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Special Needs Story-time

Please join us on Saturday, June 18 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Special Needs Story-time

Please join us on Saturday, May 21 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Special Needs Story-time

Please join us on Saturday, April 23 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Special Needs Story-time

Please join us on Saturday, March 12 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Special Needs Story-time

Please join us on Saturday, February 13 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

Special Needs Story-time

Please join us on Saturday, January 16 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

HeroScape Gaming in January

heroscapeBring your imagination and your strategic mind when you play HeroScape, a table-top strategy game, at the Library on Saturday, January 23, 2:00-3:00 PM.  This program is for ages 9-12 and their families, and no registration is required.

heroscape by Ronald Villaver (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club in January

DiceRoll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program takes place the fourth Monday of every month. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. The next session is  January 25, 4:30-5:30 PM.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  No registration is required.

Photo Dungeons & Dragons by River Siren (CC BY-SA 2.0)

ABC Activity Time

ABC Activity Time will begin Monday, January 4. This is an informal session where parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. This drop-in playtime includes sensory activities, puzzles, and matching games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required. Program takes place in the Community Room, unless otherwise noted.

ABC Activity Times, January 4-February 13:
  • Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM 
  • Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM
  • Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Thursdays 7:30-8:00 PM 
  • Fridays 1:30-2:00 PM 
  • Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM 

NOTE: The Children's Department will be closed. All programming will be held in the Community Room. Please watch the website for the latest construction updates.

Something About a Bear

Join us for a teddy bear celebration. Ages 3-7 can bring their teddy bears for a short storytime, snack, and a craft. Registration begins December 23.  


Wednesday, January 6 @ 7:00-7:45 PM

Thorndyke Thoughts: Leaping to Chapter Books

Hey Kids,
You may have noticed some new spots on our J READER collection. These colored dots should help you find books at similar reading levels. If you're reading the hardest Easy Readers (the ones with Blue Dots), you might be ready to find some easy chapter books in J FICTION or KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS. Try some of these suggestions, many are part of a series. Happy Reading!

Bear Hugs,
Thorndyke

The princess in black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Mercy Watson to the rescue by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris van Dusen

Nate the Great on the Owl Express by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat ; illustrated by Martha Weston in the style of Marc Simont — There are also Nate the Great titles available as eBooks.

Otto's orange day by Frank Cammuso & Jay Lynch

Hoopla Now Available to Stream to Chromecast

 

Hoopla Digital has always been compatible with Apple TV, and many simply connect their mobile devices to their television sets via HDMI. While these options are still available, they now offer an additional option: *Chromecast Compatibility!

Click here to check out Hoopla Digital and the rest of our eMedia offerings. 


*For those of you that are not familiar, Chromecast is a device that you may purchase from a retail store or online that plugs into the HDMI port on your home television. It is powered by a USB cable that comes with the product and allows you to use a smartphone or tablet as a remote control!

Information provided by Hoopla Digital

Thorndyke Thoughts: Can't Get Enough Smile?

Hey Kids!

It seems no one can get enough of Raina Telgemeier's awesome graphic style. I've read some other great realistic fiction graphic novels lately that I'd like to share. Use this list to check what's available, because they're all great stories! 

Bear Hugs,
Thorndyke

Smile by Raina Telgemeier — Or check out an electronic copy on OverDrive with your Canton Library Card.

Drama by Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Gurihiru ; [lettering by John Green] — Or check out the electronic copy on OverDrive with your Canton Library Card.

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier ; with color by Braden Lamb — Or check out the electronic copy on OverDrive with your Canton Library Card.

Happy 141st Birthday Lucy Maud Montgomery!

Happy 141st Birthday to Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne Books. 
Anne Shirley, star of the novel, Anne of Green Gables, is an orphan who comes to live with the Cuthberts on Prince Edward Island. However, they were hoping for a boy! Anne is out to prove that she is better than any boy could be. Will Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert fall in love with Anne and keep her? Read the stories or watch to movies to find out! Enjoy!

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery ; with a new afterword by Jennifer Lee Carrell


Anne of Green Gables [videodisc] by a Kevin Sullivan production ; screen adaptation by Kevin Sullivan and Joe Wiesenfeld ; produced by Kevin Sullivan and Ian McDougall ; directed by Kevin Sullivan.

Picture Books on Bundling Up

The temperatures outside have dropped, so it's time to get out our warm winter clothing. Think coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, and boots. Keep cozy by reading these picture books about bundling up.


Lucille's snowsuit by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Marylin Hafner


The jacket I wear in the snow by Shirley Neitzel ; pictures by Nancy Winslow Parker


Little lamb, have you any wool? by Isabel Minhós Martins ; [illustrations by] Yara Kono


Under my hood I have a hat by Karla Kuskin ; illustrations by Fumi Kosaka


The hat by Jan Brett

Time For Twos

Children 18 months to not yet three years old may join us with their caregiver for stories and activities designed specially for their age group. We'll read books, sing songs, and enjoy some fun sensory play.

Registration begins November 23.

Dance Your Fanny Off

Families with young children can join us for a freestyle dance party. Everyone gets movin' and groovin' to some great dance tunes.

Designed for new walkers up to 5 years old to get moving with their caregivers, dancing is a great way to play together as a family. 


[Disco Ball by dichohecho is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

Curl Up With a Cold-Weather Picture Book

The season is changing once again and it's time to get cozy under a blanket with a wintry book. Try these snowy weather-themed picture books and stay warm!

Snowy Sunday by Phyllis Root ; illustrated by Helen Craig


First snow by Peter McCarty


Snow by Sam Usher


The little snowplow by Lora Koehler ; illustrated by Jake Parker


If it's snowy and you know it, clap your paws! by Kim Norman ; illustrated by Liza Woodruff


Outside by Deirdre Gill

STEM Books for Young Readers

The Cook Prize honors the best STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) picture books published for children each year. Check out the winner or one of the honor books today. 

Winner

Galapagos George by Jean Craighead George ; paintings by Wendell Minor


Honor Books

Behold the beautiful dung beetle by Cheryl Bardoe ; illustrated by Alan Marks


Mr. Ferris and his wheel by written by Kathryn Gibbs Davis ; illustrated by Gilbert Ford


Mysterious patterns: finding fractals in nature by Sarah C. Campbell ; photographs by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell

More Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-alikes

Do you like Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series but have read all the books ?  Try some of the suggestions below for fun stories with crazy antics and creative kid characters.

The strange case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger



The terrible two by Mac Barnett, Jory John ; illustrated by Kevin Cornell



Kate the great: except when she's not by Suzy Becker



The phantom bully by New York times bestselling author Jeffrey Brown



Gossip from the girls' room: a Blogtastic! novel by Rose Cooper



Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to not reading by Tom Greenwald