Please join us on Saturday, June 25 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes are a fun celebration of stories and activities designed for children ages 3 1/2-5. Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, or must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends' Activity Room (former purple room) starting Monday, April 18 thru Friday, May 27. Registration is online and begins March 24.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Thorndyke the Bear


Hey Kids!

I've been settling into a new home over the last month. Many of you have already visited, but if you haven't seen my new digs, please drop by. All the old, fun things are still here - the tunnels, the fish, the tree, the books - and some great new resources to check out! I've even had my first houseguests: Mama Duck and her flock of ducklings will be staying until the little ones get big enough to fend for themselves in the great wide world. 

So please stop on by. Find a new reading spot, fill your water bottle at our new water fountain, and investigate the new layout. Can't wait to see you here!

Bear Hugs, 


P.S. I've been reading a lot about ducks since the arrival of the ducklings. Check out some of the titles below.


Littl Tufty got lost during migration with her family. Yet she was rescued by a man.

Explore Michigan Wildlife

Spring is here and so many plants and animals are coming out to enjoy the nice weather. Join us as we learn about plants and animals native to Michigan and go on a hunt to find some of them outside behind the library. This outdoor program will take place on Wednesday, May 25 from 7:00-8:00PM It is open to kids aged five years to 11 years old and their caregiver. Registration for this program begins on April 26, 2016.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Family Storytime

Family Storytimes begin the week of April 18. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Please see following list for storytime locations.

Drop-in Family Storytimes, April 18-May 28:

  • Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Community Room)
  • Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Friends' Activity Room)
  • Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Friends' Activity Room)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Homework Help: NHS Tutors at CPL

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:

  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times

  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library

There will be no tutoring during breaks or school closures/snow days.

NHS tutoring sessions will begin at the beginning of November. We will post start dates as soon as we have them. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Rocket Robotics Workshop

Rocket Robotics is a four day beginning robotics class targeted to kids aged 9-12 unfamiliar with EV3 robotics. The goal is to introduce young kids to the field of STEM and introduce them to the FIRST Lego League (FLL) program. This workshop will teach kids from a completely different point of view. Run by high schoolers, the students will have more of a peer connection with their instructors and ultimately learn more and have more fun! All six instructors have formerly participated in the popular robotics program for four or more years as well as competed internationally with the program. With this experience level they will offer a very comprehensive introduction to robotics, not only teaching mechanical design and programming but also teamwork, presentation skills, and the brainstorming process. In order to participate, students will need to bring their own laptop AND a lunch each day of the program. The workshop is cumulative. Please register ONLY if you are planning on attending all four sessions. Registration for the 4 day workshop begins on July 26.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Suggested biographies that fall between 100 and 150 pages.

The "Who was..." series.

The Wicked History series.

A biography of Nellie Bly, the pioneering journalist whose showy but substantive stunts skyrocketed her to fame.

Ada Lovelace by Gina Hagler

A computing pioneer.

Describes how the writer and naturalist set about recording in both word and image the birds of North America, and details the legacy his work has left behind.

Zinio logo

Looking for children's magazines? Kid-friendly mags are accessible in digital form via Zinio, one of the Library's e-media resources.

Click this direct link to access youth magazines.  Currently available titles include American Girl, Chickadee, Chirp, High Five, Highlights, Owl, and Zamoof!, plus parent-oriented FamilyFun.  Canton residents can use their library card to enjoy these magazines on their PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

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