Mondays, 10:00 - 10:30 AM
Fridays, 1:00 - 1:30 PM
Winter waits by Lynn Plourde ; illustrated by Greg Couch
Lynn Plourde, author of the best-selling picture book "Wild Child," reunites with acclaimed illustrator Greg Couch to continue the story of Nature's family with this exquisite book that captures the joy of a father-son relationship.
Winter lullaby by Barbara Seuling ; illustrated by Greg Newbold
As the natural world changes with winter's approach, young children worry about the creatures they see around them. Where do the ducks and other animals go? Will they find shelter from the cold? Will they be safe and warm? In Winter Lullaby, Barbara Seuling's reassuring, gentle verse and Greg Newbold's breathtaking paintings reveal what animals do to survive as winter takes hold.
Winter: an alphabet acrostic by Steven Schnur ; illustrated by Leslie Evans
The children will showcase their talent and hard work to their loved ones with a final performance on Friday, May 1, at 4:30 PM!
ABC Activity Times, January 5-February 14:
- Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)
- Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM (Purple Room)
- Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
- Thursdays 7:30-8:00 PM (Purple Room)
- Fridays 1:30-2:00 PM (Purple Room)
- Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)
NOTE: Construction will begin in the library lobby on Monday, January 5. ABC Activity Times will still take place, but watch the website and signs for updates to locations and what entrances are open.
Drop-in Family Storytimes, January 5-February 14:
- Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Purple Room)
- Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
- Thursdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Purple Room)
- Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Purple Room)
Angry birds is also an option for older kids or adults.
There is an initiative to complete one hour of free coding lessons in order to raise the level of somputer science fluency for kids. There is a push to teach computer science in the classroom to ensure that children are getting the best chance possible to succeed. Please visit CODE.org to sign up and try a lesson today!
Registration begins December 23
Storytime session begins Tuesday, January 6, 10:00 AM
This program is wheelchair accessible.
This program is wheelchair accessible.
Come celebrate the winter season with us! Kids ages 4-8 with their grownups can join us Monday, December 22 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM for tons of winter fun. We'll read a story, make a wintery craft, play games, and enjoy a tasty snack. We look forward to seeing you there!
This program is sponsored by Target and the Friends of the Canton Public Library.
Crafty kids can get in a winter groove on Tuesday, December 23, 2:00-3:00 PM by creating a Snowpal Mason Jar Decoration. Registration begins November 24. This program is for ages 7-12.
Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill one hour of your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. Our next date will be Saturday, January 17, 2015, 2-3 PM.
Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Families and kids in grades K-4 can practice engineering and architectural skills building
an edible gingerbread house. Add your imagination and artistic skills to our big cardboard gingerbread house
too. All supplies will be provided. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 7:00-8:00 PM. Registration is required.
Gingerbread House by White 77 under CC0 1.0 Universal
Looking for fascinating stories about real people? Explore the following list for some suggestions.
Henri's scissors by Jeanette Winter — The story of how Henri Matisse changed from sketching to making cut-out creations.
Harlem's little blackbird by Renée Watson ; illustrated by Christian Robinson — A lesser-known singer from the Harlem Renaissance, Florence Mills' story is told here.
Daredevil: the daring life of Betty Skelton by Meghan McCarthy — Looking for more variety in your stories about achievements in aviation?
The quite contrary man: a true American tale by Patricia Rusch Hyatt ; illustrated by Kathryn Brown — Breaking the law by growing a beard? A contrary (and interesting) man, indeed!
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Mary Azarian — A Caldecott-winning biography about a curious nature photographer.
Ling & Ting: not exactly the same! by Grace Lin — Look for more Ling and Ting in J READER LIN.
The snowy day by Ezra Jack Keats — A young boy enjoys the magic of a wintry day in this Caldecott-winning picture book.
Lucy rescued by Harriet Ziefert — Lots of opportunities for howling, this is the story of a new dog adjusting to her new home.
I ain't gonna paint no more! by Karen Beaumont — For those with messy artists at home, a rhyming, color-filled story.