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Holiday Hours 2011

Canton Public Library will be closed the following days during the holidays:
  • December 23 to 26: re-opening on Tuesday, December 27 at 9:00 AM
  • December 30 to January 2: re-opening on Tuesday, January 3 at 9:00 AM

Have a happy holiday season!

Excel I

Want to create a spreadsheet, a family budget or manage a list? Learn how with Microsoft Excel 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
Date: November 9, 2011
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Internet Lab
Online registration begins at 9:00 AM on October 26, 2011.

Friends 2011 Financial Report

Friends of the Canton Public Library year-to-date income and expenditures for 2011, July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 (cash basis):


Line ItemAmount
Book Store Sales57,850.27
Book & Author Lunch239.24
Donations Received100.00
Interest Inc. (PNC)34.25
Membership Dues3,275.00


Line ItemAmount
Collection Funding — Mich. History500.00
Collection Funding — Womens500.00
Collection Funding — Business500.00
Collection Funding — Multicultural500.00
Collection Funding — Other10,193.12
Endowment Fund10,000.00
Other CPL8,865.53
Social Events2,500.00
Operation Expense6,807.12
Furniture & Equipment284.91
Memberships Paid160.00
Printing and Reproduction700.00
Return Checks0.00
Sales Tax3,766.47
Supplies & Misc354.74
Tax Preparation & Audit1,340.00


Line ItemAmount

Multicultural Books for Teens

Born confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie; art by Ellen Forney

The first part last by Angela Johnson

American born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang; color by Lark Pien

World Literature for Kids

Anansi and the talking melon by retold by Eric A. Kimmel; illustrated by Janet Stevens

Anansi the spider: a tale from the Ashanti by adapted and illustrated by Gerald McDermott

Andersen's fairy tales by retold by Friederun Reichenstetter; illustrated by Silke Leffler

Become a Polyglot

pol·y·glot /ˈpäliˌglät/
Adjective: Knowing or using several languages.
Noun: A person who knows several languages.

Find Books, DVDs, and Periodicals in particular languages here at CPL on our Languages page. We also have multiple Language databases.

Selected Language Books

Dictionary of languages: the definitive reference to more than 400 languages by Andrew Dalby

Multicultural Library Programs

Children's Programs

Tween Programs

Teen Programs

Sports Books

Some of the newest books for each sport. Read about the game, the personalities, and the drama, then go out and play!

Cricket — Featured Sport

The art and science of cricket by Bob Woolmer

Cricket by Ralph Dellor

Cricket explained by Robert Eastaway: Illustrations by Mark Stevens

Sports Books for Teens

Dairy queen: a novel by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Front and center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

The girl who threw butterflies by Mick Cochrane

Girl overboard by Justina Chen Headley

Community Sports and Recreation

Sports can help us remain fit and stay in shape our entire life. Canton has a wide variety of sport related activities throughout the community:

Sporting Library Programs

All-Ages Programs

Tween programs

Reading a Teenage Dream Tonight

Dream girl by Lauren Mechling

Dream factory by Brad Barkley & Heather Hepler

Dream journal by Karen Halvorsen Schreck

Dream spinner by Bonnie Dobkin