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!

Our newest service, cloudLibrary, is your go-to spot for hot new e-audiobooks. With cloudLibrary, you'll find the best selection of newly released e-audiobooks, plus a large selection of e-books through the cloudLink system, which allows Michigan libraries to share e-books and e-audiobooks. This means that you will have access to items from libraries throughout the state.

Stop by and chat with a librarian to learn more or download the app and get started!

On iOS and Android devices, you will now get push notifications about your loans and holds by default on your Libby app for OverDrive e-books. You can choose which notifications you’d like to receive from the Libby menu under Manage Notifications, including:
• When a hold becomes available
• When a loan is about to expire
• When a loan has expired
• And more!

Learn more about customizing your notifications on OverDrive, or bring your device in and talk to a librarian.

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 fall selection is the YA title, I’m Not Dying with You Tonight, by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal. Over the course of one night, two girls with two very different backgrounds must rely on each other to get through the violent race riot that has enveloped their city in this debut novel.

The Big Library Read runs from November 4 through November 18, and during this time OverDrive offers unlimited checkouts on the title. No hold list and no waiting!

The Libraries Transform Book Pick is a new digital reading program that connects readers nationwide by offering free access to the same ebook through public libraries. OverDrive will offer unlimited copies of the After the Flood by Kassandra Montag during the reading period October 7-21, 2019.

After the Flood is set a little more than a century from now. Rising floodwaters have obliterated America’s great coastal cities and then its heartland, leaving nothing but an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water. 

Stubbornly independent Myra and her precocious seven-year-old daughter, Pearl, fish from their small boat, the Bird. For seven years, Myra has grieved the loss of her oldest daughter, Row, who was stolen by her father after a monstrous deluge overtook their home in Nebraska. When Myra suddenly discovers that Row was seen in a far-off encampment near the Arctic Circle, Myra and Pearl embark on a perilous voyage into the icy northern seas, hoping against hope that Row will still be there.