Storytime

Family Storytime

Storytime

Family Storytime provides an opportunity for caregivers to actively engage with their children under age 5. Together with a Youth Librarian, you can build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories, songs, and play. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks. We look forward to sharing this experience with you. Every Family Storytime is followed by a half hour of ABC Activity Time. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, April 16 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, April 17 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, April 18 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, April 19 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, April 19 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, April 21 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, April 23 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, April 24 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, April 25 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, April 26 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, April 26 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, April 28 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, April 30 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, May 1 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, May 2 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

Family Reading Night - Caldecott

CPL's Family Reading Nights continue to be an excellent ongoing celebration of literacy, sharing stories and FUN! Participants will experience engaging themes coupled with exciting activities. We will even have a free drawing of books to help grow your own personal library. This program is for children ages 4-9 and their families. Registration is required and begins January 23.

Listen to books that have won the Caldecott award in recognition for their illustrations. We'll also be including the winner of the Canton Public Library's Mock Caldecott Award. Then participate in activities themed around the books. 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, February 20 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room Caldecott Winners -- Registration begins January 23 Registration required.

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 lobby area or in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Community Room from 2:00 - 2:30 pm starting Friday, January 12, through Friday, February 16. There will be no preschool storytime on Monday mornings during our staff renovation. Register online beginning December 27.

Fridays, 2:00 - 2:30 pm; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Special Needs Storytime

Please join us for Special Needs Storytime: Count Me In! This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, February 24 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Love Letters...Stories about the Alphabet
Saturday, March 24 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Spring into Numbers
Saturday, April 21 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Wild About Weather
Saturday, May 19 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Community Room Roarrrrr! Jungle Books
Saturday, June 23 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room The Great Outdoors

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.

February 27 - Join us for a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English.

March 14 - Join us for a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English.

March 22 - Join us for a bilingual storytime presented in Arabic and English.

April 5 - Join us for a bilingual storytime presented in Italian and English.

 

[Image hello by Jez used under CC 2.0

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, February 27 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room Spanish
Wednesday, March 14 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room Spanish
Thursday, March 22 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room Arabic
Thursday, April 5 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room Italian

Baby Storytime

Designed for babies 18 months and younger with a loving adult, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, and rhymes carefully chosen to build awareness of language and vocabulary, foster a love of books, and provide a fun, interactive experience for babies and parents/caregivers.

Photo by Picsea on Unsplash (Unsplash License)

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.

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, September 11 through Friday, October 20. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins August 25.

Mondays, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m., Register for Mondays

Fridays, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m., Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Baby Storytime

Designed for babies 18 months and younger with a loving adult, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, and rhymes carefully chosen to build awareness of language and vocabulary, foster a love of books, and provide a fun, interactive experience for babies and parents/caregivers.

The Fall 2017 session of Baby Storytime will take place on Tuesday mornings at 10:00-10:30AM starting November 7 and ending December 12.

Registration opens October 25 .

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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