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Library computer programs

Hi, I was wondering if there were any computers at the library that had microsoft publisher on them? Also, is there a color printer that I can pay to use?


The remodel of the library looks wonderful. It does need one more thing, signs. It would be fantastic if you could hang identifying signs from the ceiling to let me know where I have to go. Remember we are a very transient community and signs would help all new people! Thanks


New lobby looks great! What happened to all the "OPAC" search computers? Hard to tell which circular area desk is for reference. Maybe put sign over like "Return Materials Here."


Hi, I am a medical student but have the opportunity to stream many of my lectures over the internet and use the Canton Public Library frequently for this purpose (thanks!). However, sitting for hours every day is hard to do and it would be nice to be able to move around. With the library's recent focus on battling Type II Diabetes, I was wondering if it would be possible to incorporate standing level tables throughout the library for people like me who choose to stand rather than sit. Thanks!

Suggestion for impovement

Many times I have checked out a book only to find after getting it home that I am unable to sit down and enjoy reading it because it smells so strongly of perfume or tobacco smoke that I soon develop a headache, stuffy nose, or watery eyes. I would suggest that in addition to your relatively new policy to charge .25 for requested books that are not picked up on time, you also institute a fine for books returned smelling of perfume and or smoke.

New Chairs by Fireplace

I don't like the new chairs by the fireplace. Older people need arms to hold onto when standing up and the new chairs don't have them. Thank you.

Using your library card at the Plymouth Library

Is there any fee when registering your canton library card with the Plymouth library?

Using your library card at the Plymouth District Library

I am wondering if I could use my Canton Library card at the Plymouth District library, because they have a book that is not available at the Canton library.


Are there any plans for a drive-up return box for books and other materials?


staff helpfulness

Hello, I just returned from the library where I was helped at the resource desk by Kelly (but spelled in the Gaelic language). She was so patient in her assistance to help me download books to my Kindle. As a regular visitor to the library I am frequently amazed at the kindness and helpfulness of the staff, but sadly fail to recognize their actions to the Director or Supervisor. People seem so eager to complain but sadly not to compliment - I wish to compliment the staff at CPL and also to recognize Kelly for her patience and sunny personality.

query for opening account

hello sir/madam, I want to opening account so i want all detail. what is the monthly rate? thank you, nibha patel


I am preparing to take an exam and i need to study inside the library. do i need to subscribe in propose to have the right to study inside the library. is there a fee for that? a card member? or is that free ? thank you by advance for the answer

Natural Gas Savings Project for Library Fireplace

Presently the library has a vented natural gas fireplace that is in-efficient and slightly noisy (due to the blower). I would like to see the library replace it with a vent-free one that uses less gas but captures 100% of the heat from the gas. These are quite affordable and approved for use indoors (and it won't need a blower). There are also DTE incentives to help offset the cost ($4 per million BTU saved & 8 cents per kilowatt saved annually). The existing fireplace is nice but the vent-free one would be an enhancement. I think the present one is maybe a 35,000 or 40,000 BTU unit but a replacement would only need to be a 20,000 BTU unit. I estimate a savings of about 300 therms or 30 million BTU / year or about $200 annually in natural gas plus about $120 in one-time DTE natural gas incentives (TBD for electric savings). These fireplaces can be had for as little as $100-200. Please consider this and contact me if desired (I installed one in my house and love it - I don't sell them). Thank you.

Scholarly Journals

Good morning, I am wondering if you have scholarly journals such as MIT Sloan Review at the library. I am looking for actual hard copies, not something I can look up online for a graduate course. Thank you

Greenfield village

Hi I know with my library card you offer lots of free admissions to things. Is Greenfield Village offered? thank you we were hoping to go today. 

Giant Scrabble Board

Good afternoon! This will be a bit out-of-the-blue, but I am making a giant scrabble board for an event on my campus (I work at the school newspaper at a university in Vancouver, BC), and turned to google for some ideas on how to get started. One of the images came from your website, and I thought I'd ask for some general information on how it was made! Many of the other ones I saw online we made with wood, and ingenious carpentry skills - two things which I do not have! Yours looks almost exactly like what I'm hoping to make. Any information or tips you can send along would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your time, Freya Promotions Coordinator

Internet lab closure on weekend (Saturday, June 29th)

The public does not get to pick and choose which days they can and cannot visit the library and use its services.

Closing the internet lab (for computer updates) on a Saturday might have been a mistake. The public tends to have more free time on the weekend (obviously).

The web express computers do not perform the same job/s as those in the lab.

For example; the express computers have no access to some Google products. Not that I intended to use some of those products this day.

I point out that my time at the CPL is limited as I also care for an invalid at home. My time today may have been wasted.

We are too poor to afford a babysitting service. (Starfish does not assist adult invalids based on my experince, by the way.)

As we live in grinding poverty the annual millage of about $200 (plus the gas spent on a wasted trip) is also unappreciated.

I do not want a response from any of the staff. I am more than disappointed.



it would have been nice if it was a sign up on the door that you guys were closed. As 17 of us were waiting for the library to open including a group of kids dropped off by their parents. after I loaded my aunts in the car had to drive back up to the front of a group that was now waiting that you all were closed.

Great Service

Hello, My son and I were in the library on Monday looking for some books on Switzerland for his class project. Alice Rice pointed us in the right direction, then helped check us out and renew my son's library card. Later that evening, she called our house (based on information from the library card) and said she came across another book on Switzerland and would glady drop it off at our door. Full disclosure, we do live on the same street and are friends of the Rices, but I think Alice would do this for anyone. Great service from a great library. Kevin Barkume