Catalog

Search our Catalog

Database

hoopla is coming to town!

What is hoopla? We are excited to bring you this multi-media platform that offers thousands of streaming and downloadable movies, music albums and audiobooks to the Canton community. Starting on December 18, Canton card holders can stream or temporarily download the media to their Apple or Android smartphones, tablets and computers after signing up with their email address, password, and CPL card number. All titles are available instantaneously, and there is never a wait to borrow. The automatic return feature removes the items after the loan period expires. Movies lend for 3 days, music albums for 7 days, and audiobooks for 21 days. Register for an account by visiting hoopla Digital on your computer, or using the hoopla app from the Apple app store or the Google Play store. Browse or search for a movie, music or audiobook to borrow. The borrowed title can be found under the My Titles tab for viewing/listening. Enjoy!

New Homework Resources

We've highlighted three new kid friendly resources on the databases section of our Kids page. They are great for homework helps or just for fun!

Early World of Learning: This is a collection of a basic encyclopedia, games and stories for our youngest patrons. There are lots of opportunities for early literacy learning fun here!

NoveList K8 Plus: Finished that series you really like and can't decide what to read next? This database provides lots of help finding read-a-likes. Does your school use Lexile Levels? You can search by Lexile Level here.

World Book Kids: The well loved physical encyclopedia set in database form. If you need pictures for an assignment, this is a great place to look.

MeLCat Server Down Time October 25

The MeLCat server is currently down, and MeL is working to resolve the problem. This means that you will not be able to search MeLCat, place new requests, or renew items on MeLCat. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will update this message when MeLCat is back up and running.

UpdateMeLCat is back up and running. Thank you for your patience.

Zinio Helps You Play!

No matter what your hobbies are, you are likely to find magazines in our Zinio online magazine database to suit your interests. Magazines on quilting, knitting, cycling, games, woodworking, sports, music and more are available in their full color online. You can read them page by page on your computer or tablet. Use your Canton Library card to access and open free accounts to view over 200 magazines in various genres.

Zinio Helps You Decorate!

Is it time to redecorate the house? Is it time to pull out the old shrub and add some new plantings? You might find help in the home and garden magazines in our Zinio online magazine database which renders magazines in their full color and glory. You can read them page by page on your computer or tablet. Use your Canton Library card to access and open free accounts to view over 200 magazines.

Zinio Helps You Stay Informed!

Want to be informed about the news and economics of the world? Want to gain consumer knowledge before making any purchases? There is an easy way to browse magazines such as Newsweek, the Economist, Forbes, and Consumer Reports on your computer or tablet. Our Zinio online magazine database makes accessing magazines a breeze. You can read them page by page on your computer or tablet. Use your Canton Library card to access and open free accounts to view over 200 magazines in all genres.

Zinio Helps You Cook!

Looking for cooking ideas or recipes while trying to serve nutritious and appealing meals within your budget? You might find help in the food and cooking magazines in our Zinio online magazine database which renders magazines in their full color and glory. You can read them page by page on your computer or tablet. Use your Canton Library card to access and open free accounts to view over 200 magazines.

Learning Express

Preparing for the upcoming ACT/SAT, Graduate Record Exam, TOEFL, or the Firefighters’ Exam? Want to improve your computer skills? Canton Public Library cardholders can take advantage of Canton Public Library's Test Prep database LearningExpress. Practice exams are available for individuals preparing for professional and/or entrance exams and for computer courses to develop skills.

MeLCat Server Scheduled Down Time July 24

The MeLCat server will be down Wednesday, July 24 beginning at 1:00 PM to perform a software upgrade. This upgrade should take approximately two hours and will mean that you will not be able to search MeLCat, place new requests or renew items on MeLCat. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Detroit Free Press Online

The Detroit Free Press is now accessible from home with your Canton Library card. You can search for news and obituaries in the paper from January, 1999 to present. Find this and other online papers such as the Canton Observer, Grand Rapids Press, Lansing State Journal, and New York Times listed on our Database page.

Zinio Digital Magazines Basics

Find out how to sign up to access the new issues of close to 200 digital magazines that you can read cover to cover on your computer or on your mobile device through the app. The class is designed to walk you through the process of opening your accounts and answer questions. You must have a CPL library card and a valid email address to open an account.

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time: 10-11 AM
Location: I-lab
Registration required

Michigan Legal Forms

Michigan Legal Forms, accessible from CPL’s database page, offers an array of legal forms at your fingertips. You can browse the categories, such as Wills & Estates, Power of Attorney, and Landlord Tenant. You can also search for your form in the search box. All forms are officially approved. Michigan specific forms are clearly indicated. Forms are available in Microsoft Word and/or Rich text.

Zinio Digital Magazines

Check out the new Zinio Digital Magazines. This online collection features:
  • Full cover to cover editions
  • Always available--new issues
  • Multi-access
  • No due dates, and no returns
  • View online on any computer or mobile device
Ask at the Help Desk for more information, or download this handy tip sheet, or check out the site by clicking from our home page. You must enter your CPL card number in order to access.

Zinio is Here!

ZinioDigital access to almost 200 of your favorite magazines is now available! Just click on the Zinio icon on the front page of our website, or click on the link from our Databases or eBooks page to get started. Newsweek, Consumer Reports, Elle Decor, Organic Gardening, Martha Stewart Living, Hockey News, Rolling Stone, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance are just some of the titles to pick from. It is recommended that you use Google Chrome from the CPL website to view issues on the library's computers. For a short but helpful video click here.  Both the video and a user's guide are available on the Zinio site once you are signed up. Happy reading!

Digital Magazines are on the Way!

The Canton Public Library will soon provide unlimited, simultaneous, digital access to almost 200 of your favorite magazines through a new database called Zinio for Libraries. After setting up a free account, CPL card holders will be able to read current issues cover-to-cover of any these selected titles, as well as be informed via email of future issues. Patrons can read online at any time via a web browser, either inside the library, or remotely on your PC, Mac, iPad, Kindle Fire, iPhone, or Android device. Offline access is also available after downloading an app. The issues are then permanently stored in your "viewer collection." No checkout periods or late fees! A wide variety of popular titles will be available including Consumer Reports, Forbes, Good Housekeeping, Martha Stewart Living, Rolling Stone, Motor Trend, Popular Science, and Newsweek.

AP Images Database

Want to jazz up your school report with images? Want to add photos to your PowerPoint presentation? You will find plenty of photos documentating current news, sporting events and people in our AP Images database. It contains photos from the Associated Press from the 1840s till now.
Photo courtesy of AP Images--Pope Benedict XVI on Ash Wednesday

Watch "Great Lakes Now Connect: Invasive Species"

The Nature Conservancy announced a first-of-its-kind television and Web special, designed to convene a discussion on the solutions to the threats posed by dangerous invasive species in the Great Lakes. This special event "Great Lakes Now Connect: Invasive Species" broadcast on January 15, but you can still view it as an archive. For more information on invasive species search CPL's Science in Context database for "invasive species" or "biological invasions."

[Goby by Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory is licensed by CC BY-NC 2.0]

A Jazzy Christmas 2012

I love Christmas music, but this year it's the melodies I want to hear. If you need more, CPL's Jazz Music Library database has over 200 Christmas albums available to CPL cardholders. Some of my favorite CDs are:

Peace by Jim Brickman

Homecoming by Jim Brickman

December by George Winston

A Winter's solstice

Celtic Christmas II: a Windham Hill collection

Mental Health Resources

Good mental health is important for everyone and totally necessary to maintain a happy outlook and balanced perspective in these stressful times. Here are some library sources and community resources that can help:

Understanding Mental Health

How to find mental health care for your child by Ellen B. Braaten

How to use herbs, nutrients, & yoga in mental health by Richard P. Brown, Patricia L. Gerbarg, Philip R. Muskin

Free Music Download of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker

What can be more befitting the Christmas season than Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker ballet! This week we offer free download of "Shchelkunchik [The Nutcracker], Op. 71" from our Classical Music Library. Based on a Christmas story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet was first produced on December 18, 1892, and has since become a traditional Christmas favorite for the whole family.

Every two weeks, you can download a free piece of music, courtesy of Alexander Street Press. Find the link from our Databases page and you can sign up for future notices.