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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! 

Celebrate Betty MacDonald's Birthday Today!

Mrs.%20Piggle-Wiggle.jpgSometimes I wanted to be really bad so I could visit Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s upside-down house, hunt for treasure and get cured by super-smart animals. So celebrate Betty MacDonald’s birthday by reading about some really naughty kids. The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series and the Mary Poppins stories offer a wealth of mischief. Max from Where the Wild Things Are is another naughty child who will be coming to the big screen in the fall.

Hurry...Reading Month is Ending Soon!

Book WhispererDonalyn Miller, Teacher Magazine blogger and author, couldn't find a book that demonstrated her love for reading to her students so she decided to write one herself. It's a shame we aren't born with the desire to love books. We have to discover the world of books on our own, or from parents and teachers. Many of us have cherished childhood memories of visiting the library and happily leaving with an armful of books.

Tween Advisory Board Meeting

Attention 5th and 6th graders! Want a chance to let the library know all about stuff that interests you? Then come to the next Tween Advisory Board meeting and tell us what kinds of books, movies, music, and websites you like and learn about ways you can help out with some different programs! Our next meeting is Saturday, March 28 from 1-2pm (no registration is required). Bring a friend, enjoy some snacks, and help us figure out what the library can do for you!

New aquarium!

newaquariumThe fish have finally moved into their new aquarium! We will be adding more fish soon, so keep your eye out for more information on how you can help. In the meantime, you can learn more about our fish by checking out some of our great fish books.

The World of Biscuit

Are you a puppy lover? Then you will love Biscuit!  Biscuit is a little yellow pup who just loves to have fun.  Meet him in the first of many books in the Biscuit series for beginning readers.  He's also the star of several picture books and board books! Want to learn more about the world of Biscuit? Visit the website of the author behind the series, Alyssa Satin Capucilli. 

Going to the Dogs

Bolt, Beverly Hills ChihuahuaHotel for Dogs.  There have been a lot of family films released with dogs in them lately.  But they've always been a surefire Hollywood hit all the way back to the days of Lassie and Rin Tin Tin.

Book Buddies

Book Buddies is a book discussion for kids in 3rd and 4th grade. Register online, then check out a book at the Children's Desk.

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
Date: April 4 at 1pm

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Date: April 9 at 5pm

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Friday was an important day!  Not only was it  the first day of Spring, it was also National Sweater Day, in honor of what would have been Mister Rogers' 81st birthday.  If you missed it, there is still time to celebrate! Canton Public Library has several episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.   Wear your favorite cardigan sweater, put on your tennis shoes and watch one wit