Kids

The movie Wonder, based on the smash hit novel by R.J. Palacio, is hitting theaters this weekend. If you haven't read the book yet, you can add your name to the hold list for either the book, audiobook, or ebook. If you're looking for more feel good stories featuring an underdog student, we've compiled a list of suggestions.

Also available in: audiobook

Collects three stories featuring Auggie Pullman told from Julian, Charlie, and Charlotte's perspectives.

2018 LEGO® Building Contest

LEGO® creation

Attention Builders! It’s time for our LEGOs® in SPACE! Building Contest. Show us your most creative, outer space design. It could be a space ship, a space battle, an alien, or even a scene from a space themed book or movie.There are multiple divisions based on age: K-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th, 9th-adult.  Contestants may enter individually or as part as a team.  Registration begins Wednesday, December 20, and the Contest will take place Wednesday, January 3.   Entries must be dropped off on January 2 between 6:00-8:00 PM or on January 3 between 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. A public viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 3:00-6:00 PM and an awards ceremony at 7:00 PM.  Patrons will have the opportunity to cast their vote for a Popular Vote winner separately from age category winners that will be chosen by our judges.

Contest Rules

  1. Use your own LEGO®, Duplo, Megablocks or other LEGO® compatible plastic bricks, motors and materials.
  2. Entries must be your own creation, not a LEGO® designed kit or a project found online, in a book, or in a magazine.
  3. Your creation may not be larger than 2’ x 2’ x 2’.
  4. Participants must register online (beginning December 20) to ensure a space for display. Please also fill out the paper entry form (downloadable from the CPL web site) and bring it with you when you drop off your entry.
  5. Each person may enter only once. You may enter as an individual OR as part of a team but not both. Entering as a team is a way for families and friends to build together. Team entries will be judged in the age category of the oldest team member.
  6. You must adhere to the following participation schedule (see below).
  7. Canton Public Library cannot assume responsibility of LEGO® creations while they are on display, though we will have someone monitoring the room at all times.
  8. Entries must be taken home by Wednesday, January 3, by 8:45 PM.

Participation Schedule

  • Tuesday, January 2
    • 6:00-8:00 PM: drop off entries
  • Wednesday, January 3
    • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: drop off entries
    • 12:00-3:00 PM: room closed for viewing set-up and judging
    • 3:00-6:00 PM: public viewing and popular vote casting
    • 6:00-7:00 PM: room closed for popular vote tallying and ceremony set-up
    • 7:00-8:00 PM: awards ceremony

 

 

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, January 3 (All day) Community Room

Over 500 tribes of Native Americans are recognized in the United States. Learn more about Native American tribes, their cultures, and famous figures using one of the books below. 

Tribes

Apache by Wren Richmond

Introduces the Apache people, discussing their history, traditions, and daily life.

Retro Board Game Night

Join us for an evening of nostalgic fun with a variety of classic and vintage board games all for your gaming pleasure. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring just yourself, and bring your own games to share! Some light refreshments will be on hand and we will even raffle off a few of the games by the end of the evening. Let's have a night of good old fashioned fun together. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

If you're looking to pick up a story about family, give one of these a try. Many of them highlight a challenge facing a particular family, or emphasize family connections. All of these titles are also available in audio book formats, which make them uniquely suited to family reading.

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Also available in: e-book | audiobook

While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.

Also available in: e-book | audiobook

A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.

ABC Activity Time

ABC Time

ABC Activity Time offers a safe and informal environment for caregivers to interact with their young children. Experience a variety of hands-on and imaginative play opportunities while building social and cooperative skills with other young children and caregivers. No registration required.

**NOTE: The library is closed on November 23 and 24. There will be no programming on that day.

**NOTE: On Thursday, November 30 the 10:00 AM storytime is cancelled.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, November 22 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Saturday, November 25 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 27 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 28 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, November 28 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 29 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 30 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, December 1 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, December 2 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, December 4 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, December 5 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, December 5 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, December 6 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 7 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 7 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room

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.

**NOTE: The library is closed on November 23 and 24. There will be no programming on that day.

**NOTE: On Thursday, November 30 the 10:00 AM storytime is cancelled.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, November 22 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Saturday, November 25 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 27 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 28 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 29 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 30 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, December 2 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, December 4 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, December 5 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, December 6 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 7 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 7 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, December 9 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, December 11 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, December 12 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room

It's still warm outside but fall is here! Pick up a book (or two) about some fun things to experience during this season!

Apples and pumpkins by Anne F Rockwell

In preparation for Halloween night, a family visits Mr. Comstock's farm to pick apples and pumpkins.

Apples by Ken Robbins

Describes how apples are grown, harvested, and used, and details facts about apples in history, literature, and our daily lives.

The books featured below include stories of athletes who, either by choice or by circumstance, found themselves involved in one or more social issues of the day. If you're looking for children's books on the topic, check out the materials at end of the list. 

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