Looking for something new to read this fall? Join thousands of readers around the world by participating in the Big Library Read! This "global eBook club" will read the YA fantasy Reverie by Ryan La Sala. Described as Inception meets the Magicians, it is a wildly imaginative story about dreams becoming reality. From November 2 to November 16, you can borrow and read or listen to Reverie by Ryan LaSala with unlimited access and no waitlist through OverDrive.

If you're interested in researching your family history, there are many online resources available to begin your search (and a lot of them are free!).  Use the attached worksheet to document your progress!


The indelible classical actor and action star, Sean Connery, passed away at the age of 90. Connery was a powerhouse of stage and screen, versed in Shakespeare, thrillers, drama, and even romance. But it was his singular portrayal of James Bond that exposed the character and the actor to the world. Connery will live on in our hearts and minds as our King Arthur, our Russian submarine captain, the father of Indiana Jones, and the coolest Brit spy of the 20th century. 

In addition to the in-library hold shelf and holds pickup, we provide an option for pre-checked out items to be picked up in the front parking lot from your car.  This service is available by appointment only.

To use the curbside service:

  • Put your items on hold
  • We will notify you via e-mail or text when your items are ready.
  • The notification has a link to a scheduling system. Sign up online and schedule a pickup time.
  • At your scheduled time, utilize one of the designated curbside parking spaces and call 734-397-0999 option 8 to notify us of your arrival.
  • While you wait for you materials to be brought out, please open your trunk or rear window. Our staff member will place the materials inside an open window, or in your trunk and then close it.

  • If additional holds are ready at the time of your scheduled appointment, they will be added to your order.
  • Return items, payments and account issues cannot be handled at curbside. Please put returns in the outdoor slot and call 734-397-0999 or email cplemail@cantonpl.org with any questions or concerns. 

Remember, we are also open 24/7 at www.cantonpl.org/emedia for you to download books, movies, music and more.

This weekend we fall back to Eastern Standard Time, EST, as Daylight Saving Time, DST, ends on Sunday, November 1st at 2:00 AM. Move your clocks back one hour to gain an extra hour. In addition, take time to change those smoke detector batteries and check carbon monoxide detectors to protect your family and home.

Fall weather is approaching and new books are filling the Large Print shelves at the library. Here are some of the new titles available this month.

Last Girl Standing by Nancy Lisa/ Bush Jackson
Also available in: print | e-book

First they were five. Then they were four.

Who's turn will it be next?

New York Times bestselling Sisters of Suspense join forces for a gripping novel about a clique of popular girls whose high school friendship is marked by a tragedy that continues to haunt them decades later.

The midwife murders [large print] by 1947- James Patterson
Also available in: print | e-book | audiobook

To Senior Midwife Lucy Ryuan, pregnancy is not an unusual condition, it's her life's work. But when two kidnappings and a vicious stabbing happen on her watch in a university hospital in Manhattan, her focus abruptly changes. Something has to be done, and Lucy is fearless enough to try.
Rumors begin to swirl, blaming everyone from the Russian Mafia to an underground adoption network. The feisty single mom teams up with a skeptical NYPD detective to solve the case, but the truth is far more twisted than Lucy could ever have imagined.

The following fiction and non-fiction titles may be enjoyed by fifth graders. Please remember, readers have different interests and read at different levels so not all of these titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, every fifth grader. 

For more specific recommendations, we encourage you to chat with the librarian at the Children's Desk about your child's reading interests or use our May We Suggest form

Fiction Titles

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

When a book of unexplainable occurrences brings Petra and Calder together, strange things start to happen: seemingly unrelated events connect; an eccentric old woman seeks their company; an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal, where no one is above suspicion.

The present day is odd (to put it mildly), but history is always there to remind us of what humanity has persevered through. To take a look back, as well as enjoy the new voices in the memoirs listed, check out just a few of the new history books on the library shelves. 

Greenlights by 1969- Matthew McConaughey

Drawing on the Academy Award-winning actor's journals and diaries from the last 40 years, this book presents a uniquely McConaughey approach to achieving success and satisfaction.

Also available in: e-book

"Co-authored by the Chief White House correspondent at The New York Times and the Washington columnist at the The New Yorker, this is a biography any would-be power broker must own: the story of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of stateJames A. Baker III, the man who ran Washington when Washington ran the world. In the latter half of the twentieth century, no Republican won the presidency without his help, and the men he counseled in the Oval Office--Gerald R. Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush--defined more than one generation of American life. Campaign manager, chief of staff, treasury secretary, and ultimately secretary of state, James A. Baker III understood better than anyone how to make Washington work and how to pull the levers of power at home and abroad. A suave and profane Texas Democrat, Baker worked as a wealthy Houston lawyer until his best friend, George H. W. Bush, drew him into Republican politics. His first dramatic win was in 1976 as the delegatehunter who secured the Republican nomination for Ford against a challenge from Ronald Reagan. His next job, as Bush's campaign manager four years later, maneuvered Bush onto the ticket with Reagan and Baker into the most powerful office in Washington other than the Oval Office: White House chief of staff. In his years in the White House and in the cabinet, Baker was the avatar of a style of politics and governance that valued pragmatism and deal making over purity. He went from win to win--reforming thetax code, negotiating the first Middle East peace talks, managing the dissolution of the Soviet Union--until his capstone victory, as field marshal for the younger Bush's Florida recount battle, helped divide the country forever. In today's era of gridlock, The Man Who Ran Washington is an electrifying escape.

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Welcome to our final week! We've spent much of this month looking towards the past and at some horror masterpieces. So, for this final week I thought it was only fitting to look at the 21st century with some films already considered or destined to be modern classics. Everything comes to a head on the big day, Halloween, with a double feature of two of the most unsettling and scary films released in the past three years

Monday, October 26th- The Descent (2005)


Available via Hoopla

The Descent is one of all my time favorite horror films. Partly because it's a masterclass in building tension, and partly because it features some fantastic character arcs. It's a film about a group of women spelunkers who find themselves trapped in a cave with a mysterious, monstrous, and very hungry force. The reveal of exactly what is in the caves with them is one of the best jump scare reveals of any horror movie, IMO.

Tuesday, October 27th- A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)


The Chairperson, Amy Watts, called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM.

Present:           N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Lee, J. Pandit, D. Turner, A. Watts

Absent:            None

Also Present:  E. Davis, K. Gladden

CALL TO AUDIENCE   (L. Golden, A. Iqbal, M. Nicholson, D. Skopczynski, C. Spas, C. Swanberg ) – None         


Trustee Nancy Eggenberger moved and Secretary/Treasurer Michelle Farell supported a motion to accept the agenda as amended.


Yes: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Lee, J. Pandit, D. Turner, A. Watts

No: None

Abstain: None

The motion passed 20/10-15-1 (6-0-0)


The minutes were accepted by unanimous consent.


The minutes were accepted by unanimous consent.


The minutes were accepted by unanimous consent.



Director Eva Davis informed the board that Building Monitor Michael Weslin has resigned.

Davis reminded the trustee candidates to arrange with Canton Township Clerk Michael Siegrist to take their oath of office after the November 3 election but prior to the November 19 meeting.

Davis met with board Chair Amy Watts for her annual performance review. On behalf of herself, her administrative team and the entire staff, she expressed her thanks for the complimentary comments made and the support displayed by the board.

As of the end of September, the library was 3/4 of the way through the fiscal year.  A 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment was on the agenda to balance additional revenue received and lower expected revenue that had not materialized due to the pandemic closure. A final budget amendment in December will balance the budget for the year.

TRUSTEE COMMENTS — Board members expressed their thanks to departing trustees Jane Pandit and Don Turner for their years of service.



Update on Phased Reopening — Limited (30 minute) browsing of materials began on Thursday, October 1st. Capacity is starting at 50 patrons, but thus far the average has been 15; there have never been more than 35 to date. There have been a few incidents of patrons being non-compliant re: mask wearing and overstaying, but they responded well when asked to leave the building.

Cooler weather and construction work prompted the removal of Holds pickup by appointment to the lobby. Circulation Services Interim Department Head Denise Skopczynski is working with a committee on the details of curbside pickup by appointment. Davis thanked Skopczynski for her service in the capacity of Interim Department Head. The two candidate finalists for the permanent position will hopefully be interviewed in the first week of November.


Proposed 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment — Trustee Nancy Eggenberger questioned the decrease in Interest Income earned; Davis explained that while the library usually earned enough credits to off-set bank fees, this had not happened and needed to be adjusted.

Vice-Chair Jasmine Lee moved and Trustee Jane Pandit supported a motion to accept the proposed 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment as presented.


Yes: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Lee, J. Pandit, D. Turner, A. Watts

No: None

Abstain: None

The motion passed 20/10-15-2 (6-0-0)

Resolution to Approve the MERS Defined Benefit Plan Adoption Agreement Addendum and Appoint the Library Director as Authorized Designee  — Davis explained that the Resolution merely codified this as part of the existing plan.

Secretary/Treasurer M. Farell moved and Trustee N. Eggenberger supported a motion to approve the Resolution to approve the MERS Defined Benefit Plan Adoption Agreement and appoint the library director as Authorized Designee.


Yes: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Lee, J. Pandit, D. Turner, A. Watts

No: None

Abstain: None

The motion passed 20/10-15-3 (6-0-0)

CALL TO AUDIENCE – Trustee Don Turner wished good luck to the incoming board members.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:57 PM.