Budget and Statistics


2023 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 2023 financials, usage, and collection. We continue expanding digital access, including purchasing more streaming and digital content and partnering with other libraries in Michigan to share our e-media, expanding options for our patrons. We continued to invest in the facility by completely replacing our telephone system, adding more comfortable seating areas for studying and relaxing, and expanding and upgrading our security system for the safety of both staff and patrons.

In 2024 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 357,975 visitors through our doors.
There were 54,100 total library card holders. Of these, 87.36% were Canton Public Library Card holders.
Patrons checked out a total of 1,351,375 items (like books) and checked out 384,601 electronic materials, including e-books. Of the items checked out, 15% were audio visual materials. Circulation of print materials included 61% children's books and 29% adult books.

The library has 370,370 items in the collection. At the library, 47% of items are print materials and 9% are DVDs. The library has 152,409 electronic materials, including 68,459 e-books.

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Programs and Outreach

The library held a total of 734 programs, with 21,027 people in attendance. Of those programs, 300 were children's programs, and 77 programs were a part of 62 Days of Summer. 

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The library meeting rooms were used outside of library-sponsored programs 145 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 2023 was $7,431,669. The majority of revenue comes from property taxes. The library received $6,945,867 in property taxes.

The library had $6,442,577 in expenditures.

The Endowment Fund total balance at year-end was $723,964.

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 112,903 hours.

The library employed a total of 92 people. There were 4 total volunteers who offered their time to work at the library. 

The library's pension fund was 92.2% 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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