Welcome to Douglas Library

Our goal is to provide a cultural center for all residents of the town of North Canaan and surrounding communities. The library is committed to providing equal access to information, ideas and knowledge through books and other resources. The library believes in and supports intellectual freedom for all.


The Douglas Library is now open regular hours EXCLUDING Friday evenings for the time being. If you would prefer to pick up library items curbside, we will be happy to oblige.  Let us know by phone or email what you wish to borrow.   We look forward to seeing you again!


Our Services

The Palace Project
Children's Story Hour: Every Friday morning year-round at 10:30am with Cindy! . Stories, songs, crafts and a snack!  
Douglas Library Book Group is starting back up after a 2 year covid-induced hiatus! If you love books and would love to meet with other readers , contact the library about our monthly book group. Join us for lively discussion and great company, one afternoon a month. Our selection for May is: The Book Woman of of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson. The library staff will provide the books. Contact us at 860-824-7863 or email us at douglaslibrary@ comcast.net with your inquiries or to request a copy of the book. We will meet on Wednesday, May 25 at 2PM. We'd love to have you join us!
Please join us for a reception for artist Eileen Doman who will be exhibiting at the library for the months of April and May! The reception will be held on Friday, April 8, from 5-7PM. Refreshments, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be available. Come welcome Eileen to Canaan! The art will be on exhibit during regular library hours.