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Now LIVE: Connect Your Summer 2015!

Summer is coming, and #cysisawesome!

Connect Your Summer, the Canton Public Library's summer reading program, kicks off on June 1! Whenever you read, attend a library program, or do an activity in the library, you can claim badges online. The more badges you earn, the more chances you have for winning prizes! For more information, check out a refresher on how to participate in Connect Your Summer.

Get ready to have a super mega ultra summer!

Food Fun

Looking to have some fun in the kitchen this summer? Look no further! World Book Kids Food Fun site has awesome activities for the kitchen and beyond. Learn to purify water, make your own ice cream, and more!

Click here for some fabulous food fun!

"Write It Down": Language Activities and Crafts for Kids

Do you want to learn how to bind your own book? How about make a fairy-tale machine? Try out these fun activities and MORE at the World Book Kids: Write It Down site. These activities encourage creative and fun uses of language and writing.

Check it out here and let us know what your favorite activity was when you claim your badge!

World Book Kids Craft Room

Get creative with the World Book Kids Craft Room! You'll find instructions for everything from a Garden in a Bottle to handmade friendship bracelets. All the crafts include pictures for reference.

Click here to check it out. Tell us what craft you try when you claim your badge!

Crafts for Kids!

Looking for a craft to do? DLTK's Crafts for Kids site features hundreds of printable crafts, activities, and coloring pages. DLTK is organized by category so you can find the perfect craft for every occasion!

Click here for lots of crafty fun!

Investigate the CIA Kids' Zone!

Let your spy dreams come true at the CIA Kids' Zone! Play concentration games, practice your code breaking, and try your hand at photo analysis to see if you have what it takes to become a superspy!

Click here to test your skills.

Free eBooks and access to information through Bartleby

Bartlebys offers a plethora of books and information including (but not limited to):

Bartlett's familiar quotations
King James Bible
Oxford Shakespeare
Gray's Anatomy
Strunk's Elements of style
World Factbook
Harvard Classics

Click here to check it out today!

Explore the Michigan Wildflower Database

Spend some time exploring this database of beautiful flowers found in Michigan. The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Wildflower Database includes pictures and tells you which flowers are native to Michigan, their habitats, and the time of year in which they bloom. They're even organized by color so you can find out what's in your own backyard!

Click here and let us know what you discover when you claim your badge!

CultureGrams online

The site CultureGrams allows for the user to find statistical data, averages, and additional contacts about the world around us. There is also a kids section which can allow for a look into the life of a child from another part of the globe. Find out more by clicking here

Michigan bug and insect classification with photos!

Compare and contrast the bugs you find/have found/ or want to find with this awesome resource featuring the arthropods of Michigan! Click here to check them out

*My favorite is the Great Tiger moth because its markings look similar to the pattern on a giraffe! Which one do you like best? Please tell or show us by uploading a picture when you claim your badge

Read a book or have it read to you on BookFlix!

Check out BookFlix to earn any of your electrified badges. BookFlix has books by popular authors and offers both fiction and non fiction books on a variety of topics. The books can be listened to or read along with by the reader and some feature animation which can draw the reader into the magic of the book! Click here to check out BookFlix today!

Museum Adventure Pass

Michigan Activity Pass hot air balloon logoCelebrate Independence Day with a Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)! Library card holders can use their card online to print a free or discounted admission pass to almost 400 area museums, cultural organizations, state recreation areas, camp grounds and more. Here are a few MAP destinations with Independence Day events:

Be independent, learn a new language with Mango Languages in July!

It is July! Celebrate by learning a new language with the interactive Mango Languages site. This service is available to all Canton Public Library cardholders. 

Click here to check it out! 
  

Library Detectives

Children, ages 7-10, join us for a library mystery program! Library books have gone missing, and we need your help to find them. Practice your deduction skills, analyze the crime scene, read the witness statements, and figure out who is responsible for the crime.
Wednesday, July 8, 2:00-3:00 PM in the Purple Room.

Outdoor Survival Fiction for Kids

Nation by Terry Pratchett



Blizzard!: a survive! story by Jake Maddox ; illustrated by Sean Tiffany ; text by Marc Tyler Nobleman



Brian's hunt by Gary Paulsen



Zane and the hurricane: a story of Katrina by Rodman Philbrick



Wildfire run by Dee Garretson



Deadly seas: you decide how to survive! by David Borgenicht and Alexander Lurie, with Mike Perham, sailing consultant ; illustrated by Yancey Labat

Sports Books for Girls

Full court dreams by Jake Maddox ; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning ; text by Val Prieve



Soccer show-off by Jake Maddox ; text by Margaret Gurevich ; illustrated by Katie Wood



Stolen bases by Jake Maddox ; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning ; text by Val Priebe



Tennis trouble by Jake Maddox ; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning ; text by Chris Kreie



Storm surfer by Jake Maddox ; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning ; text by Lisa Trumbauer



Zoe the Skating Fairy by Daisy Meadows

Kreativity Academy

Kreativity Academy is a place where creativity is extended outside of school. Participants will do fun activities from building structures to doing hands-on art projects. This program is intended to introduce the young generation to the multifaceted approaches of creative thinking. Creativity is often only associated with the arts, but participants will see that it also expands to involve teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving. This program runs as a series for children 9-12 years old. It will take place every day from Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21 from 10:00-11:00AM.  Registration is required and begins on July 27. 

[Entropying in-between camera obscura by Jef Safi is licensed under CC BY-SA2.0]

CYS Final Celebration

You have worked all summer long and now we celebrate our fantastic summer!  Join us on Saturday, August 15 from 11:00AM-1:00PM for great fun including but not limited to...
  • Food (Kona Ice and hot dogs)
  • Photo Booth photography by Ina Booth
  • Magician Cameron Zvara
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Animals
  • Bouncy House by Canton Leisure Services
  • Carousel Acres' live animals
and much much more!

Ice Cream Maker Space

Calling all ice cream lovers ages 6-16! Join us Thursday, July 16 to take part in our Ice Cream Maker Space program. We'll be making delicious homemade ice cream with all ingredients supplied - just bring your sweet tooth and enjoy! Registration is required. 

Please sign up for one of the following timeslots. Registration begins on June 25.