Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was born on June 10, 1921 and passed away on April 9, 2021, just shy of his 100th birthday. While his family and the world mourns and funeral arrangements are made, we can look back at the life of a leader, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. The longest living member of the British Royal Family due to his marriage to Queen Elizabeth, he will be cherished in memory by friends and family for many generations to come.   

Life of Prince Philip

Self Care Grab & Go Kit

May is Mental Health Awareness month and to celebrate we have assembled a Self Care Grab and Go Kit. Each kit will contain specially selected items to help you find calm and take care of YOU. Kits are for patrons 18 and older and will be available while supplies last. Registration to receive a kit begins on April 22 and ends May 6. Kits will be available for pick up starting May 13. Registered recipients will be notified by email with pick up instructions. 

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, May 13 (All day) to Thursday, May 20 (All day) Online Self Care Kit Pick UP

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is celebrate by Muslims worldwide as a time of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. This year Ramadan begins Monday, April 12 and ends Wednesday, May 12. Check out a picture book or nonfiction book to learn more about Ramadan or share stories with little ones. 

Picture and Board Books

The gift of Ramadan by 1981- Alexis York Lumbard

Here at the library we love stories. It's kind of our thing! On April 27th we can all access our storytelling muscles as we celebrate National Tell a Story Day. We have so many to share with you, and of course, you could always make up your own--as silly, scary, or magical as you like. Have a great day!

Can you come out and play?

If you woke up tomorrow in Egypt with a yen for a good game of tag, you could find it. Then you could hop on your magic carpet and fly to Thailand to play Go Fish with some new friends. Later, you could seesaw until the cows come home in Ireland. Everyone loves to play and the universal appeal of games and goofing around is joyfully evident in COME OUT AND PLAY.

Brilliant, full-color photographs portray exuberant, playful kids from over 35 countries engaging in games of all kinds.

Penguins, penguins, everywhere! April 25th is World Penguin Day and what a joyful day it will be. You could be a part of this amazing day--practice your penguin waddle, draw penguin pictures and post them, build your own penguin nest out of things your find, and be sure to enjoy our great penguin materials available through our catalog! The ideas are endless. 


Do you love Dog Man? I know we do at the library but he is always checked out! Well, have no fear, we have some great books similar to Dog Man that you can enjoy reading while you are waiting for that newest Dog Man title to come back in. You might even make some really awesome new book friends as the same time! Enjoy!

Narwhal : unicorn of the sea by artist 1988- Ben Clanton

A happy-go-lucky, waffle-loving narwhal and a cynical, no-nonsense jellyfish forge an unlikely friendship and share adventures while exploring the ocean together.

  •        Call the Meeting to Order
  •        Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  •        Approval of Agenda
  •        Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  •        Communications
  •        Report of the Library Director
  •        Trustee Comments
  •        Old Business — None
  •        New Business

           o     2020 Audit Presentation (Plante Moran)

           o     Accept 2020 Audit as Presented

           o     Approve 1st Quarter Budget Amendment

           o     2022 Budget Discussion — expenditures

                  o     Salaries — review library recommendation, determine initial assumption for 1st
                         draft budget

  •        Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  •        Adjourn

Please note that the April meeting of the Canton Public Library Board will be held remotely, in accordance with the amended MDHHS Gathering and Face Mask order and the Wayne County Declaration of Local Emergency Ordinance. Members of the public who wish to participate in this meeting may join the Zoom meeting at 7:30 PM on Thursday, April 15. Attendees will be muted automatically except for the Call To Audience portions of the agenda, where members of the public may use the "raise hand" function within the Zoom meeting application, at which point they will be unmuted for up to 5 minutes of public comment per person.

The meeting packet is available below. The meeting will be recorded and posted following the meeting. Members of the public needing accommodation due to a disability should contact the library director, Eva Davis, at

Meditations and Conversations with Reset Brain & Body

Join Sam Breitmeyer from Reset Brain & Body as she explores The Cycle of Stress. In this series of workshops, Sam will help you identify and explore individual tendencies and unconscious responses to stress. You will learn and practice mindful interventions to break the ongoing cycle. This program will take place via Zoom and will include meditation and visualization as well as a bit of self observation and reflection. 

This workshop series includes two sessions and individual registration is required for each session. Registration will begin April 22.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, May 17 - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Online Boundaries & the cycle of stress Register

Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group: June

Join us for a live virtual program on Thursday, June 24 at 2:00PM via Zoom video conference as the Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group discusses:

Also available in: e-book | large print

December 1926: England unleashes the largest manhunt in its history. The object of the search is not an escaped convict or a war criminal, but the missing wife of a WWI hero, up-and-coming mystery author Agatha Christie. When her car is found wrecked, empty, and abandoned near a natural spring, the country is in a frenzy. Eleven days later, Agatha reappears, claiming amnesia. She provides no answers for her disappearance. That is...until she writes a very strange book about a missing woman, a murderous husband, and a plan to expose the truth. What role did her unfaithful husband play? And what was he not telling investigators? The mystery of Mrs. Christie explores one strong woman's successful endeavor to take her history into her own hands.

This book is available immediately on Hoopla in e-book format. If you would like to reserve a print copy, you may stop in to pick one up or call 734-397-0999 and select option 4. Curbside pick up of materials is also available.

Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a link to attend the discussion. To help you make the most of your virtual program experience we have compiled some tips and resources.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, June 24 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Online