Canton teens voted on their favorite books of the last year during Teen Read Week (October 8-14) and here are the results! Visit the library and check out one of these teen approved books or place a hold with your library card. Looking for more recommendations? Stop by the Teen Space desk and pick a librarian's brain or view our teen booklists located under the teen blog

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The sun is also a star by Nicola Yoon

Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean American who strives to live up to his parents' expectations, unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.

Bilingual Storytime Series

Early child research shows that bilingual children have an edge in development. Speaking two languages benefits children’s overall learning, marked by larger vocabularies, flexible problem-solving skills, and higher-level cognitive abilities. Bilingual learning also supports a set of mental skills that allow children to thrive academically, regulate emotions, and grow into mentally healthier adults.

Join us as we share books, rhymes and songs that will help foster an appreciation of our wonderful multicultural community and launguage. Activities presented will be geared to children between the ages of 0-5 years old.

December 14 - Join us for a bilingual storytime presented in German and English. 

December 27 - Join us for a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. 

 

[Image hello by Jez used under CC 2.0

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, December 14 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room German
Wednesday, December 27 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room Spanish

Help us celebrate Teen Read Week this year. Stop by the Teen Space and place your vote for your 'Top Ten' favorite nominated YA books of 2017. National winners will be announced the following week, along with Canton Teens' favorites! After you vote, make sure to pick up a sweet treat from the Teen desk. 

Check out the full list of nominated books here

T(w)een Day of the Dead DIY

Come celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with the Canton Public Library. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that honors family and friends who have passed on. Learn more about this unique holiday, decorate sugar skull masks and try your hand at making a 'nicho' or shadow box frame. Nichos are often featured on Mexican alters or hanging in the home. This program is for tweens and teens. 

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There are no upcoming sessions available.

Do you love the Medieval and Renaissance time periods? If so, you can now buy discounted Michigan Renaissance Festival tickets with the help of your library card. Michigan Adventure Pass (MAP) holders can purchase Adult tickets for $16.50 ($22.95 value) and children's tickets for $8.50 ($13.95 value). 

1.) Go to michrenfest.com

2.) Click on Tickets

3.) Click on Purchase Corporate Discount Tickets

4.) Enter Access Code: TLN17

​The Festival runs until October 1 and is located in Holly, MI (about a one hour drive north of Canton).

Learn more about Michigan Activity passes on our Community page. 

T(w)een Monster Hunting and Survival 101

Join us if you dare on a cryptic adventure through time and space as we encounter rare monsters from around the world. You'll be split into teams where you'll prep for your journey choosing a selection of survival items. Each team will need to know how to survive monster attacks and defeat each foe if they plan on getting out alive. Open to all tweens and teens.

Upcoming sessions

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Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Voting is open from August 15 through Teen Read Week, which is October 8-14, 2017. The Top Ten titles will be announced the week of October 18, 2017, so check back to see the winners. Place your vote now!

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

David Piper, always an outsider, forms an unlikely friendship with Leo Denton who, from the first day at his new school wants only to be invisible, but when David's deepest secret gets out, that he wants to be a girl, things get very messy for both of them.

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean American who strives to live up to his parents' expectations, unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together.

Canton Public Library has many resources for parents, parents-to-be and educators. From books of baby names, to baby sign language in books and on DVDs, information on dealing with behavior issues and disabilities, to test practice and educational activities, we have what you need! The Parenting collection is located next to the computers in the Children's Library for easy access. We also have additional parenting resources in the adult non-fiction area. 

Whether you've been presenting baby storytimes for fifteen years or fifteen minutes, you probably already know that the first five years of life are key for brain development and early literacy. Baby Storytime Magic is a treasure trove of new and exciting ideas for programs, all of which revolve around themes from a baby's world.

America's best-selling and best-loved guide to baby gear is back with an updated and revised edition. Yes, a baby book that actually answers the big question about having a baby: How am I going to afford all this? With the average cost of a baby topping $7400 for just the first year alone, new parents need creative solutions and innovative ideas to navigate the consumer maze that confronts all parents-to-be. 

Are you a teen that is just not that into YA books? Who says you have to read in the teen section? Luckily, libraries allow you to read whatever you like! Check out some of these "new adult" or NA novels that will appeal to older teens, 20 year olds and just about anyone else who wants something a bit more gritty with a teen narrator. 

Things We Have In Common by Tasha Kavanagh

Fifteen-year-old Yasmin is a major misfit: overweight, depressed, and shunned by her classmates. With her father dead and her mother remarried, Yasmin is uncomfortable in her own skin and feels like a visitor in her own home. One day she happens upon a man creepily watching popular girl Alice, the same classmate whom Yasmin has a crush on. She decides to befriend this stranger in the hopes of keeping him from harming Alice, with Yasmin becoming Alice's hero and friend as a result. But upon her initial meeting with awkward loner Samuel, Yasmin immediately recognizes a kindred spirit. This leads to her pursuing a friendship with him, to the point of forgetting her unspoken role as Alice's protector. Then Alice goes missing. 

A Good Country by Laleh Khadivi

Alireza Courdee, a fourteen-year-old straight-A student and chemistry whiz, takes his first hit of pot. In as long as it takes to inhale and exhale, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner. He loses his virginity, takes up surfing, and sneaks away to all-night raves. For the first time, Reza feels like an American teen. Life is smooth; even lying to his strict parents comes easily.

But then he changes again, falling out with the bad boy surfers and in with a group of kids more awake to the world around them, who share his background, and whose ideas fill him with a very different sense of purpose. Within a year, Reza and his girlfriend are making their way to Syria to be part of a Muslim nation rising from the ashes of the civil war.

Teen Writers' Studio

Do you love making up stories, poems or dreaming about writing a novel one day? Do you want to meet other teens who share the same passion? Join us for an informal session where you can meet other writers, do a few exercises, talk about how to improve your work and bounce ideas off each other. You will never be required to share your work, but if you'd like to, this is a safe space and judgment free zone. Your stories and poems produced during these sessions will also be bound together at the end of the school year, creating a book or zine of your work. Open to all middle and high school students. 

Untitled by Elizabeth M is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, December 9 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, January 6 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Group Study Room A

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