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Duck Readers

With so many ponds nearby, I've been noticing a lot of ducks waddling around outside the library. Ducks are such nice birds — sometimes I like to feed them bread! I like reading about ducks, too. What about you? The library has lots of great books in our Readers section all about ducks! Try:

Ducks in muck by Lori Haskins ; illustrated by Valeria Petrone

Lucky duck by written by Ellen Weiss ; illustrated by Brian Lies

April Showers Bring May Flowers

flowerIt’s about that time to get your lawn in shape. Here at CPL we have multiple items to choose from. Check out some of the various items we have for all of your Lawn and Garden needs.

Earth Day for Little Ones

Want to introduce Earth Day and green living to your preschooler?  Check out some of these picture books that help introduce the concepts of gardening, recycling and loving the earth. 

Go Green for Spring

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow; the urge to make everything fresh and clean is in the air. Check out CPL Housekeeping staff's eco-friendly hints to green up your clean up.

Green-up your cleanup by Jill Potvin Schoff — Keep odd socks for general dusting. Combine lemon juice or vinegar with water, boil in the microwave to help soften stuck on foods.

Vivere - The Best of Andrea Bocelli

With a voice that was described as “the most beautiful in the world," Andrea Bocelli collection presents many of the artist's most memorable vocal performances. Tuscany's most exciting and beloved export since Luciano Pavarotti is a phenomenon with an astonishing 30 million CDs sold, two World Music Awards, best-selling albums, and wildly popular sellout concerts on nearly every continent. Bocelli was a best-selling pop artist in Europe and after his exposure through the PBS special, his success in the U.S. skyrocketed. The PBS production was slated to run only once, but due to its popularity it ran three times.

Mother Teresa by Maya Gold

Mother Teresa (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997), born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship. Although she was born in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia today, Mother Teresa's family came from Shkoder, Albania her father was active in national politics and her mother was a devout Catholic. Mother Teresa has been quoted as saying: "By blood I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun.

Tweens 3-D Movie Night!

Tweens in grades 5 and 6 can join us for the 3-D movie Journey to the Center of the Earth on the big screen in the Community Room on Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 pm. We'll have nifty 3-d glasses for everyone.  Online registration is open.

Do-It-Yourself Book Discussion

Do you love coming to Book Discussions at the library? Do you wish we offered more? There’s good news: you can take matters into your own hands and start your own book club. We have a collection of kits that include multiple copies of a book as well as discussion questions. Just ask at the Children’s Desk for the kit you’re looking for. So grab a kit, nine buddies, maybe a snack and you’ll be ready to have your own Book Discussion!

Puppet Bath Time

Here at CPL, we strive to ensure that our circulating puppets get cleaned frequently. If you notice any puppets in desperate need of a "bath," please let a staff member know so we can take care of them right away. We want our puppet area to continue serving as a fun play space and we thank you for your help in keeping our fuzzy friends fresh and clean!

Spring, where did you go?

I don't know about you, but with all the snow that fell today, it sure doesn't feel like spring to me.  Would you rather be thinking about warm weather and playing outside? If so, Sunny Days and Starry Nights will help. Flip through this book and find lots of ideas for fun stuff you can do outside. Plan some outdoor activites for yourself, and before you know it, it will actually be nice enough outside to do them!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame...

The Tigers Home Opener is this coming Friday, April 10th.  Even if you don't have tickets to the big game, you can get into the baseball spirit with a hotdog, popcorn, and a family-friendly baseball movie from CPL.  Some of my favorites are The Sandlot, Angels in the Outfield, and Rookie of the Year.  Batter Up!

Shel Silverstein on a Rainy Morning

falling upOn this rather rainy Friday morning, I try to look for some fun to keep me going during the day. Shel Silverstein's whimsical poetry is just the ticket for escaping the soggy, rainy day  blues. Here's to an afternoon giggle.

Go Fly a Kite!

Kite.preview.pngApril is National Fly a Kite Month, so take some time to investigate kites in fact and fiction at your library. If you’re feeling really adventurous, take a trip to one of Canton’s parks to fly your own kite.

Talk About Books

Talk About Books is a book discussion for kids in 1st and 2nd grade. Register online, then check out a book at the Children's Desk.

Chalk Box Kid by: Robert Clyde Bulla
Date: 4/18 at 1pm

Beans on the Roof by: Betsy Byars
Date: 4/23 5pm

It's Time For Tea!

Children age 4-6 and caregivers are welcomed for a hare-raising fun tea party with Peter Rabbit and his friends.   We’ll hear the Story of Peter Rabbit, make a craft and have a snack.  Online registration begins April 1.

"Where is your Christian fiction?"

Many kids have been asking this question this past week. There is not a special area or spine label devoted to Christian fiction, but the library certainly does have lots of books that meet this need.

Egg-ceptional fun!

Springtime is here! The time has come for rain, flowers, warm weather...and for many, it will also be time to color and decorate eggs. Some of our favorite characters like to do just that! In Eggs For Everyone, Dora the Explorer and her pal Boots spend time decorating eggs for their families and friends. This book just might inspire you to create your own eggs for somebody special!

Final Four Fever

netWith the Final Four rapidly approaching, college basketball fever is at the tipping point!

Bath Picture Books

Looking for a fun, squeaky-clean read?  Take the plunge into one of these fun picture books about the exciting world of bathing. 

Bubble Bath Pirates
Huggly Takes a Bath
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
The Amazing Adventures of Bathman!
Kid Tea

Attention Writers in Grades K-3

Do you love to write and illustrate your own stories?  If you said yes
and you're in grade K-3, then you should check out the
Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest, sponsered by Detroit Public Television.  The deadline to enter is Saturday March 28, 2009.  Good luck!