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Getting Ready for Going Back to School

Parents Economize Back-To-School Spending as Costs Rise Dorm on a Dime Tough Assignment: Sending Your First Child off to College

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We've prepared dozens of Bookmarks recommending Romances, Mysteries, Science Fiction, History, and Biographies featuring Books, Movies, and Audiobooks.

Breaking News in Education

Study Finds Girls Equal Boys in Math Prowess Schools to Get More Funding WSU Tuition Increase Approved New WSU Leader Sees Promise


Are boxes and boxes of old photographs cramping your style? Wouldn't you like to organize, display and preserve these precious memories? Well, scrapbooking might just be the solution you are looking for. Our librarians have compiled a list of fun and informative resources to help you get started!


Art of the Scrapbook: A Guide to Handbinding and Decorating Memory Books, Albums, and Art Journals by Diane Maurer-Mathison: Covering binding, paper decorating, lettering and layout techniques from simple to innovative, this book offers something for crafters at all skill levels. Professional paper and book artists share their work and techniques giving readers the inspiration for creating their own innovative designs.

Pilgrimage & Mysticism

Mysticism is described as the immediate consciousness of the ultimate reality of God or the experience of such communion as described by mystics. As evidenced by the popular explosion of titles attempting to quench the spiritual thirst of seekers, this quest is alive and well among readers today. Here are some sources to help satisfy the soul's search for serenity.


The pilgrim's progress in modern English by John Bunyan — Classical — Penned in the 1400's, this allegory follows the Pilgrim on his mystical and dangerous journey to safe arrival in the desired country.

Our Animal Friends

While dogs are still the most popular pets in the United States, these days people are befriending everything from turtles to mice. Whether you currently have an animal friend or are just thinking about adopting one, we have compiled a list of resources of interest to pet lovers of all types.

Pet Care

Aquariums for dummies by Maddy Hargrove and Mic Hargrove

An essential guide to choosing your marine tropical fish by Dick Mills

Getting to know your hamster by Gill Page

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - Aug 18, 2008

A Thousand Splendid SunsA Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hesseini): Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in war-torn Kabul, losses incurred over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage. By the author of The Kite Runner.

One Million Mark Reached at Canton Public Library

CANTON, MI— When Parminder Kaur of Canton stepped up to the Checkout Desk at the Canton Public Library on Wednesday, she had no idea her materials were of any particular significance. But, in fact, Kaur’s check out put the library’s total circulation at 1,000,000 items for the year 2008, an annual milestone first set in November 2002.

Library Director Eva Davis reports that a circulation increase averaging nearly five percent has pushed the one million circulation mark to an earlier point in the calendar.

College Survival

Whew! You've been accepted into a college, but you wonder what it's going to be like. Or maybe you have a few worries about making it away from home? How will you study? What will you eat? The College Survival Special Collection offers a few good books and a few good links to help you make the best of your college experience.

Getting Adjusted

A few books and sites with a little of everything — good general guides to read if you want to know what to expect.


The college dorm survival guide: how to survive and thrive in your new home away from home by Julia DeVillers — From avoiding the dreaded Freshman 15 to decorating your space, this informative and funny guide gives experts' advice on everything you need to know to enjoy dorm living to the fullest.

Adult Contemporary Discussion Books Since 1988

Motor City blue by Loren D. Estleman — January 1988

The situation in Flushing by Edmund G. Love — February 1988

The prince of tides by Pat Conroy — March 1988

Rascal [sound recording] by Sterling North — April 1988