- 62 Days of Summer
- May We Suggest
- cpl tour
- Canton Public Library
June 15, 2020 | strande
Complete this 62 Days activity by learning something you didn’t know before about the Canton Public Library, or by asking us your questions about how the library works.
Exercise Your Curiosity about the Library
- Write a letter to Thorndyke. Our resident bear loves seeing your faces and hearing about you. Thorndyke will respond to a selection of questions and comments he receives weekly on his blog. Simply address your letter to
- Use the “Ask a Librarian” option on our Contact Us form to ask a reference question remotely.
Meet the Staff
- Learn more about Thorndyke, our library bear. You can find his life story on Flickr, or you can take a look at his family album.
- Learn more about the folks who make the library tick. Explore a limited staff directory and meet a few of the people who keep CPL up and running.
Explore Hidden Gems of the Library
- Have you noticed the art located in and around the library? For a full tour, take our art walk online.
- Get a quick look at our sorting room, our hub for all returning materials. This is where all the books that are returned via our outdoor Book Drop.
Learn about Library Beginnings
- Discover how Canton Public Library began on our About Us page.
- Visit our YouTube page and take a trip back through 30 years of library history. You can also find videos of the current building opening and a technology flashback, among other treasures.
Take a Deeper Dive into Libraries
Explore these resources to learn even more about libraries beyond the Canton Public Library. We are just a small part of a larger tradition of community service.
Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro-Puerto Rican named Arturo Schomburg. This law clerk's life's passion was to collect books, letters, music, and art from Africa and the African diaspora and bring to light the achievements of people of African descent through the ages.
Mary Lemist Titcomb was always looking for ways to improve her library. She was concerned that the library was not reaching all the people it could, so Titcomb set about to change the library system forever with her most revolutionary idea of all.
A compelling collection of interviews with prominent figures--all of whom have special connections to libraries.
An unlikely band of librarians, scholars, soldiers, and spies went to Europe to collect books and documents to aid the Allies' cause.