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CPL Wins National Award

Library Journal cover, 2013-04-01We have great news to share with you! The Canton Public Library has been named the inaugural recipient of the 2013 LibraryAware Community Award, co-sponsored by industry magazine Library Journal and LibraryAware, part of EBSCO Publishing's NoveList Division.

The award "emphasizes the library's engagement with the community," and is an acknowledgement of the tremendous accomplishments of the library staff. Since I became library director in 2008, we have focused on the community through our partnerships, volunteers, programs, and services. The strategic vision of our library board guides our work; the support--moral and financial--given to us by the Friends of the Library is essential to our success; and our partnerships with the Township, area schools, businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations help us Connect Your Community. My staff uses these connections to provide you with programs, collections, and services that improve Canton's quality of life.

Most importantly, we owe our successes to the patronage and support of our community. You are the key to what we do every day, to the tune of nearly 600,000 visits and 1.8 million items circulated annually.

I am proud of my staff for their hard work, and thrilled to see them recognized on a national level. We are planning a Community Celebration on May 10 (details to follow). Please mark your calendars and plan on joining me in congratulating our fine library staff on winning this award!

Eva sig
Eva M. Davis, Director


Mon, 2013-04-01 16:18

Congrats CPL! You guys deserve it! The library is one of my favorite places in Canton; I've been going there to study, relax, and hang out since I moved to Canton in 2009. It's my second home! Smile

Mon, 2013-04-01 16:39

Thank you! I absolutely agree that the library is fantastic and that the staff have done a wonderful job. We love our community.

Sat, 2013-04-06 20:52

CPL is my oasis. It is a marvelous place to stay calm and relax and also a place to move your mind light years ahead. Congradulations! I appreciate the staff's hard work.

Mon, 2013-04-08 17:01

Thank you! I agree that it is marvelous here, and we all appreciate your compliments of our work.