CPL Staff Spotlight: Colleen

Meet Colleen, Information Librarian Extraordinaire

What do you like the most about working at CPL? I love my coworkers, the patrons, and helping people with their needs. Canton Public Library is a great place to work and I love helping people.


What school(s) did you go to?

  • St. Mary's of Redford
  • Novi High School
  • Undergraduate: Oakland Community College
  • Undergraduate: Eastern Michigan University
  • Graduate: Wayne State University

My Favorites

Favorite treat? Ice cream.

Favorite places you've traveled to? Italy and Ireland.

What is your favorite book/movie/TV show right now? 

Fun Facts 

What are your hobbies or interests? Walking in nature and being outside, spending time with my family, and reading. I also love to travel and have visited my daughter in Ireland when she was studying abroad.

Tell us about your family. My son is a dentist and my daughter is an elementary school teacher. I have been married 33 years. 

What are some of your fondest memories? I loved to walk to the Chaney Branch of the Detroit Public Library when I was young. Also, when my husband and I were first married, we lived above a funeral home and took calls at night for the funeral director.


  • Salmon
  • Onions
  • Gory movies
  • Squirrels