Hey kids! Would you like the chance to walk the plank or dig for buried treasure? Come to our Pirate Party on Thursday, February 18 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. We will have lots of fun doing piratey things including hearing a story, having a snack, and having a swashbuckling good time! This program is open to pirates ages 5 to 9 years old with a caregiver. Registration begins January 26. Pirate outfits welcome!  Arrrrrgh! See you there!

We're happy to announce the start of the Children's Department remodeling project in January 2016.  Due to our limited meeting space during this time, instead of meeting on a monthly basis we’ll be emailing our list when volunteer opportunities arise. You can sign-up on a first-come, first-served basis for those hands on events from January through May 2016. We’ll update the monthly calendar when regular meetings will begin again. 

 If you would like to be added to our email list, submit your information to the librarians or by using our online form, located in the volunteer section on our website.

We truly appreciate the great assistance from our tween volunteers, and want to direct you to other volunteer opportunities in the area. Some great resources in your search are:

 

PB&J Club: http://pbjoutreach.org/volunteer/

Open Door Ministry Food Pantry takes volunteers of all ages on a weekly basis on Thursday evenings: http://www.opendoorfoodministry.org/wanttohelp.php

For other opportunities, the city maintains a list of local volunteer opportunities at http://www.canton-mi.org/582/Volunteer-Scholarship-Opportunities

 

Please contact me, Michelle, or Amelia at (734) 397-0999 with any questions.

 

 

 

Happy 141st Birthday Lucy Maud Montgomery!

Happy 141st Birthday to Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne Books. 
Anne Shirley, star of the novel, Anne of Green Gables, is an orphan who comes to live with the Cuthberts on Prince Edward Island. However, they were hoping for a boy! Anne is out to prove that she is better than any boy could be. Will Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert fall in love with Anne and keep her? Read the stories or watch to movies to find out! Enjoy!

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery ; with a new afterword by Jennifer Lee Carrell

Anne of Green Gables [videodisc] by a Kevin Sullivan production ; screen adaptation by Kevin Sullivan and Joe Wiesenfeld ; produced by Kevin Sullivan and Ian McDougall ; directed by Kevin Sullivan.

Third Grade Mystery Suggestions

Third Grade

The trouble with chickens: a J.J. Tully mystery by Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Kevin Cornell

Annie's adventures by Lauren Baratz-Logsted ; with Greg Logsted & Jackie Logsted ; illustrated by Lisa K. Weber

The ballgame with no one at bat by Steve Brezenoff ; illustrated by Marcos Calo

Hunter Moran hangs out by Patricia Reilly Giff

Bunnicula: a rabbit tale of mystery by Deborah and James Howe ; illustrated by Alan Daniel

Second Grade Mystery Suggestions

Second Grade

Nate the Great and the hungry book club by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat ; illustrated by Jody Wheeler in the style of Marc Simont

Cam Jansen: the catnapping mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti

Scooby-Doo! on werewolf watch by written by Sonia Sander ; illustrated by Duendes del Sur

The case of the climbing cat by story by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by G. Brian Karas

Minnie and Moo: the case of the missing jelly donut by Denys Cazet

First Grade Mystery Suggestions

First Grade

Young Cam Jansen and the circus mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Susanna Natti

Detective Dinosaur: lost and found by James Skofield ; pictures by R.W. Alley

Peter Pan: lost and found by Susan Hill ; illustrated by Michael Hague ; inspired by J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan

The cat food mystery: a Pet Club story by Gwendolyn Hooks ; illustrated by Mike Byrne

The Berenstain Bears and the spooky old tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Kindergarten Mystery Suggestions

Kindergarten

Where is dear dragon? by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell

Daniel's mystery egg by Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Where is the green sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems

The doghouse by Jan Thomas

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