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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Latest Coronavirus Information

For the latest information, resources, and guidance related to coronavirus (COVID-19), visit


Town of Canton Coronavirus Information/ Updates Town of Canton Information and Activity Hub Farmington Valley Health DistrictConnecticut Department of Health

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