Michigan Picture Books For Kids

Little Michigan by written by Denise Brennan-Nelson ; Illustrated by Michael Glenn Monroe

Clever Beatrice by written by Margaret Willey ; illustrated by Heather McWhorter

The day the Great Lakes drained away by written and illustrated by Charles Ferguson Barker

Island magic by Martha Bennett Stiles ; illustrated by Daniel San Souci

M is for mitten: the Michigan alphabet book by Annie Appleford ; illustrated by Michael Monroe

Hummingbird Music Together Presents: The Zoo

On Wednesday, August 6 from 10:00-10:45 AM, you and your child, 0-5 years old, will love taking a musical trip to the Zoo together starting with a train ride with This Train,  seeing different animals including Two Little Blackbirds, and cuddling together under the big night sky with Great Big Stars. Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. This program will be presented by staff from the Grosse Pointe Music Academy of Canton.

Summer Style Storytimes

We've decided to take our family storytime fun OUTSIDE!  Bring a blanket, snack and listening ears under the canopy in the back yard by the pond.  Join us for stories, music and fun in the sun activities on the following days:

Summer Storytime @ Canton Farmers Market

We are thrilled to be back at the Canton Farmers Market this year.  The Canton Farmers Market is a celebration of locally grown food, delicious food vendors and a thriving community spirit.  It takes place every Sunday through the summer at Preservation Park.  Join us at the market on the following Sundays for summer storytimes and activities:

Tanabata Festival

Join us July 19th as wecelebrate Tanabata, a Japanese Star Festival. This festival celebrates theonce-a-year meeting of star lovers, the Ox Herder and the Weaver Princess, whoare separated by the Milky Way during the other 364 days of the year.

To help us celebrate, members of the JapanSociety of Detroit Women's Club will present the Tanabata story using Kamishibai, a Japanese form ofstorytelling. We will also participate in the Tanabata custom of writing wisheson long strips of colorful paper and then tying them to tree branches in thehopes that they will come true. In addition children will have the opportunityto try on Yukatas or summer kimonos.

This event will take place Saturday July 19th at 11:00 am.

New Music for Kids June 2014

Meet a Horse

This program will be held outside. Please dress for the weather.

Canton Public Library is pleased to welcome Jennifer Blades, the Coach of the University of Michigan's Equestrian team and owner of Willowbrooke Farm in Plymouth on Wednesday June 18th from 10:00 - 11:00 am. Jenny will bring a very special guest, one of her favorite school horses, Darien. She'll describe the basics of English riding skills and horse maintenance. Darien is a gentle, sweet horse and he loves kids! This is an outdoor event.

Spring Storytime @ the Farmers Market

We are thrilled to be back at the Canton Farmers Market this year.  Join us on Sunday, May 25 from 9:00AM-1:00PM as we read stories and have spring time fun. Check back later to get the complete list of our Farmers Market visits this summer.

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Children's Musicians You Haven't Discovered

You've exhausted Raffi, Laurie Berkner, Caspar Babypants and Jim Gill.  Looking for some fresh music?  Here's some artists you may not have found yet. 


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