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Children 4-5 Year Olds

Lil StorytimeA 45-minute interactive storytime and craft program for children who are able to attend without a caregiver. Caregiver must remain in the library during session. Online registration begins September 2. (Non-resident registration begins September 4) All children must have their own library card to register.
Ages: Children 4 -5 years
Session Dates: November 13 - December 12

Family Storytime

We invite families with children ages 1-5 years old to join us for a half hour program to share some great books and fingerplays. Registration not required
Ages: Children 1 - 5 years old with caregivers
Dates and Time: Saturdays, November 15 - December 13 @ 11-11:30am

Fun with Amelia Bedelia

Come meet Amelia Bedelia, play some fun games and have a snack.
Register online beginning November 4
Ages: 1st and 2nd graders
Time: November 18 @ 5:00 - 5:45

Talk about Books

Boy readingAges: 1st and 2nd graders
Read a book and then get together with other kids to talk about it and to do some fun activities.
After you're registered, visit the Children's Information Desk to check out a copy of the book.
November Book: Poof! Rabbits Everywhere by Peter Lerangis
Date and Time: November 19 @ 5 - 5:45pm
Register beginning: November 6

Book Buddies

read01apAges: 3rd and 4th graders
Get together with other kids, enjoy a snack and talk about a fantastic book.  
After you're registered, visit the Children's Information Desk to check out a copy of the book.
November Book: Poppy by Avi
Date & Time: September 22 @ 5 - 5:45pm
Register beginning: November 6

Storytelling with Touchdown!

Tonya Dallas, also known as Touchdown, is back to share her fun, humorous and entertaining stories.
Registration not required.
Ages: Children 5-11 years old, with a caregiver
Date and Time: November 10 @ 7 - 7:45pm
Location: Community Room

Family Videogaming

Join us for fun and friendly competition for the whole family. Registration not required
Ages: Families with children aged 6-12
Time: December 13 @ 2 - 5pm and December 30 @ 6:30 - 8:30pm
Location: Community Room

Library on the Move

Canton Public Library is teaming up with Canton Leisure Services to provide fun activities for the whole family. See the Fall edition of Discover for more information.
  • Holidays at the Bartlett-Travis House

Grandparent Fun


Do you watch your grandchildren on a regular basis? Looking for something fun and different to do with them? Want to meet other grandparents who babysit too? The CPL Grandparents Group provides fun activities for you and your grandchildren.

Valentine's Day


  • The First Thanksgiving This site from Scholastic tells what life was like for both the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag around the Plymouth Colony of 1621.
  • The History of Thanksgiving This site from the History Channel tells the origins of our Thanksgiving rituals.

St. Patrick's Day

Fourth of July - Independence Day


Halloween Books

Earth Day

Classic Books for Older Readers

J 398.238 AES Aesop's Fables
J Fiction ALCOTTAlcott, L.M.Little Women
J Fiction ALEXANDERAlexander, L.The Black Cauldron
YA Paperback AAndersen, H.C.Andersen's Fairy Tales
J 398.235 PHI The Arabian Nights
J Fiction ATWATERAtwater, RichardMr.

Adventure Stories


For 2nd-4th graders

Kawai, RitsukoThe Adventures of Hamtaro
Wise, WilliamChristopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler

For 4th-6th graders

Allende, IsabelKingdom of the Golden Dragon
Alton, SteveThe Malifex
Ashby, JohnSea Gift
Bledsoe, Lucy JaneThe Antarctic Scoop
Bredsdorff, Bodil

Happy Easter

National Poetry Month

  • Children's Haiku Garden A collection of haiku verse and illustrations by children from all over the world.
  • Giggle, Giggle, Snicker, Laugh! Poetry from teacher and author Robert Pottle
  • Giggle Poetry Read poetry, learn how to write your own, author interviews 
  • Magnetic Poetry Just like the refrigerator magnet poetry, use your mouse to move tiles around to create your own poem on a theme, or unscramble classic Nursery Rhymes.

Children's Programs - September/October 2008

Online Registration Alert!

  • All kids MUST have their own library card and have it registered with Canton Public Library's system to register for any Children's or Tween program.
  • Registration begins two weeks prior to the program.
  • No phone registration will be accepted.  
  • Add your email address to your child's library card to get storytime and other programming updates.