Accessibility for Youth at CPL

At the Canton Public Library, we strive to present an accessible experience to all patrons. We offer patrons the following collection items and devices to accommodate all abilities better. 


Wonderbooks offer a new reading experience. Each Wonderbook is a print book with a self-contained audiobook player affixed to the front cover. Listen out loud through the external speaker or plug-in headphones. Wonderbooks are accessible to every listener—touch the green button to power it on, then press the orange button to play the story.

The library offers a variety of Wonderbook titles, including picture books, leveled easy readers, early chapter books, and nonfiction titles. Browse the collection using the library catalog, or ask a librarian where to find them in the Children’s Library.

Braille Books 

Search here in our online catalog or come into the library and visit the J411 section in the children’s nonfiction collection to find books in braille. 

Large Print

We have an ever-growing large print collection of chapter books, middle grade, and young adult novels. Access them here in our online catalog

E-books and E-audiobooks

Using your Canton Public Library card, you can access youth e-books or e-audiobooks on Libby or hoopla. These platforms offer options for enhanced viewership and auditory experiences, including audio playback speed, sans serif, serif, and Opendyslexic fonts, along with the ability to change the backlight and size of the font. 

Books on CD

We offer many audiobook titles on compact discs (CDs). To browse our online catalog, click here for youth titles and here for teen and adult titles

Assistive Technology

But wait, there is more. The library makes the following assistive technology available for all patrons: 

  • Five wheelchair-accessible internet stations with:          
    • Ergoguys Comfi wired ergonomic mice
    • Ergoguys EZsee low-vision keyboards
    • 24" Dell monitors
  • Low vision magnifiers of varying magnifications can be borrowed for at-home use. 
  • Portable CD/MP3 USB players that can be borrowed for at-home use. 
  • Demos of talking audiobook players, courtesy of the State of Michigan's Braille & Talking Book Library

The Canton Public Library is a demo site for the State of Michigan's Braille & Talking Book Library. BTBL offers audiobooks, magazines, and braille titles to Michigan residents with visual or physical disabilities who cannot utilize standard print materials. Come speak with a CPL librarian to experience a demo of a talking audiobook player or to enroll in BTBL.

If there is something else you need to access our library, please feel free to make a reasonable accommodation request here