Friends of the Library

The Friends are people like you — members of the community who support the library's goals and services. They advocate for the library and raise community awareness. They advocate on behalf of the library, providing the funds to meet specific library needs.

Some of the many things made possible through the Friends' support include:

  • Secondhand Prose Bookstore
  • Wings of Wonder Butterfly Garden
  • Programs for children, tweens, teens, and adults
  • Connect Your Summer reading program
  • Special collections
  • Annual CPL employee scholarships

To be informed of Friends' special events, fundraisers, and bookstore sales, like our Facebook page.

Membership Information

It's easy to be a Friend of the Library.

Join now, using this online membership form.

Membership Form

Or, you may complete the membership application included in the Friends of the Library brochure, available at the Secondhand Prose Bookstore and at the library Check Out desk, and return it along with your check to either location.

As a thank you, all new Friends are presented with a coupon for a free paperback book, redeemable at the Secondhand Prose Bookstore.

The Friends of the Library board meets at the library on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 PM. The Friends' Annual Meeting in June is open to all members.

Your Friends' contribution is tax-deductible.

Secondhand Prose Bookstore

An ever-changing inventory of newly-donated books, CDs, and DVDs is available for purchase at bargain prices at the Secondhand Prose Bookstore. Find us in the southwest corner of the library, just past the DVD and magazine collections.

Have books, DVDs, CDs, or other media to donate? Donations are accepted at the rear of the building, near the loading dock.

Bookstore Hours

Please note that the bookstore hours are temporarily changing, and that they may change further depending on the availability of volunteers and any local, state, or federal restrictions. Beginning Monday, May 3, 2021, bookstore hours are:

Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat  — 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Tues (Premium Members Only) — 12:00-4:00PM


Wings of Wonder Butterfly Garden

The Friends of the Canton Public Library have created a Butterfly Garden on library grounds. The garden provides a peaceful, natural setting for the whole community to enjoy and offers the library additional opportunities for educational programming.

This ongoing project solicits the support of local gardeners by inviting them to share their native Michigan butterfly-friendly plants at our annual plant exchange in June.

Please follow our Facebook page for announcements of upcoming events.

Friends' Fundraisers

AmazonSmile Program

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Friends of the Canton Public Library every time you shop, at no cost to you.

Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Friends of the Canton Public Library whenever you shop on Amazon Smile Every item available for purchase on is also available on AmazonSmile ( at the same price.

Sign up for this program at Amazon Smile.

Kroger Community Rewards

Do you shop at Kroger? Your purchases can benefit the Friends of the Canton Public Library through the Kroger Community Rewards program.

Just register your Kroger Plus card with the program and select Friends of the Canton Public Library (code 90992), and every time you shop, you'll be helping the library.

Thanks for your help.

Contact a Friend

Have questions/comments, think you might want to join, or interested in volunteer opportunities? You can contact us with this form or send an email to Would you like to know more about the Friends? Check out our brochure.