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Connect Your Summer

Connect Your Summer is a way to enhance and share your Summer experiences. Earn badges whenever you read, attend a program, or do an activity.

Animal Magazines for Adults on Zinio

Summer is here and it is the perfect time to grab a lounge chair and try out some new magazines while enjoying the blissful summer days. Zinio offers several titles to help you earn your Animal Lover eLectrified Badge this summer. Visit the Canton Public Library website to find our emedia link and use that to connect right to Zinnio. Here are some of the great titles they offer:

  • Audubon Magazine
  • BirdWatching
  • DogsLife
  • Equus
  • Practical Horseman

Things Could Be Worse

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (anorexia)— Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.



Thirteen reasons why: a novel by Jay Asher (suicide) — When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.


Hate List by Jennifer Brown (school shooting) — Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with integrating herself back into high school life, unsure herself whether she was a hero or a villain.

Exercise ebooks and eAudiobooks

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.

My Pure Michigan Mitten

What is your favorite thing about Michigan? Write it down on a paper Michigan, and drop it off in the CYS Command Center! Don’t forget to claim your My Mitten badge online!

Michigan Authors and Illustrators for Kids

The dragon & the knight: a pop-up misadventure by Robert Sabuda

Imogene's antlers by David Small

A sick day for Amos McGee by written by Philip C. Stead ; illustrated by Erin E. Stead

The library by Sarah Stewart ; pictures by David Small

Up, up, up dear dragon by Margaret Hillert ; illustrated by David Schimmell

Alien ice cream by David Anthony and Charles David ; illustrations, Lys Blakeslee

The Fran with four brains by Jim Benton

If You Like Sherlock Holmes

Library Picture Books

Lola at the library by Anna McQuinn ; illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

Library lion by Michelle Knudsen ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

The librarian of Basra: a true story from Iraq by written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter

The library dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy ; illustrated by Michael P. White

But, excuse me, that is my book by Lauren Child

Biblioburro: a true story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter

Library mouse by Daniel Kirk

The Science of Sound

Global Tales for Teens

See the world from the comfort of home in these novels set in various locales around the globe.

My best friend, maybe (Greece) by Caela Carter

Subway girl (China) by Peter Jacob Converse



How my summer went up in flames (United States) by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski



Just one day (France) by Gayle Forman



Just one year (Global travels) by Gayle Forman

The conspiracy of us (Europe) by Maggie Hall

Dog Breeds

Time Traveling

Groundhog Day [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents ; a Trevor Albert production ; a Harold Ramis film ; story by Danny Rubin ; screenplay by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis ; produced by Trevor Albert and Harold Ramis ; directed by Harold Ramis

About time [videodisc] by Universal Pictures presents ; in association with Relativity Media ; a Working Title production ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nicky Kentish Barnes ; written and directed by Richard Curtis

Looper [videodisc] by a Sony Pictures Entertainment release of a TriStar Pictures, FilmDistrict, Endgame Entertainment presentation in association with DMG Entertainment of a Ram Bergman production ; produced by Ram Bergman, James D. Stern ; written and directed by Rian Johnson

Star trek IV [videodisc]: the voyage home by Paramount Pictures ; a Harve Bennett production ; a Leonard Nimoy film

Elder Care: An Exploration

Circus and Magic Acts for Kids

The show must go on! by Kate Klise ; illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
Two mice and a crow, who travel with a circus, cleaning up the spilled popcorn after every performance, come to the rescue when a greedy con artist takes over the management of the circus. Book #1 in The Three-Ring Rascals series

Escape!: the story of the great Houdini by Sid Fleischman
A biography of the magician, ghost chaser, aviator, and king of escape artists whose amazing feats are remembered long after his death in 1926.

Cruelty Free Cooking for Adults

Geek Out at the CYS Selfie Station

Take a selfie with Thorndyke to earn your Geek Out badge. Up the geek factor by wearing something geeky or holding up your favorite science book while you snap your photo. To be eligible for prize opportunities, share your selfie on social media with the #cysisawesome hashtag, and don’t forget to claim your Geek Out badge online and submit a ticket at the CYS Command Center near the Self Service Area. (Don’t have a camera? See someone at the children’s desk.)

Musically "Note"able Teen Fiction

Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin — A teenaged guitarist in a rock band deals with loss and anger as he relates the events that landed him in a juvenile detention center.

Audrey, wait! by Robin Benway — California high school student Audrey Cuttler dumps self-involved Evan, the lead singer of a little band called The Do-Gooders. Evan writes, "Audrey, Wait!", a break-up song that's so good it rockets up the billboard charts. And Audrey is suddenly famous! Now rabid fans are invading her school and the Internet is documenting her every move!

Nick & Norah's infinite playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan — It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who's just walked in to his band's show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City--and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date.

Creative Projects in Three Dimensions

ebooks on Games and Gaming

Internet Cat Reboot

The Internet is full of funny pictures, blogs, and videos on pretty much any topic. Cats get special attention, but books feature the comical adventures of many animals.

 

Underwater dogs by Seth Casteel

Cat high by Terry deRoy Gruber

The secret life of squirrels by Nancy Rose

Walter Potter's curious world of taxidermy by Dr. Pat Morris with Joanna Ebenstein

I am Maru by Mugumogu

Glamourpuss: the enchanting world of kitty wigs by Julie Jackson ; photographs by Jill Johnson