- 62 Days of Summer
- May We Suggest
- cpl tour
- Canton Public Library
May 17, 2021 | strande
Complete this 62 Days activity by learning something you didn’t know about the Canton Public Library or by asking us questions.
Exercise Your Curiosity about the Library
- Use the “Ask a Librarian” option on our Contact Us form to ask a reference question remotely.
Explore a limited staff directory and meet a few of the people who keep CPL up and running.
Meet Thorndyke and LB
Thorndyke T. Bear is our resident library bear. Thorndyke and his friend LB (Little Buddy) keep an eye over the Children's Library and have adventures. You can follow their exploits at Thorndyke Thoughts.
- Take a virtual tour of the Children's Area and see if you can spot LB!
- Look at Thorndyke's Life Story on Flickr, or take a look at his family album.
- View the adventures of LB the Traveling Bear on Flickr.
- Write a letter or visit another square and Send a Postcard to Thorndyke. Our resident bear loves getting mail! Thorndyke will respond on his blog to a selection of questions and comments he receives. Simply address your letter or postcard to:
Thorndyke the Bear
1200 S. Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48188
Explore Hidden Gems of the Library
- Have you noticed the art located in and around the library? Discover our sculptures, quilts, paper mache works, bronze statues, vintage posters and more in a video, see most of the art with a 'walk' through via Google, or stop by the Information Desk to get a map and see the art in person.
- Get a quick look at our sorting system when it was first set up. The sorter room is our hub for all returning materials and is visible through the glass doors on the way to the Children's section.
Learn about the Library's History
- Discover how Canton Public Library began on our About Us page.
- Visit our YouTube page and take a trip back through 30 years of library history. You can also find videos of the current building opening and a technology flashback, among other treasures.
Take a Deeper Dive into Libraries
Explore these resources to learn even more about libraries beyond the Canton Public Library. We are just a small part of a larger tradition of community service.
A vivid blend of factual documentary, feature film, and storytelling, it reveals the history and realities of librarianship in the entertaining and appealing context of American movies.
An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.
Five teenagers with nothing in common spend a Saturday detention in the school library.
A con man in the guise of a traveling salesman gets off the train in River City, Iowa. He convinces the town to finance a children's marching band instead of a pool hall.
Produced for The History Channel. This documentary gives viewers a behind-the-scenes looks at the remarkable collection of historical documents and displays stored in the Library of Congress -- from our first president's diaries to early drafts of American's founding documents.