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.

Bilingual 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 language. Activities presented will be geared to children between the ages of 0-5 years old.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, October 24 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room Spanish and English

Baby Storytime

Designed for babies 18 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.

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Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, September 25 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 2 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 9 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 16 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room

The Kindness Rocks Project is growing in popularity all across America, including right here in Canton. Need some inspiration for painting your own rocks? Check out some of these books to get you started.

Nature crafts by Annalees Lim

Provides instructions on creating crafts from natural materials, including "pebble zoo" animals made from painted rocks.

Teaches readers how to make various craft projects inspired by nature or for use outdoors, including painting rocks to look like dominoes or nature scenes.

Baby And Toddler Sensory Playtime

Babies age 2 and under, with a caregiver, may join us for a special sensory playtime. Our self-paced activity stations will allow you to explore sight, touch, and sound, work on motor skill development, and reinforce cooperative play with others.

This is a drop-in program; no registration is required.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

America is a country of immigrants. Some families arrived several generations ago; some families are newer arrivals. Whether you're looking for stories that relate the immigrant experience of yesteryear, or stories with a more modern-day setting, you'll find both at Canton Public Library. The following is a list of picture book titles that highlight immigration, then and now.

Stories Of Yesteryear

A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.

Baby Storytime

Designed for babies 18 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.

The Fall 2017 session of Baby Storytime will take place on Tuesday mornings at 10:00-10:30AM starting November 7 and ending December 12.

Registration opens October 25 .

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

The following children's nonfiction titles were chosen as CPL librarians' favorites of 2016. Check them out today!

A picture book biography of mathematician Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, by the award-winning author/illustrator Fiona Robinson.

Shares the childhood of the famous artist as she apprenticed in her family's tapestry shop and was inspired by her mother's work as a weaver.

The following titles are CPL Librarians' choices for the best picture books published in 2016. Check them out today!

1 big salad by Juana Medina

Juana Medina's ingenious illustrations nearly pop off the page in her new counting book, ONE BIG SALAD. One avocado deer saunters across the spread, two radish mice scurry by, until finally ten watercress seahorses swim onto the scene - all of the ingredients in one big salad!

ABC dream by Kim Krans

This stunning and innovative alphabet picture book will dazzle little ones and engage the adults who share it with them! Each page is dedicated to a letter, and clever alliterations are packed into each ink-and-watercolor spread.

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