Who doesn't love a great story. Fairy Tales and Folktales have been passed down from generation to generation, and this February 26th, which is Tell Me a Fairy Tale Day, cuddle up in a favorite spot at home and read your favorite Fairy Tale or Folktale with someone you love.

Folktales by Cyril Bassington

The drive to pass down stories from generation to generation is a trait that cultures across the world have in common. Some of these fascinating stories are called folktales, and many are still beloved hundreds of years after they were first told. Readers will learn the characteristics that folktales across cultures share. They'll discover that fables, fairy tales, and tall tales all fall within this category, and they'll learn famous examples of each--such as the Tortoise and the Hare, Paul Bunyan, and Cinderella --accompanied by appealing artwork.

Many of this month's new large print titles are simultaneous releases. A simultaneous release refers to when the original release of a book and the large print version occur on the same date. This can happen with highly anticipated titles and best selling authors. If a title isn't a simultaneous release, the large print version may be published at a later date.

Listed below are just a few of the new large print titles in the library...

The push [large print] : a novel by 1982- Ashley Audrain
Also available in: print | e-audiobook

Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had.

But in the thick of motherhood's exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter--she doesn't behave like most children do.

Or is it all in Blythe's head? Her husband, Fox, says she's imagining things. The more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity, and the more we begin to question what Blythe is telling us about her life as well.

Then their son Sam is born--and with him, Blythe has the blissful connection she'd always imagined with her child. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fall-out forces Blythe to face the truth.

The Push is a tour de force you will read in a sitting, an utterly immersive novel that will challenge everything you think you know about motherhood, about what we owe our children, and what it feels like when women are not believed.

Spin [large print] by Patricia Daniels Cornwell
Also available in: print | audiobook

In the aftermath of a sabotaged NASA rocket launch gone, Captain Calli Chase comes face-to-face with her missing twin sister, as well as the startling truth of who they really are, and now with a top secret program put in motion years ago has spun out of control, Calli embarks on a frantic search for the missing link between the sabotaged rocket launch and her predetermined destiny--a search that someone else is very interested in stopping.

Holds will be brought directly to your car

The library provides curbside delivery of hold materials. Make an appointment and we will bring your requested items directly to your vehicle.

Curbside service is available by appointment during the following hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM -7:00 PM
  • Friday-Saturday: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00-5:00 PM

To use the curbside service:

  • Put your items on hold.
  • We will notify you when your items are ready.
  • Follow the link in the notification or the button below to schedule a curbside appointment.

If you have items already on the hold shelf, or you receive additional hold available notifications prior to your appointment, these items will be gathered and included with your curbside order. You do not need to make a second appointment.

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.

March is Reading Month, and in celebration CPL staff are looking back at the books that first sparked our love of reading. What book made you love reading?

Tee V.: I remember reading the Junie B. Jones series when I was in first grade and falling in love with her spunky attitude and great sense of style, reading the whole series that was out to that point made me a voracious reader!

Maniac Magee : a novel by Jerry Spinelli

Whitney J.: It was the first book that made me think deeply about the social institutions in our country – race, class, gender, and more. I read it at least three times in elementary school and it’s still important to me today because of the ways that it opened my eyes to the world.

Not all broken hearts come from love triangles, shattered promises, or deep secrets from the past. In some books, the broken heart comes from it being stabbed. With a knife. Watch your back (and your front), ladies and gentlemen.

If you love a little bit of murder with a little bit of romance, then the titles below might just be for you.

Everyone says Lord Ian Mackenzie is crazy-and possibly a murderer-but a young widow longing for passion is determined to bare the truth about the dashing and darkly charming Scotsman.

Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook

Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead.

Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit.

Korede has long been in love with a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where she works. She dreams of the day when he will realize that she's exactly what he needs. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she's willing to go to protect her.

The new Xbox Series X games are HERE! See the list below of what we have available to checkout. 

Xbox Series X

These games can ONLY be played on the Xbox Series X system. 

We now have Playstation 5 games for you to check out! See the list below of all the Playstation 5 games we currently have available. 

"On Monday February 15th, people traveled across the country and stood in a block-long line to pay respects to Cicely Tyson at a public viewing. Tyson was the first Black woman to have a recurring role in a dramatic television series, the 1963 drama 'East Side, West Side.' Her performance as a sharecropper’s wife in the 1972 movie 'Sounder' cemented her stardom and earned her an Oscar nomination. She went on to win two Emmy Awards for playing the 110-year-old former slave in the 1974 television drama 'The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman' and another Emmy 20 years later for 'Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.'" - Los Angeles Times

Celebrate Tyson's life on screen and in print with these selections from the library. 

Just as I am : a memoir by Cicely Tyson

This year's Together We Read selection is the romance novel Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn. Described as a quirky love story between a talented calligrapher and a Wall Street mathematician who discovers a secret message in her work. Join e-Book readers across the U.S. reading this book at the same time and enjoy some warmth and laughter this winter. This title will be available on OverDrive without any waitlists or holds from February 10th-24th.

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Administrative Reports
       • Communications
       • Report of the Library Director

       • Trustee Comments

  • Committee Reports
  • Unfinished Business & General Orders

      • Update on Phased Reopening

  • New Business

      • Staffing Proposal
      • Phase 2 Facilities Proposal
      • 2022 Budget Discussion — expenditures
            o MERS pension — review library recommendation, determine employer contribution for
               1st  draft budget
            o Library materials — review library recommendation, determine budget as a % of total
               revenues for 1st draft budget
      • Endowment Fund Review
      • Fines Elimination – Factors to Consider

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

    Please note that the February meeting of the Canton Public Library Board will be held remotely, in accordance with MDHHS Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253. Members of the public who wish to participate in this meeting may join the Zoom meeting at 7:30 PM on Thursday, February 18. 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 davise@cantonpl.org.

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