Canton Township Carnegie Library to celebrate 100 years

The Canton Township Carnegie Library will be celebrating 100 years on Saturday. The library offers many programs such as craft programs, a book club, a coffee group, many interesting speakers and more.
They will be having a celebration on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 1-4 p.m. open to the public.

 

The Canton Township Carnegie Library is turning 100 in October. To celebrate, they will be holding an event from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the library.

In addition to serving homemade ice cream from old-fashioned crank operators, the staff and board members will have games that were popular in the 1920s available to play and they will have a silent movie playing during the event to feature additional 1920s technology.

“We are going to go with the 1920’s theme,” said Kim Witt, library board president. “People can dress in 20s costume if they would like and we’ll have a photo opportunity for that.”

The library has three stenograph viewers, a turn of the century technology that displays 3D images when looking through a set of lens that will be set up in stations for guests to use. The viewers were purchased by the library when it opened.

Witt said they have 300 cards to view in the viewers.

“They are of WWI, only they called it the Great War, and the 1906 World’s Fair and lots of different cards that people can view,” said Witt.

The library opened on Oct. 2, 1921, as the vision of a literary study club composed of women in and around the town of Canton.

More about the history of the library will be given in a follow-up article next week along with coverage of the 100-year celebration.

On Saturday, a new sign will be unveiled and tours of the building will be given during the celebration. There will also be excerpts from the minutes of the Canton Literary Study Club regarding the history of the project available to read.

For more information, you can call the library at 620-628-4349.

The Canton Township Carnegie Library will be celebrating 100 years on Saturday. The library has a fun children’s area and a media room.
They will be having a celebration on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 1-4 p.m. open to the public.

The Canton Township Carnegie Library will be celebrating 100 years on Saturday. The library has steps that are book spines.
They will be having a celebration on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 1-4 p.m. open to the public.
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