Asphalt pavement roller

We will be repaving our parking lot over the next few weeks. During this time, areas of the lot will be closed to traffic, and parking will be limited. Additional parking is available across the street at the Canton Township Administration Building. For a  few days, the front doors of the library will be inaccessible and entrance to the building will be through the Children’s Library. Please observe all posted signage and use extra care for the safety of our patrons and construction workers. Thank you for your patience as we work to maintain our property.

SCHEDULE FOR REPAVEMENT (weather dependent)
4/15-4/17
Stage 1: East side front lot nearest Canton Center Road

4/18-4/23
Stage 2: West side front lot, nearest Heritage Park

4/25-4/28
Stage 3: Circle Drive/East side front lot,
library front entrance closed

4/29-5/02
Stage 4: West side front lot

Library Giving Day logo #LibraryGivingDay

On Wednesday, April 10, library lovers can show their support of the Canton Public Library with an online donation to our endowment fund. 

Big news for #LibraryGivingDay! Gifts of $50 or more, made now through April 10, will be matched by our Friends of the Library, making your gift go twice as far, up to a total of $5,000. 

Our endowment fund, held by the Canton Community Foundation, helps secure the financial future of the library for years to come. Double your gift of $50 or more when you donate on or before April 10 with a match from our Friends.

Use this secure link to donate now, and thank you for supporting the library.

Due to the icy road conditions, the Secondhand Prose Used Bookstore will be closed Wednesday, February 6. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Martin Luther King Celebration

interfaith unity quilt

Join us for a Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration activity and learning event, January 21, 12:30-5:00 PM. The event is broken into two segments.

  • Segment 1: 12:30-2:30 PM, activities for children ages kindergarten through 6th grade, ending with a peace march. 
  • Segment 2: 2:30-5:00 PM, activities, youth readings and a movie with discussion for 6th through 12th graders and adults

All are welcome to join the peace march at 2:15 PM. Please bring a pair of new underwear or socks for donations to local shelters. This event is sponsored by the Plymouth-Canton ICO, The Beloved Community and the Canton Public Library.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Librarian Dan Patton at Michigan Library Association conference

The 2018 Michigan Library Conference was an opportunity to learn and share for several of our staff. This annual conference was held in Novi, Michigan.

Deb Sobczak co-presented Special Needs Story-Time: A Best Practices Approach; Lisa Boyd co-presented Prime Time Family Reading Program, Laura Fawcett and Laurie Golden shared Reframing Ordinary into Extraordinary: Starting with Why, and Dan Patton co-presented When Librarians Ask the Questions: Trivia Programming in Public Libraries.

Attending and sharing at professional conferences fulfills many of strategic plan goals and objectives, helps us learn ways to provide the best service to our community, and demonstrates leadership and excellence in the field of librarianship.

Coffee with a Cop at the Library

Canton Public Safety Officer Esselink

Coffee with a Cop  gives community members an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the department's work in Canton's neighborhoods and business districts in a relaxed one-on-one interaction. Stop by the library and have a cup of coffee and conversation with officers, who will be located by the Self-Service Area.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Retirement Reception for Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin

Photo of Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin c2015 in the children's library before the 2016 renovation.

Join us in thanking Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin for her 38 years of service to the Canton Public Library! One of the first librarians hired to get the newly-established library launched in 1980, Rebecca has played an integral role in the library's success. Please join the library and the community in wishing Rebecca all the best in her retirement.

Upcoming sessions

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Vote Canton 2018

Learn about the redistricting and relocation of polling sites in Canton Township from Township Clerk Michael Siegrist. In this informative presentation, you'll learn why polling sites have been moved and the location of the poll you'll use starting in 2018, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Relay for Life

Canton's Relay for Life is May 19 at Heritage Park. You can get involved by decorating luminary that will be placed along the walking path. Drop by the library and use our art supplies to create a luminary to support someone you know or encourage the walkers. Then on May 19, stop by the Relay for Life walk and find your luminary and support this community event.

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