Thank you for nominating Canton Public Library in the LEGO DUPLO Read! Play! Build! project. CPL received 419 nominations, landing us in the top 200 libraries. We just received a fabulous set of DUPLO blocks — including people, animals, house and vehicle parts — that you will soon see in our ABC Activity Times and Family Lego Days. We also received a special group format version of their Read and Build kits that we are excited to use in other programming. Thank you again for supporting your Canton Public Library!
Congratulations to Kylie Morton, who won the Popular Vote in our Dream Library Contest with her "Above the Surface" Library. Kylie won two tickets to the LEGO KidFest happening at the Novi Showplace October 12th-14th. Congratulations to all the winners and participants on your amazing and wonderful LEGO creations.
[Waldo looks for himself courtesy of flickr user hcplebranch by a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license]
The hobbit, or, There and back again by J.R.R. Tolkien — J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit turns 75 years old on September 21. September 22 is also Hobbit Day, honoring the birthdays of Bilbo and Frodo (whose long awaited birthday celebration initiatied events in the Fellowship of the Ring). With the first film in a trilogy based on The Hobbit releasing this December, it's a great time to check it out for a reread!
Here's some great news. The entire Magic School Bus TV series has finally been rereleased on DVD. We've made it easier to find by shelving it in the JDVD section. Each disc has multiple episodes on it. With eight discs in the series there are lots of adventures to be had with Ms. Frizzle and her class.
Hey kids, did you know Canton Public Library celebrates birthdays? During your birthday month you can fill out a special paper shape for your birthday that is displayed here on the Birthday Wall in the Children's Library. And you'll get a small token as a birthday gift from the library too. Happy Birthday!
Don't forget to nominate Canton Public Library for the LEGO DUPLO Read! Build! Play! Project.
While this program does not require registration, it does involve complex assembly and small pieces, and as such is intended for kids in third grade and up only.