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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

Do you speak or want to learn a non-English language?

Do you speak a language other than English? Are you studying a language in school? Do you want to learn another language for your own enrichment? If you answered YES to any of those questions, you need to check out the children's international language collection.

Last year we added non-English juvenile feature films and learning DVDs and all languages available in the Muzzy language learning series, and this year we've eliminated the old book/cassette language kits and have updated with book/CD kits.

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hi Kids!  Thorndyke here!  Did you know that today—March 19th –is Absolutely Incredible Kid Day?   And since all the kids who come to the Canton Public Library are absolutely incredible, it’s a very important day to celebrate.   My favorite way?  With a song!  Maybe "Skinnamarink" by Sharon, Lois, and Bram. Another great way is with ice cream!  May I suggest the flavor Bear Claw?  It’s my favorite!   Have a great week, kids! 

Bear Hugs! 

March is Reading Month Celebration

On Thursday, March 12th, local celebrities shared some of the favorite stories with families in the community.  We would like to thank Township Supervisor Phil LaJoy, State Represetative Marc Corriveau and Rachael Hunter from WYCD for helping us celebrate March is Reading Month.

If You Liked Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time . . .

. . . why not try reading the other books in this popular Lisa Yee series? Read about Stanford's love interest Emily Ebers or his super-genius tutor Millicent Min. They're really funny stories, and let you keep up with all of Stanford's adventures!

Getting To Know Margaret Hillert

Did you know that Margaret Hillert, the author of more than 80 books for beginning readers, is a Michigan native? It's true! Margaret Hillert was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1920, and today lives in southeast Michigan.

My First Garden

myfirstgardenMy First Garden is a site for kids, parents, and teachers to learn more about gardening and the things we grow in our gardens. You can find out more about veggies, flowers, how to plan your garden and more.

You Must Have Read My Mind

Jane GoodallJane Goodall is acclaimed for her work with chimpanzees, but her new video, When Animals Talk, looks at cross-species communication with a range of animals, including dogs, cats, birds, elephants and even rats.  The program explores some fascinating research on telepathy, and the mutual benefits that accrue when humans bond and partner 

Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

"I think so, Brain, but if they called them 'sad meals' no one would buy them." If this quote brings a smile to your face, chances are you grew up watching Pinky and the Brain.