Canton Township was a different place in 1980. The photo to the right (from Images of America's Canton Township Book) shows a parade down Ford Road between Haggerty and Canton Center in 1981, at the Canton Country Festival (the precursor to Liberty Fest).
In 1980, the decision was made to put the library in Township Hall. Deborah O'Connor was selected as the first director. Funds were raised, supplies were purchased, and the library opened on October 20.
The 1980-81 Scrapbook has some amazing press clippings and photos from this exciting time in the library's history. It's worth a look.
For more CPL 30th Anniversary celebration, check out 30 Big Links of 1980.