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Camp Storytime

Attention all campers! Camp Storytime is coming to the library. Come explore the forest and sit around the campfire to enjoy some stories and snacks, there will even be tents to hang out in! Join us Thursday June 25th from 2:00-3:00PM in the Community Room for some summer fun. Recommended for children aged 5 to 9 years old.
[campsite sweet campisite by Kirsten Jennings is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Need A Gift For Father's Day?

Not sure what your dad needs for Father's Day?  Are you broke, but still need that perfect gift?  Teens, join us Saturday June 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM to make a tasty treat for dad.  Registration required.

All Around the World: Live Animals

Join us on Tuesday, June 30 at 2:00-3:00PM as we take an exciting look at animals from all around our world in this live animal presentation. Topics covered include habitats, senses, physical differences, defenses, myth, truths, and instincts. Animals presented will represent a variety of continents and vertebrae groups. These critters are sure to AMAZE!

Magical Memories Fairy Tale Dress Up

Come one, come all, and PLEASE come dressed as your favorite storybook character as we welcome the Mermaid Prince and Princess! They will sing beautiful songs and tell magical stories sure to enchant and delight. They might even invite their good friend the Snow Queen to join in the fun!  This wondrous event is to take place on the Saturday-iest of Saturdays, June the 27th starting at the grand hour of 10 o'clock AM. 

Movie Madness: SpongeBob Sponge Out of Water

Start your summer off right with a viewing of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water on Wednesday, June 17 starting at 2:00PM. Life is dandy in Bikini Bottom for SpongeBob SquarePants and all his friends in Bikini Bottom. However, when the top-secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen, SpongeBob finds that he must join forces with perpetual adversary Plankton and battle a fiendish pirate named Burger Beard, who has his own plans for the delicious delicacies.
This film is rated PG. You may bring your own pillows, snacks, or blankets.

2015 Summer Style Storytimes

Our well-loved Family Storytimes will continue during our Connect Your Summer reading program, but with a summertime twist. We will be enjoying storytimes in the great outdoors! They will be held under the tents behind the library and are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver.  Bring your own blanket! Rain location will be indoors. No registration required.

Starfish Family Services: Social and Emotional Development - CANCELLED

On Tuesday, June 23, from 6:30-8:30 PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Social and Emotional Development. Participants will learn about the different stages of social and emotional development in children. This will include self-awareness and self-regulation of emotions, as well as, social knowledge and understanding. Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.

Minecraft for Kids

The Canton Public Library's new Minecraft server is up and running on Tuesday, June 23, from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Computer iLab.  Kids aged 9-12, come build with your friends, collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. We will be building in Creative Mode. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server. 

Plush Pajama Storytime

Stuffed animals and starry nights come together for our Pajama Storytime on Tuesday, July 14, 7:00-8:00. Children ages 3-7 can wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal to this program that will savor the charms of nighttime. Activities, stories and a snack will be included. Registration begins June 25.

If you give a Mouse a Cookie

 If you give a Mouse a Cookie will be the star of this lively program on Monday, June 29, 10:00-10:45 AM.  Children ages 3-7 can come celebrate this classic story with crafts, activities, and of course, a cookie. Registration begins May 26.

World Snake Day Celebration

SnakeCome hang out with some serpentine visitors at our World Snake Day Celebration on Thursday, July 16, 7:00-8:00 PMMark Rosenthal of Animal Magic will bring live snakes for all ages to view and learn about.  No registration required.

Sunlit snake by Matt Reinbold (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Muggle Quidditch

Quidditch 048Throw a bludger and catch a snitch when you play Muggle Quidditch (the non-magical version of the game from the Harry Potter novels) outside CPL (specifics TBA, weather permitting) on July 23, 6:30-8:00 PM.  Participants must bring their own brooms.  Registration is required for participants (ages 8-12) and begins June 25.  No registration needed for observers.

Quidditch 048 by Pioneer Library System (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Battle Bunny Book Transformation

Battle Bunny coverWho says you shouldn't write in a book?  Come to our Book Transformation program on, Monday, July 13, 2:00-3:00 PM, and -- in the spirit of Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett's Battle Bunny -- we'll take ordinary children's books and make them extraordinary by changing text, adding visuals, and making other alterations.  This program is for ages 9-12.  Registration for this program is required and begins June 25.

Dungeons & Dragons Tournament

Light InfantrymanEngage in a little friendly competition -- in your mind -- with a Dungeons & Dragons-based tournament game.  Role-play the part of a competitor in a fantasy tournament.  The player who lasts the longest wins a prize!  Swords will clash on Wednesday, July 8, 7:00-8:00 PM.  no registration required, but players must be present at the beginning of the event to participate.

Photo Character - Light Infantryman & Cleric by Matthew Hodgson (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club in August

DiceRoll up some fun this summer with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Monday of every month, June-August. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is August 24, 4:30-5:30 PM.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club - July

DiceRoll up some fun this summer with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Monday of every month, June-August. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is July 27, 4:30-5:30 PM.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club - June

DiceRoll up some fun this summer with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Monday of every month, June-August. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is June 22, 4:30-5:30 PM.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Teen Lumi Solar Art T-Shirts

June 24, 2:00 - 3:00 PM. Bring your own t-shirts. Lumi Shadow Printing involves leaving specially dyed shirts out in the sun. The color holds where the sun hits, but not in shadow, so you can create fantastic silhouettes with cut outs. For Teens. Registration starts May 26.

CYS Sunday Funday

Kick off your summer reading experience with a drop-in activity. Build with LEGO and craft your CYS summer reading goal.
All ages welcome.     

Butterfly Garden in Our Backyard

Join us for an outdoor adventure in the library's Butterfly Garden. We'll share a few stories, explore outside, make a little something, and observe the library's butterflies. 

Tuesday, August 4 @ 7:00-8:00 PM