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
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
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
The book of three by Alexander, Lloyd
May Bird and The Ever After. Book 1 by Jodi Lynn Anderson ; illustrations by Leonid Gore
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson ; illustrations by Greg Call
Sidesplitters : a joke a day : 365 guaranteed giggles by illustrated by Martin Chatterton & Tony Trimmer
Knock, knock! by Saxton Freymann ... [et al.]
Scared silly! : Spongebob's book of spooky jokes by David Lewman
Humpty Dumpty's nursery rhymes by illustrations by Roberta Pagnoni
A children's treasury of nursery rhymes by illustrations by Linda Bleck
Dorling Kindersley book of nursery rhymes by Debi Gliori
Ocean realm by Rebecca Moesta and Kevin J. Anderson
Stormchaser by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
The jade necklace by Paul Yee ; illustrated by Grace Lin
Along with the lullabies, you and your baby may enjoy some of the following CDs:
Will Travel for Food
Spain - a culinary road trip by Mario Batali with Gwyneth Paltrow
Around the world in 80 dinners: the ultimate culinary adventure by Cheryl and Bill Jamison
Little tiger by illustrations by L. Rigo
Little puppy by illustrations by L. Rigo
Want more? Find them all in the catalog and subscribe to updates by RSS feed.
Finding Lincoln by Ann Malaspina ; paintings by Colin Bootman
Library mouse : a friend's tale by Daniel Kirk
Books set in Michigan count, too!
Black lace by Beverly Jenkins
The Christmas clock: a novel by Kat Martin
Lucky by Jennifer Greene