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Family storytime Thursday morning got out and about as we talked about Bicycles. We love to ride them and we even talked about how fast we like to go. Enjoy these stories and songs from today's storytime.

Stories and Songs from Storytime

Sheet with goals and steps to achieve the goal

Canton Public Library wants you to Electrify Your Winter and Spark Your Year! We've created a whole packet of "Spark Sheets" to help you set goals and achieve great things. We will be rolling these out over the winter with curated experiences to encourage connectivity and growth for all ages. Our kids and family components are called Take Time Together. We will link to the relevant Spark Sheets as well as suggest activities you can do at home to grow in ways you never thought of. Catered to fit your busy lives, suggestions vary for families who have 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours to spend with each other. The choice is yours!

 

Planning and Goal Tracking Spark Sheets help us to get our ideas for growth visualized and helps us track what we will be doing in the new year. 

5 minutes:

Take 5 minutes to talk as a family about your goal and how you will make it happen. Sometimes it is fun to share ideas and get input from those you love to help develop the best goal and plan to make it happen.  

30 Minutes:

Take 30 minutes to watch an inspiring documentary using Kanopy (free with your CPL library card), watch a TED talk, or listening to a family friendly podcast. See the links below for some recommendations, or find one that suits your family.

Documentaries on Kanopy

Maine Girls

Cultivating Sustainable Landscapes

Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog

TED talks online

Why We Laugh?

If I Should Have a Daughter...

A One-Woman Global Village

Family Friendly Podcasts

Dream Big

But Why?

Stuff You Should Know

2 hours:

Take 2 hours to make a family vision board and use it to visualize and see if your goals overlap as a family. Write down your goals from your Spark Sheets across a large piece of construction paper, craft paper, or poster board and connect lines where you see common themes and ideas. How can you accomplish things together? Is it a place to visit? Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? Do you need literature on how to organize or manage time wisely? How about tips on crafting? The Canton Public Library may hold the resources you need accessible online or by calling or visiting our library. What can we help your family achieve?

Try these CPL links:

E-resources

Databases

May We Suggest

Languages

Volunteering At CPL

 

 

 

Do you love trees? Did you miss our Tree Themed Storytimes this week? Have no fear--here are the awesome books we read together, along with some suggestions for you to read at home. Enjoy!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

 

Did you miss our Purple Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a colorful storytime at home!

From Storytime

Purple Little Bird by 1969- Greg E. Foley

Bilingual Storytime is a great way to get an introduction to a new langauge. In our Italian/English Storytime we focused on learning about family--Mi Famiglia.  Enjoy!

Stories from Storytime

January 1, 1660. Samuel Pepys began writing his famous diary in which he chronicled life in London  - including the Great Plague during 1664 and 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666.

January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln, freeing the slaves in the states rebelling against the Union.

January 1, 1892. Ellis Island was opened in New York Harbor. Over 20 million immigrants were processed there until it closed in 1954.

As part of Electrify Your Winter, we are introducing a brand new collection. Experience To Go Kits are designed to help you out when you want to try something new, but don't know quite where to begin. These start-up kits are filled with fun tools, books, music and more to drive away your winter blues. We created a variety of kits to help you jump-start that New Year's resolution, enjoy a family night or simply have a calmer, sunnier week.

From January 2nd until the end of April, we have the following kits:

Come on in and take one home!

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Dance Party Kit includes a disco light, an awesome mixtape CD and dance cards to get you movin' and groovin' with your favorite people. Come on in and take one home!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, we have some online suggestions to get your toes tapping:

Colors are all around us and in storytime this past week we took at look at what some of those beautiful colors are and where we see them.  Enjoy these books and songs while having your own color themed storytime at home!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

 

Did you miss our Jumping Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a hopping storytime at home!

 

From Storytime

High-speed hoppers by Kelly Calhoun

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