Libraries are often overlooked as places that can provide free or low-cost entertainment in the community. Here are 5 things you may, or may not, know about the Plymouth and Canton Libraries:
1. Need to brush up on basic computer skills or prepare for college entrance exams? Curious about digital photography or need to learn Powerpoint? Take a computer class. Both Plymouth and Canton libraries offer a wide variety of computer education classes.
2. You can use your library card to print a pass, at your home or at the library, to one of 60 participating museums across the state. The passes will give you either complimentary or reduced admission. Popular museums include Cranbrook Art Museum, the Holocaust Memorial Center and the Detroit Institute of Arts. These passes are available on the Plymouth District Library's Michigan Activity Passes page
3. Don't want to spend $10 going to a movie or a few dollars renting from Redbox? Check out the movie selection at the Plymouth and Canton libraries. You might be surprised to see many new releases and classic favorites.
4. Did you know that you can now rent e-books for your Kindle, Nook, iPad or tablet through the library? Both the Plymouth and Canton libraries have extensive e-book catalogs. You can search book titles and more on their websites.
5. Whether you want to join a book club, build Lego fortresses or learn to make bleach or Tye-dye shirts - the library has a class for you. Both libraries have calendars full of events for all ages. Check out what they have to offer and join in the fun.
The Plymouth District Library is open Monday - Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m; Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. The calendar of events can be found here. The Canton Public Library is open Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12-6 p.m. The calendar of events can be found here.