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Get Outdoors with Zinio Digital Magazines

It may seem counterintuitive, but you can explore the great outdoors from the comfort of your couch. Our Zinio online magazine database gives you access to current magazines in their full color and glory! You can read them on your computer or tablet. And of course, use them as inspiration to get outside! 

Geek Out with Zinio Digital Magazines

Are you a big nerd at heart? Do you love technology? Our Zinio online magazine database gives you access to current magazines in their full color and glory! You can read them on your computer or tablet. Use your Canton Library card to access and open a free account. 

Investigate History at the Library

Make use of our genealogy and Michigan history resources at the library. Our database page has links to   genealogy resources like Ancestry.com (in-library use only), HeritageQuest, and Seeking Michigan. If you're looking for Michigan history, we can help there, too. Our history resources include MeL Michigana, which gathers several online historical archives and collections in one place.
Sleuth a little of your family tree or learn something new about Michigan and claim your eLectrified badge.

All resources are available for use within the library. Those you can access from home may require you to log-in with your Canton Public Library card. 

The New Geek

Gone are the visions of pencil protectors and computer nerds. These days, the term "Geek" is used to describe those who are passionate about a particular hobby or interest. Perhaps one of these titles will inspire you to Geek Out!

Are you a geek?: 10[superscript 3] ways to find out by Tim Collins

Popular a memoir: Vintage wisdom for a modern geek by Maya Van Wagenen

Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground by Williams, John D

Nerd do well: a small boy's journey to becoming a big kid by Simon Pegg

Geek girls unite: how fangirls, bookworms, indie chicks, and other misfits are taking over the world by Leslie Simon; illustrations by Nan Lawson

Summertime Dance Your Fanny Off

Families with young children can join us for a freestyle dance party. Everyone gets movin' and groovin' to some great dance tunes.

Designed for new walkers up to 5 years old to get moving with their caregivers, dancing is a great way to play together as a family. 


Tuesday, June 23 @ 10:00-10:30 AM - Songs about Food
Tuesday, July 28 @ 7:00-7:30 PM  - Songs about Water
Monday, August 10 @ 10:00-10:30 AM -  Songs inspired by Superheroes. Superhero costumes are encouraged, but not required.

CYS Sunday Funday

Kick off your summer reading experience with a drop-in activity. Build with LEGO and craft your CYS summer reading goal.
All ages welcome.     

Butterfly Garden in Our Backyard

Join us for an outdoor adventure in the library's Butterfly Garden. We'll share a few stories, explore outside, make a little something, and observe the library's butterflies. 

Tuesday, August 4 @ 7:00-8:00 PM

Realistic Fiction for Fifth Grade

Even the real world holds a variety of experience. Walk in someone else's shoes for awhile with these realistic fiction selections.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Lunch money by Andrew Clements

Hope is a ferris wheel by Robin Herrera

From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler written and illustrated by E. L. Konigsburg  A sister and brother run away to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Biography Suggestions for Fifth Grade

Looking for a good story? Try one of these about real people. Suggestions are geared to fifth grade, but may be of interest to everyone.

Tom Thumb: the remarkable true story of a man in miniature by George Sullivan

Temple Grandin: how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world by Sy Montgomery

Mythmaker: the life of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of The hobbit and The lord of the rings by Anne E. Neimark

Josephine: the dazzling life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell; pictures by Christian Robinson

The Emily sonnets: the life of Emily Dickinson by Jane Yolen; illustrations by Gary Kelley

Classic Children's Books

Everyone might have their own definition of what makes a "classic" book, perhaps it's an award-winner, something that's stood the test of time, or simply something everyone reads and is familiar with. Here are some titles that might be considered classics today.

Moo, baa, la la la! by Sandra Boynton — Sandra Boynton is a widely recognized illustrator and has created a delightful series of board books for the youngest patrons.

The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle — Other books written or illustrated by Eric Carle might also be considered classics, but this one is arguably the msot recognizable. For other titles written by Eric Carle, look in J PICTURE BOOK CAR.


Where the wild things are by Story and pictures by Maurice Sendak — "Let the wild rumpus start!" Maurice Sendak wrote and illustrated many well-known children's books in addition to this one, many of which can be found in J PICTURE BOOK SEN.

Realistic Fiction for Fourth Grade

Fiction stories for readers looking for an escape into reality. Suggestions are geared for fourth graders, but may be enjoyed by others.

Tales of a fourth grade nothing by Judy Blume

The best Christmas pageant ever by Barbara Robinson  Although centered on a Christmas pageant, this remains a hilarious story about how people can surprise you. 

School daze collection by Jerry Spinelli

The Penderwicks: a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits, and a very interesting boy by Jeanne Birdsall

Wonder by R.J. Palacio — And if you liked Wonder (or if the hold list is still long), try Absolutely Almost.

Biographies for Fourth Graders

Looking for true stories about real people? Try some of these. Suggestions are geared toward fourth graders, but may appeal to everyone.

Vincent van Gogh and the colors of the wind by text by Chiara Lossani; illustrations by Octavia Monaco

Sadako and the thousand paper cranes by Eleanor Coerr; paintings by Ronald Himler

Chuck Close: face book by Chuck Close

A stranger at home: a true story by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton; artwork by Liz Amini- Holmes -- The continuing story of Olemaun, which was begun in Fatty Legs.

The pilot and The little prince: the life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry by Peter Sis -- If you're interested in reading the classic story of The Little Prince, look in JFICTION SAINT-EXUPERY.

ABC Activity Time

ABC Activity Time will begin Monday, April 13. This is an informal session where parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. This drop-in playtime includes sensory activities, puzzles, and matching games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required. Program takes place in the Community Room, unless otherwise noted.

ABC Activity Times, April 13-May 23:
  • Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM (Purple Room)
  • Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM
  • Thursdays 7:30-8:00 PM (Purple Room)
  • Fridays 1:30-2:00 PM (Purple Room)
  • Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)

Dance Your Fanny Off

Families with young children can join us for a freestyle dance party for our littlest patrons. Everyone gets movin' and groovin' to some great dance tunes.

Designed for new walkers up to 5 years old to get moving with their caregivers, dancing is a great way to have some fun. 


[Disco Ball by dichohecho is licensed under CC BY 2.0]