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Thanks to everyone who has worked to support this important community project.

Help write the history of the New Canton Public Library


Your help is needed to assist in the funding of this project.
There are a variety of ways in which you can help this historic project.

Please consider an outright gift to this project. Pledges may be made over several years and there are a variety of recognition programs to match your gift. If you would like to make a gift please contact Betty Chelmow, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Gifts of Cash
Charitable Gift Annuities
Charitable Remainder Trusts and Pooled Income Funds
Life Insurance

There are several naming opportunities available.
There are public rooms and private spaces within the new addition as well as historic rooms that may be named in honor of an organization or individuals.
Please consider naming a space as a legacy or remembrance.

Ongoing Construction Project Funding

The Brick Walkway Project

BRICK \'brik\ n: (1) building block of baked clay
(2) means to help the Canton Public Library build a grand entrance to our new building
(3) object to forever commemorate your place in our town’s history.

Please consider buying a commemorative brick for the walkway
that will grace the entrance to the new building addition. Reserve your place in the future.

To buy a brick, either download the form and mail it to us
or contact our Brick Coordinator, June Alfano at 781.828.4636

The Historic Fireplace Project

In 1902 two large fireplaces were constructed as part of the original building.
We need your help restoring these graceful spaces back to their original elegance.
Your donation will enable us to install gas fired ceramic logs and glass protection screens.
Your donation will be a splendid and timeless reminder of the great history of this unique Canton institution.

Technology Initiatives

Help create a library where information technology and educational technologies are at the forefront. Our new building will boast state-of-the-art research and projection technologies enabling this and future generations. Please consider funding technology needs for the Community Room or the Computer Training Facilities. Your gift will make the Canton Public Library a leader in information technology.

Historic Renovation Projects

There are a number of opportunities available to assist us in restoring the 1902 addition of the Canton Public Library. We are currently seeking funds that will enable us to replace the original Oak Floors in the West and East Reading Rooms. Imagine the sun dappled oak floors and the rich tones cast by the antique stone fireplaces. Your gift will be a lasting legacy to the people of Canton.

Edward Bolster Local History Room

Named in memory of it's benefactor, the Ed Bolster Local History Room
will be an important element in discovering and researching the history of Canton.
Please consider donating to this project so that we may appoint the room with archival quality storage and fixtures that will meet the needs of Canton's past, present and future.

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