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.

**PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Monday, October 8. There will be no programs on this date.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, September 10 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 11 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 12 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 13 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 13 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, September 15 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, September 17 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 18 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 19 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 20 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, September 20 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, September 22 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, September 24 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, September 25 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, September 26 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

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, April 20 through Friday, May 25. There is no Monday morning preschool storytime during our staff renovation. Register online beginning Thursday, March 22.

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

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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

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 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.

Count Me In! Special Needs Storytime

Please join us for Special Needs Storytime: Count Me In! This is a sensory-friendly story-time filled with picture books, preschool songs and simple sign language especially designed for patrons of all ages with special needs and their families and/or caregivers. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, September 22 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Dragons!
Saturday, October 20 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Ahoy Pirates!
Saturday, November 17 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Moovember!
Saturday, December 15 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Birthdays!

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.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, August 15 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Arabic

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.

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Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, September 11 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, September 18 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, September 25 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 2 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 9 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 16 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room

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.

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