Marianne's Blog https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/marianne en-US Baby Storytime https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/baby-storytime-9 <span style="color:#0c0c0c;line-height:19.62px;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><img width="158" height="134" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BabyPlaid.jpg" style="float:right;" />Designed for babies up to 18 months old with a caregiver, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, </span><a style="line-height:19.62px;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;" href="https://www.cantonpl.org/youth/parents/poems/fingerplays/s-z">fingerplays</a>, and lots of fun!<span style="color:#0c0c0c;line-height:19.62px;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"> Our Baby Storytime sessions are held in the Purple Room.</span><br /><br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;line-height:19.62px;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Registration begins August 25.</span><br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;line-height:19.62px;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Session begins </span><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003993~S10">Tuesday, September 16, 10:00 AM</a> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/baby-storytime-9#comments Babies Kids Parents Programs Canton Connections Connections Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Marianne 75304 at https://www.cantonpl.org Talk It Up: Read & Write https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/talk-it-read-write <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/KidsReading.preview.jpg" height="150" width="200" style="float:right;" />This program is for kids ages 7-10 who like to hear stories and talk about them, too. Participants will listen to a story read by a Children's Librarian, discuss it with each other afterwards, and then write a short book review. Books chosen for discussion will vary in genre and include fiction, non-fiction and biographies. No need to read the book ahead of time - just bring your listening ears and then get ready to talk it up!<br /><br />This discussion will help participants build<strong> </strong>literacy skills, as well as their vocabulary and writing skills.<br /><br />Program Date: <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003992~S10">September 20, 2:00 PM</a> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/talk-it-read-write#comments Listeners Kids Programs Canton Connections Connections Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Marianne 75206 at https://www.cantonpl.org Michigan Fiction For Kids https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/michigan-fiction-kids <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1543832"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1543832.jpg" /></span>The mighty Miss Malone</a> by Christopher Paul Curtis</p> <br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1361889"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1361889.jpg" /></span>Willow Run</a> by Patricia Reilly Giff</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1473259"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1473259.jpg" /></span>The locked garden</a> by Gloria Whelan</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1443226"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1443226.jpg" /></span>No cream puffs</a> by Karen Day</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1510534"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1510534.jpg" /></span>The Danger Box</a> by Blue Balliett</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1403956"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1403956.jpg" /></span>Mr. Chickee's messy mission</a> by Christopher Paul Curtis</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1245843"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1245843.jpg" /></span>The wanigan: a life on the river</a> by Gloria Whelan ; illustrated by Emily Martindale</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1144654"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1144654.jpg" /></span>Yolonda's genius</a> by Carol Fenner</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1496447"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1496447.jpg" /></span>Kyle's island</a> by Sally Derby</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1176520"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1176520.jpg" /></span>Bud, not Buddy</a> by Christopher Paul Curtis</p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602602"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1602602.jpg" /></span>Cupcake cousins</a> by Kate Hannigan ; illustrated by Brooke Boynton Hughes</p> <p></p> </div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/michigan-fiction-kids#comments Kids Parents Fiction Books Connect Your Summer May We Suggest My Mitten: Super Bookworm connect your summer Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Marianne 69300 at https://www.cantonpl.org Michigan Picture Books For Kids https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/michigan-picture-books-kids <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1600985"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1600985.jpg" /></span>Little Michigan</a> by written by Denise Brennan-Nelson ; Illustrated by Michael Glenn Monroe</p> <br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1216325"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1216325.jpg" /></span>Clever Beatrice</a> by written by Margaret Willey ; illustrated by Heather McWhorter</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1394166"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1394166.jpg" /></span>The day the Great Lakes drained away</a> by written and illustrated by Charles Ferguson Barker</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1185075"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1185075.jpg" /></span>Island magic</a> by Martha Bennett Stiles ; illustrated by Daniel San Souci</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1179954"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1179954.jpg" /></span>M is for mitten: the Michigan alphabet book</a> by Annie Appleford ; illustrated by Michael Monroe</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1185067"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1185067.jpg" /></span>Meteor!</a> by Patricia Polacco</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1197011"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1197011.jpg" /></span>The Michigan counting book</a> by Kathy-jo Wargin ; illustrator, Michael Glenn Monroe</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1161864"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1161864.jpg" /></span>The legend of sleeping bear</a> by text by Kathy-jo Wargin ; illustrations by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1221808"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1221808.jpg" /></span>The story of Michigan's Mill Creek</a> by Janie Lynn Panagopoulos ; illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1604055"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1604055.jpg" /></span>Bernida: a Michigan sailing legend</a> by Al Declercq and Tom Ervin with Gloria Whelan ; illustrated by David Miles</p> </div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/michigan-picture-books-kids#comments Babies Listeners Beginning Readers Kids Parents Fiction Books Connect Your Summer May We Suggest My Mitten: Super Bookworm connect your summer Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Marianne 69301 at https://www.cantonpl.org Michigan Nonfiction For Kids https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/michigan-nonfiction-kids <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1205818"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1205818.jpg" /></span>Corner to Copa: the last game at Tiger Stadium, the first at Comerica Park</a> by illustrations by Mike Thompson ; editor: Tom Panzenhagen</p> <br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1563944"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1563944.jpg" /></span>Michigan Wolverines</a> by Ken Rappoport</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1407157"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1407157.jpg" /></span>Mackinac Bridge: the five mile poem</a> by written by Gloria Whelan ; illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1449631"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1449631.jpg" /></span>Mammals of Michigan field guide</a> by Stan Tekiela</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1359632"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1359632.jpg" /></span>Under Michigan: the story of Michigan's rocks and fossils</a> by written and illustrated by Charles Ferguson Barker</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1552258"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1552258.jpg" /></span>Birds of Michigan</a> by Ted Black, Gregory Kennedy ; with contributions from John Acorn ... [et al.]</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1558151"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1558151.jpg" /></span>The story of the Detroit Tigers</a> by Nate LeBoutillier</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1597209"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1597209.jpg" /></span>The Detroit Red Wings</a> by Mark Stewart ; content consultant, Denis Gibbons, Society for International Hockey Research</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1582978"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1582978.jpg" /></span>The story of the Detroit Lions</a> by Nate Frisch</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1597214"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1597214.jpg" /></span>Detroit Pistons</a> by J.M. Skogen</p> </div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/michigan-nonfiction-kids#comments Kids Parents Non-fiction Books Connect Your Summer May We Suggest My Mitten: Super Bookworm connect your summer Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Marianne 69302 at https://www.cantonpl.org Michigan Biographies For Kids https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/michigan-biographies-kids <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572297"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572297.jpg" /></span>Young Jerry Ford: athlete and citizen</a> by Hendrik Booraem, V</p> <br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1360460"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1360460.jpg" /></span>Little Stevie Wonder</a> by Quincy Troupe ; illustrated by Lisa Cohen</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1570649"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1570649.jpg" /></span>Henry Ford</a> by Steven Roberts ; [illustrations, Planman Technologies]</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1546054"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1546054.jpg" /></span>Rosa Parks</a> by Gillian Gosman</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568960"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568960.jpg" /></span>Derek Jeter: champion baseball star</a> by Ken Rappoport</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1601390"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1601390.jpg" /></span>Magic Johnson: basketball star and entrepreneur</a> by J Chris Roselius</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1530886"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1530886.jpg" /></span>The cornflake king: W.K. Kellogg and his amazing cereal</a> by Edwin Brit Wyckoff</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1597153"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1597153.jpg" /></span>Venus &amp; Serena Williams in the community</a> by Matt Anniss</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1544375"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1544375.jpg" /></span>Christopher Paul Curtis</a> by Jill C. Wheeler</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1537922"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1537922.jpg" /></span>Magic trash: a story of Tyree Guyton and his art</a> by J.H.Shapiro ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton</p> </div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/michigan-biographies-kids#comments Kids Parents Non-fiction Books Biography Connect Your Summer May We Suggest My Mitten: Super Bookworm connect your summer Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Marianne 69304 at https://www.cantonpl.org Teen Fiction Set in Michigan https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-fiction-set-michigan <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1517209"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1517209.jpg" /></span>Queen of secrets</a> by Jenny Meyerhoff</p> <br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1529840"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1529840.jpg" /></span>The goddess test</a> by Aimée Carter</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1473102"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1473102.jpg" /></span>The morgue and me</a> by John C. Ford</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1525720"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1525720.jpg" /></span>Belle</a> by Beverly Jenkins</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1413846"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1413846.jpg" /></span>Chasing tail lights</a> by Patrick Jones</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1495595"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1495595.jpg" /></span>The batboy</a> by Mike Lupica</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1478442"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1478442.jpg" /></span>Josephine</a> by Beverly Jenkins</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1517159"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1517159.jpg" /></span>See what I see</a> by Gloria Whelan</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1532508"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1532508.jpg" /></span>Sign language: a novel</a> by Amy Ackley</p> </div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602396"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1602396.jpg" /></span>Caged warrior</a> by Alan Lawrence Sitomer</p> </div><div><span style="line-height:1.22;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.22;"><br /></span></div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-fiction-set-michigan#comments Teens Parents Fiction Books Connect Your Summer May We Suggest My Mitten: Super Bookworm Michigan teen fiction Teens Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Marianne 69495 at https://www.cantonpl.org Mysterious Michigan https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/mysterious-michigan-0 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1597718"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1597718.jpg" /></span>Oddball Michigan: a guide to 450 really strange places</a> by Jerome Pohlen</p> <br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1394695"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1394695.jpg" /></span>Weird Michigan: your travel guide to Michigan's local legends and best kept secrets</a> by Linda S. Godfrey ; Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran, executive editors</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1531486"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1531486.jpg" /></span>Michigan curiosities: quirky characters, roadside oddities &amp; other offbeat stuff</a> by Colleen Burcar with Gene Taylor</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1178463"><span class="jacket"></span>Unexplained Michigan mysteries: strange but true tales from the Michigan unknown</a> by Gary Barfknecht</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580017"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580017.jpg" /></span>Haunted travels of Michigan: spirits rising. III</a> by Kathleen Tedsen &amp; Beverlee Rydel</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1540873"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1540873.jpg" /></span>Myths and mysteries of Michigan: true stories of the unsolved and unexplained</a> by Sally Barber</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1544106"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1544106.jpg" /></span>Ghosts of southeast Michigan</a> by Kristy Robinett</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580019"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580019.jpg" /></span>Haunted travels of Michigan: history, mystery &amp; hauntings. Volume II</a> by Kathleen Tedsen &amp; Beverlee Rydel</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1431362"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1431362.jpg" /></span>Michigan's most haunted: a ghostly guide to the Great Lakes state</a> by Sandy Arno Lyons</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1276670"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1276670.jpg" /></span>More haunted Michigan: new encounters with ghosts of the Great Lakes state</a> by Gerald S. Hunter</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1095074"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1095074.jpg" /></span>Michigan haunts and hauntings</a> by Marion Kuclo, the green witch Gundella</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1178468"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1178468.jpg" /></span>Ghost towns of Michigan. Vol. 2</a> by Larry Wakefield</p> </div><br /> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/mysterious-michigan-0#comments Teens Parents Non-fiction Books Connect Your Summer May We Suggest My Mitten: Super Bookworm Teens Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Marianne 69509 at https://www.cantonpl.org Climb Your Family Tree https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/climb-your-family-tree <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/family%20tree_0.preview.jpg" height="134" width="200" style="float:right;" />Kids age 9-12, have you ever been curious about your family's past? Register online to join us at the library <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003959&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, August 7 from 2:00-2:45 PM</a> for a kid-friendly introduction to the world of genealogy. We'll talk about how to start your family tree and share some tips for beginning your genealogy research. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/climb-your-family-tree#comments Genealogy Kids Parents Programs Connect Your Summer Geek Out: On the Scene Love It: On the Scene My Mitten: On the Scene Sleuth It: On the Scene Mon, 26 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Marianne 69033 at https://www.cantonpl.org Celebrate The Mitten State https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/celebrate-mitten-state <p><img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/michigan.gif" height="100" width="100" style="float:right;" />Do you love living in Michigan? Kids ages 5-9 can register online to join us at the library on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003958&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Wednesday, July 9 from 2:00-2:45 PM</a> for a fun Mitten State celebration. We'll read some stories that take place in the Great Lakes State, and have fun creating a Michigan-themed craft. </p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/celebrate-mitten-state#comments Listeners Kids Programs Connect Your Summer My Mitten: On the Scene Mon, 26 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Marianne 69032 at https://www.cantonpl.org Create Your Own Storytime at Home: Spring https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/create-your-own-storytime-home-spring Need inspiration to create your own storytime at home?  Having an at-home storytime with your children can be as simple as reading a few books, dancing together to a silly song, and reciting a rhyme. The following books, songs, and rhymes are all great suggestions for a "spring" themed storytime. <br /><div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1465944"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1465944.jpg" /></span>Fletcher and the springtime blossoms</a> by Julia Rawlinson ; pictures by Tiphanie Beeke</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1544407"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1544407.jpg" /></span>10 hungry rabbits: counting &amp; color concepts</a> by Anita Lobel</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1565068"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1565068.jpg" /></span>999 frogs wake up</a> by Ken Kimura ; illustrated by Yasunari Murakami</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1322004"><span class="jacket"></span>The second line [sound recording]: scarf activity songs</a> by Johnette Downing — Dance along and wave scarves to the track "Flitter Flutter." Don't have scarves like the ones we use at our library storytimes? Any piece of light fabric will do the trick - even a washcloth or a clean dust cloth!</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1101284"><span class="jacket"></span>Singable songs for the very young [compact disc]</a> by Raffi — Sing along to Raffi's upbeat version of "Mr. Sun."</p> </div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><div><strong><br /></strong></div><div><strong><br /></strong></div><div><strong>Rhyme: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs</strong></div><br /><div>(Tune: Are you sleeping)</div><br /><div>Big bugs, small bugs</div><div>Big bugs, small bugs</div><div>See them crawl, on the wall</div><div>Creepy creepy crawling</div><div>Creepy creepy crawling</div><div>Bugs, bugs bugs!</div><div>Bugs, bugs, bugs!</div><br /><div><strong>Rhyme: Bee Hive</strong></div><br /><div>(Put your hand in a fist and say...)</div><div>This is my bee hive, but where are the bees?</div><div>Hidden inside where nobody sees.</div><div>Soon they'll come</div><div>Creeping out of their hive</div><div>One, two, three, four, five! (Pop fingers up while counting)</div><div>Bzzzzzz! (Wiggle fingers around like bees escaping)</div><br /><div>Visit our <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/youth/parents/poems/fingerplays/s-z">Poems and Fingerplays</a> page for even more fun rhymes!</div></div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/create-your-own-storytime-home-spring#comments Kids Parents Fiction Books Music/CDs May We Suggest storytime storytimes Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:35:06 +0000 Marianne 68410 at https://www.cantonpl.org Baby Storytime https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/baby-storytime-8 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Baby%20with%20pillow.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Designed for babies up to 18 months old with a caregiver, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, and <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/youth/parents/poems/fingerplays/s-z">fingerplays</a>. Baby Storytime sessions are held in the Purple Room.<br /><br />Registration begins Tuesday, March 25<br /> Session begins <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003800~S10">Tuesday, April 15, 10:00 AM</a>. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/baby-storytime-8#comments Babies Kids Parents Programs baby storytime Canton Connections Connections storytime Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Marianne 68276 at https://www.cantonpl.org Money Smart Storytime https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/money-smart-storytime <img width="200" height="99" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/MSW%20logo_0.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Money Smart Week, a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their finances, takes place during the week of April 5-12. Join us for a special Money Smart storytime for kids ages 3-5. We'll read some money-themed stories and have a free book giveaway.<div><br /><div>Program Date: <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003785~S10">April 10, 10:00 AM</a></div></div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/money-smart-storytime#comments Kids Parents Programs Canton Connections Money money smart week storytime Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Marianne 68139 at https://www.cantonpl.org Create Your Own Storytime at Home: Transportation https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/create-your-own-storytime-home-transportation <span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;">Need inspiration to create your own storytime at home? Having an at-home storytime with your children can be as simple as reading a few books, dancing together to a silly song, and reciting a rhyme. The following books, songs, and rhyme are all fun suggestions for a "transportation" themed storytime. </span><br /><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"></span></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1215166"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1215166.jpg" /></span>My car</a> by Byron Barton</p> </div><div><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1025564"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1025564.jpg" /></span>Freight train</a> by Donald Crews</p> </div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1415200"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1415200.jpg" /></span>Trucks roll!</a> by George Ella Lyon ; illustrated by Craig Frazier</p> </div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1206132"><span class="jacket"></span>Songs for Wiggleworms [sound recording]</a> — Sing and move to the track "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."<span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"></span></p> </div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1379069"><span class="jacket"></span>Wiggleworms love you [sound recording]</a> — Sing and move to the track "Wheels On the Bus." The slow pace of this version makes it easy to do, even for very young children!<span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"></span></p> </div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;">Rhyme: This is a Choo-Choo Train</span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;">This is a choo choo train (Child becomes a train by squatting)</span><br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;">Puffing down the track (Child rotates arms in rhythm)</span><br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;">Now its going forward, (Child goes forward)</span><br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;">Now its going back. (Child goes back, etc.)</span><br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;">Now the bell is ringing (child pulls make believe bell rope)</span><br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;">Now the whistle blows (child holds fist near mouth and goes "toot, toot")</span><br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;">What a lot of noise it makes (cover ears and make train noises)</span><br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;">Everywhere it goes. (stretch out arms)</span><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;">Check out our </span><a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/youth/parents/poems/fingerplays/s-z">Poems and Fingerplays</a><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:19.627519607543945px;"> page for additional rhymes!</span></div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/create-your-own-storytime-home-transportation#comments Kids Parents Fiction Books Music/CDs Picture Book storytime storytimes Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:01:18 +0000 Marianne 68160 at https://www.cantonpl.org Create Your Own Storytime at Home: Zoo https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/create-your-own-storytime-home-zoo Need inspiration to create your own storytime at home? Having an at-home storytime with your children can be as simple as reading a few books, dancing together to a silly song, and reciting a rhyme. The following books, songs, and rhyme are all fun suggestions for a "zoo" themed storytime. <br /><div><br /><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1574728"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574728.jpg" /></span>Dear zoo</a> by Rod Campbell</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1550289"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1550289.jpg" /></span>Zoo ah-choooo</a> by Peter Mandel ; illustrated by Elwood Smith</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1534583"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1534583.jpg" /></span>The Underpants Zoo</a> by written and illustrated by Brian Sendelbach</p> </div><br /><br /><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1154817"><span class="jacket"></span>Six little ducks [sound recording]</a> by Al Dana... [et al.] — Dance to the track "Going To The Zoo."</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1379069"><span class="jacket"></span>Wiggleworms love you [sound recording]</a> — Sing along with the track "Speckled Frogs."</p> </div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><div>Rhyme: The Monkey</div><br /><div>The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands. (Clap hands)</div><div>The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands (Clap hands)</div><div>Monkey see, monkey do.</div><div>The monkey does the same as you! (Use pointer finger - let child select new action such as "jump," "hop," "tap nose"...and repeat)</div><br /><div>Also check out our <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/youth/parents/poems/fingerplays/s-z">Poems and Fingerplays</a> page for additional rhymes!</div><br /></div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/create-your-own-storytime-home-zoo#comments Kids Parents Fiction Books Music/CDs Picture Book storytime storytimes Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:23:21 +0000 Marianne 67906 at https://www.cantonpl.org