Library Closed for Liberty Fest

The library will close at 6:00 PM on Thursday, June 14 for Canton Liberty Fest, and will remain closed on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16. We will re-open on Sunday, June 17 at 12:00 PM.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, June 14 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, June 15 (All day)
Saturday, June 16 (All day)

Canton Public Library’s mission is Connecting Your Community. Connect Your Summer aims to be an exciting way to bring the community together to share their summer experiences and their summer reading, and to emphasize the library as an important resource for all.

Because Connect Your Summer is the mainstay of our summer library programming, we are asking you to help us learn and improve by sharing feedback about your Connect Your Summer experience. The survey will take about five minutes to complete:

  • If you participated in Connect Your Summer, Take the Participant Survey
  • If you did not participate, Share your feedback
  • If you would prefer to fill out a paper survey, stop by the CYS Command Center in the library to fill out and submit your thoughts

The surveys will remain available until August 28, so tell your friends! Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with us. 

Library cards are available to residents of Canton, MI, and those who work or attend school in Canton. People who are under 18 years old are still eligible to obtain a library card, but must have a parental/guardian consent form. This youth library card will allow you to register your child or teen for programs that require registration.

To expedite the process of getting a library card for your child, you can download this application, fill out the information, and bring your printed and filled application to the Check Out desk on your next visit to the library.

We will be upgrading our systems beginning at 5:00 AM on Wednesday, July 12, until around noon. This upgrade includes stability and security fixes. This upgrade will also allow you to once again pay fines and fees online. 

During this downtime, the following services will be unavailable or disrupted:

  • The library catalog
  • My Account
  • E-media, such as Overdrive and Hoopla
  • Databases, such as Consumer Reports
  • Text message services and renewals

We appreciate your patience and apologize in advance for any inconvenience. 

Update: Our upgrade has been completed. Thank you for your patience. 

This summer, the Canton Public Library wants you to have the BEST SUMMER EVER. From June 1 to August 19, 2017, we invite you to spend your summer with us, experiencing new things, exploring those experiences, and engaging with others! Beginning June 1, come in and register for our Connect Your Summer reading program and get a StoryBox starter kit. Choose your challenges, set your goals and start creating super summer memories to save to in your StoryBox. Learn more and get excited with the video below!

President's Volunteer Service Awards


Bronze awards require 50 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15 years, and 100 hours of service for volunteers who are over 16 years old.

  • Marie Antonelli
  • Nancy Austin
  • Barb Backes
  • Aruna Bahl
  • Anita Bird
  • Dave Britz
  • Melinda Drake
  • Judy Elliott
  • Linda Garrett
  • Gurekmann Gill
  • Dorothy Ham
  • Chi Hoang
  • Larry Hoelscher
  • Lisa Kluka
  • John MacGaw
  • Claire O’Connor
  • Loretta Olson
  • Joan Postell
  • Larry Richardson
  • Ayush Shah
  • Vicki Sistek
  • David Smith
  • Nancy Sonnanstine
  • Jody Trame
  • Russ Verage
  • Mary Watts
  • Debbe Yeager



Silver awards require 75 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 175 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 250 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Manha Azam
  • Niki Chittela
  • Deb Luczkowski
  • Hiba Mohammed
  • Shirley Reynolds
  • Judy Richardson
  • Nancy Smith
  • Linda Wisniewski


Gold awards require 100 hours of service for volunteers aged 14-15, 250 hours of service for volunteers aged 16-25, and 500 hours for volunteers who are 26 and over.

  • Lynda Baker
  • Linda Luke
  • Kathy Young

Lifetime Achievement

The Lifetime Achievement award is given to volunteers who complete 4,000 hours of service.

  • Bevis Richardson
  • Ilene Saunders