durbinm's Blog https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/michele-durbin en-US K Club https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/k-club-7 <img style="float:right;width:99px;height:94px;" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/rabbit_0.preview.jpg" />Big ears are welcome at our K Club program this spring! Children ages 4-6 will enjoy stories, a snack and a craft centered around a rabbit theme. Hop on over to this fun program on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003782">April 19, 2:00-2:45 PM</a>. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/k-club-7#comments Listeners Beginning Readers Kids Parents Programs Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 durbinm 68175 at https://www.cantonpl.org Target Family Reading Night https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/target-family-reading-night <img class="image image-preview" style="float:right;width:165px;height:98px;" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/flower-and-melting-snow.preview.jpg" height="133" width="200" />Are you tired of winter? Its been a rough one, and we will anticipate the coming of Spring at the Target Family Reading Night on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003740">Tuesday, March 11, 7:00-8:00pm</a>.  This program is for children ages 4-8 and their caregivers.  It will include stories, crafts, an activity and snack. Families will also take home a special book. This program is sponsored by Target and the Friends of the Canton Public Library. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/target-family-reading-night#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000 durbinm 67739 at https://www.cantonpl.org Olympic Gold Winners, Sochi 2014 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/olympic-gold-winners <p><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/IceSkating2.img_assist_custom.jpg" style="float:right;" /><a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/story/davis-white-of-us-win-olympic-ice-dance-gold1-021714?related=e2fdd4ef-5c6d-4c5e-9d7f-dd644aabfe64">Meryl Davis and Charlie White</a> from Michigan are the first American pair to win an ice dancing medal in the winter Olympics. Davis and White won the gold medal in ice dance on Monday for their nearly flawless performance. Both skaters attend University of Michigan and have been skating together since they were young children. The couple practice at the <a href="http://www.arcticarenas.com/aehome.html">Artic Edge Ice Arena</a> in Canton! Congratulations Meryl and Charlie!</p> [<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/114391647@N03/11948554476/">Ice Dance Championships SD</a> by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/114391647@N03/">nabechiko29</a> is licensed under <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/deed.en">CC BY-ND 2.0</a>] https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/olympic-gold-winners#comments Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:18:24 +0000 durbinm 67939 at https://www.cantonpl.org Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/coretta-scott-king-illustrator-award <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1579883~S10"><img width="77" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/knock%20knock.jpg" style="float:right;" />Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me,"</a> illustrated by Bryan Collier is the 2014 King illustrator book winner.  The book was written by Daniel Beaty and published by Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group. <a href=""></a><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568680~S10">Nelson Mandela</a><span class="-a">,</span> written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson is the King illustrator Honor book. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/coretta-scott-king-illustrator-award#comments Kids Adults Parents Biography Picture Book Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:20:47 +0000 durbinm 67684 at https://www.cantonpl.org K Club https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/k-club-6 <img style="float:right;width:100px;height:89px;" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/smile.preview.jpg" />Children ages 4-6 who are pre-k or in kindergarten are invited to this program created just for them. We will share some silly stories together, and enjoy a snack and a craft around this fun theme. Come join our giggles at the library on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003713">February 22, 11:00-11:45 PM</a>. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/k-club-6#comments Beginning Readers Kids Parents Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:14:06 +0000 durbinm 67457 at https://www.cantonpl.org Preschool Storytimes https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/preschool-storytimes-2 Preschool storytimes are a fun celebration of story and words designed for children ages 3-5. Children must be able to sit attentively and participate for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, or must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the purple room starting Monday, January 6 through Friday, February 14. Registration is online and begins December 23. We welcome you to one of the following sessions:<br /><ul><li><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003668">Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM</a></li> <li><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003669">Fridays 1:00-1:30 PM</a></li> </ul> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/preschool-storytimes-2#comments Kids Parents Programs Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:00:00 +0000 durbinm 67065 at https://www.cantonpl.org The K Club https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/k-club-5 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/ornaments.jpg" style="float:right;" />Children ages 4-6 who are pre-K or in kindergarten are invited to this program designed especially for them. We will have great stories, a snack and a craft centered around a Christmas theme. Come join us for this fun time at the library on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003622&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Monday, December 23, 11:00-11:45 AM.</a> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/k-club-5#comments Listeners Beginning Readers Kids Parents Programs Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:00:00 +0000 durbinm 66586 at https://www.cantonpl.org Preschool Storytimes https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/preschool-storytimes-0 Preschool storytimes are a fun celebration of story and words designed for children ages 3-5. Children must be able to sit attentively and participate for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, or must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the purple room starting Monday, November 11 through Friday, December 13. Registration is online and begins Friday, October 25. We welcome you at one of the following sessions:<br /><ul><li><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003586">Mondays, 10:00-10:30 AM</a></li> <li><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003587">Fridays, 1:00-1:30 PM</a></li> </ul> *Please note that we are closed November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no programming on that day. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/preschool-storytimes-0#comments Kids Parents Programs Fri, 25 Oct 2013 03:00:00 +0000 durbinm 66384 at https://www.cantonpl.org Where are the Puppets? https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/where-are-puppets-3 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/plush2.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Many of the puppets in the children's department have gone on vacation for a few days to be cleaned and sanitized. They will be back soon, and look forward to playing with their many fans. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/where-are-puppets-3#comments Kids Parents Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:55:01 +0000 durbinm 66363 at https://www.cantonpl.org K Club Pumpkin Party https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/k-club-pumpkin-party <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/pumpkin.thumbnail.png" style="float:right;" />Children ages 4-6 who are pre-k or in kindergarten are invited to this program designed especially for them. We will have stories, a snack and a craft designed around pumpkins and fall. Don't miss out on this great time at the library on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003544">Tuesday, October 22, 4:00-4:45 PM</a>. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/k-club-pumpkin-party#comments Kids Programs Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:00:00 +0000 durbinm 65877 at https://www.cantonpl.org Preschool Storytimes https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/preschool-storytimes Preschool storytimes are a fun celebration of story and words designed for children ages 3-5. Children must be able to sit attentively and participate for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, or must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the purple room starting on Monday, September 9 through Friday, October 18. Registration is online and begins Monday, August 26. We welcome you at one of the following sessions: <ul><li><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003501">Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM</a></li> <li><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003502">Fridays 1:00-1:30 PM</a></li> </ul> NOTE: The library is closed on Monday, October 14 and there will be no programming that day. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/preschool-storytimes#comments Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 durbinm 65107 at https://www.cantonpl.org Easy Fiction to Love https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/easy-fiction-love Here is a list of Easy Fiction for kids to Love this summer. Many of them have other books in a series:<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1521076"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1521076.jpg" /></span>Clara Lee and the apple pie dream</a> by Jenny Han ; with pictures by Julia Kuo</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1319898"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1319898.jpg" /></span>Mallory on the move</a> by Laurie B. Friedman ; illustrations by Tamara Schmitz</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1525218"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1525218.jpg" /></span>EllRay Jakes is not a chicken</a> by Sally Warner ; illustrated by Jamie Harper</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1534123"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1534123.jpg" /></span>Waiting for the magic</a> by Patricia MacLachlan ; illustrated by Amy June Bates</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568089"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568089.jpg" /></span>Horrible Harry and the stolen cookie</a> by Suzy Kline ; pictures by Amy Wummer</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1525244"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1525244.jpg" /></span>Invisible Inkling</a> by Emily Jenkins ; illustrations by Harry Bliss</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1383758"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1383758.jpg" /></span>Moose crossing</a> by Stephanie Greene ; illustrated by Joe Mathieu</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1473248"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1473248.jpg" /></span>Horrid Henry</a> by Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1569034"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1569034.jpg" /></span>Party queen</a> by Marci Peschke ; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1569032"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1569032.jpg" /></span>Cupcake queen</a> by Marci Peschke ; illustrated by Tuesday Mourning</p><br /><p> </p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1479598"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1479598.jpg" /></span>Sly the sleuth and the code mysteries</a> by Donna Jo Napoli and Robert Furrow ; illustrated by Heather Maione</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1456367"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1456367.jpg" /></span>Dazzle's first day</a> by Olivia Moss ; illustrated by Helen Turner</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1163696"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1163696.jpg" /></span>In Aunt Lucy's kitchen</a> by Cynthia Rylant</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1383771"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1383771.jpg" /></span>Princess Ellie's mystery</a> by Diana Kimpton ; illustrated by Lizzie Finlay</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1455855"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1455855.jpg" /></span>Mighty Monty</a> by Johanna Hurwitz ; illustrated by Anik McGrory</p><br /><p> </p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1196706"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1196706.jpg" /></span>PeeWee's tale</a> by Johanna Hurwitz ; illustrated by Patience Brewster</p><br /><p> </p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1440194"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1440194.jpg" /></span>Annie and Simon</a> by Catharine O'Neill</p><br /><p> </p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1510513"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1510513.jpg" /></span>Angus MacMouse brings down the house</a> by Linda PhillipsTeitel ; illustrations by Guy Francis</p><br /><p> </p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1479901"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1479901.jpg" /></span>Track attack</a> by Betty Hicks ; illustrated by Simon Gane</p><br /><p> </p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1205477"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1205477.jpg" /></span>Pinky and Rex and the just-right pet</a> by James Howe ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet</p> <p></p><br /><p></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/easy-fiction-love#comments Kids Parents Fiction Connect Your Summer May We Suggest Love It second grade reading third grade reading Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:35:14 +0000 durbinm 61187 at https://www.cantonpl.org Picture Books to Love https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/picture-books-love <p>There are so many fantastic picture books out there to enjoy. Here's a few great reads that kids of all ages will love!</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1030787"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1030787.jpg" /></span>Blueberries for Sal</a> by Robert McCloskey</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1089506"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1089506.jpg" /></span>Chicka chicka boom boom</a> by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault ; illustrated by Lois Ehlert</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1058179"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1058179.jpg" /></span>Curious George</a> by H. A. Rey</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1069872"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1069872.jpg" /></span>Farmer duck</a> by Martin Waddell ; illustrated by Helen Oxenbury</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1036500"><span class="jacket"></span>Happy birthday, moon</a> by Frank Asch</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1032347"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1032347.jpg" /></span>Harold and the purple crayon</a> by Johnson, Crockett, 1906-</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1043649"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1043649.jpg" /></span>Harry, the dirty dog</a> by Gene Zion ; pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1087676"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1087676.jpg" /></span>If you give a moose a muffin</a> by Laura Joffe Numeroff ; illustrated by Felicia Bond</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1031517"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1031517.jpg" /></span>Miss Nelson is missing!</a> by Harry Allard, James Marshall</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1077196"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1077196.jpg" /></span>Mouse paint</a> by Ellen Stoll Walsh</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1084805"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1084805.jpg" /></span>Chrysanthemum</a> by Kevin Henkes</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1027241"><span class="jacket"></span>Strega Nona: an old tale</a> by retold and illustrated by Tomie de Paola</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1113359"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1113359.jpg" /></span>The carrot seed</a> by Ruth Krauss</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1045060"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1045060.jpg" /></span>The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash</a> by Trinka Hakes Noble ; pictures by Steven Kellogg</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1009608"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1009608.jpg" /></span>The little mouse, the red ripe strawberry, and the big hungry bear</a> by Don and Audrey Wood ; illustrated by Don Wood</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1058226"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1058226.jpg" /></span>The very busy spider</a> by Eric Carle</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1037311"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1037311.jpg" /></span>The wolf's chicken stew</a> by Keiko Kasza</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1083540"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1083540.jpg" /></span>Piggies</a> by written by Don and Audrey Wood ; illustrated by Don Wood</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1191557"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1191557.jpg" /></span>Minerva Louise at the fair</a> by Janet Morgan Stoeke</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1028267"><span class="jacket"></span>Alexander and the wind-up mouse</a> by Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1114847"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1114847.jpg" /></span>A porcupine named Fluffy</a> by Helen Lester ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1078531"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1078531.jpg" /></span>Elmer</a> by David McKee</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1345768"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1345768.jpg" /></span>Pajama day</a> by Lynn Plourde ; illustrated by Thor Wickstrom</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1125794"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1125794.jpg" /></span>Officer Buckle and Gloria</a> by Peggy Rathmann</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1269663"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1269663.jpg" /></span>Mouse's first day of school</a> by Lauren Thompson ; illustrated by Buket Erdogan<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1393109"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1393109.jpg" /></span>Edwina: the dinosaur who didn't know she was extinct</a> by words and pictures by Mo Willems</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1263505"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1263505.jpg" /></span>Bear wants more</a> by Karma Wilson ; illustrations by Jane Chapman</p><br /><p> </p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1393098"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1393098.jpg" /></span>Mrs. Fickle's pickles</a> by Lori Ries ; illustrated by Nancy Cote</p><br /><p></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/picture-books-love#comments Listeners Kids Fiction Picture Book Connect Your Summer May We Suggest Love It Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 durbinm 59255 at https://www.cantonpl.org Donuts with Dad https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/donuts-dad <p><img class="image image-preview" alt="A father reading a book to his children" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/father%20reading.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Come celebrate Father's Day with your special Dad or Grandpa on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003382">Thursday, June 13 from 7:00-7:45pm.</a> We will share some great "Dad" stories together, make a craft and enjoy some donuts. Designed for children ages 3-5. Take advantage of this opportunity to share together!</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/donuts-dad#comments Kids Parents Programs fathers Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 durbinm 58474 at https://www.cantonpl.org Where are the Puppets? https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/where-are-puppets-2 <img style="float:right;width:210px;height:135px;" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/plush2.preview.jpg" />Many of the puppets in the children's department have gone on vacation for a few days to be cleaned and sanitized. They will be back soon, and look forward to playing with their many fans. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/where-are-puppets-2#comments Kids Parents Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 durbinm 59381 at https://www.cantonpl.org