Bill Roland shares his memories of the 1940 flood in Canton. Bill was a young child during the two back-to-back 1940 floods. He lived in the Champion Mill town of Fibreville which was totally engulfed by the Pigeon River when it grossly overflowed its banks.
This is the first of a three-part series of narratives on flooding in Haywood County.
Filmed in partnership with the Canton Area Historical Museum.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a simple and very manageable way to help your child get ahead before their schooling begins. This is important because numerous studies estimate as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read and reading proficiency is an early indicator of academic success. Since public formal education does not typically start until
ages 5-6, parents and caregivers are the first education providers during this critical developmental period.
When you sign up for this fantastic program, you will receive a bag with all the information you need to get started on your child's reading journey, including early literacy tips, easy activities you can do at home, book recommendations, and some goodies!
At each 100 book milestone, your child will be able to add a fish to our murals at the Waynesville and Canton branches so they can show off how much they've accomplished.
Upon completion of the program, your child will receive a free book and other great prizes, as well as be able to choose a title from the collection in dedication to them.
The new Storytime Grab 'N Go Bags are available in Waynesville & Canton!
Twenty-four bags cover a range of themes from Colors to Dinosaurs to Eric Carle to Bedtime. Each bag includes 3-4 books related to the theme, a toy or puppet, a sheet of songs and rhymes, and early literacy tips. Some may also include a fun craft!
The bags are perfect for caregivers who want to enjoy storytime fun with your little ones
from the comfort of your home, at a time convenient for you.
Check the bags out at the Waynesville or Canton branches for a three-week period.