September 3, 2011 | kimit311
August 31, 2011 | madame librarian
Usually, the second Sunday in September is Grandparents Day. But given all that grandparents contribute to families and society-at-large, why limit the tribute to just one day? Join us in celebrating Grandparents Week 2011, from September 12th through the 16th. If you're a grandparent, be sure that you and your grandkids visit Generations United's special site during this week to find fun and meaningful ways to celebrate. The site offers blogs, a peek at celebrities who were raised by their grandparents, social activities to do together, and special ways to thank grandparents.
August 31, 2011 | kimit311
August 30, 2011 | Anne Heidemann
It is with greatly mixed emotions that we bid a fond farewell to our Children's, Tween & Teen Services Program Specialist, Kristen Kostielney. Kristen will be leaving us in September to take a position as a head start teacher with the Campagna Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Please join us in celebrating the nearly 21 years Kristen has spent with CPL and wishing her all the best with a farewell reception on Thursday, September 15 from 5:00-6:30PM in the Purple Room.
Kristen's departure opens up a position here at the library and we are currently accepting applications for the Children's, Tween & Teen Services Program Specialist position.
August 26, 2011 | barkerm
The Canton Response to Hate Crime Coalition is committed to working to secure the right of every person in Canton to be free from hate crimes and bias-motivated incidents. What is a hate crime? Who are its victims? How do we prevent hate crimes? Come hear the answers and get ideas about how to guide your children in a tolerant, non-violent, non-bullying life. Bring your questions and concerns on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to Officer Dale Waltz of the Canton Public Safety Department and library director Eva Davis, Coalition co-chair.
August 25, 2011 | Anne Heidemann
Big little felt universe : sew it, stuff it, squeeze it, fun! by Jeanette Lim — Felt is such an ideal medium for making cute things. It's soft, a little fuzzy around the edges, not terribly pricey, and it's really easy to work with. This book includes patterns and instructions to make an army of toys for your kids, or maybe just a cute object to have on your desk. From cake to fruit to burgers on the grill to a tool box full of tools, there are over 70 patterns included.
August 24, 2011 | kimit311
Starting kindergarten is a major developmental milestone for children and their parents. During spring, many elementary schools host "Kindergarten Round-Up” sessions to help families prepare for this exciting event. Here are some picture books you and your child can read together that deal with the excitement, worries and routine of kindergarten.
Adventure Annie goes to kindergarten by Toni Buzzeo; illustrated by Amy Wummer
The pirate of kindergarten by George Ella Lyon; illustrated by Lynne Avril
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn; illustrations by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak
Is your buffalo ready for kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick; illustrated by Daniel Jennewein
August 21, 2011 | madame librarian
August 22 is National Spumoni Day! Spumoni, not to be confused with zamboni, is a multicolored Italian ice cream. When I was growing up, it was served at my Italian uncle's restaurant at the end of a meal. Best place to treat yourself to this hand-layered ice cream is at Alinosi's in Grosse Pointe.
August 17, 2011 | Marianne
Many parents teach signs to their young children before they are able to speak. If you'd like to try signing with your baby, we have materials that can help you get started. Below are some suggested books and DVDs that can be found in the Parenting section in the Children's Department.
Baby signing: how to talk with your baby in American sign language by Andrea Fixell and Ted Stafford
Baby sign language for hearing babies by Karyn Warburton
Baby talk: a guide to using basic sign language to communicate with your baby by Monica Beyer; with a foreword by Alan Greene
August 17, 2011 | Marianne
Enjoy some easy-to-read stories to get yourself ready to go back to school. Listed below are some of our newer arrivals. You can read them to yourself, or share with a school buddy. Happy reading!
Katie and the class pet by Fran Manushkin; illustrated by Tammie Lyon
The Smurfs: off to school! by Peyo
Class picture day by written by Margaret McNamara; illustrated by Mike Gordon
Splendid speller by Jane O'Connor; cover illustration by Robin Preiss Glasser; interior illustrations by Ted Enik
It's the 100th day, Stinky Face! by Lisa McCourt; illustrated by Cyd Moore