baluchr's Blog en-US OverDrive Kids Reading Room <img src="" alt="" style="float:right;" />The new OverDrive <a href="">Kids Reading Room</a> opens this week, just in time for Connect Your Summer. The Kids Reading Room makes it easier for kids to find and download eBooks and audiobooks just for them! You can search by book cover, reading or interest level or subject. Many of your favorite books that are checked out in the library are available as an eBook or audiobook. Then download and go! It's a great idea to check here before going on any summer trips. Happy Reading. Kids Parents eBooks Connect Your Summer Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:46:19 +0000 baluchr 69603 at New Music for Kids June 2014 <p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1604467.jpg" /></span>Abcs &amp; 123s (CD) [sound recording]</a></p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1604468.jpg" /></span>Action songs (CD) [sound recording]</a></p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>American girl - isabelle dances into the spotlight (CD) [sound recording]</a></p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Aqui, alla (CD) [sound recording]</a> by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Buy one get one flea (CD) [sound recording]</a> by Dog on Fleas</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>123s and abcs (CD) [sound recording]</a> by Ella Jenkins</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>No school today (CD) [sound recording]</a> by Danny Weinkauf</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Disney music block party (CD) [sound recording]</a></p> <p></p><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""></a> </p></div> Babies Kids Parents Music/CDs Mon, 12 May 2014 14:09:16 +0000 baluchr 68643 at It's Screen-Free Week This week, May 5th-11th is <a href="">Screen-Free Week</a>. Presented by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, Screen-Free Week encourages families to spend a week without entertainment screen media--i.e. no TV watching, video game playing or internet surfing for entertainment's sake.  Instead families spend the week doing things together, being creative and getting active.  Want to participate?  There are ideas on the official Screen-Free Week website, or Canton Public Library has lots of resources to help you think of fun things to do.<br /><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1577640.jpg" /></span>ChopChop: the kids' guide to cooking real food with your family</a> by Sally Sampson ; photographs by Carl Tremblay</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1322834.jpg" /></span>Emeril's there's a chef in my family!: recipes to get everybody cooking</a> by Emeril Lagasse ; illustrated by Charles Yuen ; photographs by Quentin Bacon</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1224433.jpg" /></span>The great book of family games</a> by Chicca Albertini</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1546396.jpg" /></span>The geek dad's guide to weekend fun: cool hacks, cutting -edge games, and more awesome projects for the whole family</a> by Ken Denmead</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1416599.jpg" /></span>The dangerous book for boys</a> by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1428318.jpg" /></span>The daring book for girls</a> by Andrea Buchanan, Miriam Peskowitz</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1350706.jpg" /></span>101 best family card games</a> by Alfred Sheinwold ; illustrated by Myron Miller</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1468184.jpg" /></span>Let's go outside!: outdoor activities and projects to get you and your kids closer to nature</a> by Jennifer Ward ; illustrations by Susie Ghahremani</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1551662.jpg" /></span>Go out and play!: favorite outdoor games from Kaboom!</a></p> </div> Kids Parents Movies & Television Mon, 05 May 2014 18:45:47 +0000 baluchr 68950 at Help Them Read <img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" width="200" height="150" style="float:right;" /><br /><div><span style="line-height:1.22;">Help get books into the hands of kids.  The Barbara Bush Foundation is partnering with Scholastic on the</span> <a href="">Help Them Read</a> initiative. It's easy.  Just vote for your favorite book from the list provided, or suggest your own.  For every vote, Scholastic will donate one book to a program that support children and family literacy.  Vote now. Vote later.  Vote often.  </div> Education Kids Adults Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:50:06 +0000 baluchr 68673 at New Children's Music These new cds will be joining our Children's Music collection this month.<br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Angel heart, a music storybook (CD) [sound recording]</a></p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Baby needs baroque (CD) [sound recording]</a></p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>The character of god (CD) [sound recording]</a> by Seeds Family Worship</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Desert island disc (CD) [sound recording]</a> by Recess Monkey</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Despicable me 2 soundtrack (CD) [sound recording]</a></p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Ladybug music green collection (CD) [sound recording]</a> by Ladybug Music</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>The lego movie score (CD) [sound recording]</a> by Mark Mothersbaugh</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Mr. peabody &amp; sherman score (CD) [sound recording]</a> by Danny Elfman</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Muppets most wanted soundtrack (CD) [sound recording]</a></p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>The myths of ancient greece (CD) [sound recording]</a> by Helen Slater</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>That crazy english: raps and songs for teaching english literacy (CD) [sound recording]</a> by Kathleen Leatherwood</p> </div> Kids Parents Music/CDs Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:55:04 +0000 baluchr 68255 at Children's Musicians You Haven't Discovered You've exhausted Raffi, Laurie Berkner, Caspar Babypants and Jim Gill.  Looking for some fresh music?  Here's some artists you may not have found yet. <br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>We wanna rock [sound recording]: non-fiction &amp; nonsense from the heartland</a> by Thaddeus Rex</p> </div><div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Dizzy [sound recording]</a> by Lunch Money</p> <br /><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Time out to rock! [sound recording]</a> by The Not-Its!</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Ladybug music blue collection [sound recording]</a> by Ladybug Music</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Lishy lou and lucky too! [sound recording]</a> by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band</p> <br /></div><div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Presidential physical fitness test [sound recording]</a> by The Diggity Dudes</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Invisible friends [sound recording]</a> by Dog on Fleas</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Middle of nowhere [sound recording]</a> by Elska</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Commander Salamander [sound recording]</a> by Lizza Connor</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Cat doorman songbook [sound recording]</a> by Seth Lorinczi</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>I like everything about you, yes I do! [sound recording]</a> by Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Eh oh let's go! [sound recording]</a> by Eh Oh's</p> </div><br /><br /></div></div></div> Babies Kids Parents Music/CDs Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:18:37 +0000 baluchr 67963 at Target Family Reading Night: CPL Winter Olympics <img class="image image-preview selected" alt="" src="" width="200" height="150" style="float:right;" />In preparation for Sochi 2014, we will be hosting our own Winter Olympics, Target Family Reading Night style, here at the library. Children ages 4 to 8 and their caregivers are invited to join us for games, stories and crafts on <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, January 30th at 7:00 PM</a> in the Community Room. Every child will take home a medal.  Registration required and begins Monday, December 23rd. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:00:00 +0000 baluchr 66958 at Track Santa Are you eagerly waiting for Santa to arrive?  You can track his progress towards the big day with a couple of online Santa Trackers with lots of extra holiday fun.<img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" width="150" height="200" style="float:right;" /><br /><div><a href="">NORAD</a>:  The classic Santa Tracker,  Norad has been tracking Santa for more  than 50 years.  It's website has lots of fun games and Santa info</div><br /><div><a href="">Google</a>: Google's Santa Tracker uses Google Maps to track where Santa is. The games here are easier if you have younger kids.</div><br /><div><a href="">Santa</a>:  You'll find much of the same information here, along with a weather tracker to see what the temps are in Santa's North Pole Home.  You can also dash a last minute email to Santa. </div> Kids Parents Holiday Sun, 22 Dec 2013 21:05:44 +0000 baluchr 67106 at Loved Frozen? <img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" width="140" height="200" style="float:right;" /><div>Did you love Disney's newest movie release, Frozen?  Or maybe the temps this week have you just feeling frozen?  Here are icy reads, views and listens to fit your favorite theme. <br /></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1579970.jpg" /></span>Frozen read-along storybook and CD [kit]</a> by adapted by Calliope Glass ; illustrated by the Disney Storybook Artists</p> <p class="book-record"></p></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1575151.jpg" /></span>Frozen: the essential guide</a> by written by Barbara Bazaldua</p> <p class="book-record"></p></div><div> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Frozen land [videodisc]</a> by Phase 4 Films, Carpediem Film &amp; TV and 10th Ave. Productions present ; KaBOOM! Entertainment ; animation studio, Modus FX ; written by Pierre Tremblay &amp; Roger Harvey ; adapted by Paul Risacher ; directed by Nancy Florence Savard.</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"></p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Frozen [sound recording]: soundtrack</a> by score, Christophe Beck, songwriters, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez.</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1396539.jpg" /></span>The Snow Queen</a> by Hans Christian Andersen ; retold by Amy Ehrlich ; Susan Jeffers</p> <p class="book-record"></p></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1457518.jpg" /></span>The Snow Queen</a> by Hans Christian Anderson ; retold by Naomi Lewis ; illustrated by Christian Birmingham</p> <p class="book-record"></p></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1404655.jpg" /></span>The Snow Queen [videodisc]</a> by produced by Val Ames ... [et al.] ; directed by Julian Gibbs ; teleplay by James Andrew Hall</p> <p class="book-record"></p> </div> Kids Teens Parents May We Suggest Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:51:02 +0000 baluchr 66957 at November is Picture Book Month <img src="" alt="" style="float:right;" />As in many other libraries, picture books are one of the highest circulating collections here at Canton Public Library. To celebrate that, November is Picture Book Month, an international literacy initiative supported by the Children's Book Council, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and other groups. Need some ideas of great picture books to share with your kids? You can sort our <a href="">Kids Book Lists</a> by Picture Books. And our helpful children librarians are always happy to suggest some of their very favorite books. The official website of <a href="">Picture Book Month</a> has lots of activities links and wonderful essays on the importance of Picture Books written by popular children's authors. Kids Parents Picture Book Sat, 09 Nov 2013 14:40:01 +0000 baluchr 66621 at New Homework Resources <img src="" alt="" style="float:right;" />We've highlighted three new kid friendly resources on the <a href="">databases section</a> of our Kids page. They are great for homework helps or just for fun!<br /><br /><a href="/database/db.html?db=EarlyWorldofLearning">Early World of Learning</a>: This is a collection of a basic encyclopedia, games and stories for our youngest patrons. There are lots of opportunities for early literacy learning fun here!<br /><br /><a href="/database/db.html?db=Novelistk8">NoveList K8 Plus</a>: Finished that series you really like and can't decide what to read next? This database provides lots of help finding read-a-likes. Does your school use Lexile Levels? You can search by Lexile Level here.<br /><br /><a href="/database/db.html?db=WorldBookKids">World Book Kids</a>: The well loved physical encyclopedia set in database form. If you need pictures for an assignment, this is a great place to look. Kids Parents Database Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:57:28 +0000 baluchr 66538 at Resources for Children's App Reviews <img src="" alt="" style="float:right;" />Are you interested in finding vetted, age appropriate apps for your child to use on your mobile device? There are several great web sites out there that do just that!<br /><br /><a href="">CommonSenseMedia</a> : The website that reviews children's movies, games, books and TV shows also does apps. If you are concerned about content like violence or consumerism, you'll like this website which highlights this information in the "What Parents Need to Know" section.<br /><br /><a href="">Best Apps for Kids</a>: This website, developed by a mom, lets you look for apps by age, device, category or education. And they highlight free apps on Friday.<br /><br /><a href="">Best Kids Apps</a>: Another site where the reviews are written by moms, this site covers the fun and games as well as the educational. You can narrow your results by platform on this site, which significantly sharpens your search at the start. There's also a link at the home page highlighting the currently popular apps.<br /><br /><a href="">The iMums</a>: This is a global review site, with review from moms from all over the world. Reviews of apps for Moms and Dads and for those with Special Needs make this one unique.<br /><br /><br /><a href="">Child with Apple iPad</a> by <a href="">Intel Free Press</a> (CC BY-SA 2.0) Technology Kids Adults Parents Websites Sun, 27 Oct 2013 20:17:33 +0000 baluchr 66435 at Escape from Lemoncello's Library--the Canton Library Version <img src="" alt="" style="float:right;" />In the very popular book <a href="">Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library</a>, a group of tweens must use their wits to solve puzzles and escape from the new public library. Think you are up to the challenge? Students ages 9 to 12 years old can join us on <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 PM</a> in the Purple Room for a scavenger hunt based on the book. You might even learn a little bit about the Dewey Decimal system while you're having so much fun. Registration is required and begins on October 25. Tweens Programs Canton Connections Connections Fri, 25 Oct 2013 03:00:00 +0000 baluchr 66326 at Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Games Hey Kids, have you seen Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 yet? Scholastic has a way to continue the fun with games for <a href="">kids</a> and fun educational resources for <a href="">parents</a> that tie into the movie. Check them out! Kids Parents Movies & Television Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:14:27 +0000 baluchr 66191 at 2nd Annual LEGO contest: Dream House Winners <img src="" alt="" class="image image-large" width="394" height="400" /><div>Congratulations to <strong>Junaid Raza</strong> who won the Popular Vote in our<a href=""> Dream House LEGO contest</a> with his spy themed "House on Secret Island".  The Popular Vote was decided by votes by patrons visiting the LEGO exhibit this weekend.  </div><div>Our other winners:</div><br /><div>Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd</div><div>1st:  Ty Edwards</div><div>2nd:  David Li</div><div>3rd:  Shlok Masurkar</div><div>Honorable Mention:  Arivan and Iniya Mudaliyar</div><br /><div>3rd and 4th </div><div>1st: Zachary Jaeger  </div><div>2nd: Cecilia and Oscar Bermudez</div><div>3rd: Adham Musa</div><div>Honorable Mention: Layal Musa</div><br /><div>4th and 5th</div><div>1st:  Curtis Jeffress and Brendan Chorian  </div><div>2nd: Ryan Sheahan</div><div>3rd: Isaac Fong</div><div>Honorable Mention: Christian Ristovski</div><br /><div>6th and 7th</div><div>1st: Ethan and Gabriel Fritz</div><div>2nd: Josiah Cunningham</div><div>3rd: Caitlin Sheahan</div><div>Honorable Mention: Labiba Qazi</div><br /><div>Congratulations to all the winners and participants on your amazing and wonderful LEGO Dream Houses.  </div> Kids Teens Adults Programs LEGO Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:14:03 +0000 baluchr 66138 at