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Open Chess

Tim Heller, avid chess player, hosts informal open play while providing instruction and pointers. Beginners welcome. This program is for all ages.
Sundays, June 26, July 10 and 24, August 14 from 1:00-5:00PM

Storytime at Canton Farmer's Market

On Sunday, August 14, CPL staff visits the Canton Farmer's Market to host a storytimes and crafts. The Canton Farmer's Market is open from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Storytimes are at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. For all ages.

5th Grade and Up Book Discussion

Get together with other tweens and teens to talk about a great book. Register online, then check out the book at the Children’s Desk. The book selection for this month is Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos. Register online today.
Program Date: Tuesday, August 16 2:00-2:45 p.m.

Thank You Plymouth Whalers

We are lucky to have great partnerships throughout the community. The Plymouth Whalers and the library are teaming up to provide Summer Reading with the Plymouth Whalers. Players such as RJ Mahalak and Alex Aleardi have visited the library to read some of their favorite stories and to sign autographs. Children of all ages have a great time meeting some great hockey players. The Plymouth Whalers will be back on Friday, July 29 at 2 p.m.

ABC Activity Time

Drop-in play including sensory activities, puzzles and games for children, ages 5 and under, with caregiver.

Family Storytime

Storytimes are half-hour programs of activities, songs and stories for children, ages 5 and under, with caregiver.

Tween Advisory Board

Are you in fifth or sixth grade and interested in helping your library and making a difference in your community? If so, the Tween Advisory Board is for you!
Program Date: Tuesday, July 19 from 2:00-3:00PM

Duct Tape Mania

Tweens and teens going into grades 5-12 can make awesome creations out of duct tape. Register online today!
Program Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2:00-2:45PM

Thank You Canton Leisure Services

We are lucky to have great partners throughout the community. On many occasions, the library and Canton Leisure Services combine forces to provide fun activities for the community. We've worked together to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday and Eco-Week. Most recently, Camp Canton visited the library for a beach party filled with stories, games and crafts.

The library has participated in events such as storytime at the Farmer's Market, the Trick or Treat Parade and the Holiday Brunch with Santa. Each year Canton Leisure Services generously donates the Recreation Station Bouncer and Climbing Wall to add excitement to our Summer Celebration.
This partnership helps the library fulfill our mission of connecting our community.

Have your earned your Foodie badge yet?

Have you joined Connect Your Summer yet? Have you earned your Foodie badge yet? Patrons who attended Potato Play or Fruit Fun earned their badge while hanging out at the library. If you'd like to attend a library program to earn your Foodie badge, we have some great programs that can satisfy this badge.

Connect Your Summer

Have you joined our new Summer program, Connect Your Summer? It encourages you to connect to the community through reading and other activities. You can read books, come to library programs, attend community events or create your own activities to earn virual online badges. Through this program you can make friends, learn more about the library and the explore the community. Have a great summer!

Thank You to the Palace of Auburn Hills

The Palace of Auburn Hills donated 4 tickets for The Wiggles Big Birthday! show on July 29, 2011. A special raffle was held during our Family Storytime today, and one lucky family will be attending the show for free. The Canton Public Library and our community are very fortunate to have generous organizations supporting our library.

Storytime at the Canton Farmer's Market

The library will host a storytime with crafts at the Canton Farmers Market on Sunday, July 10. The Canton Farmer's Market is open from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at Preservation Park.
Storytimes will be at 11:00AM and 1:00PM.

5th Grade and Up Book Discussion

Get together with other tweens and teens to talk about a great book. Register online, then check out the book at the Children’s Desk. Register online today.
Program Date: Thursday, July 14, 2:00-2:45PM
Book Title: The Postcard by Tony Abbott

Movie and Craft @ Your Library

Children, ages 2 to not yet in kindergarten, and caregivers, may join us for a fun movie and craft.
Program Date: Wednesday, July 6, 10:00-10:45AM
Movie Title: Martha Speaks — Martha Says it with Flowers