Kids

This day celebrates the sport of geocaching, a real life treasure hunting game which involves using GPS devices to locate hidden containers called geocaches in a variety of locations around the world.  Geocaching is a fun way to work with friends to find items while exploring the outdoors or other new locations.  According to the website www.geocaching.com, there are 4,479 geocaches around Canton.  Check out the resources below to learn how to geocache or to read stories in which geocaching plays a central role!

Teaches readers how to use a Global Positioning System receiver in order to find caches, or hidden objects, while out hiking, and learning orienteering.

Niblet & Ralph by Zachariah OHora

Two cats that look alike live in the same building and, when they sneak out to visit one another, worry their young owners by their changed behavior.

I am a cat by Galia Bernstein

Simon, the housecat, points out that he may not roar like a lion or run fast like a cheetah, but he has many other things in common with the big cats.

Floaty by John Himmelman

Mr. Raisin is a bit of a grump. He lives all alone in a little house, and he likes it that way just fine. One day, a mysterious basket appears on Mr. Raisin's doorstep. When he opens it up, it seems there's nothing inside... until he notices a floating dog bobbing along his ceiling.

ABC Activity Time

ABC Time

ABC Activity Time offers a safe and informal environment for caregivers to interact with their young children. Experience a variety of hands-on and imaginative play opportunities while building social and cooperative skills with other young children and caregivers. No registration required.

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Monday, October 8. There will be no programs on this date.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, September 10 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 11 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, September 11 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 12 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 13 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 13 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, September 14 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, September 15 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, September 17 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 18 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, September 18 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 19 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 20 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 20 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, September 21 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

Family Storytime

Storytime

Family Storytime provides an opportunity for caregivers to actively engage with their children under age 5. Together with a Youth Librarian, you can 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. We look forward to sharing this experience with you. Every Family Storytime is followed by a half hour of ABC Activity Time.

No registration required.

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Monday, October 8. There will be no programs on this date.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, September 10 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 11 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 12 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 13 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 13 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, September 15 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, September 17 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 18 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 19 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 20 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 20 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, September 22 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, September 24 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 25 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 26 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Kanopy Kids screenshot

Kanopy Kids is a brand-new source of educational and entertaining children’s programming, and it’s free to watch with your Canton Public Library card! Stream the videos that leave your little ones entertained and help them learn and grow! Kanopy Kids features hundreds of educational and enriching videos that spark children’s imaginations.

Kanopy has partnered with Common Sense Media™ to provide developmentally appropriate age ratings to help you decide what to watch. Visit cantonpl.kanopy.com/kids to start streaming or contact the library for more information.

Book cover for Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo

Enjoy reading while getting in your steps with our StoryWalk®, a walking journey around the Canton Public Library's exterior featuring segments of a continuous story at different stops along the way.  The StoryWalk® will be available Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 17 (Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Friday-Sunday: Noon-5:00 PM) and is enhanced with braille translations at each stop.  The StoryWalk® will not be available during inclement weather conditions.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.  This resource is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.

The New Bookshelf is stuffed with great stories and new characters. Be sure to spend some time with them this summer.

When Lizzie and Gael share an irresistible challenge, to find the peacock ring that once belonged to artist Frida Kahlo, Paloma decides it is the perfect way to honor her father.

 

Did you miss our English-Russian Storytime? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a multilingual storytime you can do at home. 

From Storytime

 

We tried "Rushing Around in Russia," which goes like this:

 

 

     We were rushing around in Russia but we stopped to say hello.

     доброе утпо (say "DOBRO'YE UTRO")

     Good morning

     Then we were soon on the go.

 

     We were rushing around in Russia during the middle of the day.

     добрый день (say "DOBREE  D'YEN")

     Good Afternoon

     Then we hurried on our way.

 

     We were rushing around in Russia during a star-filled night.

     добрый вечер (say "DOBREE  V'YECHER")

     Good evening

     Then we were quickly out of sight.

 

Fashion is made up of so many components--imagination, illustration, art. There are patterns, styles, assorted materials, and wildly amazing sewing skills. Enjoy this look at how these fashion foward thinkers got their start in the world.

When two young rising stars designer Hubert de Givenchy and actress Audrey Hepburn cross paths for the first time it's magic...literally, the perfect fit!.

Honesty is a challenging skill for children to learn. Sometimes it is hard to tell the truth while other times telling the truth can hurt someone's feelings. Here are some picture books that help introduce the concept of honesty for children. 

David gets in trouble by David Shannon

When David gets in trouble, he has excuses right up until bedtime, when he realizes he really is sorry.

Ben has so often tried to convince people he has seen Bigfoot that when a real yeti arrives and borrows his bicycle, no one comes to see if Ben is telling the truth.

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