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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.

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

The Best of Eric Carle

You can find all the Eric Carle books we have in our catalog as well.

10 little rubber ducks by Eric Carle

The rabbit and the turtle : Aesop's fables by retold and illustrated by Eric Carle

More Rainy Day Reads

Looking for great tween lit to read on a rainy day? Try the tweenlit.blogspot.com for many more suggestions. All the books below were listed on that blog!

Firegirl by Tony Abbott

The Traitors' Gate by Avi ; illustrated by Karina Raude

Summer Library Programs for Babies

Come to the library to listen, learn, and play. The following library programs are suited for children from birth to 5 years:

ABC Activity Time

Drop in play including sensory activities, puzzles and games for children ages birth through 5, with a caregiver.
  • Tuesday, June 29, 10:30-11:00AM
  • Friday, July 9, 10:30-11:00AM
  • Wednesday, July 21, 7:30-8:00PM

Great Jim Gill Music

New Books for Listeners

Some of our newest picture books. Looking for more? Check our catalog or subscribe by RSS Feed.

Ni Hao, Kai-lan. Kai-lan's carnival by adapted by Alison Inches ; based on the screenplay written by Sascha Palandino ; illustrated by Jason Fruchter

The first pup : the real story of how Bo got to the White House by Bob Staake

Great Children's Book Kits

What follows is a comprehensive list of Children's Book Club Kits. We will be getting new kits all the time, though, so check the catalog or subscribe to the RSS feed for updates.

The Akhenaten adventure [kit] by P.B. Kerr

Amber Brown is not a crayon [kit] by Paula Danziger ; illustrated by Tony Ross

Weird Books About Weird Animals

Nature is a weird and funny place. Check out these books to see some the weirdest animals around. These are the newest board books about animals. What's amazing is that the books in this list are all from the last two years. There's a lot more where that came from!

Hide and seek in the jungle by [written by Sean Callery ; illustrated by Rebecca Robinson]

Animal I spy : what can you spot? by [illustrated by Kate Sheppard]

Children's Books Turned Into Movies

Here are some excellent books that have been turned into excellent movies.

Charlotte's web by E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams

Anne of Green Gables. 1 by L.M. Montgomery ; illustrated by Scott McKowen

Ballet shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Great Outdoor Reads for You and Your Baby

Going outside? Turn it into a fun reading and learning experience with these books.

The bunnies' picnic by Lezlie Evans ; illustrations by Kay Chorao

The best picnic ever by Clare Jarrett

Picnic by Mick Inkpen; illustrated by Stuart Trotter