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Gabby and Gator by James Burks

Gator is an alligator a little boy flushed down the toilet. Gabby is a little girl who doesn't have any friends and refuses to speak because she is always picked on by the school bullies. Together they form a friendship that helps them both be comfortable with who they are. A quick, light read with many giggles. Enjoy Gabby and Gator by James Burks.

First and Second Grade Book Group

Attention kids going into First or Second Grade! Join us for our book group on August 18, 2011. This month's book selection is Uh-Oh Cleo by Jessica Harper. Registration begins on August 4, 2011. After you register, be sure to stop at the Children's Reference Desk to pick up your copy of the book.

Sports Books

Some of the newest books for each sport. Read about the game, the personalities, and the drama, then go out and play!

Cricket — Featured Sport

The art and science of cricket by Bob Woolmer

Cricket by Ralph Dellor

Cricket explained by Robert Eastaway: Illustrations by Mark Stevens

Cricket for dummies by Julian Knight; foreword by Steve Bull

Baseball

Baseball miscellany : everything you always wanted to know about baseball by Matthew Silverman

Canton Parks

Brad disc golfing at Freedom Park

Canton Township prides itself on providing an excellent system of parks which offer a variety of activities for residents, plus a place for families to gather for picnics and other outdoor activities:

Bring Your Badges to Life!

All day on Friday, June 24, you can bring a white t-shirt or other article of clothing to the Community Room of the library to receive a real-life version of your online badges.

Play along at home by printing out iron-on badges on your inkjet printer. Then, as you earn badges, iron them onto a t-shirt, sash, tote bag, or whatever cloth apparel you'd like.

Another idea is to print them out onto regular paper and
tack/tape them to a corkboard, refrigerator, etc.

And, artists of any age can print out the Connect Your Summer coloring book. When you finish coloring it, bring your best page to the Reference Desk so we can show it off!

Destination College Savings

Destination College Savings is back! Twelve Michigan libraries and families have a chance to win $1,500 towards a child's future college education and $1,000 for their library. Entry forms are available at the library beginning June 20, 2011. Entries must be postmarked by August 12, 2011 and received by August 19, 2011. This summer reading program sweepstakes is sponsored by MESP, MET, and the Library of Michigan Foundation.

National Fudge Day

The Ultimate Candy Book: More than 700 Quick and Easy, Soft and Chewy, Hard and Crunchy Sweets and Treats by Bruce Weinstein — Celebrate National Fudge Day on June 16 and try one of the 700 recipes in Bruce Weinstein's cookbook. The story is in 1866 a female student at Vassar College adapted the English recipe, added chocolate, and began selling fudge for 40 cents a pound at Baltimore, MD confectioneries.

Babies, Pets, & Allergies

A recent study of 565 children  by Ganesa Wegienka, an epidemiologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit indicates if during their first year, children (birth through 12 months) are exposed to pets, they are less likely to develop pet allergies.  

According to Dr. Wegienka, exposure to pets after that first year of growth has little impact on a child's proclivity towards pet allergies.

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