Kids

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.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, May 21 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, May 22 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, May 23 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, May 24 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, May 24 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, May 26 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

Celebrate Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week Poster with Animals

This year is the 99th anniversary of Children's Book Week. This celebration of children's and teen literature draws attention to the importance of good books for young people. This year, the program inspiration is "One World, Many Stories" and celebrations last from April 30 to May 6. 

Show your support of children's literature at the library during the week of April 30 to May 6. Come dressed as your favorite children's book character and take your picture with Thorndyke our library bear. Or stop by our Children's Reference Desk to pick up additional activities. #CBW18 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

American Girl Club

American Girl Star Logo

Join us as we learn about a different American Girl character or theme at each meeting through crafts, games and activities. Celebrate a love of both historical and modern stories from all walks of life.

No prior knowledge of the books or character is needed. If you have an American Girl doll feel free to bring them, and a friend! This program is open to ages 8-12. Registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, June 20 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room The Pets of American Girl Registration required.
Wednesday, July 18 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room American Girl Mystery Party
Wednesday, August 15 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room Historic Games

Did you miss our Sick & Get Well Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a storytime you can do at home.

From Storytime

Llama Llama's mother takes good care of him when he has to stay home from school because he is sick, so when Mama Llama begins to feel sick, too, Llama Llama knows how to take care of her.

Did you miss our Penguin Storytime this week? Don't worry! Here are stories and songs so you can have your own storytime at home!

From Storytime

Up & down by Britta Teckentrup

Deciding to visit a friend he has been missing, Little Penguin leaps off his iceberg and embarks on a journey filled with ups and downs and ins and outs before the two are reunited, in a concept story that introduces opposites.

Last Tuesday, January 16th at 8:08pm, a meteor lit up the skies over southeastern Michigan. The vibrations from the noise the meteor made as it entered the atmosphere were strong enough to register as a 2.0 earthquake on the Richter scale! 

But... what is a meteor made of? Where did it come from? Why did it make such a loud noise? What is the difference between a meteor and a shooting star? When does a meteoroid become a meteor? Is a meteor the same as an asteroid? You've got questions and we've got answers! Check out the list of books and DVDs below for your space-related information needs.

Astrophysics for people in a hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | large print
Winter Thorndyke Closeup

 

Hey Kids,

One of my favorite reasons to read is to discover places I've never been and learn about other people. Particularly in the wintertime I enjoy this kind of traveling, and I always like improving my understanding of the worlds and its people. Africa is a continent, made up of many different countries, that sometimes seems very far away. Try some of these books to bring it a little closer.

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

Picture Books

Family Reading Night - Caldecott

CPL's Family Reading Nights continue to be an excellent ongoing celebration of literacy, sharing stories and FUN! Participants will experience engaging themes coupled with exciting activities. We will even have a free drawing of books to help grow your own personal library. This program is for children ages 4-9 and their families. Registration is required and begins January 23.

Listen to books that have won the Caldecott award in recognition for their illustrations. We'll also be including the winner of the Canton Public Library's Mock Caldecott Award. Then participate in activities themed around the books. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Every year the Canton Public Library staff name their favorite book of the year.  This list is a mixture of  Adult, Teen, Tween, and Children's Non-fiction published between December 2016 - December 2017.

When Swedish-born Linda McGurk moved to small-town Indiana with her American husband to start a family, she quickly realized that her outdoorsy ways were not the norm. In Sweden children play outside all year round, regardless of the weather, and letting young babies nap outside in freezing temperatures is not only common--it is a practice recommended by physicians. In the US, on the other hand, she found that the playgrounds, which she had expected to find teeming with children, were mostly deserted. In preschool, children were getting drilled to learn academic skills, while their Scandinavian counterparts were climbing trees, catching frogs, and learning how to compost. Worse, she realized that giving her daughters the same freedom to play outside that she had enjoyed as a child in Sweden could quickly lead to a visit by Child Protective Services. 

Traveling to 41 countries in 2015 with a backpack and binoculars, Noah Strycker became the first person to see more than half the world's 10,000 species of birds in one year.  In 2015, Noah Strycker set himself a lofty goal: to become the first person to see half the world's birds in one year. For 365 days, with a backpack, binoculars, and a series of one-way tickets, he traveled across forty-one countries and all seven continents, eventually spotting 6,042 species--by far the biggest birding year on record. This is no travelogue or glorified checklist. Noah ventures deep into a world of blood-sucking leeches, chronic sleep deprivation, airline snafus, breakdowns, mudslides, floods, war zones, ecologic devastation, conservation triumphs, common and iconic species, and scores of passionate bird lovers around the globe. By pursuing the freest creatures on the planet, Noah gains a unique perspective on the world they share with us--and offers a hopeful message that even as many birds face an uncertain future, more people than ever are working to protect them.

Winter---brrr! Good thing the Canton Public Library has lots of great television show available for you to watch while you snuggle under a blanket with some hot tea and your favorite cat. This is, of course, the best way to find a new program to enjoy. Not only do we have DVD's, but we have a plethora of online options for adults and kids to watch using our Hoopla e-media link. Enjoy discovering something new!

Also available in: video

Based on the bestselling mysteries by Ann Cleeves, Vera follows a solitary, obsessed, cantankerous investigator who happens to be pure genius at her job.

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