Teens

Teen Boredom Busters

Bored after school? Need a study break? No worries, we've got fun activities in our Teen Space that are just right for your busy schedule. Stop by for 5 or 50 minutes, whatever works for you. Learn something new, meet a new friend, or just relieve some stress.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, April 18 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Bottle Cap Magnets
Tuesday, April 30 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Pretzel Wands
Monday, May 20 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Stress Ball Craft

With the debut of Hamilton at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, no one can get enough of the Founding Father! Use your CPL card to learn more about the music and the man himself, Alexander Hamilton. 

Books

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

The recent cheating scandal involving an elaborate scheme to bribe admission officers, coaches and standardized testing administrators to admit students into elite schools has shaken and shocked the nation. As parents, we trust the higher education system to operate ethically and equally by admitting students who are qualified, who have earned their place through hard work and merit, and who have followed the rules to get there. It's in the hands of courts to see what happens next. In the meantime, here are resources to stay on a successful admission course to "you're in." 

Applying to college can be one of the most stressful times in a student's life. With acceptance rates at colleges such as Stanford and Harvard being under 10 percent, students need to know how to craft a winning application. This book breaks the process down into easy-to-manage sections.

You will learn how to choose a topic, how to narrow your focus, how to edit and revise, how to choose your tone and structure, how to avoid the common pitfalls, and how to overcome writer's block. In addition, you will learn strategies for getting started, requirements for application, and critical writing tips. This book has sample essays and essay questions, and even examples of the essays specific colleges use. Admissions officers have chimed in with their expertise to provide insider information on how to compose impressive applications and essays for admissions and scholarships. Whether you are a high school freshman seeking a head start or a senior hoping to glean some last minute tips, this book is your go-to guide to getting accepted.

As The Princeton Review's chief expert on education, Robert Franek frequently appears on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX to share his insider expertise on the college admissions process. Each year, he travels to high schools across the country, advising thousands of anxious students and parents on how to turn their college hopes into reality.

Now, with College Admission 101, the best of Rob's wisdom has finally been collected in one place! From standardized tests to financial aid, Rob provides straightforward answers to 60+ of the questions he hears most often, including:

· Should I take the ACT or SAT?
· When should I start my college research?
· How many schools should I apply to?
· Will applying Early Decision or Early Action give me a leg up?
· Which extracurricular activities do colleges want to see?
· How does the financial aid process work?
· What's more important: GPA or test scores?

Kindness Pie Chart filled in with various kind words and deeds

 

Canton Public Library wants you to Electrify Your Winter and Spark Your Year! We've created a whole packet of "Spark Sheets" to help you set goals and achieve great things. We will be rolling these out over the winter with curated experiences to encourage connectivity and growth for all ages. Our kids and family components are called Take Time Together. We will link to the relevant Spark Sheets as well as suggest activities you can do at home to grow in ways you never thought of. Catered to fit your busy lives, suggestions vary for families who have 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours to spend with each other. The choice is yours!

 

When you make an effort to be kind to others you can really make a difference in their day, or even their life. They might be inspired to pass that kindness on, and you can spark a kindness wave that ripples outward. One of the great things about choosing to be kind is that you can choose a small thing or a big thing, and you can still have an impact.

 

If You Have 5 Minutes:

 

Looking for something to spark a discussion of kindness, or even to inspire you or your family to commit more acts of kindness? Try one of these movies. Titles geared to younger audiences are listed first.

Kids will learn to keep it kind with these six pleasing Nick Jr. play dates. They'll work with Wally to make his grumpy neighbors smile, help the Bubble Guppies learn royal manners, say 'por favor' with Dora, and help Kai-Lan's friends master the art of the apology.

Also available in: print | e-video

Other children are afraid of Ghoulia. But when Halloween rolls around, the little zombie girl hatches a brilliant plan to make new friends.

Hi/Lo Fiction offers subject matter of high interest to teens, written for those who are reading at a lower level. These titles are sure to spark interest and encourage engagement!

Looking for more? Trying searching the series Orca Limelights or Orca Soundings.

Raw talent by Jocelyn Shipley
Identify by 1951- Lesley Choyce

100th Anniversary of Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week 2019 Poster: Yuyi Morales Read Now Read Forever

Join us to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week from April 29th - May 5th.

It's a great time to acknowledge your favorite children's books, authors, and illustrators OR to find new favorites to share. Get involved on your own, or participate with family and friends while you explore the amazing world of children's books.

Our week-long festivities offer many opportunities to join in the fun.

  • Register for Lit Lab: Children's Book Week, open to families with kids ages 4-9 (Monday, April 29th).
  • Dress up as children's book character and visit the Children's Reference Desk for a special prize (all week).
  • Pick up Children's Book Week activities and bookmarks, available on the Children's Reference Desk (all week).
  • Stop by for Free Comic Book day and May the Fourth (Saturday, May 4th).
  • Bonus: this is also Screen Free Week, and you can find activities at screenfree.org.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, April 29 (All day) to Sunday, May 5 (All day)

This is NOT a Book Club*: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

images of all 13 Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney

Do you love Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Have you read the books or seen the movies? Maybe you just want to read the books and know a lot about the world of Greg Heffley and are hoping to avoid the cheese touch? If any of that sounds like you, then we have got you covered. Patrons aged 10-13 are welcomed to join us for food, crafts, art, and activities related to the popular middle-grade Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. Registration required.

 

 

 

*Disclaimer: This might be a book club

Upcoming sessions

Monday, April 1 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room Diary of a Wimpy Kid Register

Canton Public Library wants you to Electrify Your Winter and Spark Your Year! We've created a whole packet of "Spark Sheets" to help you set goals and achieve great things. Our kids and family components are called Take Time Together. We will link to the relevant Spark Sheets as well as suggest activities you can do at home to grow in ways you never thought of.

 

There are so many amazing ways to show gratitude in your life. Hopefully, these suggestions will help get you started whether you have 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours to spend with each other. 

 

5 Minutes

Looking for books with non-stop action and cliff-hangers galore?  Then, try one of these:

The maze runner by 1972- James Dashner
Six of crows by Leigh Bardugo
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