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Explore World Book Kids: Maps and More

Make your way around the world with the World Book Kids Maps and More site! Download printable maps and flags to color, explore the World Map Atlas, and try out the Interactive Maps for World Book articles about interesting places around the world.

Click here to become an explorer of the world!

Crafts for Kids!

Looking for a craft to do? DLTK's Crafts for Kids site features hundreds of printable crafts, activities, and coloring pages. DLTK is organized by category so you can find the perfect craft for every occasion!

Click here for lots of crafty fun!

Investigate the CIA Kids' Zone!

Let your spy dreams come true at the CIA Kids' Zone! Play concentration games, practice your code breaking, and try your hand at photo analysis to see if you have what it takes to become a superspy!

Click here to test your skills and don't forget to claim your Sleuth It electrified badge when you're done.

Free eBooks and Access to Information through Bartleby

Bartlebys offers a plethora of books and information including (but not limited to):

Bartlett's familiar quotations
King James Bible
Oxford Shakespeare
Gray's Anatomy
Strunk's Elements of style
World Factbook
Harvard Classics

Click here to check it out today!

Be Well...Online!

Are you making safe choices online? Do you have a strong password? Would you stand up to a cyberbully? Play games, take quizzes, watch videos, and read comics that will keep you informed and test your knowledge of online hazards.

Check it out here and let us know what you learned when you claim your badge!

Soundcapes of the Upper Midwest

This resource from the Library of Congress features a folk song expedition to Michigan as available here in these multiple podcast formats.

Health and Wellness Resource Center Database

This is a searchable health and wellness resource center provided by Gale which allow the user to search articles, topics in the news, directories, conditions and diseases, and watch videos about an assortment of topics and conditions in health and wellness.

CultureGrams Online

The site CultureGrams allows for the user to find statistical data, averages, and additional contacts about the world around us. There is also a kids section which can allow for a look into the life of a child from another part of the globe. Find out more by clicking here

Computer Database

Computer Database provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology- from the Gale Computer Database Website linked here

Michigan Bug and Insect Classification with Photos!

Compare and contrast the bugs you find/have found/ or want to find with this awesome resource featuring the arthropods of Michigan! Click here to check them out

*My favorite is the Great Tiger moth because its markings look similar to the pattern on a giraffe! Which one do you like best? Please tell or show us by uploading a picture when you claim your badge

Read a Book or Have It Read to You on BookFlix!

Check out BookFlix to earn any of your electrified badges. BookFlix has books by popular authors and offers both fiction and non fiction books on a variety of topics. The books can be listened to or read along with by the reader and some feature animation which can draw the reader into the magic of the book! Click here to check out BookFlix today!

On the Scene with the Animal Lover Badge: Baby Ducklings

The ducklings have grown up and have been relocated to the pond in the back of the library. Check the pond to catch a glimpse of mama and her teen ducks!

Summer is here and we have so much fun planned Connect Your Summer.

Ready to earn your Animal Lover On the Scene Badge? Our ducklings have outgrown the courtyard and have been relocated to the pond behind the library. Count the ducklings and wave hello. Then be sure to hop online and claim your Animal Lover On the Scene badge. And watch our Vines of the catch and release of the ducklings to earn your Animal Lover eLectrified badge. Have fun!

Online and Around the World

Have you ever been to another country? Would you like to go? Explore these great websites and databases we offer at the Canton Public Library! Travelling online is a great way to earn your Around the World eLectrified Badge.

Michigan Rocks!

Here in the Mitten State, we have so many wonderful things to do with your family over the summer! Check out these great websites and earn your My Mitten eLectrified Badge while having a good time too!

Animals Online

We offer a whole lot of online resources for animal lovers on our Kids Page (just scroll down to the Databases section).

Accessible in the library or from home with a Canton Library Card are: 

Explore our online resources to claim your eLectrified badge.

Learn with Mango Languages this Summer!

School's out and the heat is spiking. Stay cool in more than one way by learning a new language this summer.

Learn a language with Mango this Summer!

Michigan Activity Pass 2015 (Including State Park Passes) Now Available!

The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program is back, and better than ever! In addition to providing free or discounted admission to cultural and historical attractions across the state, this year the MAP program has added access to Michigan State recreation areas, parks, historic sites and campgrounds as well!

Library patrons can use their card online to print a pass, either at home or the library, to one of the almost 400 participating institutions on the MAP website. The MAP program is designed to enhance the learning experience for users of all ages through books and other library materials. Each pass will offer complimentary or reduced price admission, discounts in the museum gift shops or other exclusive offers for MAP pass holders, for the duration of one week from the date printed.

Participating cultural partners include the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Howell Nature Center, Sea Life Aquarium, the Michigan Philharmonic, Yankee Air Museum and many others. For a complete list, visit the MAP website.

Murder Will Out

The killing game by Iris Johansen — If you are a fan of Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan series and have access to Netflix, the Eve Duncan movie THE KILLING GAME starring ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK star Laura Prepon) is now available on Netflix streaming.

Rouge Rescue 2015

Rouge River clean upEach spring Friends of the Rouge, in partnership with Rouge communities, brings volunteers together from across the watershed to work toward the common goal of improving the Rouge River for generations to come. This annual river clean up event, known as Rouge Rescue, began in 1986 with volunteers removing large quantities of trash from the river. If you are interested in spending a few hours with your friends and neighbors cleaning up the Rouge River on Saturday May 30 (a few sites are working earlier in May and on June 6) visit their website for the most up to date list of sites or call 313-792-9621.

Facts About Animals

Does your child have an animal report due in the next couple days? The Canton Public Library has plenty of books about a wide assortment of animals, but when a school project is due sometimes it's hard to find a book on a particular animal. Our online databases, which have digital versions of print resources, are here to help. The databases provide citation information, such as when and where it was originally printed, and allows users to print the article to bring in to their teacher. All these links are available through the Kids Homepage, just scroll down until you find the list of Databases. You may have to enter your library card information to gain access from home.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Previously a printed encyclopedia, Grzimek's has articles, often with a picture, that typically contain an animal's physical characteristics, geographic range, habitat, diet, behavior and reproduction. Broader categories will occasionally feature a specific species, like the article on hares and rabbits features snowshoe hares, mountain hares, and desert cottontails. This database offers an e-mail article feature, which allows you to send the article to yourself as a PDF or text file for quick future reference.