Ancestry – anyone doing research into their ancestors knows that ancestry.com is far and away the best website for tracking down all the details about one’s relatives. Ancestry’s extensive databases include census records; immigration and emigration records; newspapers and periodicals; court, land, wills and financial records; directories and member lists; military records; birth, marriage and death records; and more.
Ancestry is provided to Canton Public Library patrons through the generosity of the Friends of the Canton Public Library.
Consumer Reports – is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.
Consumer Reports may be accessed from within the library, or from home by logging in with your library card number. Click the logo above to get started!
Creativebug – offers thousands of video classes in arts and crafts. They believe everyone has a creative side, even you! Many of the teachers are renowned in their craft. Classes are offered in drawing, lettering, painting, sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting, cake decorating, and so much more. There are even classes for young people. You can easily sort classes by skill level and age.
All you need is your Canton Public Library card to open up a world of creativity.
Creativebug is provided thanks to a generous donation from The Friends of the Canton Public Library.
Hartford Courant – search for both historical and comtemporary information in the oldest newspaper in continuous publication in the United States. The search box for this database will include most articles that appeared in the Hartford Courant from 1764 to 1985 and 1993 to the present. You can print the articles or email them to yourself.
Please note that, at this time, we do not have access to Hartford Courant articles from 1986 to 1992. If you need articles from this period, we will try to obtain them for you through interlibrary loan.
JobNow! is an online chat resource that helps people to review their resumes and cover letters and practice interviewing online. The live, interactive online help is available from 3 PM to 11 PM seven days a week. In addition, a variety of other online resources guides patrons through the necessary tasks to get a job. JobNow! is available for inhouse use at the library and can be accessed at home with a patron’s bar code and PIN.
On the home page for JobNow!, patrons will have three services from which to choose. “Find a Job” offers informative, easy-to-use, and free Internet resources for job seekers, including personality and career assessments. “Write a Resume” includes resume templates for four of the most common resume types; a lab through which patrons can send their resumes to a JobNow expert for analysis within 24 hours; and links to Internet sites for more information on resume writing. Finally, “Ace the Interview” supplies live interview coaching to help job-seekers brush up on interview skills; tips and common interview questions; and links to Internet sites for additional help in preparing for an interview.
Mango Languages is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective. The system is completely web-based and remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet connection. As you listen to and repeat after native speakers, you’ll learn more than just words and phrases. You’ll learn how those pieces can be rearranged and combined to make new thoughts, new conversations, and even more practical communication! In no time at all, you’ll be able to navigate all sorts of everyday situations — get directions, order a meal, make new friends — the possibilities are endless!
Mango may be accessed from within the library, or from home by logging in with your library card number. Click the link above to get started!
Mango is provided to Canton Public Library patrons through the generosity of the Friends of the Canton Public Library.
researchIT CT is Connecticut’s Research Engine. reSearchIT CT gives you access to the statewide library catalog, full-text magazine and newspaper articles, health and science information, Connecticut history resources, and so much more. You will need your library card number to sign in from home. researchIT CT is a service of the Connecticut State Library.
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children. They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading!
There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles!
Tumblebooks is provided thanks to a generous donation from Phil and Polly Philbrick.