Hello Again, From Thorndyke

After a long hibernation, a move to a new website, and many other changes, Thorndyke is back.

Healthy Habits for Kids

The sooner we establish good habits in life, the easier it is to maintain them. Learn how you can teach healthy habits to your little ones.

Holiday Greetings and Happy Reading

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Bored on break? Check out all the instant free streaming and digital materials you can access with your Canton Public Library card.
Bored on break? Check out all instant free streaming and digital materials you can access with your Canton Public Library card with Hoopla Kids.

Suggested Lists

Spotlight On: Winter Reading Challenge

Kids Reading Challenge

Can you read a book with a blue cover? How about a challenged book? Get started and track your progress with CPL's winter reading challenge.

Recommended Book List for Spotlight Topic

Our Favorite Storytime Reads

If you're looking for more righteous read-aloud material, ask a CPL librarian today for their recommended picks.

Early Literacy

Help your child become reading-ready with these age-appropriate tips from CPL librarians.


Learn how adults—parents, grandparents, and teachers—play a very important role in preparing young children for future school success and helping them become self-confident and motivated learners.

A public awareness and action campaign that helps parents recognize their ability to boost children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions.

Babies are born able to process language. This phase, before children are conventional readers, is called the Early Literacy Phase. Learn how talking, having conversations, and singing helps prepare your child for success.

A national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Take a look at these recommended reading lists for each grade level curated by CPL youth librarians.


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