Strategic PlanObjective (#3): The Canton Public Library will service the community by being a conduit for connections between residents and local groups, through the awareness of needs and opportunities.
Create a digital archive to connect the community
- Pursue partnerships within the community to establish the library as the digital repository for local historical and community information
- Develop plan for grant initiative to fund digital archive
- Review existing infrastructure
- Develop implementation plan
- Implement and evaluate plan
The PlanWe are presently digitizing Canton Public Library's history, using the experience of doing so to improve our workflow and interface. Soon we will pursue more community partnerships and digitize materials from outside the library.
If you have artifacts of possible historical significance to Canton communities, please contact Brad Czerniak, our Digital Resources Developer.
If you would like to assist with the Canton History project, learn more about volunteering at CPL, then contact Kathie Gladden, Volunteer Coordinator.
StandardsImages and Documents should be scanned at 600dpi whenever practical
- Images larger than 5"7" but smaller than the scanner's full tray may be scanned at 300dpi for speed and storage purposes
- Slides and other small-format images should be scanned at a minimum resolution of 2400dpi
- Images larger than the scanner tray may be scanned in multiple passes if the risk of damage to the original is negligible, but should also be photographed for contextual purposes
- Documents should generally be done at 600dpi to allow for Optical Character Recognition. Documents with type no smaller than 24-point may be scanned at 300dpi for speed and storage purposes
- Audio should be recorded at the highest practical bit rate given recording circumstances
- Video should be recorded at the highest practical resolution and bit rate given recording circumstances
- Objects should be photographed or otherwise recorded individually without added context in well-considered lighting at high resolution, per the camera's capabilities
Audio should be saved in the native lossless format of the recording device
Video should be saved in the native lossless format of the recording device
AcknowledgmentsSpecial thanks to the Canton Historical Society and Plymouth-Canton Community Schools for support in this continuing relationship.
Additionally, this project would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the 2010 CPL Summer Interns, Jared and Hilary.
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Endowment FundTo ensure the library's long-term financial stability, an endowment fund has been established with a goal of $1,000,000. A gift to this fund is a gift that grows — the principal remains intact — creating a legacy to benefit Canton residents for years to come.
MaterialsDonated materials may be placed in the brown wooden structure behind the building. If your donation can be added to the library's collection, it will be. If not, your donation goes to Secondhand Prose used bookstore for fundraising purposes.
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Gift/Memorial DonationsThe Canton Public Library invites and appreciates donations given in honor or memory of a person or group. A bookplate will be inscribed with their name, and placed on the inside cover of the book purchased in their name.
Library Value CalculatorIn the 'usage' column, click the checkboxes if you've borrowed books or movies, and put the number of times you've used the other resources in the last year. The total will automatically update when you click out of a field (or into the next field). Fork on GitHub to use this Creative Commons licensed calculator on your library site.
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Canton Public Library is located just south of the township administration building. If you need more specific directions, call 734-397-0999.
- Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
- Friday-Saturday: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
- Sunday: Noon-6:00 PM
2013 Library Closures
|Date||Reason for Closing|
|Tuesday, January 1||New Year's Day|
|Sunday, March 31||Easter Sunday|
|Sunday, May 26||Memorial Day Sunday|
|Monday, May 27||Memorial Day|
|Saturday, June 15||Liberty Fest|
|Thursday, July 4||Independence Day|
|Sunday, September 1||Labor Day Sunday|
|Monday, September 2||Labor Day|
|Monday, October 14||Columbus Day|
|Thursday, November 28||Thanksgiving|
|Friday, November 29||Thanksgiving Friday|
|Tuesday, December 24||Christmas Eve|
|Wednesday, December 25||Christmas Day|
|Tuesday, December 31||New Year's Eve|
|Wednesday, January 1||New Year's Day|
The policies linked below have been approved  by the Canton Public Library's Board of Trustees. They are intended to support CPL's mission of connecting your community.
CPL is governed by a six-member Library Board of Trustees of community members elected quadrennially on a nonpartisan ballot. The Board meets at 7:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month. You are invited to attend.
Eva Davis grew up in Canton and is a proud graduate of Canton High School. With a background in customer service, research, and publishing, she became a librarian in 1998, and has held her dream job here since 2008. Having experienced Canton both without a library (pre-1980) and with a library (1980-present), she thinks that the community is definitely better off now, and is committed to continuing CPL's award-winning excellence.
The Canton Public Library connects your community.
CPL is the busiest single-branch library in the state, circulating 300,000+ items over 1.8 million times [in 2011]. Our 53,500 square foot facility provides space for our 71%-resident patron population of more than 47,500 active cardholders.