Students to install Free Little Libraries in City of Canton on Tuesday, May 18
Canton residents will soon have a local spot to pick up reading materials thanks to the talents of some Mabel-Canton High School students. The students were approached by the City of Canton to design and construct to two Free Little Libraries for placement in the community. Under the supervision of teacher, Paul Tollefsrud, the students eagerly took on the project. Although the pandemic delayed their work, the students’ creations are now ready to be unveiled to the public.
An installation event will be held on Tuesday, May 18, at approximately 9:15 a.m. The students will install one of the little libraries outside Canton City Hall, located at 106 N. Main St.; the other little library will call Canton’s Main Street Park home and will be filled with children’s books.
Canton no longer has a public library, so this council-approved project will provide residents with convenient access to books and other reading materials. Several community members have already pledged book donations. Additional donations can be dropped off at city hall, during regular business hours. The Free Little Library endeavor is being funded by the City of Canton.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Wednesday, May 19, at the same time.