Outdoors

Immerse yourself in the natural world around us.

Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution.

Long before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf, BP was widely viewed as a company that valued deal-making and savvy marketing over safety, a ''serial environmental criminal'' that left behind a long trail of problems, deadly accidents, disastrous spills, countless safety violations, which many now believe should have triggered action by federal regulators.

Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling fresh water supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Will ours too?

Explores the most extraordinary places on the planet and how their environments shape the lives of those who live there. From Mount Everest's Khumbu Icefall to the Amazon to the Grand Canyon, visit six continents to learn how these natural wonders evolved and hear the rarely told stories about the challenges their inhabitants face.

Explores the wild and exotic places around the world that people call home; included are old forests, glaciers, snow capped mountains, tropical jungles, deserts, beaches and more.

A breathtaking journey through the exotic, surreal and dramatic natural environment of Australia.

Celebrate Earth Day 2016 by planting a tree! Why? They combat climate change by absorbing excess CO2 from the atmosphere, and help us breathe clean air by absorbing odors and pollutant gases.  And they're beautiful to look at!

Planting with trees by Andrew McIndoe

Summer Storytimes @ Canton Farmer's Market

The Canton Farmers Market is a celebration of locally grown food, interesting vendors and a thriving community spirit. We are thrilled to connect with our community, offering storytimes and activities to enhance your Farmer's Market experience.

Join us at the market on the following Sundays. Storytimes will take place at 10:00AM and 12:00PM:

Upcoming sessions

Sunday, August 25 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Canton Farmers' Market Produce Day
Sunday, September 1 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Canton Farmers' Market Back To School Day

Wings of Wonder Storytime

Monarch Butterfly

Families with young children looking for a fun way to experience stories and songs can join us for 45 minutes of storytime and playtime. Together with a Youth Librarian, build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories, songs, and play. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks.

All storytimes take place near our Wings of Wonder butterfly garden in the rear of the library so bring a blanket (in case of inclement weather storytime will be in the Community Room).

No registration is required. For more information about 62 Days of Summer ask at any information desk.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Tie Dye Fun!

Have you always wanted to make your own t-shirt, socks, or canvas bag? Come to our all ages Family Fun Tie Dye Program and have a blast tie dying your own clothes! This is a wonderful chance to learn about color and design in a fun and creative atmosphere.

You must bring your own shirts, socks, canvas bags, pillow cases, etc. that you want to dye. Be sure to wear old clothes because the dye will stain! 

 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Zinio for Libraries offers access over 250 popular magazines online. You can check out full issues of magazines and enjoy them cover-to-cover on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device. 

Crafts

Bats sometimes get a bad rap, but these fuzzy creatures have a lot of positive things to offer! Most bats don't drink blood, and many bats love to eat fruit. Insect-eating bats eat their own body weight in insects every night! They naturally pollinate hundreds of plants around the world, spread seeds which allow plants to grow, and eat bugs at farms so that farmers don't have to use as many pesticides.

However, bats have had a difficult time lately, and many North American bat colonies have been devastated by white-nose syndrome, a disease caused by a white fungus on affected bats' wings and noses. 

You can learn more about bats and white-nose syndrome by checking out the resources below.

Additionally, you can visit the Organization for Bat Conservation to learn how to #savethebats, and you can even visit the Bat Zone at their new, expanded home to see live bats, sloths, flying squirrels, and more!

[Photo of a local big brown bat courtesy of the Organization for Bat Conservation]

Suggested Reads for Kids

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