Winter Thorndyke Closeup


Hey Kids,

One of my favorite reasons to read is to discover places I've never been and learn about other people. Particularly in the wintertime I enjoy this kind of traveling, and I always like improving my understanding of the worlds and its people. Africa is a continent, made up of many different countries, that sometimes seems very far away. Try some of these books to bring it a little closer.

Bear Hugs,


Picture Books

Open Lego Build

Come join us for one hour of creative play and building with our collection of Lego and Duplo Blocks. All welcome to complete our challenges or free play. Lego creations will be displayed on our website after each meeting. 

No registration required, suggested age 7 to 14. 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, March 27 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room Space Challenge

Did you miss our Bird Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a squawky storytime you can do at home.

From Storytime

Hooray for birds! by Lucy Cousins

A variety of avian friends describe a day in the life of a bird.

Persuasion [kit] by Jane Austen

In her final novel, as in her earlier ones, Jane Austen uses a love story to explore and gently satirize social pretensions and emotional confusion. Persuasion follows the romance of Anne Elliot and naval officer Frederick Wentworth. They were happily engaged until Anne's friend, Lady Russell, persuaded her that Frederick was "unworthy." Now, eight years later, Frederick returns, a wealthy captain in the navy, while Anne's family teeters on the edge of bankruptcy. They still love each other, but their past mistakes threaten to keep them apart. Austen may seem to paint on a small canvas, but her characters contain the full range of human passion and moral complexity, and the author's generous spirit renders them all with understanding, compassion, and humor. CPL's Lunch and a Book Group gave this title 2.4 stars out of 5. This kit contains 10 copies of the title.

Please note that the January meeting of the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees has been cancelled and will not take place on January 18. The February Board Meeting will take place on Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 PM. 

Today we honor the life Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader who would have turned 88 this year. A federal holiday to honor King, who was assassinated in April, 1968 was first observed in 1986. Congress also designated a national day of service in 1994.

Did you miss Storytime this past Thursday? Have no fear! Here are the wonderful books we read and some extra books for you to enjoy all about the amazing world of Art. See you next week!

From Storytime

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Trustee Comments
  • Preliminary 2018 Monthly Board Meeting Agendas
  • Board Committees
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn


Did you miss our Winter Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a chilly storytime you can do at home.

From Storytime

The first day of winter by Denise Fleming

A snowman comes alive as the child building it adds pieces during the first ten days of winter.