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Wordless Picture Books

Have you ever been drawn to a wordless picture book, but been unsure how to share it with your child? Check out these helpful tips, and remember that wordless picture books can be a great tool to enhance your child's literacy, whether or not he or she knows how to read.

These picture books don't need words to tell their story:

Flotsam by David Wiesner

Flashlight by Lizi Boyd

Good dog, Carl by Alexandra Day

Wave by Suzy Lee

Tuesday by David Wiesner

Tween Service Corps September 2015

Are you in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for an opportunity to volunteer at the library? It's time for another school year, which means our Tween Service Corps is starting back up again. We'll brainstorm about volunteer activities for October and beyond, so come prepared with any ideas you have! 

Our first meeting will be Saturday, September 12th from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Purple Room. No registration is required. 

Starfish Family Services: Look What I Can Do

On Monday, September 14, from 6:30-8:30 PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Look What I Can Do: Understanding Preschool Development. Participants will learn how to recognize the uniqueness in the way children think and view the world around them. They will also learn about a child's brain development and different strategies to support children's thinking. Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.

Family Storytime

Family Storytimes begin the week of September 14. 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, September 14-October 24:
  • Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (CommunityRoom)
  • Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Purple Room)
  • Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Purple Room)

NOTE: There will be no storytime on Monday, October 12. The library will be closed.

ABC Activity Time

ABC Activity Time will begin Monday, September 14. This is an informal session where parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. This drop-in playtime includes sensory activities, puzzles, and matching games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required. Program takes place in the Community Room, unless otherwise noted.

ABC Activity Times, September 14-October 24:
  • Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)
  • Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM
  • Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Thursdays 7:30-8:00 PM (Purple Room)
  • Fridays 1:30-2:00 PM (Purple Room)
  • Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)

NOTE: There will be no ABC Activity Time on Monday, October 12. The library will be closed.

Baby Storytime

Designed for children 0-18 months with a caregiver, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, rhymes, and lots of fun. Baby Storytime sessions are held in the Purple Room.

Registration begins August 27.
Storytime session begins Tuesday, September 15, 10:00 AM

Michigan History for Kids, Free for a Limited Time



Check out this neat resource while the website is free! The MIchigan History for kids Magazine is now available to view for free.  This magazine goes beyond the textbooks, exploring the history and heritage of all Michigan’s peoples. It also thoroughly integrates Michigan’s Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) and the emerging standards of the Common Core into the content. The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) is proud to publish Michigan History for Kids,
This site the rebirth of this popular publication is made possible by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 


Check out this resource here or go to www.michigankids.org

Connect Your Summer Ends Wednesday, August 12!

Don't forget to claim your badges by midnight on Wednesday (August 12, 2015) in order to be eligible for prizes! Winners will be notified and given ample time to collect their prizes after the program ends. 

Happy reading/listening/watching/experiencing the remainder of the Connect Your Summer program! 

5th Annual Best in Show Dog Show

Best in ShowWho will be Canton's Top Dog? Why not yours? Register now and fill out and return the waiver form by 6:00 PM Friday, September 11. All are welcome! The event is fun for all ages. Bring your four-legged best friends and show them off in our contests for: Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Behaved, Best Looking, Best Biggest, Best Smallest, and Best in Show on Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 AM outdoors behind the library. Winners will receive fabulous prizes. Registration opens 9:00 AM Saturday, August 29.

Back to School? Learn a New Language with Mango

Are you sad the kids are almost headed back to school? Learn a new language with Mango! You can learn many new languages all for free with your Canton Public Library card.

Great Lakes Fish Identification

This website provided by the University of Wisconsin offers a fish identification tool for the aquatic life in the Great Lakes. You can identify by appearance or search by name with this tool

Internet Safety for Kids- Videos, Games and More!

Net Smartz Kids offers a fun place for kids to explore the importance of safety on the net. This wesbsite is sponsored by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to inform kids how to be a good cyber citizen and avoid trouble while accessing the internet. Check it out here

The Legend of the Sleeping Bear- Video

Have you ever visited (or wanted to visit) the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes? This video tells the legend of the Sleeping Bear which it was named after. Watch this video here

Getting to Know MI Coloring Book

Check out this printable coloring book all about Michigan. Enjoy decorating this whicle you learn about our great state here 

Michigan Folklore

Investigate and study the tales from days past on the American Folklore website. Some of the tales can be a little spooky and are best told around a campfire at one of our great state parks or in the backyard while toasting marshmallows. Check it out here

Building Detroit- a Game!

Live like it is 1750 and you a re a new settler to Detroit! You can make decisions to shape the game and outcomes in this fin and interactive look into the past. Here is where you can check it out

Inkless Tales- Online Stories Poems Games and More!

Inkless tales houses a gre3at collection of videos, poetry, games, coloring sheets, homework help, and much more on a variety of topics. Check it out here

"Write It Down": Language Activities and Crafts for Kids

Do you want to learn how to bind your own book? How about make a fairy-tale machine? Try out these fun activities and MORE at the World Book Kids: Write It Down site. These activities encourage creative and fun uses of language and writing.

Check it out here and let us know what your favorite activity was when you claim your badge!

Explore World Book Kids: Maps and More

Make your way around the world with the World Book Kids Maps and More site! Download printable maps and flags to color, explore the World Map Atlas, and try out the Interactive Maps for World Book articles about interesting places around the world.

Click here to become an explorer of the world!

Crafts for Kids!

Looking for a craft to do? DLTK's Crafts for Kids site features hundreds of printable crafts, activities, and coloring pages. DLTK is organized by category so you can find the perfect craft for every occasion!

Click here for lots of crafty fun!