Listen at the Library, the collaboration between the Stark County District Library and Canton Symphony Orchestra, is set to start April 6, 2015

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Musical Story Time Returns

CANTON, OHIO (March 26, 2015) – Listen at the Library, the collaboration between the Stark County District Library and Canton Symphony Orchestra, is set to start April 6, 2015.  The program pairs music with children’s literature and is sponsored in part by The Dominion Foundation, The Albert W and Edith V. Flowers Foundation and the Stark County District Library.

“Children will always enjoy colorful books and stories,” says Lisa Boyer, Director of Education and Community Engagement for the Canton Symphony Orchestra.  “They also love music.  This program entices them to start reading at an early age by adding a new dimension, music, to the process.”  A trio of musicians will travel to each of the 10 library branches where they will team up with a librarian to present the program.  This year, the trios will consist of Cynthia Warren on oboe, Thomas Pleban on viola, and Tom Pylinksi on trombone.

Ann Wetmore Pukansky, Programming Coordinator for the Stark County District Library has collaborated with Boyer in developing this year’s programs which includes selecting the books to be read, working with librarians at each location and rehearsing with the musicians. “The library values its partnership with the Canton Symphony Orchestra and is excited to offer another year of our musical storytimes.  Music is a powerful early literacy tool, and what a fun way in which to teach them!” she stated.

The schedule for the programs is:
Monday, April 6, 2015
10:00am – East Canton Branch
11:30am – DeHoff Memorial Branch
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
10:00am – Plain Community Branch
11:30am – Lake Community Branch
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
10:00am – Main Library
11:30am – North Branch
Thursday, April 9, 2015
10:00am – Jackson Township Branch
11:30am – Perry Sippo Branch
Monday, April 13, 2015
10:00am – Madge Youtz Branch
11:30am – Sandy Valley Branch

As with everything at the library, the program is free.

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain. Under the direction of Gerhardt Zimmermann, the orchestra performs classical, pops, holiday, and educational programs. Most performances are in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio (at McKinley High School across from C.T. Branin Natatorium). Parking at McKinley High School is free. For more information, please visit www.CantonSymphony.org.

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