The Friends of the Canton Public Library are active advocates and supporters of the library. Their membership, which totals 178 people, runs Secondhand Prose, the used bookstore, and supports many library programs with financial and other contributions. If you have used materials from the History Collection, Women’s Collection, Multicultural Collection or Business Collection, you have the Friends to thank for the funding to keep those collections current.

The Friends are big contributors to our Summer Reading program, donating prizes and funds for the Fun in the Sun Day, special events throughout the year like the popular Konami Drums and Big Band programs, Resume Writing and Techniques and others.

The Friends also make a significant contribution to the library’s endowment fund and help support staff and patrons all year. They help make the Canton Public Library a valuable part of our community.

We encourage you to support the Friends by becoming a member or patronizing the Secondhand Prose Used Bookstore. Visit the Friends page for more information.