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Children's Tour

A tour of the Children's Library, with the "Purple Room" visible in the background.

Library doors open

The Canton Eagle
November 16, 1988
Volume 44, Number 46

Library doors open
By Jim Rink
ANP Staff Writer

Approximately 1,500 people attended an open house for the new Canton Public Library Nov. 13.

Members of the library staff celebrated the official opening of the $4.5-million facility on 1200 South Canton Center Road Monday, Nov. 14, when they welcomed their first customers.

"It was wonderful," said Library Director Jean Sebeysten-Tabor, "A really great turnout. It was surprising, it went very well. We received lots of positive comments and the people were very excited."

Tabor said it might be Dec. 1 before things are really all in place, but the building is basically finished and all 85,000 library books are back on refurbished shelves, waiting to be checked out.

Featured in the 31,000 square-foot facility is a 135-gallon aquarium, which will be stocked with salt water fish.

Moving man

Published in the Canton Eagle.

Moving Man

Jack Hallett, owner of Hallett Movers, has been moving libraries for 30 years. Hallett is moving the contents of the Canton Public Library into a new facility on Canton Center Road. When the paint is dry on the refurbished shelves, these books will be homeward bound.

[ANP photo by Ann Grimes / staff photographer]

Canton Eagle (USPS 303-170)

Office Furniture

Office Furniture in boxes, ready to be assembled in the staff workroom.

Children's Library

A view of the Children's Library taken from near the front entrance.

Children's Library

A view of the Children's Library and Purple Room, circa 1988.

Ceiling Skylights

Ceiling Reliefs and Skylights over the Adult Reference Desk.