Today is Opening Day! Thirty years ago today the Canton Public Library first opened its doors for business. Although there were still boxes to unpack, books to catalog and shelve, and dozens of other tasks to complete, the library was ready for the public. Shown here in this Canton Observer photo is Canton resident Carol Micksch, one of our first visitors, checking out a stack of books with the assistance of Deborah O'Connor, the Head Librarian.
In 2009, CPL checked out over 2 million items. We averaged around 2,000 visits each day by our community and 70,416 Canton residents had library cards.