Superstar authors like Nora Roberts are masters at keeping the reader turning the pages. If you love your romances, and also enjoy an adventurous read that keeps you turning the pages, give these a try!

The secrets she kept by Brenda Novak
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook | large print
Untouchable by Jayne Ann Krentz
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | large print

While the building is closed to the public, we are offering a scheduled pickup service.

  • Select the items you wish to check out from the catalog and put a hold on them. 

  • We will notify you via e-mail or text when your items are ready.

  • The notification has a link to a scheduling system. Sign up online and schedule a pickup time.

  • At your scheduled time, come to the library and follow signs to the designated pickup spot. Staff will distribute holds from the outside door of the Community Room (to your left as you are facing the main doors). Follow all social distancing procedures, remain 6 feet away from other people in the area, wear a mask, don't come if you feel ill or have been in contact with someone who is ill.  If additional holds are ready for pick-up at the time of your scheduled appointment, they will be added to your order.

  • Return items, payments and account issues cannot be handled at the pickup station. Please put returns in the outdoor slot and call 734-397-0999 or email cplemail@cantonpl.org with any questions or concerns. 

We are very excited to be loaning items again, and we know you are excited to get them! We ask for your patience as we start this phase of service.

Remember, we are also open 24/7 at www.cantonpl.org/emedia for you to download books, movies, music and more.

If your book club can't meet in person, they can still meet online or by phone--and the hoopla Book Club Hub has online books ready and waiting. All of your book club members can check the same book out at the same time, and chose between e-book and e-audiobook. Each title in the Book Club Hub also has online resources, like discussion questions and author interviews.

The Spring 2020 selection is The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, or you can browse the previously selected titles.

We also have some tips on hosting your book group online.

An amateur sleuth, an unsuspecting victim, a quirky supporting cast, and a trail of clues and red herrings are the main ingredients of a cozy mystery. If you like your murder and mayhem served up with a dash of humor and a minimum of gore, these e-books, e-audiobooks and TV shows are for you.

hoopla E-books and E-audiobooks

We have moved our popular Book Club-in-a-Bag kits to an area near the Adult Fiction. This will allow you to browse the collection on the shelves as well as in our catalog. The kits are locked with a tie, so please bring them to the Circulation Desk for check-out. All titles have a book summary on the tag for your convenience. We have a wonderful selection of Book Club-in-a-Bag kits. Come in and discover the next great title for your book group.

There are changes to the Libby app for holds. Instead of a hold title being automatically checked out, you now have choices. You can:

  •      Borrow it and start reading! You’ll have a 3-day pickup period to open the Libby app and check out your title.
  •       If you’re not ready to start reading, suspend the hold for a set time period. Once that time period is over, you’ll be next on the list.

If you forget to borrow your available title during the pickup window, your hold will be automatically suspended for 7 days as a one-time courtesy on that hold. Once the book is available again, you’ll get another notification that you can borrow it, or choose to suspend it again.

Take a look at OverDrive's help page for more information on this change.

 

In 2017 the Canton Public Library Book Purchase Enrichment Fund was created through a generous anonymous donation from appreciative readers. This donation enhances our print collection through the purchase of literary fiction and literary genre fiction; or quality narrative nonfiction primarily in the areas of science, social science, the humanities, literary biographies, and history. If you're interested in contributing to the Canton Public Library Book Purchase Enrichment Fund, contact the fund's administrator, the Canton Community Foundation. Following are just a few of the books this thoughtful donation has allowed us to purchase in 2019. To find a complete list of books librarians have purchased with this money, keyword search the terms Book Purchase Enrichment Fund in our catalog.

Also available in: e-book
Killing Kelly by Heather Graham
Also available in: e-book
Shadow Woman : A Novel by 1950- Linda Howard
Also available in: audiobook | large print

As part of Electrify Your Winter, we have five new Experience To Go Kits. These start-up kits are filled with fun tools, books, music and more to drive away your winter blues. We created a variety of kits to help you jump-start that New Year's resolution, enjoy a family night or simply have a calmer, sunnier week.

From January 12 until the end of April, we have the following kits:

  • Cabin Fever: This kit offers a variety of activities for both quiet contemplation and rowdy socialization, including a foam axe-throwing game, a jigsaw puzzle, crossword puzzles, house-themed coloring sheets with markers, and a deck of cards.
  • Relax and Rejuvenate: Winter can be stressful on your mind and body. This kit is here to bring some relaxation and rejuvenation into your week. Use the light therapy lamp to chase away the blues on a sunless day. If you are a light sleeper, try the white noise machine!
  • Sing It!: The Sing It! kit has nearly everything you need for a fun night of karaoke or lip-sync battles in your own home. It includes a Bluetooth karaoke microphone, music, lyrics, props, and more.
  • Snow Day: The Snow Day kit will help you enjoy the winter weather both outside and in. Highlights of this box include a great snow themed book and a do-it-yourself snowman.
  • Spark Your Year: Dream, create and plan to live your best life with this kit. Bullet journaling tools and inspiration from our Spark Sheets will help you reflect on the year past and create a vision for 2020.

Beginning in January 2020 the Canton Public Library will purchase e-audiobooks on cloudLibrary instead of OverDrive. Older e-audiobooks will remain on OverDrive, but cloudLibrary is now the place for new e-audiobooks.

This move to cloudLibrary allows us to join the Michigan cloudLink group--which means you will have access to available e-book and e-audiobooks from cloudLink libraries across the state, and you will have more choices to listen to and read.

Download the cloudLibrary app today!

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