Storytime

Baby Storytime

Designed for babies up to 18 months old with a caregiver, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and lots of fun! Our Baby Storytime sessions will be held in the Friends' Activity Room .

Registration required and begins August 26.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, September 27 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 4 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 11 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 18 -
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 skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend and participate, or must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends' Activity Room (former purple room) starting Monday, September 12 through Friday, October 21st. Registration required. Please pick a Monday or a Friday session:

​NOTE that specific locations are listed below, and the library will be closed on Monday, October 10. There will be no programming that day.

Upcoming sessions

Friday, September 30 -
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Monday, October 3 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Friday, October 7 -
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Friday, October 14 -
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Monday, October 17 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Friday, October 21 -
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room

ABC Activity Time

Mom with Child

ABC Activity Time will run for six weeks from September 12 - October 22. This is an informal session where parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. This drop-in playtime includes sensory activities, puzzles, and games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required. Each playtime is preceded by a storytime, and takes place on

  • Mondays @ 10:30 AM 
  • Tuesdays @ 10:30 and 7:30 PM 
  • Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM 
  • Thursdays @ 10:30 AM and 7:30 PM
  • Fridays @ 1:30 PM
  • Saturdays @ 10:30 AM

NOTE that specific locations are listed below, and the library will be closed on Monday, October 10. There will be no programming that day.

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, September 27 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, September 27 -
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Room
Wednesday, September 28 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Thursday, September 29 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Thursday, September 29 -
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Friday, September 30 -
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, October 1 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Monday, October 3 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, October 4 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, October 4 -
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Room

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Family Storytime

Storytime Patrons Listening

Family Storytimes will run for six weeks from September 12 through October 22. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Each storytime is followed by a half hour of free play, and takes place on

  • Mondays @ 10:00 AM 
  • Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM 
  • Wednesdays @ 10:00 AM 
  • Thursdays @ 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays @ 10:00 AM

NOTE that specific locations are listed below, and the library will be closed on Monday, October 10. There will be no programming that day. 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, September 27 -
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Community Room
Wednesday, September 28 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Thursday, September 29 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Thursday, September 29 -
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, October 1 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Monday, October 3 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, October 4 -
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Community Room
Wednesday, October 5 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Thursday, October 6 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Thursday, October 6 -
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room

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Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes are a fun celebration of stories and activities designed for children ages 3 1/2-5. Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, or must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends' Activity Room (former purple room) starting Monday, April 18 thru Friday, May 27. Registration is online and begins March 24.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Family Storytime

Family Storytimes begin the week of April 18. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Please see following list for storytime locations.

Drop-in Family Storytimes, April 18-May 28:

  • Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Community Room)
  • Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)
  • Thursdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Friends' Activity Room)
  • Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Friends' Activity Room)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Summer Storytimes @ Canton Farmer's Market

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We are thrilled to be back at the Canton Farmers Market this year.  The Canton Farmers Market is a celebration of locally grown food, interesting vendors and a thriving community spirit.  It takes place every Sunday, from 9:00AM-1:00PM at Preservation Park during the summer.  Join us at the market on the following Sundays for summer storytimes and activities. Storytimes will take place at 10:00AM and 12:00PM:

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Wings of Wonder Storytime

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Monarch Butterfly

Families with young children looking for some fun can join us for outdoor summer storytimes. All storytimes take place in our Wings of Wonder butterfly garden in the rear of the library so bring a blanket (in case of inclement weather storytime will be in the Community Room).

No registration is required. Drop-in for stories, songs, and summer fun. Don't forget to claim an On-the-Scene badge for our Connect Your Summer reading program.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Baby Masterpiece

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Explore painting with your young child! This program is open to kids ages zero to 3 years old and their caregivers. We will have a great time painting with our hands and feet creating colorful keepsakes. Registration will begin June 22, 2016.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Read and Share

Are you looking for a fun way to earn some Super Bookworm badges for reading this summer? Come to our Read and Share program. Bring your blankets and lounge chairs as we will meet in the Community Room and then chill in the courtyard while we read a story or two together.  Then we will take some time to read on our own and then gather to share what we are reading at the end. You can bring your own book or read one of ours. All ages welcome! If there is inclement weather this program will be held in the Community Room.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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