Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Canton Public Library is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1964 and incorporated in 1979. The goals of the Friends are:

  • To build a membership of citizens who support the library
  • To encourage the use of library services
  • To spotlight the value of the library in the life of our community
  • To expand the resources of the library through fundraising

We invite you to become a Friend
of the Canton Public Library!

Whether you’re willing to support us with your time, your talents, or your money, please join us. Membership categories are:
$10.00 Individual Membership
$25.00 Family Membership
$50.00+ Supporting Membership
$100.00+ Benefactor Membership
Other Amount of Your Choice

To join the Friends, please fill out a membership form. Return it to the library or mail it to:
FCPL, Inc.
Post Office Box 136
Canton, CT  06019

Membership forms can be picked up at the library.


The Friends meet on the third Tuesday of most months from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Library Program Room. Please join us.

As a result of Friends’ fundraising and volunteer efforts in the past, the library has been able to purchase collection items, programs, equipment, and services not provided through its town-funded operating budget. Some recent examples:

  • Books, audiobooks, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, compact discs, Wii games, computer software, and puppets
  • The Overdrive Downloadable Audiobooks/E-Books collection
  • Admission passes to Connecticut and Massachusetts museums and cultural sites
  • Online information databases, such as, Learning Express Library, the Historical Hartford Courant, A to Z World Travel, & Mango Languages
  • Children’s programs (storytellers, magic shows, science demonstrations, singers, craft workshops, etc.)
  • Adult programs (author visits; programs on food, gardening, and personal organization; musical concerts, crossword puzzle tournaments; etc.)
  • Public performance copyright license to show movies
  • Library information brochure for patrons
  • Furniture and equipment (a compact disc/DVD buffer, printers, a fax machine, shelving, repaired Children’s Room furniture, etc.)
  • The Library/Friends table at Sam Collins Day
  • Events that celebrated the library’s 100th birthday celebration

Join the Friends of the Canton Public Library
and help us to continue a tradition of service to the community
started 50 years ago!  

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