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Connect Your Summer Begins!

Connect Your Summer starts on June 1!

Connect Your Summer (CYS) is Canton Public Library's summer reading program, and it runs from June 1 to August 17. 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 on how to participate, check out this handy guide. Or head on over to the Connect Your Summer home page to get started!

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Bubbly Birthday Bash: Vernors 150th Anniversary

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Chow Down: On the Scene and My Mitten: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Drop in for live jazz from the Keith Gamble Jazz Quartet, a little history, and some [nonalcoholic] mixology with Michigan's famous pop, Vernors Ginger Ale. 

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Tents & Trails: An Outdoor Adventure Primer

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Great Outdoors: On the Scene and My Mitten: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

A taste of the outdoors inside the library! Join us for a hands-on demonstration of how to select the right gear, pack a backpack, set up a tent, and organize a camp site. We will also discuss trail etiquette and review some of the best locations around the state and the country for enjoying the great outdoors. 

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Read and Share

Are you looking for a fun way to earn some Super Bookworm badges for reading this summer? Come to our Read and Share program. Bring your blankets and lounge chairs as we will meet in the Community Room and then chill in the courtyard while we read a story or two together.  Then we will take some time to read on our own and then gather to share what we are reading at the end. You can bring your own book or read one of ours. All ages welcome! If there is inclement weather this program will be held in the Community Room.

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Reading Road Trip

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Hit the Road: E-lectrified and Hit the Road: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Preparing for a long trip this summer? Stock up on suggestions for audiobooks to listen to as you drive, fly, or cruise your way to your destination. All ages and reading levels will be covered. Find individual titles for each child or something the whole family can enjoy together! No registration required.

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Family Coloring Night

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Be Creative: On the Scene and Geek Out: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Calling all families! You are invited to join us for a relaxing evening of coloring. Coloring pages for adults and kids, as well as pencils and crayons, will be provided. Simply bring your kids, your creativity, and have fun coloring together. 

[Photomarathon: Patterns by Maxime De Ruyck is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

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El día de los niños/El día de los libros, commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. Visit http://dia.ala.org for more information on celebrating this day. The celebration is intended to be year-round, culminating on April 30. (Text from ALSC)

The Día Family Book Club provides worksheets for the following titles with discussion questions and suggested activities to try together. 

Suggested for Ages 4-8

Cora cooks pancit by Dorina K Lazo Gilmore

When all her older siblings are away, Cora's mother finally lets her help make pancit, a Filipino noodle dish. Includes recipe for pancit.

After nearly three months of renovation, we have opened the Children's Library. Please stop by and explore the space and mark your calendar for our big celebration on April 24.

Baby Drive-In

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Be Creative: On the Scene and Great Outdoors: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Children ages 2 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us for a special drive in movie... but first you'll have to make something you can drive. We'll spend the first part of our program turning the perfect child's plaything — a cardboard box — into a kiddie friendly vehicle. Then we'll all watch a short movie. And then you'll get to take your newly created cardboard car home!

Registration begins on May 24.

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Make Music Day

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Be Creative: On the Scene and You Choose: On the Scene badges.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Celebrate "Make Music Day" at the Canton Public Library! All ages are invited to make DIY musical instruments and then perform a song together. No registration required. 

Tambourine by Thorsten Weisner is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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