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Children's Programs - September/October 2008


Online Registration Alert!

  • All kids MUST have their own library card and have it registered with Canton Public Library's system to register for any Children's or Tween program.
  • Registration begins two weeks prior to the program.
  • No phone registration will be accepted.  
  • Add your email address to your child's library card to get storytime and other programming updates.
  • Storytime Registration Policy: Due to our great demand, the first two days of storytime program registration is limited to Canton residents only. 

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Storytimes

Babies 4 - 11 Months

A half-hour program to introduce sensory and literacy activities. Please, no siblings, so that you can devote your full attention to your baby. Online registration begins September 2. (Non-resident registration begins September 4.) All children must have their own library card to register.
Ages: 4 - 11 months and a caregiver
Dates: September 15 - October 24
Times: Tuesdays @ 6:30 - 7 pm OR Wednesdays @ 11:30 am - 12 noon

Children 1 Year

Children ages 12 months - Not Yet 2 Years old, accompanied by a caregiver are invited to join us for a half-hour program of simple stories, finger-plays and songs. Online registration begins September 2. (Non-resident registration begins September 4.) All children must have their own library card to register.
Ages: 1 year old and a caregiver
Dates: September 15 - October 24
Times: Mondays @ 9:30am OR 6:30pm, Tuesdays @ 11:30am, 1pm OR 7:30pm, Wednesday @ 5:30pm, Thursdays @ 10:30am, Fridays @ 9:30am

Children 2-3 years

Children ages 2 years - not yet 4 Years old, accompanied by a caregiver are invited to join us for a half-hour program of stories, activities and songs. Online registration begins September 2. (Non-resident registration begins September 4.) All children must have their own library card to register.
Ages: Children 2-3 years and a caregiver
Dates: September 15 - October 24 Times: Mondays @ 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm, 5:30pm OR 7:30pm, Tuesdays @ 9:30am, 10:30am, 5:30pm, Wednesdays @ 9:30am, 10:30am, 1pm, 6:30pm OR 7:30pm, Thursdays @ 9:30am OR 11:30 Fridays @ 10:30am

Children 4-5 Year Olds

A 45-minute interactive storytime and craft program for children who are able to attend without a caregiver. Caregiver must remain in the library during session. Online registration begins September 2. (Non-resident registration begins September 4.) All children must have their own library card to register.
Ages: Children 4 -5 years
Dates: September 15 - October 24 Times: Thursdays @ 1pm, 5:30pm OR 7pm, Fridays @ 11:30am OR 1pm

Family Storytime

We invite families with children ages 1-5 years old to join us for a half hour program to share some great books and fingerplays. Registration not required.
Ages: Children 1 - 5 years old with caregivers
Dates and Time: Saturdays, September 20 - October 25 @ 11-11:30am Other Programs for the Young Child

ABC Activity Time

Come explore sensory activities, puzzles, nesting and matching games, with your young child ages birth to five year old. Caregivers must remain with child. Registration is not required.
Ages: Birth to age 5 and a caregiver
Dates: September 17 - October 24 Times: Wednesdays @ 10 - 11 am and Fridays @ 10 - 11 am
Location: Community Room

Halloween Fun

Young children are invited to wear a costume and participate in fun Halloween activities! Pick one time slot. Caregiver must remain with child. Online registration begins October 15.
Ages: Children 2 - 4 years old
Time: October 29 @ 7-7:45pm OR October 30 @ 1-1:45pm

Programs for School Aged Children

Scaredy Squirrel Party

Join us for stories, games, snacks and crafts involving everyone's favorite phobic squirrel, Scaredy. Online registration begins August 26.
Ages: 1st and 2nd graders
Date and Time: September 9 @ 7 - 7:45pm

Book Buddies

Ages: 3rd and 4th graders Get together with other kids, enjoy a snack and talk about a fantastic book. After you're registered, visit the Children's Information Desk to check out a copy of the book.
September Book: Nim's Island by Wendy Orr
Date & Time: September 22 @ 5 - 5:45pm Register beginning: September 8

October Book: Wanted"¦Mud Blossom by Betsy Byars
Date & Time: October 29 @ 5 - 5:45pm Register beginning: October 15

Fun with Food

Join us for some fun as we read some yummy stories and create delicious snacks. Online registration begins September 9.
Ages: Kindergarten - 2nd graders Session
Dates: September 23 - October 7
Day and Time: Tuesdays @ 5 - 5:45 pm

Talk about Books

Ages: 1st and 2nd graders Read a book and then get together with other kids to talk about it and to do some fun activities. After you're registered, visit the Children's Information Desk to check out a copy of the book.
September Book:
The Case of the Spooky Sleepover by James Preller
Date and Time:
September 29 @ 5 - 5:45pm Register beginning: September 15

October Book: Horrible Harry and the Green Slime by Suzy Kline
Date and Time: October 27 @ 5 - 5:45pm Register beginning: October 13

Monster Storytime

Join us for non-scary monster fingerplays, songs and stories! Online registration begins October 14.
Ages: Kindergarten - 2nd graders
Date and Time: October 28 @ 7-7:30pm