Kids

The 2018 National Book Awards Longlist of Literature for Young People has been announced. The finalists will be announced on October 10th, so be sure to check back! See the full list of ten at the website or find the books to read from the library.

The poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by Eugene (ILT) Eugene/ Yelchin M. T./ Yelchin Anderson

Screen-Free Spree

Join us in the Children's Library as we turn off the tech and tune in to the world around us. Our iPads and AWE computers will be tucked away, but entertainment is guaranteed! Connect with new friends as you try an analog craft, activity, or game. Enjoy pop-up storytimes throughout the day, interactive play opportunities, and more. Take a break from your screen...it'll be there tomorrow!

Activities will be available all day and all ages are welcome. No registration required. 

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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.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Get ready for a SCARY good time at Canton Public Library! On October 30th, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, scary stories will be shared in a campfire like setting. The storyteller will read, IN THE DARK, a selection of stories from Alvin Schwartz's book, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark." Participants will also share their own scary stories as the flashlight gets passed around the circle. Make sure your register for this SCARY literature experience!

  • Registration Required
  • Ages 9 - 17
  • Tuesday, October 30th, 7:00 pm to 8:00pm

 

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Lit Lab Productions: Snow!

two snowmen with arms raised

 

Take literature and literacy to the next level at this Lit Lab Production!  Hear fascinating, creative stories and build literacy skills through talking, writing, singing and playing.  Literacy skills are essential to a child's development and understanding of all aspects of the world, and we want to provide an environment that helps children develop these skills while having FUN!  All families will receive take home tips for everyday literacy ideas.  For families with children aged 4-9.  Registration required.

Snowman Winter by Pezibear licensed under CC0 1.0

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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.

** In lieu of ABC Activity Time on October 13, we will be kicking off our all day, free Family Music Fest at 10:00AM with Mr Nick Davio, musician and educator from Chicago. 

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. There will be no programs on these dates.

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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.

** In lieu of Family Storytime on October 13, we will be kicking off our all day, all ages, free Family Music Fest at 10:00AM with Mr Nick Davio, musician and educator from Chicago. 

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. There will be no programs on these dates.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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.

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