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Happy anniversary to the Post-it Note

The Post-It Note will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. This was an accidental invention and is now a popular office supply item. We have a few materials that feature the post-it:

Why didn't I think of that? : 101 inventions that changed the world by hardly trying by Anthony Rubino, Jr

Accidental inventions [videodisc] : 10 inventions, 10 extraordinary stories

State Book

Who Knew?
Michigan has an officially recognized state book titled "The Legend of Sleeping Bear" by Kathy-Jo Wargin and Gijsbert van Krankenhuyzen. Read the book and earn a drawing slip for Summer Reading which qualifies for a non-fiction read about Michigan. Good Luck!

Jim Gill Ticket Winners

The Jim Gill ticket contest has ended. Thanks for participating. Our winners are Stephanie Charlefour, Linda Westphal,
Nikki Anthony Thomas, Shirin Khan, Karam ALrousan and Wendy Williams. Claim your tickets at the Children's Desk by 9:30 a.m. on June 24. Please bring a picture ID.

Project SNAP Mural

Thank you to everyone created artwork that helped design the mural created by Project S.N.A.P. The mural was unveiled yesterday and is hung on the wall outside the Children's Library. If you created artwork for the mural, you can find the exact location of your picture in the web gallery. Next time you're in the library take a look at this wonderful piece of art.

Summer Reading 2010

Summer Reading is now in full swing! Canton Public Library has programs for babies, listeners, readers, tweens, teens, and adults, so everyone can join in the fun. At each age group we have great prizes and activities, so if you like reading and/or winning things, you'll really like what we have in store.

Come in to the library any time this week and join us in the Community Room to register and find out about the program. We'll also have special events and some extra-special visitors, so coming to the library could be a wonderful surprise! If you can't make it, registration will be available at any reference desk until Wednesday, August 11.

New this year is our online Summer Reading version. You can log in to your account or create a new one and instantly register and participate in the festivities.

Along with colorful, interactive online logs, you're also provided with targeted suggestions for many of the activities. These blogs posts are available all in one place and at our Summer Reading Blog [RSS feed].

To Participate Online

It's easy! After you log in, just hit the 'yes' button in the Summer Reading box at the top of your account page. If you don't see the box, you may be in your Patron Record. We have website accounts, which is where you want to be.

When you hit the button you'll go to a page where you can guess the number of seashells in our guessing case. Guess the number of shells for a chance at a great prize!

After that you'll go to your log. There's a drop-down menu for age level. Select your age group and then save your log. You'll now see custom graphics for your log as well as the specific suggestions for your activities.

If you wish to view or edit your log at any time, a link is available on your "My Account" page. It's that easy!

Check back often for blog posts and other Summer Reading updates here on the Canton Public Library website.

Great Series for Tweens

Some newer series as well as perennial favorites. Looking for more tween lit? Try tweenlit.blogspot.com.

The book of three by Alexander, Lloyd

May Bird and The Ever After. Book 1 by Jodi Lynn Anderson ; illustrations by Leonid Gore

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson ; illustrations by Greg Call

More Great Outdoor Reads

There's a great big world outside.

Fireflies, fireflies, light my way by Jonathan London ; illustrated by Linda Messier

Summertime waltz by Nina Payne ; pictures by Gabi Swiatkowska

Keeping up with Grandma by John Winch

CDs Your Baby Will Love

If you haven't seen our Children's CD collection, you're really missing tons of great stuff that you can check out. For your baby, you might appreciate the collection of lullabies, including Rockabye Baby, which are lullaby renditions of popular music.

Along with the lullabies, you and your baby may enjoy some of the following CDs:

The opera baby [sound recording] : soothing operatic classics for your baby

Books About Libraries

What can you read at the library? Books about libraries, of course! Here are some of the newest library-related books on our shelves.
Want more? Find them all in the catalog and subscribe to updates by RSS feed.

Finding Lincoln by Ann Malaspina ; paintings by Colin Bootman

Library mouse : a friend's tale by Daniel Kirk

Nursery Rhyme Books




Humpty Dumpty's nursery rhymes by illustrations by Roberta Pagnoni

A children's treasury of nursery rhymes by illustrations by Linda Bleck

Dorling Kindersley book of nursery rhymes by Debi Gliori

Story Hour Ideas

Looking to have a super-fun story hour at home? Check out these tips from our magnificent librarians!

Storytime Essentials

Newest Puppet Kits

Hedgie blasts off! [kit] by Jan Brett

Clumsy crab [kit] by Ruth Galloway

Water Books

Ocean realm by Rebecca Moesta and Kevin J. Anderson

Stormchaser by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

The jade necklace by Paul Yee ; illustrated by Grace Lin

Fishy Books

With books like these, who needs a Nemo movie?

A fishy story by text by Gail Donovan ; illustrations by David Austin Clar Studio

Hooray for fish! by Lucy Cousins

Professor Bumble and the monster of the deep by Daniel Napp ; translated by Hilary Schmitt-Thomas

Recent Board Book Arrivals

Looking for even more board books? Check out our catalog and subscribe to the board books RSS feed!

Little tiger by illustrations by L. Rigo

Little puppy by illustrations by L. Rigo

Counting Books

New Children's Audiobooks

A random assortment of new Children's Books on CD. If you'd like updates on titles like these, you can subscribe via RSS feed.

Emma-Jean Lazarus fell in love [sound recording] by Lauren Tarshis

Alvin Ho collection. Books 1 & 2 [sound recording] by Lenore Look

Our Newest Joke Books

If you're looking for the cutting edge in Children's humor, you have found it!

Sidesplitters : a joke a day : 365 guaranteed giggles by illustrated by Martin Chatterton & Tony Trimmer

Knock, knock! by Saxton Freymann ... [et al.]

Scared silly! : Spongebob's book of spooky jokes by David Lewman

Award Winners for Listeners

The following picture books come from the Golden Kite Awards. See our list of award-winner lists for more ideas.

Golden Kite Award Picture Book Illustration

Last night by Hyewon Yum

Little Night by written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Award-winning Children's Books

Here are some recent award-winning Children's books. See our list of award lists for even more.

Babies in the bayou by Jim Arnosky

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

Almost astronauts : thirteen women who dared to dream by Tanya Lee Stone

Sleepy-Time Reads

Nothing like a good story to settle down for bed and get the imagination ready for dreaming. And your baby will probably enjoy the story too.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene W. Field ; [illustrated by] David McPhail

Sleep, baby, sleep by illustrated by Teri Weidner

A book of sleep by Il Sung Na