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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

Thanksgiving

  • 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

Halloween Books

Earth Day

Classic Books for Older Readers

LocationAuthorTitle
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

AuthorTitle

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.

Quick Links Parent Newsletter, Spring 2008

Discover a variety of fun and instructional web sites for families ages birth through early elementary

Sixth Grade Books

The escape from home by Avi

Egg-drop blues by Jacqueline Turner Banks

The lost years of Merlin by T.A. Barron

The ghost in the mirror by John Bellairs ; completed by Brad Strickland

Fifth Grade Books

Also check out the Harry Potter series for great 5th Grade reads.

Where the red fern grows : the story of two dogs and a boy by Wilson Rawls

Titanic crossing by Barbara Williams

The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963 by a novel by Christopher Paul Curtis

Fourth Grade Books

Ramona's world by Beverly Cleary ; illustrated by Alan Tiegreen

The birthday room by Kevin Henkes

The Blue Hill Meadows by Cynthia Rylant ; illustrated by Ellen Beier

Frindle by Andrew Clements ; pictures by Brian Selznick

Third Grade Books

LocationAuthorTitle
J Easy Fiction ADLERAdlerCam Jansen Mysteries
J Series BBerenstainBerenstain Bears Big Chapter Books
J Paperback BBlumeFudge-a-Mania
J Paperback BByarsBeans on the Roof
J Paperback CCatlingChocolate Touch
J Easy Fiction CHRISTIANChristianSebastian (Super Sleuth) Books
J Paperback CChristophe

Second Grade Books

LocationAuthorTitle
J PaperbackAdlerCam Jansen
J Series AAmerican Girl Series
J Paperback BBauerAlison's Puppy
J Reader BBrennerThe Magic Box
J Paperback BBrownArthur Chapter Books
J Easy Fiction BULLERBullerSpace Mall
J Reader BByarsThe Golly S