The Canton Public Library wants to help you have fun this autumn. Our Experience to Go Kits are designed to give you entertaining and informational experiences to help you enjoy your fall to the fullest. Indoors and out, we've got great ideas for you and your family to explore!

From October 1st until the end of December, we will have the following kits:

  • Autumn Adventure: Have fun with the included camera lens and binoculars while getting some time in walking in the fall wonderland using the included trails book, or visit an old favorite that draws you in.
  • Card-making Party: Explore your creativity and celebrate others! Gather your friends and loved ones to create cards that will inspire kindness and brighten days.
  • Family History: Use the Family Gathering game as a conversation starter to share memories across the generations, then dig into the research with the guide and charts provided.
  • Ghost Hunting: Explore local and Michigan legends as you ghost hunt in your own back yard.
  • Totally Tubular 80's: Test your skill with Trivial Pursuit Totally 80's, or a mini-arcade game. Then kick back with some awesome crafts while watching a classic 80's movie.

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.

Nearly every week we add great new eBooks to OverDrive. Here are just a few of our new titles.

Also available in: print

The Big Library Read is a “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook at the same time. The 2019 summer selection is:   A Dangerous Act of Kindness by L. P. Fergusson. In this novel, widow Millie Sanger finds injured enemy pilot Lukas Schiller on her farm, and makes the dangerous decision to offer him shelter.     

The Big Library Read runs from June 17 through July 1, and during this time OverDrive offers unlimited checkouts on the title. No hold list and no waiting!

The Canton Public Library wants to help you make summer the best part of your year. Our Experience to Go Kits for 62 Days of Summer are designed to give you entertaining and informational experiences to help you enjoy your summer to the fullest. We've created a variety of kits to for you to have fun and make memories all summer long.

From June 1st until the end of August, we will have the following kits:

  • Explore Outdoors: Capture summer with a telescope cell phone lens, butterfly net, Nature Connection workbook, and a journal to share your observations.
  • Night Sky: Learn about constellations, planets and more with this fun kit which includes Celestron binoculars, a pocket sized night sky star finder and star field guide.
  • Road Trip: Wipe-clean activity books, travel bingo, board games, and more will make the miles fly by and help everyone enjoy those long summer car trips.
  • Screen-Free Summer: We’ve included a book of activities and games from the pre-screen era, a deck of cards, dice, a notebook, and a bag full of things to do to--screen-free!
  • Summer STEM: Seven days of fun science activities.

 

Fresh new e-books just waiting for you to download. If you haven't used OverDrive e-books yet, download the Libby app today to get started.

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.

The Big Library Read is a “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook at the same time. The 2019 spring selection is:   Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah. This book is the remarkable true story of how a young boy emerged from a war zone and found safety in Canada .   

The Big Library Read runs from April 1 through 15, and during this time OverDrive offers unlimited checkouts on the title. No hold list and no waiting!

Feeling impatient for spring to finally arrive? Pick up one of our Calm Your Winter Experience To Go Kits. Learn to meditate and relax through the end of winter with the kit's how-to book on meditation and relaxing music CD. Tired of the gray Michigan skies? The kit also has a coloring book and pencils for you to add a little color to your life. Stay calm--spring is almost here!

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