Mother's Day Drive for First Step

First Step logoThis Mother's Day, make a difference in the lives of women experiencing violence and abuse by donating to First Step, an organization dedicated to reducing domestic and sexual violence and providing service to individuals affected by these crimes.

First Step has requested the following items:

  • adult coloring books
  • colored pencils
  • knitting or crochet kits
  • extra yarn
  • gift cards to local stores (Target, Meijer, Kroger, CVS, etc.)

The Canton Public Library will accept items May 1 through 13. Thank you for supporting this vital organization in our community.

 

Canton Community Foundation to Manage Library Endowment Fund

When library trustees sat down in 2001 to craft a long-range strategic plan, they recognized the need to ensure the library’s long-term financial stability. From those discussions came the establishment of the library’s endowment fund, with the goal of raising $1 million and a commitment to continued excellence in service to Canton residents. The current library board has taken that commitment one step further with the agreement to transfer the management of the library’s fund, currently in the amount of $352,000, to the Canton Community Foundation.

“Transferring management of the library endowment fund to the Canton Community Foundation allows us to take advantage of their investment and philanthropic expertise,” says library director Eva Davis. “This partnership has been in the works since 2008, when former CCF President Joan Noricks initiated these discussions, and I think our residents will agree that keeping the endowment managed locally, by our hometown community foundation, is the right decision.”

Transferring the library’s fund is more cost effective because the foundation manages component funds, investing the individual gifts and bequests as a family of funds, thereby achieving significant economies of scale in both investment and administration.

Not in Our Town Art Contest

In partnership with the Canton Response to Hate Crimes Coalition and Canton Police Department, the library is sponsoring an art contest. Students are invited to submit artwork around the theme of inclusion, unity and peace to be displayed during the Community Unity & Peace Rally on September 26 in Heritage Park. Art work entries should be turned in at the Children's Desk.

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Sorter Room Tours

Sorter RoomCome on down to visit our automated sorter up close and earn your Geek Out and Love It badge. You can watch the materials come down through the chute and understand how the sorter reads it and tosses into appropriate bins.
  
We will be take you inside the sorter room to get a closer look at how the materials you return are processed and put back in circulation. The sorter room tours are scheduled at these times:

We can accommodate 10 people per tour.  Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Produce Exchange Stand

Do you have a surfeit of strawberries? A bumper crop of tomatoes? We've set up a produce exchange stand, thanks to our friends at Canton Leisure Services, to facilitate the sharing of your home-grown goods. Simply drop off any extra produce in the stand by the front entrance (make sure it's in good shape, free of insects or excess soil). Or help yourself to any produce that's in the bin and enjoy the bounty. Don't forget to claim the Chow Down On the Scene badge for participating.

Butterfly Garden Plant Exchange

The Friends of the Library are hosting a plant exchange May 30, 9:00 AM-noon, to secure native Michigan butterfly friendly plants from community members and private local gardens. Please label donations with type and blossom color. The Friends will be offering free milkweed plants, started with donated supplies from Home Depot, during the plant exchange.

Drive around the building, following the book donation signs, to drop off your plant donations. You can view a list of desired plants.

Mother's Day Supply Drive for FirstStep

First StepThis Mother's Day, make a difference in the lives of women experiencing violence and abuse by donating to First Step, an organization dedicated to reducing domestic and sexual violence and providing service to individuals affected by these crimes.
First Step has requested the following items:

  • scented body wash
  • lotion
  • hand sanitizer
  • gift cards for stores like Meijer, Kroger, Wal-Mart or Target.

The Canton Public Library will accept items May 3 through 16. Thank you for supporting this vital organization in our community.

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