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Michigan Adventure Pass (MAP)

Michigan Activity Pass hot air balloon logoCheck out a park pass using the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program and enjoy Michigan Trails Week from September 19 – 26. This week-long celebration features a variety of events in honor of Michigan's extensive trail network. Grab your friends and family, find a trail and let the adventure begin!

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.

Share a Story: Camping Storytime

Did you miss our camping storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for your own camping storytime.

From Storytime

Don't forget to sing a round of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star!

A stick is an excellent thing: poems celebrating outdoor play by Marilyn Singer ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Scare a bear by written by Kathy-jo Wargin ; illustrated by John Bendall-Brunello

Quiet night by Marilyn Singer ; illustrated by John Manders

Touch the brightest star by Christie Matheson

Books for Makers

Are you a tinkerer, maker, or hacker? Interested in learning? Or just want to find out what the "maker movement" is all about? Check out these books:

Zero to maker: learn (just enough) to make (just about) anything by David Lang

The art of tinkering: meet 150+ makers working at the intersection of art, science & technology by Karen Wilkinson & Mike Petrich

Makers: the new industrial revolution by Chris Anderson

The kids' guide to duct tape projects by Sheri Bell- Rehwoldt

Making things move: DIY mechanisms for inventors, hobbyists, and artists by Dustyn Roberts

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia Screening on October 14

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. As many as 20 % of the student population in the U.S. are dyslexic. Dyslexia is a commonly misunderstood developmental reading disorder because it can be found in bright, highly intelligent, creative and innovative people. The HBO documentary film, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, follows four students on their journey as they face the challenges and cope with their diagnosis. Please join us on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:00 PM in the Community Room for a special screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.

Until We Meet Again: Children's Library Farewell

Our Children's Library will be under going some major renovations and the space will be closed from January until April. Join us in celebrating this wonderful space and saying goodbye to the Children's Library as we know it.

 

 

  • Farewell Open House on Saturday, December 5 from 2:00-4:00 PM. Featured activities: "New" Children's Library Info stop, Giraffe selfie station, share your thoughts on our memory board, clean the clutter craft station and more.

 

 

  • Children's Library DEMO DAY! on Wednesday, December 30 from 7:00-8:30 PM. Dress for the mess and help us demolish our old Children's Library space in preparation for a whole new beginning. Featured activities: Pull up a carpet square, graffiti wall, cookie crush corner, bubble blaster dance party and more. Hard hats will be provided.

 

 

 

 

 

Books For Babies - Bilingual

This selection of board books is perfect for bilingual families or those hoping to expose their baby to another language.

Arabic/English:

Head, shoulders, knees and toes. Arabic & English by illustrated by Annie Kubler

al-Alwān = Colors by designed by Hakan Şan Borteçin

Hip, hop by Catherine Hnatov

Animal colors. Arabic & English by Brian Wildsmith

Books For Babies - Touch and Feel

Babies discover the world through sensory play. Let your little one explore the world with their fingers and develop their senses with these touch-and-feel titles.

Good night, little bunny: a touch-and-feel bedtime story by Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Sam Williams

Noisy world by illustrated by Maxine Davenport and Cindy Roberts

Books For Babies - Black and White

Do babies really like looking at black-and-white images? Yes! High-contrast images are great for visual stimulation. Try some of these titles to stimulate your baby's visual development.

I like black and white by Barbara Jean Hicks ; illustrated by Lila Prap

White on black by Tana Hoban

Black on white by Tana Hoban

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September may be most associated with heading back to school, but did you know that it is also Library Card Sign-Up Month? First launched in 1988, Library Card Sign-Up Month serves as a reminder that a library card is the most important learning tool of all. So what are you waiting for? Head to the Canton Public Library today and sign up for your card!

View our borrowing information to learn everything you can do with a CPL card. 

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