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Teen Book Awards 2015: The Michael L. Printz Award

If you're looking for a recommended teen book, try one of these. The Michael L. Printz Award is bestowed yearly on books that demonstrate excellence in young adult literature. For more information on this and other awards, check the YALSA Website

2015 Michael L. Printz Winner

I'll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson

2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Books

And we stay by Jenny Hubbard

Carnival at Bray: a novel by Jessie Ann Foley

Grasshopper jungle by a history by Andrew Smith

This one summer by Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki

2015 Caldecott Winner and Honor Books Announced

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults for 2015. The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children was announced, as were six Caldecott Honor Books.

2015 Caldecott Medal

The adventures of Beekle: the unimaginary friend written and illustrated by Dan Santat

2015 Caldecott Honor Books

Nana in the city written and illustrated by Lauren Castillo

The noisy paint box: the colors and sounds of Kandinsky's abstract art written by Barb Rosenstock; illustrated by Mary GrandPre

Sam & Dave dig a hole written by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen

Viva Frida. Spanish & English written by Yuyi Morales; photography by Tim O'Meara

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

Good Morning! In the world of Children's Books, today is awesome! Among the many winners and honorees announced early this morning, we had the winners and honorees named for the Robert F. Siebert Informational Book Award. Be sure to check out these really well done non-fiction titles!

2015 Winner:

The right word: Roget and his thesaurus by Jen Bryant, author ; Melissa Sweet, illustrator

2015 Honorees:

Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The family Romanov: murder, rebellion & the fall of imperial Russia by Candace Fleming

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

Neighborhood sharks: hunting with great whites of California's Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy

Newbery Award Winners 2015

Today the American Library Association announces its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the John Newbery Award. The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the Newbery for over 90 years for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature, commonly given to a chapter book. For more information about this award and its recipients, check the ALA website.

The John Newbery Medal for 2015 has been awarded to:

The crossover by Kwame Alexander

The John Newbery Honor Books for 2015 are:

Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

El deafo by Cece Bell ; color by David Lasky

Awards for Beginning Reader Books

Today the American Library Association announces its Youth Book & Media Awards, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Many of us know and loveDr. Seuss, an author who created engaging stories for beginning readers, and this award celebrates books that continue that tradition today. If you need a fun suggestion for a beginning reader, this list has some great ideas. For more information about this award and its recipients, check theALA website.

2015 Award Recipients and Honor Books:

You are (not) small by Anna King ; illustrated by Christopher Weyant

Mr. Putter & Tabby turn the page by Cynthia Rylant ; illustrated by Arthur Howard

Waiting is not easy! by Mo Willems

Enjoy Your Library without Leaving the House

Stuck inside on a snowy day?  Remember that many library services are can be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch!
  • Watch TV or movies, or listen to music  or audiobooks (helpful while shoveling snow!) with Hoopla
  • Read digital magazines with Zinio
  • Read ebooks or listen to audiobooks with OverDrive

Instructions on using any of these services can be found on our emedia page. 

If you are doing research, please remember that most library databases can be accessed from home with your Canton Public Library card. 

Library Board Meeting Agenda — Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Trustee Comments
  • Committee Reports
    • None
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • Canton Community Foundation presentation (Greg Schupra & Jerry Grady)
  • New Business
    • Approval of 2015-2019 Telecommunications Contract
    • Closed session to discuss an attorney-client privileged written communication sent for the purpose of providing legal advice
    • Internet E-Rate and Computing Resources Policy
    • Strategic Plan Update
    • Statistic of the Month
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Savvy Seniors: February 2015

Canton Leisure Services/Club 55+ is offering Tax Preparation Services sponsored by AARP. Tax preparation appointments are being taken. The first available appointments will begin February 2. Call the Club 55+ Desk at 734-394-5485 to schedule an appointment.

Michigan Virtual Career Fair - February 11

Pure Michigan Talent Connect is hosting a Virtual Career Fair from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, February 11. Connect with employers and other job seekers online and interact with resources to help with your job search.

Click here to register.

Questions? Send a note to Looking for more information on local and online events for job seekers? Check out Pure Michigan Talent Connect's Career Event Calendar to learn more about upcoming job fairs and other events.

New iPad Air 2s at the Library

Starting Feb. 2, check out the brand new iPad Air 2 at the Canton Public Library! The Friends of the Library have donated 10 of these to compliment our existing 11 iPad Minis. Canton or Plymouth residents may check out an iPad for up to three weeks, and may renew it if no one else is on hold. Fines are steep ($5 per day late) so just remember to return them on time.

Printable Program and Event Listing, February 2015

Here's a printable listing of all the programs and events happening at CPL in February.

Kids, Share Your Thoughts

Kids, ages five to eleven years old, we'd like to get your thoughts as we consider a 2016 renovation of our Children's Library. Please register for our February 28, 2:00-3:00 PM session. To facilitate discussion, space is limited.

You are also welcome to share your input with any of our Children's Librarians.

Parents and Caregivers, Share Your Thoughts - CANCELLED

Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers,
As we consider a 2016 renovation of our Children's Library, we'd like to get your thoughts on how you and your family use the library and your priorities for the space.

Please register for the appropriate session.

We will have other ways for you to give your input, including an online option. And you are welcome to share your input in conversation with any of our Children's Librarians.

African Tales and Crafts

Children ages 5-11 can celebrate African American History Month. We'll share African inspired crafts and folktales on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Purple Room. Make necklaces based off of the Samburu and Rendille tribes of Kenya, create your own mancala board, and take home a puzzle. Registration required.

Introducing the Canton Book Project

Is there a book you know and love? A title you find yourself recommending over and over again? Maybe it changed your life or your outlook. And maybe it could make a difference to someone else. 

The Canton Book Project is your chance to share your love of reading by giving out books to people in this community who, for whatever reason, don't read for pleasure or own books. Applications are being accepted from members of the community interested in being book givers. Book givers will have the opportunity to share the love of reading by distributing a book of their choice to other members of the community. Readers of all ages are encouraged to apply and books can be of any reading level.

By applying to be a Canton Book Project book giver you agree, if selected, to:

ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers, February Thursdays and Fridays,  9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets at 12:00 NOON in the Community Room Friday, February 6th and 20th.