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The Friends of the Canton Library are very pleased to  announce that we will be holding two Holiday Fundraisers starting on Monday, Nov. 29! 

THE HOLIDAY BOOK SALE will start on Tuesday, Nov. 30 in the Lobby area of the Library. Come do some easy shopping for gently used fiction, nonfiction and children’s books at bargain prices. The sale runs through the first week of January during normal Library hours.

THE HOLIDAY COOKIE PLATTER SALE RETURNS! Two pound, festively wrapped platters of home baked holiday treats are $15 and can be ordered and prepaid at the Circulation Desk or order online here! Supplies are limited, so pre-ordering is highly recommended!


  • Cookie bakers needed! Please consider helping make our sale a success by baking a batch (or more) of your favorite holiday cookies. No jam bars please. Dropoff is on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 10am-8pm in Room E of the Community Center.  If you need home pick up, send us an email and we will arrange it for you. Sign up here.
  • Volunteer to accept cookies at drop-off: Volunteers are needed to accept the cookie platters on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 10am-8pm. One-hour shifts (unless you’d like to sign up for two!). Bring a book or a friend! Sign up here.
  • Platter assembly: Join us for a fun afternoon to assemble the platters on Friday, Dec. 17. Sign up here.
  • Platter pickup: Volunteers are needed to take and verify receipts; hand out pre-paid platters; handle the purchase of extra platters and help people take multiple platters to their cars. This will take place at the Senior Center. Sign up here.

Friends Tree

We’re in the holiday spirit! The Friends’ entry in the Canton Historical Society Festival of Trees, open now! Admission is free to all. Thanks to Judy DeVito and Judy Sharp for their work on our entry.

About us

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

  • Build a membership of citizens who support the library
  • Encourage the use of library services
  • Spotlight the value of the library in the life of our community
  • 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.


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