- Entries must be submitted by students entering 5th–12th grade. Winners will be chosen in three divisions: 5th-6th, 7th-9th, and 10th-12th
- Three additional winners will be chosen for drawings that best represent the theme of our Connect Your Summer Badges. Pick one to creatively represent:
- Be Well (health and wellness)
- Chow Down (for foodies and cooking enthusiasts)
- Conquer It (an opportunity to take on a challenge)
- Curtains Up (for music, theater and the arts fans)
- Game On (sports and games of all kinds)
- Geek Out (technology and geeky fun)
- Go Wild (nature, environment and the great outdoors)
- Hands On (for crafters, makers and do-it-yourselfers)
- Love It (your favorites)
- Make Tracks (for pet and animal lovers)
- Sleuth It (mysteries, puzzles, investigations)
- Time Travel (history, genealogy and the future)
- Drawings can be of anything: a copy of your favorite character, an original character you’ve made up, or a story in comic strip form, but all art must be your own. You may get inspiration or instruction from a book, but please do not copy the images inside exactly
- Limit of 2 art entries per person (they can represent different badges, or the same)
- All participants' entries, with consent, will be displayed on the CPL website. Note: if you are under 18, it is assumed that you have your parents' permission to have your artwork displayed online
- The deadline for all entries is August 3, 2012. Paper entries will be available for pick up after August 11. Last day to retrieve artwork is September 1
You can submit your artwork using the paper entry form (if so, please drop off your artwork in a manila envelope with your name on it at the library), or online here starting June 18.
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This free family friendly event will feature Indian music, dancing, rangoli, sampling of Indian food and the art of drawing henna patterns.
OverDrive, our library eBook Vendor, has just launched the long-awaited Kindle compatibility initiative. This means all Kindle users will be able to check out OverDrive eBooks and read them on either their Kindle device or other devices using the Kindle apps. When you check out a Kindle book, the "Get for Kindle" link will prompt you to login to your Amazon account. Specific help page is available to walk you through the process.
Log in to our OverDrive eBook site with your CPL card number to get started.
Where'd you all go? I've been seeing you all summer at the library, and then this Tuesday, you were all gone! The library has been so lonely and quiet, Please come back! Miss Ruth tells me you all started school this week and that's why you haven't been around during they day. Boy. I hope your teachers start giving you lots of homework so you have to come and visit me… or not. I hear homework isn't really that fun. But I hear that Storytime resumes next Monday. That should bring quite a few of my friends back.
Are you like me and can't wait for storytime to resume? You can watch one of our Online Storytimes, or read a story off of Tumblebooks. Both are really fun! I'm counting down the days until you all come back. 3 days and counting! Until then,
Our new Connect Your Summer program reinvented the Canton Public Library's traditional summer reading program. Connect Your Summer simplified and streamlined participation by creating one program for all ages that could be completed singly or as a group, team, or family. While we continue to offer a paper-based format, Connect Your Summer was primarily designed to be completed online—so you could complete your log at anytime, from anywhere—and allowed library staff to provide more meaningful interactions with you through our increased programming and events. Badges could be earned by reading as well as other means. Our overarching mission is "Connecting Your Community," and Connect Your Summer focused on community partners, community events, and shared experiences, with the library serving as the hub.
Because Connect Your Summer is a new approach to summer library programming, we are asking you to provide feedback to help us learn from and improve it:
- If you participated in Connect Your Summer, Share your feedback
- If you did not participate, Share your feedback
Eva Davis, Director