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iPads Available to Check Out

We now have two iPads that are available to check out! Each has 18 apps (including many educational games), though we've restricted web access (sadly, for  security reasons you won't be able to check your e-mail). You can check out an iPad for 3 weeks (and, yes, you can renew it if no one else is on hold for it), but you must return it to a staffed desk, and it's $5 per day overdue (so remember to return it on time).

Teen Paranormal Romance

Looking for some paranormal adventure mixed with a little romance? Try one of these books:

Daughter of smoke & bone by Laini Taylor

The Raven Boys [sound recording] by Maggie Stiefvater

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

The iron king by Julie Kagawa

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop bySaturday, February 2 between Noon and 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, February 27, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, January 9, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, January 5 between Noon and 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

Action and Suspense for Tweens

Like adventure, action, and suspense in your books? Try one of these:

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Theodosia Throckmorton and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers

Shipwreck by Gordon Korman

Hedwig's Story by Cynthia B.

This story is one of the winners of the Harry Potter Fan Fiction Contest. Congratulations!

Chapter 1. Tundra

The first feeble rays of sunlight were just starting to appear on the horizon. Papa raised himself slowly and stood in the center of what was left of our nest. He stretched his powerful wings and ruffled his majestic, white feathers. Settling himself back down into a seated position, we all drew in closer to the warmth of his body. The dreaded time was approaching, but it had not yet arrived. For a few precious moments, we all still had each other.

The Christmas Party by Morgan C.

This story is one of the winners of the Harry Potter Fan Fiction Contest. Congratulations!

The snow fell in a storm of white all around the festive old town. In the backyard of a house far into the country the snow changed colors as it fell. Children ran through the snow playing with their toy broomsticks hovering slightly above the snow. Adults watched the kids through the windows laughing at their merriment. A few older kids and teens whizz around through the snow on actual brooms. A young boy around the age of eleven touched back to the ground and ran for the door to the house.

The Cat in the Rafters by Erin B.L.

This story is one of the winners of the Harry Potter Fan Fiction Contest. Congratulations!

“MREOW!!” the kitten yowled, “MREOW!!”

Mundungus Fletcher walked quickly through the streets of Diagon Alley, holding a bag full of ginger Persian cats. He tried to look unconcerned and casual, but his glances back and forth, quick steps and ducked head showed that he had just stolen. Inside the bag, six kittens and a mother squirmed and wiggled. Five kittens had ginger and white stripes, pug-like faces and bright blue eyes. But the sixth kitten was obviously the leader. He was larger than all of the others, but where his brothers and sisters had slightly flat features, his face looked like it had been smashed with a frying pan. There were mats in his soft long fur, and he switched his long tail from side to side as he climbed to the top of the bag.

Stars by Ruby R.

This story is one of the winners of the Harry Potter Fan Fiction Contest. Congratulations!

She was beautiful. Harry watched as Ginny sat down at the base of the apple tree in the backyard of the Burrow. He wanted to kick himself for not noticing her for all those years. If he hadn't been so blind, they would have had years together. Years of running his fingers through her hair, years of kissing in the common room, years of clandestine meetings—like this one. He walked up and sat beside her. “Hey Gin.”

Ginny turned and smiled wistfully. Harry. Kind, wonderful Harry, who was pushing her away for her own protection. Sweet, stubborn Harry, who refused to believe that she was already a prime target in the war. Strong, brave Harry, who had taught her not to be afraid of the man who had once possessed her, to say Voldemort's name. He was everything to her. “Hi Harry.”

Harry Potter Fan Fiction Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our Harry Potter Fan Fiction Contest. We had some great stories to read! The winners are:

Toys For Tots

We're collaborating with the Board Gaming League of Canton by collecting Toys for Tots all day on December 1 - 2. Help make someone's holiday special by donating a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or girl; just drop it off here at the library. They've asked for no stuffed animals, please, but any other toys would be great; especially gifts for 9 to 14 year old girls or boys.  The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will distrubute these toys to less fortunate children in the community.