Spark Your Year: Kids & Family Fun

It's 2019 and we have everything you need to Electrify Your Winter and move forward into an fun and spirited New Year. Check out our Spark Your Year activity sheets to inspire goal planning and encourage great habits. Make a Wellness Widget to help you chill. Find your artist within and decorate your own thoughtful coloring sheets.

Canton Public Library has a plethora of new collections and informational resources to enhance your everyday life and to support your journey forward.

Set a path to take time together as a family and grow in new and unexpected ways. #taketimetogether #electrifyyourwinter #sparkyouryear


Upcoming sessions

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NHS Tutoring: Exam Cram

Exams are upon us! We have scheduled extra tutor time for your studying needs...

National Honor Society students from the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework and study help. If you're interested in getting tutored:

  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Those seeking tutoring will be helped on a first come first, served basis. They will be allowed a 30 minute maximum if there is a line. Please sign up at the Children's desk.

Upcoming sessions

Sunday, January 20 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Friends' Activity Room Exam Cram

UM STEM - Fall/Winter 2018

The Canton Public Library has partnered with the University of Michigan’s Technical Communications department to bring a series of fun and exciting STEM workshops to the library. These workshops will present a wide range of topics in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Each session has been designed and developed for kids aged 11 – 13 by engineering students at the university. Registration is required and begins November 19, 2018.

  • Sunday, December 2, 1:00-3:00PM - Rubber Copters. Participants will learn the basic flight operations of a helicopter, design, build and test their own and then compete for farthest and highest flight.
  • Saturday, December 8, 1:00-3:00PM - Earthquake Shake. This workshop will explore earthquakes and how they effect buildings. Using the design, build, test model partricipants will design an earthquake safe structure which will be tested on a real earthquake shake table. Who will build the strongest structure to withstand the shake table's forces?

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2018 Family Music Fest

Music fills our days with joy and provides a soundtrack to our lives. Celebrating music together is a great way to meet your neighbors and build community. Join us for a free, all day, ALL AGES music celebration on Saturday, October 13, 2018. No registration required.

10:00AM - Mr Nick and Ms Angie Davio LIVE in Concert - Hailing from the Windy City of Chicago, Mr Nick is an accomplished music teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music and Chicago Children's Theatre. He's even rocked out at the Lollapalooza family stage! He will be joined by his wife, Angie, to share their wonderful, family-fun music. This performance is recommended for our younger patrons and their familes and will take place instead of the mornings' Family Storytime.

11:30AM - Motor City Street Dance Academy - MCSDA works to enhance the lives of their mentees through hip-hop, break dancing, physical activity and healthy living. Using their main method called S.E.E.D. (Spreading the Elements Everywhere in Detroit), their program builds community through networking and confidence through the dance elements of hip hop. Since its conception in 2015, S.E.E.D. has created 8 different dance crews in Southwest Detroit. Watch members of these crews share their street dancing skills, including popping, locking, and hip-hop freestyle. You might also learn a thing or two about this awesome dance movement.

12:15-1:45PM - Face Paint Day Break provided by VIBE Credit Union in the Friends' Activity Room. Don't want to go home for lunch? Bring your own packed lunch and fuel up for our 2:00PM music performance right on site. AND get your face painted! 

2:00PM - PanaMO Trio - Detroit’s “PanaMO” is a renowned Latin Jazz ensemble led by the Panamanian Master percussionist and composer Obed Succari. Named as a portmanteau of “Panama” and “Motown,” the band performs a repertoire of original music and jazz standards that have been rearranged to reflect a strong Latin flavor. Their music is a mixture of Afro-Latin rhythms that embraces modernity while respecting the essence of the music’s roots.

4:00PM - Sumkali - Sumkali is a diverse music group made up of members from North and South India and the American Midwest. For over a decade Sumkali has created, collaborated and performed with musicians from India and the USA to create music with a truly global appeal.

[heart music] by David Drexler licensed under CC 2.0

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First Lego League Robotics Demo and Mindstorm Programming Session

Join us in welcoming The Pika-Bots.

The Pika-Bots, team 27170, is a FIRST LEGO LEAGUE team base at Gallimore Elementary School. They are composed of 4th and 5th grade students, both boys and girls. This is their third season competing and have learned a lot about programming an EV3 using LEGO mindstorm software.  Please join them as they teach coding basics and demoing some more complicated algorithms.  All kids young and old are welcome.  We encourage those who have an EV3 kit to bring it.  If you do have a kit, please create the following booklet robot:


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The Truth about Sugar

Come learn about the detrimental effects that sugar has on your health. This presentation was developed by a local high school student and approved by Dr. Robert Lustig, New York Times best-selling author of Fat Chance and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Topics include: Science, connections to disease, and solutions. This slideshow is ideal for those concerned about metabolic syndrome and its related diseases, such as diabetes and obesity.


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Lit Lab Productions

Three pigs dancing with a tower and princess who is a dj with a wolf scared of the pigs
Lit Lab Logo


Take literature and literacy to the next level at this Lit Lab Production!  Hear fascinating, creative stories and build literacy skills through talking, writing, singing and playing.  Literacy skills are essential to a child's development and understanding of all aspects of the world, and we want to provide an environment that helps children develop these skills while having FUN!  All families will receive take home tips for everyday literacy ideas.  For families with children aged 4-9.  Registration required.

Edmund Dulac - "Assemblage of Fairy tale and Nursery Rhyme Characters", c.1911 by Sofi is licensed under CC 2.0

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, January 26 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room Fairy Tale Remix Registration required.
Monday, February 25 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room Rainbow Fish

62 Days of Summer Final Party

How were the BEST 62 days of YOUR year? Join us in celebrating our fantastic summer on Saturday, August 18 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Check out some of the incredible things we will have going on:

Can't wait to see you there!

All snack and goodies available on a first come, first served basis.

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62 Days of Summer Kick Off

We want you to have your BEST SUMMER EVER! Join us on Monday, June 18 to kick off our 62 Days of Summer celebration. Pick up your 62 Days starter envelope filled with everything you need to share moments, expand your mind and have fun! You are welcome to decorate your envelope at our decoration station, spin the Wheel O' Fun, hit the Photo-op stop for a quick selfie and much more. 

Grab a CPL Library Lover yard sign, place in your yard for all to see and possibly get a drop-in visit from the CPL prize patrol. 

Most importantly, a team of staff will be on hand to answer any and all questions you may have about our awesome program including reading suggestions, upcoming exciting programs and fun on-site activities. AND don't forget to add a pom pom to our Community Case to show your participation on this day and throughout the summer.

How do you 62?

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CPL Domino Club

The Domino Topplers of Michigan and Zeal Credit Union present CPL Domino Club. All are welcome to gather together and learn about domino building techniques and the "why" behind how they work. Participants will enjoy building their own creations which will culminate in one, large group topple.Recommended for patrons age 8 and up.

Big thanks to Zeal Credit Union for donating the dominos to our club!

Upcoming sessions

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