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.

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.