Crossing the Lines graphic

WDET's series, "Crossing the Lines," makes its final Canton stop with a community conversation here at the library on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 PM. We hope you can make it.

The 9th annual Canton Acts of Culture Week is May 11-18 and events and activities are planned throughout the community to celebrate the arts. All of our storytimes during this week will have an art theme, and we're hosting the following events at the library.

For a list of everything happening in Canton, download this schedule from the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage website.

Asphalt pavement roller

We will be repaving our parking lot over the next few weeks. During this time, areas of the lot will be closed to traffic, and parking will be limited. Additional parking is available across the street at the Canton Township Administration Building. Please observe all posted signage and use extra care for the safety of our patrons and construction workers. Thank you for your patience as we work to maintain our property.

SCHEDULE FOR REPAVEMENT (weather dependent)

4/23-4/29     West front lot, nearest Heritage Park, closed

4/29-5/4       East front lot, nearest Canton Center Road, and Circle Drive closed

4/29-5/4         Lobby and entire front entrance closed - enter through the Children's Library using west side door

5/4-5/10         West front lot and west drive closed

 

Note that temporary bike racks will still be available at the front of the building near the lobby doors. After construction, there will be larger, permanent racks closer to the building. 

 

Library Giving Day logo #LibraryGivingDay

On Wednesday, April 10, library lovers can show their support of the Canton Public Library with an online donation to our endowment fund. 

Big news for #LibraryGivingDay! Gifts of $50 or more, made now through April 10, will be matched by our Friends of the Library, making your gift go twice as far, up to a total of $5,000. 

Our endowment fund, held by the Canton Community Foundation, helps secure the financial future of the library for years to come. Double your gift of $50 or more when you donate on or before April 10 with a match from our Friends.

Use this secure link to donate now, and thank you for supporting the library.

Due to the icy road conditions, the Secondhand Prose Used Bookstore will be closed Wednesday, February 6. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Martin Luther King Celebration

interfaith unity quilt

Join us for a Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration activity and learning event, January 21, 12:30-5:00 PM. The event is broken into two segments.

  • Segment 1: 12:30-2:30 PM, activities for children ages kindergarten through 6th grade, ending with a peace march. 
  • Segment 2: 2:30-5:00 PM, activities, youth readings and a movie with discussion for 6th through 12th graders and adults

All are welcome to join the peace march at 2:15 PM. Please bring a pair of new underwear or socks for donations to local shelters. This event is sponsored by the Plymouth-Canton ICO, The Beloved Community and the Canton Public Library.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Librarian Dan Patton at Michigan Library Association conference

The 2018 Michigan Library Conference was an opportunity to learn and share for several of our staff. This annual conference was held in Novi, Michigan.

Deb Sobczak co-presented Special Needs Story-Time: A Best Practices Approach; Lisa Boyd co-presented Prime Time Family Reading Program, Laura Fawcett and Laurie Golden shared Reframing Ordinary into Extraordinary: Starting with Why, and Dan Patton co-presented When Librarians Ask the Questions: Trivia Programming in Public Libraries.

Attending and sharing at professional conferences fulfills many of strategic plan goals and objectives, helps us learn ways to provide the best service to our community, and demonstrates leadership and excellence in the field of librarianship.

Coffee with a Cop at the Library

Canton Public Safety Officer Esselink

Coffee with a Cop  gives community members an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the department's work in Canton's neighborhoods and business districts in a relaxed one-on-one interaction. Stop by the library and have a cup of coffee and conversation with officers, who will be located by the Self-Service Area.

Upcoming sessions

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Retirement Reception for Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin

Photo of Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin c2015 in the children's library before the 2016 renovation.

Join us in thanking Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin for her 38 years of service to the Canton Public Library! One of the first librarians hired to get the newly-established library launched in 1980, Rebecca has played an integral role in the library's success. Please join the library and the community in wishing Rebecca all the best in her retirement.

Upcoming sessions

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