The library has moved to the next phase of our reopening plan and is now providing patron holds pickup by appointment, computer use by appointment, and reference consultation by phone or email. The building otherwise remains closed to the public.

Whiteboard Sign with Directions for PC Appointments

As we move through our phased reopening plans, the library is now offering computer use by appointment. Reserve your 90 minute session online or call 734-397-0999 and select option #4. Computers are set up in a socially-distanced manner in the Children's Library, with 7 stations available, as well as a printer and copy card machine. 

  • Reservations are limited to two sessions per person per day. Early sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays are reserved for members of vulnerable populations.
  • Patrons are required to follow all of the library's public health and safety protocols: Remain 6 feet away from other people, wear a mask, and don't come if you feel ill or have been in contact with someone who is ill. Patrons who refuse to comply with library policies will be asked to leave.
  • You will enter the Library's main entrance and exit from the West Emergency door. Parking in the West side parking lots (near Heritage Park) is recommended. 
  • A printer is available for use, and a (cash-only) copy card is needed to release prints. Library staff cannot handle cash or give change at this time, so please bring a copy card and/or $1 bills to purchase or add value to a copy card using the self-service card machine. 
  • USB drives and earphones are not available at the library; please bring your own. 
  • Patrons are discouraged from bringing others to their appointments. If you must bring a someone, they must stay with you at the computer at all times. Please encourage guests to bring their own form of entertainment, as browsing for materials, iPads, and toys are not available at this time. 
  • In-library browsing, wandering, or other in-person assistance not related to computing/printing are not available at this time. If you wish to check out materials, you may place items on hold via the catalog and pick them up using our scheduled pickup service

We are delighted to offer computer access, and we ask for your patience as we start this phase of service. We will have staff available to assist you during your visit, and we look forward to seeing you once again. 

While the building is closed to the public, we are offering a scheduled pickup service.

  • Select the items you wish to check out from the catalog and put a hold on them. 

  • 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, come to the library, park in the front lot closest to Canton Center Road, and follow signs to the designated pickup spot. Staff will distribute holds from the outside door of the Community Room (to your left as you are facing the main doors). Follow all social distancing procedures, remain 6 feet away from other people in the area, wear a mask, don't come if you feel ill or have been in contact with someone who is ill.  If additional holds are ready for pick-up at the time of your scheduled appointment, they will be added to your order.

  • Return items, payments and account issues cannot be handled at the pickup station. Please put returns in the outdoor slot and call 734-397-0999 or email cplemail@cantonpl.org with any questions or concerns. 

We are very excited to be loaning items again, and we know you are excited to get them! We ask for your patience as we start this phase of service.

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

Voters can get ready for the upcoming primary election to be held in Michigan on August 4, 2020 by going to VOTE411. By typing in their address, voters can find out who and what's on the ballot for all local, state, and federal elections, including information on the candidates. Voters can also check their registration status, and their polling place and hours. For more information on voting in Canton - including information on absentee voting - click here.

STEAM Stop Gross Science: Dissecting Owl Pellets

Owl making a surprised face, words Gross Science Owl Pellets

Owl puke is fascinating. Not convinced? All patrons aged 7 years old and up are invited to join us for a Virtual STEAM program where we will investigate owl vomit (commonly called pellets). Each patron can pick up an actual owl pellet and tools that the library will provide to you so can dissect them LIVE with us! Registration begins on July 6 and ends on July 17.

How will we do this live?

First, make sure you have a device that supports Zoom.

Next, register at the link below. 

Then, you will receive an email directing you to schedule a time to pick up your Gross Science kit at the library.

Finally, you will receive an email 24 hours before the program begins with the Zoom link to join us live and dissect our owl pellets together! All program kits must be picked up by July 22 in order to participate. 

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, July 23 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM Offsite Gross Science Owl Pellets Register
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Some library programs and meetings are being presented virtually, using online platforms like Zoom, Facebook Live, or streamed over our YouTube channel. To make the most of your experience, we're offering a few tips.

Be tech ready

For online programs, check your device's capabilities well before the program begins. Make sure your app or version is up to date, that your camera and microphone, if using, are working, and check your Internet connection. If you are having trouble with Zoom, try this user guide.

Locate your invitation

Look for your program invitation several hours before the program is scheduled to begin. It should come via library email; be sure to check your junk/spam folders. The invitation will contain a link to the program host site. If you haven't received an email an hour before program time, call the library at 734-397-0999 and get connected to a reference librarian.

Be on time

Using the link in the email, log in to your session at least 5 minutes prior to the start time. Depending on how the meeting is set up, you may enter a waiting room, and then be admitted when the host is ready.

Practice good meeting etiquette

Mute your microphone, keep your video on, use the chat box to ask a question or use the "raise hand" button in Zoom, or visually raise your hand. Download our guide for more tips.

Be respectful

Treat the host/presenter and other participants with respect. Patrons attending online presentations are subject to the library Patron Code of Conduct. Be patient and kind--virtual programs are a new experience for many people.

 

 

two people holding hands wearing matching friendship bracelets colors brown, white, black, gold.

Friendship bracelets are a fun tradition of creating handmade jewelry to give to your best friend! The patterns can range from very simple to complex art. Below are some ideas for all ages and abilities. 

Activities:

  • Learn how to make a friendship bracelet using one of the resources below. Take a photo of your creation and share it with us by using the #howdoyou62 hashtag.
  • Upgrade a pattern by adding beads, charms, or other decorations. Try a complex pattern that requires 4 or more colors. Or design your own pattern and share it with us. 
  • Create a friendship bracelet using supplies found around the house. Try using something different like floss, ribbons, or yarn. Decorate your bracelet with pop can tabs,  feathers, beads, corks, or lids. 
  • Mail your friendship bracelet with a handwritten letter to someone outside your house. It could be a family member, friend, or neighbor. 

Resources:

  •  Hoopla has a variety of ebooks including many crafting how-to books.  Check out this booklist for more ideas. 
  • Creativebug has many video craft tutorials including this Five-Strand Braid bracelet. Requires CPL card number to log in. 
  • Craft Jam: a crafting company that has a great step by step instructions with photographs. This tutorial teaches you how to make the alternating half hitch, 5-strand braid, and diagonal friendship bracelets.
  • Youtube: has a variety of great craft tutorial videos. I recommend this one by DIYholic that teaches the spiral, chevron, loom, and fishtail friendship bracelets. 
  • Braceletbookis a great resource if you want to try complex patterns. Check out this Ombre Stripe pattern. 

 

Photo by Nasim Keshmiri on Unsplash​

 

 

Head back to the 62 Days of Summer home page for more ways to participate in the summer program!

Are you are planning a staycation this summer and need some ideas about places to visit and things to do?  Metro Detroit has a lot to offer!  Be sure to check websites for hours and possible closures.  

Hiking and Biking Trails

Fiction eBook Discussion Group - Virtual

Join us via Zoom as we discuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek as part of our #62DaysofSummer programming. We will hold one daytime and one evening session to accommodate your schedule. See the links below to access an eBook or eAudiobook copy.

  • Participants will need to register for one of the two virtual program sessions. Once registered, we will email the Zoom meeting link within 24 hours of the program. For help with Zoom, click for info on Your Best Virtual Program Experience.

Book Woman eBook edition on hoopla

Book Woman eAudiobook edition on hoopla

 

For more of the 62 ways to do 62 Days, go to the READ square or visit the official 62 Days of Summer page.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, July 23 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Register
Monday, July 27 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Register