Baby Storytime

Designed for babies 24 months and younger with a loving adult, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, and rhymes carefully chosen to build awareness of language and vocabulary, foster a love of books, and provide a fun, interactive experience for babies and parents/caregivers. Required registration begins on August 27.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life, try something new and have fun.

The Road Trip Kit keeps boredom at bay during those long summer car trips. Wipe-clean activity books, travel bingo, board games, and more will make the miles fly by to help everyone enjoy the ride.

Looking for more Road Trip fun? Try an audio book--we have hundreds of titles available as Books on CD or in e-audio from hoopla or OverDrive.

 

The Perseid meteor shower is expected to be visible from July 23 to August 19, 2019, with peak activity from August 12-13. To learn more about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, comets and more, check out the list of resources below.

Juvenile Nonfiction

Baby Drive-In

Children ages 2 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us Wednesday, July 31 for a special drive-in movie... but first you'll have to make something you can drive. We'll spend the first part of our program turning the perfect child's plaything — a cardboard box — into a kid-friendly vehicle. Then we'll all watch a short movie. And then you'll get to take your newly created cardboard car home!

Supplies limited; registration begins on July 11.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

What was it like to be a student in a small, one-room schoolhouse, where students of all ages learned together under the direction of a single teacher? We've curated a list of recommended fiction and non-fiction for you to read all about it.

Want to take it a step further to create a more hands-on experience? Check out our Experience History: Old School kit! With the candle, slate, chalk, and McGuffey Primer included in the kit, you can act out an old-fashioned school day - the perfect activity for a cozy weekend at home.

Fiction

Have you ever wondered what going to school was like in the olden days? Maybe you've read about Laura Ingalls Wilder heading off to school for the first time in On The Banks of Plum Creek. Or, maybe you've visited the Canton Historical Museum and wondered what it was like to attend a one-room school.

Now, you can bring that era to life with the Experience History: Old School kit. Each kit contains a slate, chalk, candle, a McGuffey Reader, and a nonfiction book comparing school days past and present. 

Check out an Experience History: Old School kit today and transport yourself back in time!

Interested in learning some words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese? Try these titles from the Juvenile International Language collection.

A dictionary written for English-speaking elementary-school-level children who are taking a beginning course in Mandarin Chinese, as well as for Chinese-speaking children learning English, provides phonetic pronunication and translation for each entry, along with sample sentences to demonstrate usage.

"First Words Mandarin" features 100 words to use while traveling, from food and transport, to animals and weather.

Baby Drive-In

Children ages 2 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us Wednesday, July 25 for a special drive-in movie... but first you'll have to make something you can drive. We'll spend the first part of our program turning the perfect child's plaything — a cardboard box — into a kid-friendly vehicle. Then we'll all watch a short movie. And then you'll get to take your newly created cardboard car home!

Supplies are limited; registration is required and begins June 21.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

World Language Storytime Series

Early child research shows that bilingual children have an edge in development. Speaking two languages benefits children’s overall learning, marked by larger vocabularies, flexible problem-solving skills, and higher-level cognitive abilities. Bilingual learning also supports a set of mental skills that allow children to thrive academically, regulate emotions, and grow into mentally healthier adults.

Join us as we share books, rhymes and songs that will help foster an appreciation of our wonderful multicultural community and languages. Activities presented will be geared to children between the ages of 0-5 years old. All storytimes will be followed by ABC Activity Time.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Pages