It's that time of the year again. Some of our holiday favorite sounds:
A Hawaiian Christmas [sound recording] by Amy Hanaiali'i
A midwinter night's dream [sound recording] by Loreena McKennitt
Enjoy some of these fun and festive Thanksgiving songs for kids:
Thanksgiving songs that tickle your funny bone [sound recording] by Roberts, Piller & Katz
At home and abroad [sound recording] by Focus on the Family
Whaddaya think of that? [sound recording] by Laurie Berkner
Storytime classics [sound recording] by Peter Pan Kids
Dragon tunes [sound recording] : [from Dragon Tales] by Sesame Workshop/Columbia TriStar Television
Here are some great kids cd's that you can play while you jump into the pile of leaves.
John McCutcheon's four seasons [sound recording]: autumnsongs by McCutcheon, John
Sara Jordan presents celebrate seasons [sound recording] by Sara Jordan; composed by Sara Jordan, Mark Shannon
Taking a road trip with the family this summer? Need some tunes to entertain the little ones? Here are some great CDs for the car ride this summer:
Car songs: songs to sing anywhere by Dennis Buck
Here comes science by They Might Be Giants
City kid! by Joanie Leeds
Kidz bop 19 by Kidz Bop Kids
Hey Kids! Are you looking for some new songs to enjoy in the car? Or some great CDs along with which to sing? Then check out some of the new music we have at the library. There's a new CD by the Wiggles and some great Broadway music too!
Wiggles, the: ukulele baby by Wiggles
Spring into action this weekend with the Bunny Hop. Don't know what the Bunny Hop is? Check out some of these fun cd's and put on your dancing paws, I mean shoes.
Animal groove [sound recording] words & music by James Coffey
When I think of St. Patrick's Day, I think of the color green. Frogs, leprechauns, grass, green beans, there are a lot of green things in this world. Sure, you hear a lot of Irish songs for the holiday, but there are many other "green" songs out there. Here are some other songs that celebrate all things green!
Green eggs and ham and other servings of Dr. Seuss by Seuss, Dr
Tangled by Alan Menken
Here comes science by They Might Be Giants
Family time by Ziggy Marley
Rockabye baby!: lullaby renditions of Journey by Dennis Caplinger
If you are looking for some children's music that is not your ordinary lullaby or nursery rhyme, then check out these cd's by some popular artists.
Here comes science [sound recording] by They Might Be Giants
Snacktime! [sound recording] by Barenaked Ladies
Here come the 123s [sound recording] by They Might Be Giants
Camp Lisa [sound recording] by [Lisa Loeb]
If you're looking for something silly and short to share with your little one, take a look at the Sandra Boynton items in our collection. The board books are quick little reads: some have silly themes like belly buttons and others are fun stories about animals. If you're looking for children's music that won't drive you crazy, Philadelphia Chickens is my favorite. The songs aren't obnoxious, but they are catchy enough that you'll remember them later if you need to entertain your baby on the go.
We're going on a bear hunt story by Michael Rosen
Preschool action time: activities and finger plays by Carol Hammett
Nursery rhyme time: songs, rhymes and movement activities created by Georgiana Stewart
Diaper gym: fun activities for babies on the move by presented by Playful Parenting; activities created by Priscilla Hegner & Rose Grasselli]
Canton Public Library is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. To celebrate, we're making 30-item lists of interesting facts and links. For music lovers, here's a list of great albums:
Ever since we've had hold music on our telephone system, it seems we've been committed to letting people know what we're playing. The picture above is from our Fugitive Fact File (more on that in a coming post) and shows that we kept a record of which songs played over the phone system.
For our present phone system, we've loaded our MP3 player with select Creative Commons-licensed jazz and other recordings from the Internet Archive:
- Fred Baty — Crepusculum — Sky Diaries EP
- top-40.org — Summer Time [top12]
- Carl Jasper Hoffman (October 27, 2004)
- Marcos Oliva And Free Bossa Jazz Trio
- Eric Bednarz — Aicha
Looking for a quick way to see what's in our catalog on other websites, such as When it drops? Try our bookmarklet, available on our Tools page. Not familiar with bookmarklets? Read how to use them.
Photo courtesy of AP Images