Here at the Canton Public Library, we strive to present an accessible experience to all patrons. To better accommodate all abilities, we offer patrons the following collection items and devices.
Wonderbooks are an exciting way to read and listen. 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 a pair of 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.
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.
We have an ever-growing large print collection of chapter books and middle-grade novels. Access them here in our online catalog.
E-books and E-audiobooks
You can use your Canton Public Library card to access youth e-books or e-audiobooks on Libby or hoopla.
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.
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, which can be borrowed for at-home use.
- Portable CD/MP3 USB players which can be borrowed for at-home use.
- Demos of talking audio book 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 in to see a demo of a talking audiobook player, or enroll in BTBL.
If there is something else you need to access our library, please feel free to make a reasonable accommodations request here.