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Adventure Fiction for First Graders

First Grade

The funny ride by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by Jʺozef Sumichrast


Pirate School by Cathy East Dubowski and Mark Dubowski


Arthur's camp-out by Lillian Hoban


Follow that bear if you dare! by Claire Freedman ; illustrated by Alison Edgson


Young Cam Jansen and the library mystery by David A. Adler ; illustrated Susanna Natti


Adventure Fiction Suggestions by Grade

Kindergarten

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

Red Knit Cap Girl to the rescue by Naoko Stoop

Sebastian and the balloon by Philip C. Stead

All aboard the dinotrain by Deb Lund ; illustrated by Howard Fine

Adventure Annie goes to kindergarten by Toni Buzzeo ; illustrated by Amy Wummer

Need more suggestions? See this list of Adventure Fiction for Kindergarteners.

First Grade

Emma in Paris by written and illustrated by Claire Frossard ; photographs by Christophe Urbain

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion March 16

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, March 16 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline — Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck.

Special Needs Storytime

Please join us on Saturday, March 28 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

This program is wheelchair accessible.

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, March 6th and 20th. 

ELL Conversation Group

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

African American Children's Biographies

February is National African American History Month, and we've put together a series of suggestions for children's reading materials. The library has an assortment of biographies featuring African Americans throughout history. Several of these titles have been recognized by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciate of African American culture and universal human values.

NOTE: Children read at different levels at different times in their lives. It is up to the child and their parent to determine which of these suggestions are appropriate for them.
 

Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Recognized with the National Book and Coretta Scott King Author Awards among other honors, this poetic autobiography of an award winning author takes us back in time to the 1960s and 1970s.

Target Family Fun Night--Dino-mite!

Grrrr! Do you love Dinosaurs? I know you do! Come to our Target Family Fun
Night Dino-mite Program on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 PM.  We will have a stomping good time learning about Dinosaurs. There will be fun activities, a story and snack. This program is open to kids ages four to eight years old with their caregiver. Registration required and begins on February 26, 2015. See you there!

New Book Club in a Bag Kit

The talented Mr. Ripley [kit] by Patricia Highsmith — Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, Tom Ripley is sent to Italy with a commission to coax a prodigal young American back to his wealthy father. But Ripley finds himself so fond of Dickie Greenleaf that he wants to be like him —  exactly like him. Suave, agreeable, and utterly amoral, Ripley stops at nothing — certainly not only one murder — to accomplish his goal. Turning the mystery form inside out, Highsmith shows the terrifying abilities afforded to a man unhindered by the concept of evil. Note: This kit contains 10 copies of the title.

Historical Fiction Suggestions by Grade

Kindergarten

Amelia and Eleanor go for a ride by story by Pam Muñoz Ryan ; pictures by Brian Selznick

Knit your bit: a World War I story by Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Steven Guarnaccia

Desmond and the very mean word: a story of forgiveness by Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams ; illustrated by A.G. Ford

Unspoken: a story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole

Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming ; pictures by Stacey Dressen-McQueen

Need more suggestions? See this list of Historical Fiction for Kindergarteners.

First Grade

Graphic novels for older girls!

The secret valley by Jeff Weigel

Adventure time ; pixel princesses by created by Pendleton Ward ; written by Danielle Corsetto ; illustrated by Zack Sterling with Tessa Stone, Corey Lewis, Chrystin Garland, Paulina Ganucheau ; inks by Stephanie Hocutt and Aubrey Aiese ; tones by Amanda Lafrenais ; letters by Kel McDonald ; "The mind of Gunter" by Meredith McClaren ; tones by Amanda Lafrenais

Jane, the fox & me by Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault ; translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou

Ernest & Rebecca. [1], "My best friend is a germ" by Guillaume Bianco, writer ; Antonello Dalena, artist ; Cecilia Giumento, colorist ; [Joe Johnson, translation]

The Dare! Detectives. Vol. 1, "The snow-pea plot" by Ben Caldwell ; additional colors and inks by Bill Hallier and Mike Mucci

Graphic Novels for Girls

Britt Wilson's cat dad, king of the Goblins by Wilson, Britt, artist, author

Spirited away. Vol. 1 by written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Hilda and the bird parade by Luke Pearson

Pippi fixes everything by Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman ; translated by Tiina Nunnally

Comics Squad: recess! by edited by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka ; comics by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat, Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, Gene Luen Yang

Babymouse. Vol. 1, Queen of the world! by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Assignment: Autobiography

True stories of real people can be fascinating, even more so when told in their own voice. Enjoy a selection of autobiographies.

Believe: the victorious story of Eric LeGrand by Eric LeGrand with Mike Yorkey

Cheaper by the dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Code name Pauline: memoirs of a World War II special agent by Pearl Witherington Cornioley with Hervé Larroque ; edited by Kathryn J. Atwood

(Draft) Closed Session Minutes — Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

9:05 PM

Canton Public Library – Conference Room

Closed session to discuss an attorney-client privileged written communication sent for the purpose of providing legal advice.

  • Present:N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, D. Turner
  • Absent:T. Hartnett
  • Also Present: E. Davis

The board moved into closed session to consider material exempt from disclosure.

James Fausone moved and Don Turner supported a motion to return to open session.

The motion passed unanimously 15/2-12-3CS

Tween Service Corps

Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill one hour of your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. Our next date will be Saturday, April 25, 2015, 2-3 PM.

Tween Service Corps

Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill one hour of your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. Our next date will be Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2-3 PM.

Beagle is the Best!

A beagle named "Miss P" won Best in Show at the 139th Annual Westminster Dog Show in New York City. The 4 year-old beagle from British Columbia strutted her stuff in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 18,000 dog lovers at the Madison Square Garden. Her owner was "speechless" however, Miss P barked in agreement!

March is Reading Month Open Mic Night

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child" (Dr. Seuss).

Come one, come all! To celebrate March is Reading Month, we are hosting an open mic night for readers of all ages. We want you to bring in your favorite family-friendly short passage, poetry or picture book, step up to the mic and share with other literature lovers in the library. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 4 from 7:00-8:00 PM.

March is Reading Month celebrations will continue as we pick up a book and read to you. We'll celebrate our love of reading by sharing some of our favorite picture books for older children as well as a few chapter book excerpts. All ages are encouraged to stop by for a listen.
[rev reading at oceeaa by sanzibar is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0]

African American Children's Fiction

February is National African American History Month, and we've put together a series of suggestions for children's reading materials. These are chapter books featuring African American characters. Several titles are distinguished by being honored with or winning the Coretta Scott King Award, which is given annually to African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Also on this list are several authors that have been honored or won the Newbery Award, awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in the previous year.

NOTE: Children read at different levels at different times in their lives. It is up to the child and their parent to determine which of these suggestions are appropriate for them.

 

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Winner of the 2015 Newbery Award and recognized as a 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor, this novel in verse follows twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

(Draft) Library Board Meeting Minutes — Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Chairperson, Nancy Eggenberger, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, D. Turner

Absent: T. Hartnett

Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, N. Szczepanski) – None

Approval Of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval Of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

- None

Director's Report

E. Davis provided images of the “skins” that will appear on the Sterling Services vending machines. Community Relations Department Head L. Golden has been working with them to ensure that the designs are in harmony with our colors in that space.

The auditors from Plante Moran will be here February 23-27. Business Services Department Head M. Nicholson and accountant D. McHugh are fully prepared for their visit, and the auditors’ report to the trustees will appear on the April agenda.

Community Relations Program Librarians N. Welz and L. Fawcett obtained a grant from Pitney-Bowes for the Canton Book Project (in which all board trustees are encouraged to participate.) Participants will be given copies of a book of their choice; they will then distribute the books to non-readers or non-library users, in an attempt to encourage library usage and promote reading.