Endowment Fund

To ensure the library's long-term financial stability, an endowment fund has been established under the management of the Local Impact Alliance, formerly the Canton Community Foundation. A gift to this fund is a gift that grows — the principal remains intact — creating a legacy to benefit Canton residents for years to come.

Use the link to donate online directly through the Local Impact Alliance’s website. If you prefer to write a check, please make it out to the Local Impact Alliance and indicate Canton Public Library in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to Canton Local Impact Alliance, 50430 School House Road, Suite 200 Canton MI 48187

Considering long-term giving or supporting specific programs or services at the library? Contact library director Eva Davis at 734-397-0999.

Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin Memorial Courtyard Donations

Honor the life of long-time CPL librarian Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin with a donation to the maintenance fund of the garden dedicated in her memory. You can view the garden through the window in the Children's Library.

Gift/Memorial Donations

The Canton Public Library invites and appreciates donations given in honor or memory of a person or group. A bookplate will be inscribed with their name and placed on the inside cover of the book purchased in their name.


Donated materials may be placed in the brown wooden structure behind the building. Your donation goes to Secondhand Prose Bookstore for fundraising purposes.

We're looking for




We're not looking for magazines, textbooks published before 2000, any encyclopedias, dirty or otherwise damaged items, record albums, computer hardware, VHS or CD-ROMs.

In limited circumstances, donations of new (unused) materials may be accepted into the collection following our Materials Selection Policy. If you have a new item that you would like to donate, visit the Main Desk in the library. If selected, the item will be entered into the catalog within 30 days. If the item is not added to the collection, it will be given to Secondhand Prose for possible re-sale. Items will not be returned to the donor.

Back to Top