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Need a drinking fountain in the children's area. My husband, Dan, is currently a laid-off plumber!

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How can I receive email notifications when a book is due?

Children's Books Turned Into Movies

Here are some excellent books that have been turned into excellent movies.

Charlotte's web by E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams

Anne of Green Gables. 1 by L.M. Montgomery ; illustrated by Scott McKowen

Ballet shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Ben and me : a new and astonishing life of Benjamin Franklin as written by his good mouse Amos by lately discovered, edited & illustrated by Robert Lawson

The black stallion; illustrated by Keith Ward by Farley, Walter, 1915-1989

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson ; illustrated by Donna Diamond

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming

Ella enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

My friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara — The most recent version of this book is called Flicka and stars Tim McGraw and Alison Lohman

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

The Indian in the cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks ; illustrations by Brock Cole

Little women by Louisa May Alcott ; illustrated by Louis Jambor

The hundred and one dalmatians by Dodie Smith ; illustrations by Michael Dooling

The princess and the goblin by George MacDonald ; illustrated by Alan Parry ; , abridged by Oliver Hunkin

Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien ; illustrated by Zena Bernstein

Sideways stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar ; illustrated by Dennis Hockerman

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Tuck everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

The witches by Roald Dahl ; pictures by Quentin Blake

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll ; adapted by Jane Fior ; illustrated by Greg Becker

Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

The BFG by Roald Dahl ; pictures by Quentin Blake

The black cauldron by Alexander, Lloyd

Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake — This book has been made into a movie twice! On is called Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and stars Gene Wilder. The other is called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and stars Johnny Depp.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Freaky Friday by Rodgers, Mary, 1931-

Holes by Louis Sachar

How to eat fried worms. Pictures by Emily McCully by Rockwell, Thomas, 1933-

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C.S. Lewis ; illustrated by Pauline Baynes

Mary Poppins. Illustrated by Mary Shepard by Travers, P. L. (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996

The collected tales of Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand ; illustrated by Edward Ardizzone — When this book series was made into a movie the name of the main character was changed to Nanny McPhee. There's a sequel to the original movie coming out this summer!

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie ; with illustrations by Jan Ormerod

The railway children by E. Nesbit ; with illustrations by C.E. Brock

The dark is rising by Susan Cooper — The movie based on this book is called The Seeker.

The Swiss family Robinson by Johann David Wyss ; illustrated by Scott McKowen

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ; illustrated by Don Irwin

Kenneth Grahame's The wind in the willows by adapted by Michael Bishop ; illustrated by Rene Cloke

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum ; illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger

Around the world in 80 days by retold from the Jules Verne original by Deanna McFadden ; illustrated by Jamel Akib

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell ; adapted by Cathy East Dubowski ; illustrated by Domenick D'Andrea

The borrowers by Mary Norton ; illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush

The story of Doctor Dolittle : being the history of his peculiar life at home and astonishing adventures in foreign parts by told by Hugh Lofting ; illustrated by Michael Hague ; edited with a foreword by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack ; afterword by Peter Glassman

Five children and It by E. Nesbit ; with illustrations by H.R. Millar

Harriet, the spy. Written and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh by Fitzhugh, Louise

The incredible journey by Sheila Every Burnford ; with illustrations by Carl Burger — You probably know the movie better, it's called Homeward Bound!!

Howl's moving castle by Diana Wynne Jones

The jungle book by Rudyard Kipling ; paintings by Gregory Alexander

Matilda by Roald Dahl ; illustrations by Quentin Blake

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens — Remember Oliver & Company? This is the book that inspired it!

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren ; translated from the Swedish by Florence Lamborn ; illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman

The Rescuers. With illustrations by Garth Williams by Sharp, Margery, 1905-

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Stuart Little by E. B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams

The trumpet of the swan by E. B. White ; pictures by Edward Frascino

The complete tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard

A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle

Horton hears a Who! By Dr. Seuss by Seuss, Dr

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell

Nim's island by Wendy Orr ; illustrated by Kerry Millard

Prince Caspian : the return to Narnia by C.S. Lewis ; illustrated by Pauline Baynes

A journey to the center of the earth by Jules Verne ; adapted by Howard J. Schwach ; illustrations by Pablo Marcos Studio

The city of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Have your own suggestions? Leave them in the comments for others to enjoy!

Door to Door Organics

Do you like fresh produce? Do you want to support local farmers? Are you, like me, not a fan of going shopping? I recently discovered Door to Door Organics, and now I have fresh produce delivered to my house once a week. It's great! They have several different basic orders to choose from, and you can customize your order and add items however you'd like. The food comes from local farms including Beautiful Earth Family Farm and Two Creeks Organics, both located in nearby Chelsea. I heartily recommend their goods and their service.

Unable to read everything on the right frame of this website

The new revised canton library website makes it difficult to read the entire contents of the right frame since the contents scrolls off the screen and no toolbars are provided for us to scroll to view the entire contents.

RSS feeds for new feature film DVD orders

Any chance you can make an RSS feed for whenever the library orders new feature film DVD's? This would allow quick/easy monitoring and ability to place holds before the waiting list gets too long.

Looking for new book

Hello I’m looking for a book but couldn’t find it anywhere in US. Is there any way that Canton Library get this book ? I would like to have my child read this book Title : “The Fox who ate books” Author : Franziska Biermann I’ve heard that there is English Translation version released recently..

American Song is a New Database

American Song is a history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more.

The range of genres includes country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, shape note singing, doo-wop, Motown, R&B, soul, funk, and others. Content from African American Music is now a part of American Song, including 17,000 tracks from the original interface, plus 18,000 newly released tracks. Try this today and listen to some really interesting music!

Signing into my patron record

On the My Account page ( - why do I have to go click on a separate link to see my patron record? It's a bit annoying and it seems that there's plenty of room for a login & password right under the login to my account box.

Book returned but not checked in

I sent a previous message about a returned book that has not been taken off my record. I thought it was borrowed from another library but I was mistaken. It is a Canton PL book. I returned it in the inside book return over a week ago. "Perfection" by Julie Metz Could you look for it? Thank you

Lucky Day books

Might want to consider changing "You're Lucky Day" books to being about to check the book out for 3 weeks, but no renewal on the book. This is how the Plymouth Library does their "Lucky Day" books.

Overdue Books

I am out of town and have 2 books that I was unable to renew online. I won't be returning to Michigan until 1/25/10. What do I do? Thank you

A Dog Named Zelda

I often visit a blog called HardestLevel. It is a great video game blog with lots of reviews and interesting posts about gamer culture. Today I stumbled on a post about naming pets after video game characters. The author has a dog he named "Zelda". Many others posted, that they too had named their pets after video game characters. So, this got me wondering, have any of you named your pets after games or game characters?

Why can't 6th grader get on the 7-12....some 6th grader are the same age as 7th grader

why is that tell me.....cause every time they put people out....

40 Years of Sunny Days!

Today is the 40th birthday of Sesame Street! As the longest-running children's television show, Sesame Street has been around as many of us have grown up. Celebrate this special day and sing a verse of "Rubber Ducky," play some Sesame Street games, or stop in at the library where we have all kinds of Sesame Street materials.

Happy birthday, Sesame Street!

Infinity Health Pilates

This is an old version. The current version of this record is no longer maintained at Canton Public Library. View the most recent version at CantonWiki.
7986 Lilley Rd, Canton MI 48187
Class times listed on Website, Private sessions by appointment
Donna Gambino, PT, CPI
max_021.JPG Infinity Health offers Pilates mat classes, private training, postural evaluations, fitness and professional workshops. Classes and training are done by a licensed physical therapist and certified Pilates instructor with extensive knowledge in orthopedic injury and rehabilitation. No matter what your limitation you will be guided on a path to wellness designed just for you. Classes provide small equipment-magic circles, mini-balls, bands, straps, blocks, weighted balls and foam rollers. Meditation and relaxation techniques also performed in each class.
Donna Gambino is also the author of "On a Roll @ Home, Home Exercises for Core Strength and Massage on the Foam Roller" and "Age Perfected Pilates, Exercises Designed to Improve Posture, Strength and Movement". Business Address: 48086 Red Run Dr

New Telugu Books

We are putting new Telugu books on the shelf today. Cookbooks are always popular, so you might like to take a look at Veraiṭī vaṇṭalu : najarānālu, ciṭkālu by Kūturu Nīrajādēvi. Or take a look at the new fiction titles, including: Ṭēkiṭ ījī by Embīyas Prasād and Kōrikalē gurrālaitē by Ḍi. Kāmēśvari.

Subscribe With RSS


If you'd like to see the newest items in our collection without constantly checking the New Materials lists, you can subscribe to updates via RSS.

For the uninitiated: RSS lets you get updates from your favorite websites without visiting them all the time. It's a huge time-saver. To get started using RSS, take a look at Common Craft's excellent tutorial, RSS in Plain English. To subscribe to our new materials feeds, just go to the Books & More page and click the orange icon [Feed Icon] next to the list link. Then add the feed per your aggregator's instructions.
We also have a bunch of other feeds for our blogs and such.

Subscribing to Bundles

Bundles are lists of feeds that you can subscribe to in Google Reader with one click. You can find our bundle listing on the Books & More page.

To subscribe to a bundle, just click on the [Bundle] link. If you are not already signed in to Google (or you do not have an account), click the "Sign in to subscribe" link and either sign in or create a new account. If you are signed in, the link will instead be a button with a blue plus sign — just click the button to subscribe to all the feeds at once.

If you use a feed reader other than Google Reader, you may be able to import the feeds in much the same way. On the bundle page in the right-hand sidebar is a link to an OPML file. If you download the file, you can then upload it to your RSS reader of choice and import all of the feeds.

HEHEHEE The Story.

OOC: Quick rules is that everyone is the Gamemaster. You have a main character for yourself. But if you introduce any 'side-kick' level characters other people can access them; they probably will be needed to carry the story in people's post. So don't be offended if they are used extensively. Or even taken away fully from your character to anotehr world. etc.
You can Meta-game just don't abuse it(do things you expect your character wouldn't know or is strangely out of his personality). Use it mostly to keep things funner and funnier.
If you have a message to another poster and not to his character. Put the message at the beginning of your post start the message with "OOC"; meaning "out-of-character".

Then when you want to go back to posting your cahracter's play. Start a new paragraph with "IC"; meaning 'In-Character'.

*morpheus and light chii appear*

Morpheus: I give you two choices. Your decision will determine your destiny.



Chii: Olive?

Morpheus: The standard "red" and "blue" dyes were all sold out. It was either that or mauve.

Chii: .....

Morpheus: ...or lavender. they had lavender too.

*chii rolls her eyes*

*morpheus holds out the two pills to Joe Monkey & Crew*



*chii turns to Daniel*

Chii: Those are some crazy contorted pills there...

Anaconda: Well, sorry. I forgot to close the tag.

*daniel closes the tag*

Chii: ... now they're not colored.

*daniel looks at the pills. both are green*

Anaconda: Bah! fine then!

*fixes the pills*

*chii glares at daniel*

Chii: now they're even worse!

*daniel growls*

Anaconda: well I don't care! let them look strange! they still work!

*daniel hands the pills back to morpheus*

Best Star Trek Film

I've heard that the even-numbered Star Treks are supposed to be better than the odd-numbered ones, though this theory doesn't hold up in my mind:

  • The Motion Picture was a snoozefest
  • Wrath of Khan = awesome
  • Search for Spock = underrated. Spoiler alert: they trick a bunch of Klingons onto the Enterprise, self-destruct it, then commandeer a Bird of Prey! Heck yeah!
  • Voyage Home = stupid. Random probe inexplicably disables all the futuristic technology, and for some reason the only terrestrial thing it can communicate with is a humpback whale? What? And apparently going really fast around the Sun slingshots you into time travel -- how come they don't do this more often, like sending a battle fleet to Wolf 359. Don't talk to me about the Temporal Prime Directive -- ST:IV was awful.
  • The Final Frontier, if nothing else, raises some questions about the nature of the Star Trek universe. Apparently it's quite difficult to leave the galaxy or go to its center. Shouldn't there be a supermassive black hole there? For that matter, how do you lay out a non-uniformely-rotating 3-dimensional spiral into quadrants? How come this is the first time we've heard about this half brother chap? Confusing, yes -- entertaining, kinda.
  • Undiscovered Country = In my mind, Kirk lost in negotiations with the Klingons by notably invoking Godwin's Law in an early scene. It all went downhill from there. If you like Shyamalan-esque predictable plot twists, this film is for you
  • Generations = awesome
  • First Contact = awesome
  • Insurrection = meh. w2g Picard tho
  • Nemesis = what's the deal with the Doctor Evil Reman Picard guy? LAME

I have high hopes for the new Star Trek film coming out this week. What do you think?