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.



Our Services

The Palace Project
Canaan Resident and Historian Tim Abbott will speak on Friday, June 9 at 7pm on the men of Canaan who participated in the Revolutionary War. He will appear in authentic reproductions of period clothing and will share original artifacts from his personal collection. This event is free.
Every Monday evening from 6:15 to 8PM! All levels welcome! Come and join us.
Douglas Library Book Group is 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 June is: This Tender Land by William Kent Kreuger. . (Meetings are usually held on the last Wednesday of the month.) Books are provided by the library staff. The group will meet on Wednesday, June 31 at 2PM.