February 17, 2015 | ms.amelia
February is National African American History Month, and we've put together a series of suggestions for children's reading materials. These are chapter books featuring African American characters. Several titles are distinguished by being honored with or winning the Coretta Scott King Award, which is given annually to African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Also on this list are several authors that have been honored or won the Newbery Award, awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in the previous year.
NOTE: Children read at different levels at different times in their lives. It is up to the child and their parent to determine which of these suggestions are appropriate for them.
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Winner of the 2015 Newbery Award and recognized as a 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor, this novel in verse follows twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
February 11, 2015 | SuperMegaAnna
There will be no NHS tutoring February 16, 17, or 19 due to midwinter break. Tutoring will also be canceled February 23, 24, and 26 due to the ongoing library renovations. Tutors will return March 2nd. We apologize for the inconvenience.
February 3, 2015 | strande
Looking for books about regular folk? No fairies or princesses, mysteries, or history here.
Ivy and Bean by written by Annie Barrows — Looking for tales of friendship? Check out all the Ivy and Bean books at J FICTION BARROWS.
Freckle juice by Judy Blume — For anyone who thought having freckles is a good idea because they disguise the dirt on your neck.
Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry — All about an imaginative second-grader who likes to tell stories.
February 3, 2015 | strande
February 2, 2015 | Michelle
February 2, 2015 | ms.amelia
Today the American Library Association announces its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the John Newbery Award. The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the Newbery for over 90 years for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature, commonly given to a chapter book. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.
The John Newbery Medal for 2015 has been awarded to:
The John Newbery Honor Books for 2015 are:
Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
February 1, 2015 | hathawaym
Stuck inside on a snowy day? Remember that many library services are can be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch!
- Watch TV or movies, or listen to music or audiobooks (helpful while shoveling snow!) with Hoopla
- Read digital magazines with Zinio
- Read ebooks or listen to audiobooks with OverDrive
Instructions on using any of these services can be found on our emedia
If you are doing research, please remember that most library databases
can be accessed from home with your Canton Public Library card.
January 26, 2015 | ms.amelia
Children ages 5-11 can celebrate African American History Month. We'll share African inspired crafts and folktales on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Purple Room. Make necklaces based off of the Samburu and Rendille tribes of Kenya, create your own mancala board, and take home a puzzle. Registration required.
January 26, 2015 | goldenl
Is there a book you know and love? A title you find yourself recommending over and over again? Maybe it changed your life or your outlook. And maybe it could make a difference to someone else.
The Canton Book Project is your chance to share your love of reading by giving out books to people in this community who, for whatever reason, don't read for pleasure or own books. Applications are being accepted from members of the community interested in being book givers. Book givers will have the opportunity to share the love of reading by distributing a book of their choice to other members of the community. Readers of all ages are encouraged to apply and books can be of any reading level.
By applying to be a Canton Book Project book giver you agree, if selected, to: