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Dedication Program

Canton Public Library
Dedication Program

Presiding: Jean Tabor, Library Director
Introductions & Remarks:
    Dr. James Gillig, Board Chairman
    David Osler, Osler/Milling Architects
Flag Raising
Dedication & Ribbon Cutting

Everyone is invited into the library for tours and refreshments

Moving Story

Moving story
Library materials find new home
Monday, October 24, 1988
Observer & Eccentric Newspapers

The move is on.

Books, videocassettes and other library materials are in the process of being moved from the existing facility on the third floor of township hall on Canton Center to a shining new home a stone's throw away south of the administration building.

Hallett Co., a Chicago-based professional library and office mover, was called in to do the job for about $30,000, according to Dr. Jim Gillig, library board member.

Old shelves will be painted on the newly laid carpet without any worry of drips and spills, Gillig explained. All that's made possible by using an electrostatic process which draws the paint to metal surfaces.

will close for month

will close for month
by Ken Voyles

The move is on.

More than 90,000 books and other materials will be shifted as the Canton Public Library takes over its new quarters on Canton Center Road.

The library, which has been located on the third floor of the Canton Administration Building since 1980, will be closed until after the move is completed. It closed on Sunday (Oct. 16) and will remain closed for service until Monday, Nov. 14.

Before re-opening, a public dedication and open house is planned for Sunday, Nov. 13 from 1-4 p.m. The open house will feature a ribbon cutting, flag ceremony, refreshments and a preview of the new 31,500 square foot building.

"We can hardly wait," said Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin, assistant director of the library. "We're running on adrenaline right now and that should keep us going."

"I think the public is as excited as we are," she added. "We've been planning this since 1985."

Canton Public Library Moves to Separate Facility

Canton Public Library moves to separate facility

By Jim Rink
ANP Staff Writer

The Canton Eagle
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1988
© Copyright 1988
Associated Newspapers, Inc.

It looks like something you might expect to find in Egypt. Rising out of an old Canton cornfield, its littler pyramids poke into the sky, funneling sunlight onto the thousands of books below.

It's the new Canton Public Library, 1200 South Canton Center Road, just across the way from the Canton Township Municipal Building. The monumental process of moving from the old library on the third floor of the municipal building into the new 31,500-square-foot structure began Oct. 17.

The library is expected to reopen at it new location Nov. 14.

An open house celebrating the even will take place Sunday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m.