The Early Childhood Resource Center, Canton location, is home to a specialized children’s branch of the Stark County District Library. Kids love our small library, with its large I SPY tree, comfortable kid-sized chairs, toys throughout, and books galore on the shelves!
- Mondays: 8:30 am to 5 pm
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
- Fridays: 8:30 am to 4 pm.
The library houses an extensive collection of children’s fiction and non-fiction books, big books, storytelling kits, puppets, Sprout Learning Backpacks, DVDs, and parent/educator resource materials.
Check out materials using a Stark County District Library card. Items may be returned to any Stark County District Library branch. We encourage you to sign yourself or your child up for a library card during your visit.
How to Raise a Reader
Make it Fun! Take the time to point out words and letters all around us: on store signs, restaurant menus, billboards, traffic signs, license plates, and food packages.
Read together every night. Before you begin a new book, point to the cover and ask your child to guess what the book is about.
Read with your child. As you read, stop and talk with your child. Ask questions to engage your child in the story, such as what do you think happens next?
Keep the learning going. After the story is over, find a way to keep discussing it later on. Ask your child to re-tell the story, or ask her favorite part of the story.