Storytime

Family Storytime Battle

Who will win? Dinosaurs or Unicorns in this Storytime Battle! Come join us for a special edition of family storytime and cheer for your favorite! Participants of all ages and abilities, along with their caregivers, will listen to stories, sing songs, dance to music, and create a craft that matches the theme. 

  • No Registration Required
  • Craft supplies while last

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, December 28 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room Dinosaurs VS. Unicorns

Baby Storytime

Designed for babies 24 months and younger with a loving adult, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, and rhymes carefully chosen to build awareness of language and vocabulary, foster a love of books, and provide a fun, interactive experience for babies and parents/caregivers. Registration begins on October 24 at 9:00am. 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, December 10 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity 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.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, December 7 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, December 9 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, December 10 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, December 11 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 12 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 12 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, December 14 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, January 6 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, January 7 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, January 8 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, January 9 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Saturday, January 11 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Monday, January 13 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, January 14 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, January 15 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

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, 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 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. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration for the January/February 2020 sessions begins December 19.

 

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

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

Upcoming sessions

Monday, December 9 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Register
Friday, December 13 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Register
Monday, January 6 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Friday, January 10 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, January 13 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Friday, January 17 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, January 20 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Friday, January 24 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, January 27 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Friday, January 31 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, February 3 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Friday, February 7 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, February 10 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Friday, February 14 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room

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.

World Language Storytime Series

Early child research shows that bilingual children have an edge in development. Speaking two languages benefits children’s overall learning, marked by larger vocabularies, flexible problem-solving skills, and higher-level cognitive abilities. Bilingual learning also supports a set of mental skills that allow children to thrive academically, regulate emotions, and grow into mentally healthier adults.

Join us as we share books, rhymes and songs that will help foster an appreciation of our wonderful multicultural community and languages. Activities presented will be geared to children between the ages of 0-5 years old. All storytimes will be followed by ABC Activity Time.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, December 23 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room Arabic
Friday, December 27 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Portuguese
Friday, January 3 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Mandarin
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