Budget and Statistics


2022 Statistics Dashboard

The Canton Public Library is committed to transparency in all of its operations. This dashboard is intended to provide our community with a snapshot of the library’s 2022 financials, usage, and collection. We continue to provide in-person and on-site services while expanding digital access, including virtual events, the introduction of new e-media services, and purchasing more streaming and digital content. We continued to invest in the facility, completely replacing our HVAC system to improve ventilation and air circulation, as well as several other infrastructure and equipment upgrades, and in September 2022, the library eliminated all late fees and adjusted our processes to be more proactive in reminders and follow-ups for late materials.

In 2023 and beyond, we will continue our diligence in balancing financial constraints with the excellence that our community demands. We are proud to connect the Canton community and appreciate your patronage and support.

Library Usage

We welcomed 296,529 visitors through our doors.
There were 58,798 total library card holders. Of these, 85.91% were Canton Public Library Card holders.
Patrons checked out a total of 1,256,436 items (like books) and checked out 307,812 electronic materials, including e-books. Of the items checked out, 17% were audio visual materials. Circulation of print materials included 60% children's books and 29% adult books.

The library has 355,021 items in the collection. At the library, 49% of items are print materials and 10% are DVDs. The library has 130,010 electronic materials, including 62,822 e-books.

Check out what’s new and on order.

Programs and Outreach

The library held a total of 552 programs, with 11,082 people in attendance. Of those programs, 209 were children's programs, and 32 programs were a part of 62 Days of Summer. 

Check out our current programs.

The library meeting rooms were used outside of library-sponsored programs 106 times over the course of the year.

Click here to learn more about using our meeting rooms, and other library services.


The library's total revenue for 2022 was $6,912,315. The majority of revenue comes from property taxes. The library received $6,570,479 in property taxes.

The library had $6,049.631 in expenditures.

The Endowment Fund total balance at year-end was $642,403.

The endowment helps ensure the library's long-term financial stability. We appreciate your donations.

Employees, including part time, full time, substitutes, and interns, worked a total of 110,151 hours.

The library employed a total of 88 people. There were 3 total volunteers who offered their time to work at the library. 

The library's pension fund was 109.2% funded.

Want to learn more?

If you are interested in how Canton Public Library compares to other libraries in Michigan, or these statistics for past years, check out the latest Library of Michigan Statistics report.

If you are interested in how Canton Public Library compares to other libraries across the country, check out the Institute of Museum and Library Services Library Search & Compare.


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