coffee, smart phone and earphones

Podcasts are radio shows for the Internet age, and it seems there's one or more on every topic. Though they have existed for years, podcasts have become so popular that you can now find one (or more) on pretty much any topic you can imagine: including books! You can listen on your smart phone or other device with your phone's standard podcast app, or download an additional app to manage your subscriptions. If you're looking for new ways to engage your love of reading, these podcasts provide regular book discussions, author interviews, news, and other information to take book lovers to the next level:

  • What Should I read Next? - Blogger Anne Bogel talks to readers about books they love, books they hate, and what you should read next
  • Just the Right Book - Independent Bookstore owner Roxanne Coady helps you find the next great book while keeping you up-to-date on the world of publishing
  • All the Books! - another Book Riot podcasts, this one focuses on each week's new release titles-
  • Books of Your Life with Elizabeth - Goodreads co-founder Elizabeth Khuri Chandler talks with interesting people about the books that shaped them
  • Smart Podcast, Trashy Books - Each week author Sarah Wendell talks with authors, publishers, librarians and more about the world of publishing about one of the most popular fiction genres around: romance
  • By the Book - Hosts Kristen and Jolenta read a self-help book, then try to live by its teachings. Hilarity ensues
  • Fictional - Modern and relatable retellings of classic fictional works, for readers who just don't have time to go back and read all the classics
  • Mugglecast - For Harry Potter fans who can't get enough, this podcasts dissects every aspect of that magical world. 
  • Overdue - A podcast about the books you have been meaning to read, and still haven't gotten to just yet...
  • The Librarian Is In - We can't finish this list without reminding you that librarians live to help you find that next great book! In this podcast, the New York Public Library talks about books and culture, and what to read next

If podcasts are still a mystery to you, check out this great tutorial from TechBoomers. It focuses on using an iPhone, but the process is also similar on Android phones.

Along with ebooks and eaudiobooks, hoopla has an excellent selection of comics and graphic novels! These great titles for kids will entertain and ease boredom at home. All are available for check out now with your Canton Public Library card. 

New kid [electronic resource] by illustrator Jerry Craft

We're living in strange and scary times, so it may seem counterintuitive to seemingly amplify your fears by watching a horror movie. For many people, though, horror is a safe, fun and cathartic release from the anxieties that are plaguing them. Horror stories can also be escapist thrill rides that recharge a person's internal batteries, or powerful and often humorous metaphors for examining the problems in the world. With your hoopla digital account, you'll find a diverse collection of scary movies to satisfy any kind of horror craving. Why not relieve some anxiety and have a little fun with these thematic horror double features?



Far and Away Virtual Storytime

Far and Away Storytime

Hello Storytime families! We know you love listening to stories and singing songs. It's been along time since we have been able to share these things with you. We really miss you during this time and that is why we are excited to present to you our Far and Away Virtual Storytime series. Each storytime link will go live on Wednesday mornings at 10:00AM starting on May 13, 2020. You will get to watch your favorite librarians present their favorites stories from home and even meet some new faces, as well. We look forward to presenting our storytimes to you in person, but until then we are with you from Far and Away!


Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, June 3 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Ms Lisa
Wednesday, June 10 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Ms Alyssa
Wednesday, June 17 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Ms Melissa
Wednesday, June 24 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Ms Michele
Wednesday, July 1 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Ms Whitney
Full Moon at night with tree branches partly covering the moon.

Looking for a scary story to read or listen to? Below are some ebooks and audiobooks available on Overdrive or Hoopla for all ages.


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Spooky Stories for Kids

Person's hand cooking marshmallow over campfire

Looking for recipes and tips on how to cook outdoors? Here are some recipes and cookbooks for grilling, BBQ, and campfire cooking. 


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Electronic Resources

Person playing acoustic guitar with only neck to knees in view. Wearing brown jacket and jeans.

Singing is a fun activity to do around the campfire or while walking. What is your favorite camp song? 


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Car and tent on a hill surrounded by grass and trees. Ocean sunset in background.

Check out one of these fictional stories about the great outdoors while you are enjoying your camping experience.


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Children's Books

View from inside tent looking out to campfire and forest.

Below are some great resources to help you create the best camping experience. 


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Available on Hoopla