Entertaining Young Visitors? Bring Them to the Library.

Visitors are always welcome at the library, whether they are Canton residents or visiting from afar. A trip to the Canton Public Library can be a wonderful adventure for young ones who are only in town for a little while. There are so many exciting things you and your guests can do at the library together.

Visit the Children's Library

Step through the red and yellow doorways (pick your size!) into the Children's Library, where you can:

  • Say hello to the fish in the aquarium. Do you have a favorite fish?
  • Sit side-by-side at computer stations with internet access—does Grandma play Roblox, too?
  • Play games on iPads and AWE Learning stations with librarian-curated apps.
  • Put on a puppet show at the puppet stage.
  • Find a cozy place to read together. In the Children's Library, we have a lovely reading nook. If the weather is nice, you can go outside to the Wings of Wonder Butterfly Garden or snuggle into a hammock in Heritage Park.

Drop in for a Program

Our Programs page will keep you in the know about fun things happening at the library. You can use the checkboxes on the left-hand side to filter for the age range that matches you and your visitor.

Please note that some programs do require registration. A program will note if it requires registration and if it is full.

Get Reading Suggestions

Our librarians have compiled some reading recommendations, or you can ask when you visit.

A library card is required to take materials home with you. If you or your guest don't have a card for this visit, you are welcome to read and explore materials while you are here together.

Have a Wonderful 62 Days of Summer

The Canton Public Library hosts exciting activities all summer long. If you're visiting during the summer, don't forget to check out the Summer page for all the latest information.

Stop by the Secondhand Prose Bookstore

Secondhand Prose is a volunteer-run bookstore that has an ever-rotating selection of books for all ages, DVDs, and even jigsaw puzzles. Pop by during their open hours or during a monthly bag sale to get some new-to-you items that will be sure to excite.

Take the Library Home for Your Visitors

If you already have a Canton Public Library card, you can bring some items home to use with guests or access them without a visit in person.

Adventures Out and About

If you'd like to get outside, the library has you covered. Near the library, you can find:

If you're farther away, check out a MAP—a Michigan Activity Pass, that is. This program offers you complimentary or reduced-price admission to a variety of Michigan state parks, historic sites, museums, and more with your library card.