Beginning Readers

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, June 24 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Canton Farmers' Market
Sunday, July 1 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Canton Farmers' Market
Sunday, July 15 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Canton Farmers' Market
Sunday, July 22 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Canton Farmers' Market
Sunday, August 5 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Canton Farmers' Market
Sunday, August 19 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Canton Farmers' Market
Sunday, September 30 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Canton Farmers' Market

Connect Your Summer Begins!

Connect Your Summer starts on June 1!

Connect Your Summer (CYS) is Canton Public Library's summer reading program, and it runs from June 1 to August 17. Whenever you read, attend a library program, or do an activity in the library, you can claim badges online. The more badges you earn, the more chances you have for winning prizes!

For more information on how to participate, check out this handy guide. Or head on over to the Connect Your Summer home page to get started!

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Hamster Races

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Animal Lover: On the Scene and Game On: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Bring your small, furry friend in a sealed ball and compete against others for prizes. If it can fit in a hamster ball it can compete in the races (mice, gerbils, and hamsters are allowed). Find complete set of rules and waiver form below. All forms must be completed and brought to the event in order to participate.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Read and Share

Are you looking for a fun way to earn some Super Bookworm badges for reading this summer? Come to our Read and Share program. Bring your blankets and lounge chairs as we will meet in the Community Room and then chill in the courtyard while we read a story or two together.  Then we will take some time to read on our own and then gather to share what we are reading at the end. You can bring your own book or read one of ours. All ages welcome! If there is inclement weather this program will be held in the Community Room.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Reading Road Trip

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Hit the Road: E-lectrified and Hit the Road: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Preparing for a long trip this summer? Stock up on suggestions for audiobooks to listen to as you drive, fly, or cruise your way to your destination. All ages and reading levels will be covered. Find individual titles for each child or something the whole family can enjoy together! No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Create Your Own Family Crest

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Be Creative: On the Scene, Explore History: On the Scene, and Keep It Real: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Join us in the Community Room for a fun and fascinating exploration of family history. Learn about heraldry designs and symbolism, then get creative and make a coat of arms for yourself or your family! All supplies will be provided. This program is open to all ages and families are encouraged to attend. No registration required.

Family Crest by Dewayne Neeley is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros, commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. Visit http://dia.ala.org for more information on celebrating this day. The celebration is intended to be year-round, culminating on April 30. (Text from ALSC)

The Día Family Book Club provides worksheets for the following titles with discussion questions and suggested activities to try together. 

Suggested for Ages 4-8

Cora cooks pancit by Dorina K Lazo Gilmore

When all her older siblings are away, Cora's mother finally lets her help make pancit, a Filipino noodle dish. Includes recipe for pancit.

Don't get too hungry when you read one of these yummy picture books featuring cake!

Ida always has her nose in a book and Alfonso is unable to get her attention until he bakes a very special apple cake for her. Includes cake recipe.

Beverly runs into a problem while making the "caramel candy castle cake" for Oliver's party, but her creativity and her mother's encouragement save the day.

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