Connect Your Summer
A shark out of water : a John Thatcher mystery by Emma Lathen
Aunt Dimity and the deep blue sea by Nancy Atherton
Black water by T.J. MacGregor
Come in to the library any time this week and join us in the Community Room to register and find out about the program. We'll also have special events and some extra-special visitors, so coming to the library could be a wonderful surprise! If you can't make it, registration will be available at any reference desk until Wednesday, August 11.
New this year is our online Summer Reading version. You can log in to your account or create a new one and instantly register and participate in the festivities.
Along with colorful, interactive online logs, you're also provided with targeted suggestions for many of the activities. These blogs posts are available all in one place and at our Summer Reading Blog [RSS feed].
To Participate OnlineIt's easy! After you log in, just hit the 'yes' button in the Summer Reading box at the top of your account page. If you don't see the box, you may be in your Patron Record. We have website accounts, which is where you want to be.
When you hit the button you'll go to a page where you can guess the number of seashells in our guessing case. Guess the number of shells for a chance at a great prize!
After that you'll go to your log. There's a drop-down menu for age level. Select your age group and then save your log. You'll now see custom graphics for your log as well as the specific suggestions for your activities.
If you wish to view or edit your log at any time, a link is available on your "My Account" page. It's that easy!
Check back often for blog posts and other Summer Reading updates here on the Canton Public Library website.
This is the first set of Summer Reading recommendation posts. Check the Summer Reading Blog often or subscribe to the RSS feed for frequent updates.
- Summer Library Programs for Babies
- CDs Your Baby Will Love
- Great Outdoor Reads for You and Your Baby
- Recent Board Book Arrivals
- Weird Books About Weird Animals
- Sleepy-Time Reads
- The Best of Eric Carle
- Babies Read at the Library!
- Books For Your Baby's ABCs
- Morningtime Books
- Nursery Rhyme Books
- Counting Books
Joe Biden by Michael V. Uschan
Eli Manning by John F. Wukovits
Cesar Millan by Gail B. Stewart
Firegirl by Tony Abbott
The Traitors' Gate by Avi ; illustrated by Karina Raude
Shakespeare's secret by Elise Broach
The fairy-tale detectives by Michael Buckley; pictures by Peter Ferguson
Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Wild Hogs — Like any good travel movie, this film shows that it's the journey, not the destination.
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas — When packing for a trip, some people have different priorities than others. An ether frolic of a movie, from the mind of Hunter S. Thompson.
Ni Hao, Kai-lan. Kai-lan's carnival by adapted by Alison Inches ; based on the screenplay written by Sascha Palandino ; illustrated by Jason Fruchter
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
Hide and seek in the jungle by [written by Sean Callery ; illustrated by Rebecca Robinson]
Animal I spy : what can you spot? by [illustrated by Kate Sheppard]
The bunnies' picnic by Lezlie Evans ; illustrations by Kay Chorao
The best picnic ever by Clare Jarrett
Picnic by Mick Inkpen; illustrated by Stuart Trotter
- Is your child learning their numbers and letters this summer?
- Poems and Fingerplays
- Fun and Interactive Stories to Read Aloud
- Baby Board Books
- Sheep You Won't Be Counting to Sleep
Counting kisses by Karen Katz
Bathtime piggywiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox
The fish is me : bathtime rhymes by selected by Neil Philip ; illustrated by Claire Henley
Kid tea by Elizabeth Ficocelli ; illustrated by Glin Dibley
ABC, I like me! by Nancy Carlson
Alligator alphabet by written by Stella Blackstone; illustrated by Stephanie Bauer
Alpha oops!: the day Z went first by Alethea Kontis; illustrated by Bob Kolar
Real food has curves : how to get off processed food, lose weight, and love what you eat with more than 100 recipes by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough ; photographs by Nisha Sondhe
Ribs, chops, steaks, & wings : irresistible recipes for the grill, stovetop, and oven by Ray Lampe ; photographs by Leigh Beisch
Fireflies, fireflies, light my way by Jonathan London ; illustrated by Linda Messier
Summertime waltz by Nina Payne ; pictures by Gabi Swiatkowska
Keeping up with Grandma by John Winch
Rain, rain, go away by adapted by Catherine Lukas ; illustrated by Susan Hall
The happy rain by Jack Sendak ; pictures by Maurice Sendak
One rainy day by M. Christina Butler ; illustrated by Tina Macnaughton