Programs

In case you missed our Turkey storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own wild turkey storytime at home.

From Storytime

Gobble, gobble by Cathryn Falwell

A child observes wild turkeys through the seasons. Includes facts about this classic American bird.

2018 LEGO® Building Contest

LEGO® creation

Attention Builders! It’s time for our LEGOs® in SPACE! Building Contest. Show us your most creative, outer space design. It could be a space ship, a space battle, an alien, or even a scene from a space themed book or movie. There are multiple divisions based on age: K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th, 9th-adult.  Contestants may enter individually or as part as a team.  Registration begins Wednesday, December 20, and the Contest will take place Wednesday, January 3.   Entries must be dropped off on January 2 between 6:00-8:00 PM or on January 3 between 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. A public viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 3:00-6:00 PM and an awards ceremony at 7:00 PM.  Patrons will have the opportunity to cast their vote for a Popular Vote winner separately from age category winners that will be chosen by our judges.

Contest Rules

  1. Use your own LEGO®, Duplo, Megablocks or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks, motors and materials.
  2. Entries must be your own creation, not a LEGO® designed kit or a project found online, in a book, or in a magazine.
  3. Your creation may not be larger than 2' x 2' x 2'.
  4. Participants must register online (beginning December 20) to ensure a space for display. Please also fill out the paper entry form (downloadable from the CPL web site) and bring it with you when you drop off your entry.
  5. Each person may enter only once. You may enter as an individual OR as part of a team but not both. Entering as a team is a way for families and friends to build together. Team entries will be judged in the age category of the oldest team member.
  6. You must adhere to the following participation schedule (see below).
  7. Canton Public Library cannot assume responsibility of LEGO® creations while they are on display, though we will have someone monitoring the room at all times.
  8. Entries must be taken home by Wednesday, January 3, by 8:45 PM.

Participation Schedule

  • Tuesday, January 2
    • 6:00-8:00 PM: drop off entries
  • Wednesday, January 3
    • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: drop off entries
    • 12:00-3:00 PM: room closed for viewing set-up and judging
    • 3:00-6:00 PM: public viewing and popular vote casting
    • 6:00-7:00 PM: room closed for popular vote tallying and ceremony set-up
    • 7:00-8:00 PM: awards ceremony

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Preschool STEAM

STEAM stands for Science Technology Engineering Art Math and we will have lots of fun exploring STEAM topics through books and hands-on activities. This program is open to children ages three to five years old with a caregiver. Registration is required.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, July 19 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room Patterns/Fashion (Art) Registration required.
Thursday, August 16 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room Spheros (Technology)

 

In case you missed our Whale storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own deep sea storytime at home.

 

From Storytime

An giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean--almost.

 

In case you missed our Blue storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own colorful storytime at home.

From Storytime

Bear sees colors by Karma Wilson

While taking a walk with Mouse, Bear meets many other friends and sees colors everywhere.

Nonfiction Book Group December 2017

Please join the Nonfiction Book Group to discuss:

Also available in: e-book

Drawing on her own adventures living in re-created Tudor conditions, Goodman serves as our intrepid guide to sixteenth-century living. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this charming, illustrative work celebrates the ordinary lives of those who labored through the era. From sounding the "hue and cry" to alert a village to danger to malting grain for homemade ale, from the gruesome sport of bear-baiting to cuckolding and cross-dressing the madcap habits and revealing intimacies of life in the time of Shakespeare are vividly rendered.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

ABC Activity Time

ABC Time

ABC Activity Time offers a safe and informal environment for caregivers to interact with their young children. Experience a variety of hands-on and imaginative play opportunities while building social and cooperative skills with other young children and caregivers. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Friday, June 29 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, July 9 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, July 18 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, July 30 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Thursday, August 2 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, August 15 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room

Bilingual Storytime Series

Early child research shows that bilingual children have an edge in development. Speaking two languages benefits children’s overall learning, marked by larger vocabularies, flexible problem-solving skills, and higher-level cognitive abilities. Bilingual learning also supports a set of mental skills that allow children to thrive academically, regulate emotions, and grow into mentally healthier adults.

Join us as we share books, rhymes and songs that will help foster an appreciation of our wonderful multicultural community and language. Activities presented will be geared to children between the ages of 0-5 years old.

June 29 - Spanish and English.

July 9 - Russian and English.

July 18  - French and English.

July 30 - Mandarin and English.

August 2 - Italian and English.

August 15 - Arabic and English.

[Image hello by Jez used under CC 2.0

Upcoming sessions

Friday, June 29 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Spanish
Monday, July 9 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Russian
Wednesday, July 18 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room French
Monday, July 30 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Mandarin
Thursday, August 2 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room Italian
Wednesday, August 15 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Arabic

K Club Thanksgiving Fun

Gobble up some fun at our K Club Thanksgiving program, designed for kids age 4-6. Science and History will be included in our activities as we make our own butter and learn about Thanksgivings in the past. Crafts, stories and sensory play will also be part of our festivities. November 7, 2:00 - 3:00 pm.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends Activity Room starting Monday, November 6 through Friday, December 15. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins October 25.

Mondays, 10:00-10:30 am; Register for Mondays

Fridays, 1:00 - 1:30 pm; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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