Storytime

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: There will be no Storytime or ABC Activity Time on Saturday, October 12 due to the Family Music Fest to which you are all invited.

NOTE: There will be no Storytime or ABC Activity Time on Monday, October 14 due to a library closure.

NOTE: There will be no Storytime or ABC Activity Time on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29 due to a library closure.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, October 17 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, October 17 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, October 19 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, November 4 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 5 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 6 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 7 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 7 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, November 9 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, November 11 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 12 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 13 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 14 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 14 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, November 16 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may temporarily attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends Activity Room starting Monday, September 9 through Friday, October 18. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins August 27. 

Note: We will not have storytime on Monday, October 14 as the library will be closed.

Mondays, 10:00-10:30 am; Register for Mondays

Fridays, 1:00-1:30 pm; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

Friday, October 18 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Register

Count Me In! Special Needs Storytime

Please join us for Special Needs Storytime: Count Me In! This is a sensory-friendly story-time filled with picture books, preschool songs and simple sign language especially designed for patrons of all ages with special needs and their families and/or caregivers. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literary Foundation

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, October 19 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room It's Li-BEAR-y Storytime!
Saturday, November 16 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Brrr! It's a Frozen Storytime!
Saturday, December 14 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Favorite Holiday Sing-Alongs!

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may temporarily attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends Activity Room starting Monday, January 7 through Friday, February 15. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins December 21.

Mondays, 10:00 - 10:30 am; Register for Mondays

Fridays, 1:00 - 1:30 pm; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend temporarily, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends Activity Room starting Monday, November 4 through Friday, December 13. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins October 23.

Note: There will be no preschool storytime on Friday, Nov. 29 as the library will be closed that day.

Mondays, 10:00 - 10:30 am; Register for Mondays

Fridays, 1:00 - 1:30 pm; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

Monday, November 4 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Friday, November 8 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 11 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Friday, November 15 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 18 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Friday, November 22 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 25 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, December 2 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Friday, December 6 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, December 9 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Friday, December 13 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends Activity Room starting Monday, September 10 through Friday, October 19. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins August 22.

Mondays, 10:00-10:30; Register for Mondays

Fridays, 1:00-1:30; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Pride Month Storytime

Join us Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 10:00 to 10:30 AM for a PRIDE Month Storytime. We will have fun celebrating diversity in our community. A half hour play time will follow from 10:30 to 11:00 AM.  This program is open to families with children ages birth to age five and their caregiver. See you there!

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the lobby area or in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Community Room from 2:00 - 2:30 pm starting Friday, April 20 through Friday, May 25. There is no Monday morning preschool storytime during our staff renovation. Register online beginning Thursday, March 22.

Fridays, 2:00 - 2:30 pm; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Family Reading Night - Caldecott

CPL's Family Reading Nights continue to be an excellent ongoing celebration of literacy, sharing stories and FUN! Participants will experience engaging themes coupled with exciting activities. We will even have a free drawing of books to help grow your own personal library. This program is for children ages 4-9 and their families. Registration is required and begins January 23.

Listen to books that have won the Caldecott award in recognition for their illustrations. We'll also be including the winner of the Canton Public Library's Mock Caldecott Award. Then participate in activities themed around the books. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the lobby area or in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Community Room from 2:00 - 2:30 pm starting Friday, January 12, through Friday, February 16. There will be no preschool storytime on Monday mornings during our staff renovation. Register online beginning December 27.

Fridays, 2:00 - 2:30 pm; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

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