Storytime

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 5 through Friday, December 14. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins October 23.

Note: There will be no preschool storytime on Friday, Nov. 23 as the library will be closed that day.

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

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

Upcoming sessions

Friday, December 14 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Registration required.

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

Tuesday, December 11 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Wednesday, December 12 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 13 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 13 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, December 15 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, January 7 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, January 8 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, January 9 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, January 10 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Saturday, January 12 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, January 14 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, January 15 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, January 16 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, January 17 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Saturday, January 19 - 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, September 10 through Friday, October 19. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins August 22.

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

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

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Pride Month Storytime

Join us Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 10:00 to 10:30 AM for a PRIDE Month Storytime. We will have fun celebrating diversity in our community. A half hour play time will follow from 10:30 to 11:00 AM.  This program is open to families with children ages birth to age five and their caregiver. See you there!

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, 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, December 15 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Christmas Stories and Sing Alongs!
Saturday, January 26 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community 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.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, December 19 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room Spanish and English
Thursday, January 3 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room Italian and English

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, December 11 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, January 8 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, January 15 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, January 22 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, January 29 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, February 5 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, February 12 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
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