The Listen @ the Library Series Returns!

Listen at the Library, the collaboration between the Canton Symphony Orchestra and the Stark County District Library is returning to in-person story times this March. The program pairs music with children’s literature and teaches students about instruments of the orchestra.

A trio of musicians will travel to each of the 10 Stark County library branches where they will team up with a librarian to present a musical story time program. “This program is such a wonderful collaboration,” states Rachel Hagemeier, Manager of Education and Community Engagement for the orchestra. “We are overjoyed that we finally able to present this program in person after two years of virtual offerings. This fun and educational story time will be a wonderful return to in person family performances.”

Julia Shaheen, Literacy Manager for the Stark County District Library has collaborated with Hagemeier in the development of this year’s programs which includes selecting the books to be read, working with librarians at each location and rehearsing with the musicians.

The schedule for the programs is:

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
10am – Main Branch
11:30am – Sandy Valley Branch

Thursday, March 10, 2022
10am – Jackson Township Branch
11:30am – Perry Sippo Branch

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
10:00am – East Canton Branch
11:30am – DeHoff Memorial Branch

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
10:00am – Madge Youtz Branch
11:30am – North Branch

Thursday, March 17, 2022
10:00am – Plain Community Branch
11:30am – Lake Community Branch

In addition, musicians will present one Sunday at the Symphony program on March 13 at 2:00pm at the Stark County Jackson Township Branch. This family-friendly program allows library patrons the opportunity to listen to light music followed by a question and answer period with the musicians. As with everything at the library, these programs are free.

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