April 19, 2012 | baluchr
March 19, 2012 | baluchr
March 20th is a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Not only is it the first day of spring, but it is also Fred Rogers's birthday. His ground breaking children's program, Mister Roger's Neighborhood, premiered on PBS in 1969 and stayed on the air for three decades. Many of today's parents have fond memories of growing up "visiting" with Mister Rogers. He even received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for his work in children's television. Although it will probably be too warm to wear a sweater, change into your comfy shoes and introduce your children to a time when tv shows were slower by checking out some of the resources here at Canton Public Library.
March 17, 2012 | baluchr
Easter is just around the corner. Introduce your children to the holiday with one of the many films we have here in the Children's Library.
Easter [videodisc] by Schlessinger Media — Basic, nonfiction information about the Easter holiday and how families celebrate
Yogi the Easter bear [videodisc] by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons in association with Fil-Cartoons; produced by Davis Doi; directed by Robert Alvarez; teleplay by Jeff Holder — Yogi Bear must give away baskets instead of stealing them in this special.
Winnie the pooh [videodisc]: Springtime with roo — Roo learns about the fun of Spring.
Bugs Bunny's [videodisc]: Easter funnies by Looney Tunes — Looney Tunes shorts with an Easter theme.
February 28, 2012 | baluchr
Hey Tweens! If looking at Turner Town has left you inspired, come join us as we make some fun mini things — like food, books and other accessories — to start your own collection! Registration is required and begins Tuesday, February 21st at 9:00 AM.
Program Date: Tuesday, March 6th from 4:00-4:45 PM in the Purple Room
February 17, 2012 | baluchr
Hayao Miyazaki's new film The Secret World of Arrietty opens in theaters this weekend. Now that title may not ring any bells, but the movie is based off of Mary Norton's Borrowers series. The series has been made into a movie several times before, the most recently with John Goodman and Hugh Laurie. You can also find many of Miyazaki's critically acclaimed and oscar winning films here at the library.
February 14, 2012 | baluchr
Come join us as we premiere our newest puppet show… The Monkey's Heart! Children ages 2 to 7 and their caregivers are invited to view the puppet show and make a craft based on the story. Tuesday, February 21st at 3:00 PM.
February 2, 2012 | baluchr
We invite you to visit the Children's Library to tour Turner Town, a Turner Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Awareness Campaign, during the month of February (Turner Syndrome Awareness Month). This collection of doll houses is an interactive self-teaching traveling exhibit that depicts the everyday challenges of a girl with Turner Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities from birth and through her later teenage years. It has already been displayed in Livonia libraries, the Plymouth District Library and the Detroit Children's Museum. We are excited to have it visit us as well! Turner Town will be on display for the month of February.
January 27, 2012 | baluchr
If you haven't heard about the Preschool Prep DVD series, you are in for a real treat! This series began back in 2004 with "Meet the Letters" and "Meet the Numbers" using colors and graphics to familiarize children with letters as they begin to talk. Since then, they have branched out into colors, shapes and phonics. You can find this series in our Parenting collection, that is when they aren't checked out!
Preschool prep company [videodisc]: Meet the shapes by Preschool Prep Co
January 12, 2012 | baluchr
Break out the Sunscreen! Sport your sunglasses and dig those flip-flops out of hibernation. There's no better way to beat the winter blues than to spend a night enjoying beach themed stories, games and crafts. Children ages 5 to 8 and their families are invited to join us on Thursday January 12th at 7:00 PM in the Community Room. Registration begins on December 29th.
Funded by the Target Store Early Childhood Reading Grant and the Friends of the Canton Public Library.
January 11, 2012 | baluchr
As we begin Bee Season, the Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee is a neat resource to help your student prepare. Spellers are given the definition of a word on screen. A recorded voice pronounces the word (multiple times if needed). Spellers can attempt to spell the word as many times as they like. After the first misspelling, Spelling Bee gives hints to help. Once a a word is spelled correctly (or the speller "gives up") a word map is displayed, given helpful hints to similar words and letter patterns. Try it out today!