Michigan Library Appreciation Month

This October, join us in celebrating Michigan Library Appreciation Month. Governor Whitmer proclaimed this new statewide observance on October 1, 2022 to celebrate the contributions of Michigan libraries in their communities.

The first library established in the state of Michigan was the City of Detroit Library in 1817. It was only open to paying members. However, in 1865, it became a free public library, now known as the Detroit Public Library. Michigan libraries have changed a lot in two centuries, but what remains a constant is that libraries continue to be an informational, cultural and educational hub of every community.

The Canton Public Library opened its doors on November 13, 1988. Our library's mission is to connect with our community. We provide free access to information for everyone and serve as a valuable and trusted resource in Canton by connecting people to knowledge.

Our collections, materials and programs are as diverse as our community. Reading is one of our greatest freedoms—the freedom to read is a guaranteed right. We support everyone's freedom to read while protecting patron privacy. Our library is a safe space for all to gather, socialize, study and learn. We strive to evolve and expand our services so our community will have a dynamic center of discovery and lifelong learning not just in October, but every month of the year.

How can you support and celebrate your library?