On the second Monday of each month during 2016,  the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present selected Early  Learning Community workshops for parents, caregivers and daycare providers. Join us on Monday, February  8 from 6:30-8:30PM to learn the art of Let's Pretend.  Participants will identify and use elements of pretend while also developing strategies to support pretend play.   


Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

When a book of unexplainable occurences brings Petra and Calder together, strange things start to happen: Seemingly unrelated events connect; an eccentric old woman seeks their company; an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal, where no one is spared from suspicion. 

Esperanza rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

When Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico, to a Mexican farm labor camp in California, they must adjust to a life without fancy dresses and servants they were accustomed to on Rancho de las Rosas. Now they must confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. When Mama falls ill and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must relinquish her hold on the past and learn to embrace a future ripe with the riches of family and community.

Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones. As Callie explores the natural world around her, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates the dangers of living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century.


Beware the Hare! Is he or isn't he a vampire? Before it's too late. Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about newest pet in the Monroe household--a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits...and fangs! Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.

El deafo by Cece Bell

Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful--and very awkward--hearing aid. 

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is just the right person to step in and save him. 


1040 forms and instruction booklets are here.

All federal forms are available online at or by calling 1-800-829-3676.


This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Game On: E-lectrified, Geek Out: E-lectrified, and You Choose: E-lectrified badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.
Make sure to check out these kid family video games for a night of fun with the kids. 

Explore a whole new world! Make your way to the goal pole on your own or with friends!.

Go undercover as officer Chase McCain using the Wii U GamePad controller, your ultimate detective tool..

Also available in: e-book

"The wildly popular 'Zoo Tycoon' series is fully reimagined and set to crank up the excitement, challenge and fun of building the ultimate zoo. Packed with a huge variety of visually stunning animals and incredibly detailed zoo environments. Create the zoo of your dreams with intuitive yet powerful controls designed for Zoo Tycoon fans of all ages." --. 


Also available for Nintendo DS and Xbox One 

This is the year to check out a new language with Mango

It is a New Year so why not learn a new language for free with your Canton Public Library card?

Mango Languages offers interactive lessons and applications for PC, MAC, Android, and iOS devices. Take a moment to check out Mango today!

Puberty and sex can be challenging topics to bring up with your child, but if you need some resources to help you, take a look at these. As with many nonfiction topics, these books will be located by others on the same or similar topics.

Not all books will be suitable for all readers.

Books for Younger Children

What makes a baby by Cory Silverberg

The Children's Library is now closed while the space is renovated and is expected to reopen in early April. Select materials have been relocated the the East End of the library. We will make every effort to provide you with the materials you need and encourage you to take advantage of the reciprocal borrowing privileges you have as a Canton Public Library cardholder. This is also a great time to check out the robust collection of e-media available for children, in print, audio and video formats. Children's programming will continue to be presented. 

Follow the progress of our construction on Facebook and Flickr, and join us in April for the grand reopening of the Children's Library.

We are beginning to move children's materials back into the Children's Library. If you need assistance locating an item, please see staff for assistance.

ABC Activity Time will begin Monday, January 4. 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. Due to the renovation of the Children's Library all ABC Activity Time sessions wil take place in the Community Room.

ABC Activity Times, January 4-February 13:

Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM
Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM
Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
Thursdays 7:30-8:00 PM
Fridays 1:30-2:00 PM
Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM

Family Storytimes begin the week of January 4. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Due to the renovations in the Children's Library all Family Storytimes will take place in the Community Room.

Drop-in Family Storytimes, January 4-February 13:
Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM
Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM
Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM
Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM
Thursdays 7:00-7:30 PM
Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM


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