, or call 313-549-7052 or stop at the library Reception Desk. Appointments are available between 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM and walk ins are also welcome.

Printable Program and Event Listing, October 2013

Here's a printable PDF calendar of all the programs and events that are happening at the library in October, 2013.

Menchie's Benefit for Friends of the Library

Enjoy a delicious Menchie's frozen yogurt and help the Friends of the Canton Public Library raise money to support the library.

Visit Menchie's on Thursday, October 10 from 11:00 AM-10:00 PM and show the attached flyer when you pay for your purchase. The Friends will get 10% of your purchase price and you get a yummy treat. Digital copies are also accepted so flash the PDF on your phone. Offer good at Menchie's located at Canton Center and Hanford in Canton.