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One of my goals for summer is to grow a garden with a variety of herbs and vegetables. Gardening is a great family activity that teaches children plant lifecycles and where food comes from. Here are some gardening resources for children to get your family started. 

Presents twelve gardening projects using leftover scraps from cooking, including growing celery from stubs, growing a bulb of garlic from a single clove, and growing a ginger plant from a root.

In my garden by Ruth Musgrave

Introduces gardens and gardening, including how a seed grows into a plant, how fruits and vegetables form, and what animals and insects also live in a garden.

Read the book before you see the movie! Here are all the children's and teen books that are getting movie adaptations in 2018. 

Children's Books

A collection of the four stories relating all the adventures of Peter Rabbit and his mischievous cousin, Benjamin Bunny. Included are "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny," "The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies," and "The Tale of Mr. Tod.".

Open Lego Build

Come join us for one hour of creative play and building with our collection of Lego and Duplo Blocks. All welcome to complete our challenges or free play. Lego building develops engineering skills, encourages imagination, and socialization with other children. Lego creations will be displayed on our website after each meeting. 

  • No registration required
  • Suggested age 7 to 14
  • Siblings welcome

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, September 6 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Thursday, October 25 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Thursday, December 20 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Thursday, January 10 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Thursday, February 21 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Thursday, March 21 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Thursday, April 11 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Thursday, May 30 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room

This year January 15th celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fifty years later many Americans still fight for equality and social justice. Here are some resources on equality and social justice you can check out at the Canton Public Library.

A is for activist by Innosanto Nagara

A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books

Equality and diversity by Charlie Ogden

This timely book discusses why the acceptance of diversity is important in society to prevent discrimination based on race, religion, and sex. Case studies of real-world events help readers understand the consequences of inequality.

It's going to be an unforgettable day of thrilling discovery as Kipper and his friends go exploring. Includes 7 episodes.

For generations, Richard Scarry has entertained and educated children with the beloved characters of Busytown, including Huckle and Sally Cat, Lowly Worm and Hilda Hippo. Now the whole gang's here and they are all having The best outside fun ever in their new DVD adventure!.

Babies will smile at everything there is to see, hear, and discover at the park! Smell the flowers, bounce the balls, enjoy the playground, and settle in for a picnic. A play-along program specially designed for a babies' social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Highlights include: sizes and shapes; peek-a-boo play and visual exploration of the world; concepts of "up" and "down"; relationships, emotions; cause-and-effect, events sequencing; diverse musical styles.

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]

Picture Books about Snowmen

What falls, but never gets hurt? Snow, of course. It's that time of year again, when the snow falls and snowmen are made. Here are some fun picture books to help you make the best snowman on the block.

Bear in long underwear by Todd H. Doodler

Making a friend by Alison McGhee

Perfect snow by Barbara Reid

Olivia builds a snowlady adapted by Farrah McDoogle

Snowmen all year by Caralyn Buehner

Ten Little Caterpillars

Ten little caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr. ; illustrated by Lois Ehlert — Bill Martin, Jr's posthumous work, originally published in 1967, brings to life the adventures of 10 caterpillars as they visit flower gardens, vegetable patches, and apple orchards, all before transforming into beautiful butterflies. This rhyming text is fun for all ages, and the beautiful artwork of Lois Ehlert is spectacular.

International Children's Book Day

Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, April 2, International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books. This years theme, The Book Remembers, comes from Estonia. ICBD promotes the idea that children's books can help children learn about people from other countries, learn to appreciate and respect other cultures, and learn to get along with others. Here are some of the great books available to help you celebrate the day:

Global babies

Ten little fingers and ten little toes by Mem Fox; illustrations by Helen Oxenbury

Say hello! by Rachel Isadora

Chocolate Fever Book Discussion

Kids, you are invited to join us in discussing Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith. Registration begins Tuesday, March 2. Register with your library card and come to the Children's Reference Desk to pick up your copy of the book. This book discussion will meet, Tuesday, March 15 from 5:00 to 5:45PM. See you all there!

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