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Babysitters Club

Staff from Starfish Family Services will teach 6th-8th graders the basics of babysitting, including safety in the home and caring for infants. Participants will receive certification in first aid. Register online today.
Saturdays, October 1 and October 8, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Thank you to our Creative Writing Instructor, Linda Papa!

The Canton Public Library would like to thank Linda Papa for 3 years of excellence in teaching. Linda, an instructor at University of Detroit Mercy, has been teaching our creative writing class for teens for the past 3 Summers. This class emphasizes free expression with a focus on artistic creation. Linda's patience and love for writing and teaching makes this a very popular program each summer. Over the next few weeks look for audio recordings of stories the students created in the class.

ABC Activity Time

ABC Activity Time 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 matching games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required.

Program Dates and Times (September 12-October 15):
  • Mondays-Saturdays, 10:30-11:00AM
  • Mondays, 1:30-2:00PM
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, 7:30-8:00PM

Family Storytimes

Family Storytimes begin the week of September 12. These storytimes are designed for childrens ages 5 and under with a caregiver. Storytimes are held in the Community Room and do not require registration.
  • Mondays, 10:00-10:30AM and 1:00-1:30PM
  • Tuesdays, 7:00-7:30PM
  • Wednesdays, 10:00-10:30AM and 7:00-7:30PM
  • Thursdays, 10:00-10:30AM
  • Fridays, 10:00-10:30AM
  • Saturdays, 10:00-10:30AM

Yo Ho Ho! It's Pirate Storytime

In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, children ages 5-8, with a caregiver, are invited to join us for stories and crafts about pirates.
Program Date: Monday, September 19 7:00-7:45 PM

Tamil Storytime

All ages may enjoy a storytime program in Tamil presented by Sivakami Rajendran.
Program Dates: Thursday, September 1, 7:00-7:45 PM

National Hispanic Heritage Month Storytime

Children ages 4-8, with a caregiver are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a storytime presented by the staff from the bookstore As the Page Turns.
Program Date: Thursday, September 8 7:00-7:30 PM.

Online Storytime: Weather

Miss Marianne and Miss Kristel tell stories and sing a song all about clouds, rain, and the Sun.

Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime begins Tuesday, September 13, 2011. These storytimes are designed for babies up to 18 months. Register online today!

Kindergarten Prep

Starting kindergarten is a major developmental milestone for children and their parents. During spring, many elementary schools host "Kindergarten Round-Up” sessions to help families prepare for this exciting event. Here are some picture books you and your child can read together that deal with the excitement, worries and routine of kindergarten.

Adventure Annie goes to kindergarten by Toni Buzzeo; illustrated by Amy Wummer

The pirate of kindergarten by George Ella Lyon; illustrated by Lynne Avril

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn; illustrations by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak

Is your buffalo ready for kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick; illustrated by Daniel Jennewein

The night before kindergarten by Natasha Wing; illustrated by Julie Durrell

How do dinosaurs go to school? by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Mark Teague

Kiwanis Storytime

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Canton will read stories and offer other fun activities. All ages welcome.
Program Date: Tuesday, August 23 7-7:45 p.m.

ABC Activity Time

Drop-in play including sensory activities, puzzles and games for children, ages 5 and under, with caregiver.
Program Date and Time: Monday, August 15  10:30-11 a.m.

Reading with Preschoolers

Starfish Family Services will present a workshop on the importance of reading with preschoolers.  Childcare will be provided by Starfish Family Services. Registration begins Tuesday, August 2.
Program Date: Tuesday, August 16 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Summer Celebration

Celebrate the end of summer with some fun in the sun. Activities include games, music, magic, farm animals and ice cream. All activities will take place behind the library.
Program Date: Saturday, August 13, Noon-2:00 PM

Reading Assistance Dogs

Kids and Tweens going into grades K-6, improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a dog. Sign up for a 10 minute session. Space is limited, on a first come, first serve basis, beginning at 6:25PM.
Program Date: August 10, 6:30-8:30PM