Yearly Archives: 2020

No Friends fundraisers for Holiday 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Friends of the Library will not be doing their usual fundraisers — the holiday book table, the Cookie Platter Sale, or Taste books — during winter 2020. Fingers crossed that all can return …

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Try Something New for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving may not be the same this year but it still can be special. Try some of Canton Library’s cookbooks and make the holiday special.

For classic home cooking try:

Sweet Home Cafe Cookbook / Albert Lukas and Jessica B. Harris in …

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Now Open on Saturdays

Starting on October 5th we will now be open on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Come by and pick up some great weekend reads and get ready for family movie night with a few of our DVDs or Blu-Rays. We …

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September is Library Card Signup Month!

Everyone knows that you can use your library card to borrow books from the library, but did you know about these other things that are available to you for free using your library card?

Discount passes to museumsEbooks, downloadable audiobooks, and …

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The library will be reopening for limited hours starting the week of July 6, 2020.  Our hours for this first phase of reopening will be:

Tuesday: 10am-1pm

Wednesday: 3pm-7pm

Thursday: 10am-1pm

Visiting the library will be a little different than what you are used …

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Summer Reading and Learning Programs

Programs for the Whole Family

We have programs for Children, Teens, and Adults. Find out more below!

Children and Teen Programs

For our new Summer Challenge, we want to encourage you to engage in learning and experiencing new things.  Each day you will …

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Curbside Pickup

We are now offering curbside pickup for library materials. Hooray!

OPTION 1: Place holds in the library catalog at Once we have retrieved the items we will call you to schedule a pickup time.

OPTION 2:Fill out a form available here.


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At-Home Activities for the Whole Family

Canton Public Library has a Stay at Home Book Discussion Group on Facebook.Canton Parks and Rec has a Senior Activity Packet.Beardsley Zoo offers two live zoo cams as well as videos on YouTube.Florence Griswold Museum is featuring three online exhibits.Hill-Stead Museum offers an overview of their collection.Mark Twain House and Museum has a virtual tour.Mystic Seaport offers Sea …

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At-Home Activities for Kids

Canton Public Library is offering online storytimes. Check the Upcoming Programs page for schedule and information. Canton Parks and Recreation has an extremely comprehensive list of Distance Learning and Activity Ideas.KidsPlay Children’s Museum has a twitter feed @KPMuseum that is updated every day with suggestions …

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United States 2020 Census

If you don’t want to answer the questions over the phone, through the mail, or wait for the census takers to show up on your doorstep, there is good news – the 2020 census is now online.

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