The Library Celebrated it’s 95th Birthday on Sat. Oct. 1st. Local authors, Mary Ellen Tippin and Susan Davis were on hand with book exhibits and local celebrities, Superintendent John Denk, and Officer Mark read to Children every half hour.
The architects, Brennon Randa and Randy Clark of Plan 4 Architect Design in McPherson were on hand to discuss the proposed modest addition to the building that will address the future needs of the library.
Girl Scout Troop #50252 collected funds to support the Carnegie Kids Club Lego group.
Kristi Snow, Children’s Story Time leader, led sidewalk chalk art outside, and Campaign Committee members led tours of the proposed new addition that was drawn on the grass in the back yard. Yummy refreshments were served.
Happy 95th Birthday to the Canton Township Carnegie Library!
The Canton Township Carnegie Library has been serving you for 95 years!
Come celebrate with us on Sat. Oct. 1 from 1:00-3:00. Local authors, Susan Davis, Carol Duerkson, and Mary Ellen Tippin will be on hand for book signings. Children will enjoy local celebrities readings and Sidewalk Chalk Art. Refreshments will be provided by the Library Board.
Information will be available about the exciting plans for improving and preserving your library. Come check it out!
In order to improve handicapped accessibility, meet fire code safety, waterproof the basement, and add central heating and air conditioning to the Library, the Canton Township Carnegie Library Board and the Canton Township Trustees are initiating a campaign for an addition to the east side of the Library building. This modest addition will preserve our community’s historic treasure and help ensure that we have library services for many years to come.
There are many facets to this project and we will try our best to keep everyone informed as to our progress. As of today, we are working with Clark Architects out of McPherson to develop a workable plan that meets our budget and appropriately honors the Carnegie style of our building. The Board has approved the services of Chad Clark, CAC Consulting, to assist in fundraising.
We will be speaking to groups and individuals to talk about our great library, the many services it offers to our community, and the needs it has. If you would like to host a group of friends to learn more about the project, please contact the library, 620-628-4349, Kim Witt, 620-628-4492, or Sandra Dresher 620-242-4763
We also need ideas for simple fundraisers. If you have an idea, share it! The best ideas come locally! We’d love to hear from you!