April 21, 2017 | Thorndyke
You may have seen or heard the news that we have new eggs in our library nest. Mother ducks were spotted laying eggs in our Children's Department courtyard again, and if all goes well we look forward to welcoming baby ducks. While we wait for further action, might I suggest looking for a few ducky stories? Some recommendations - both fiction and nonfiction - are below. If you find one you especially enjoy, I bet the ducks in the courtyard (or me, the big friendly bear right next to them) might enjoy listening to you read it.
Introduces wood ducks, describing their life cycle, physical characteristics, diet, and behaviors.
Shows the duck as it grows up in its natural environment.
October 1, 2016 | strande
If you missed our Lion-themed Storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a roaring good storytime that you can do at home.
Young children are natural problem solvers and always looking for answers, especially when it involves animals. Using the photos and text, readers rely on visual literacy skills, reading, and reasoning as they solve the animal mystery. Clearly written facts give readers a deeper understanding of how the animal lives. More in this fun series can be found in the nonfiction collection.
OLD MACDONALD HAD A ZOO
If you know Old Macdonald, you know it's easily adaptable, so we used the following animals:
Elephant, Snake, Butterfly, Frog, Lion
And of course, made the appropriate animal noises or actions for each verse.
January 26, 2016 | strande
Earn your Hit the Road Badge or your Animal Lover Badge when you travel with these animals on the move.
When a young Wilson's warbler named Sammy wakes up one morning, ready to start his first migratory journey to Panama, he finds that the other warblers have already left, so he looks for help from other animals, who each have their own way of getting through the winter.
Two little birds make their first grand migration south, and later return home to start new families.
"Little Gray loved his lagoon and the humans who came to visit him there. One day, Mama announces that they must swim north to a far-away sea. At first he is sad to leave his home, but Little Gray soon realizes the importance of their journey. What happens along the way and how does Little Gray help his mother? Swim along with Little Gray as he finds the way to this special, food-filled sea."--.
January 26, 2016 | visnawj
Unleash your creativity when you envision unusual animal combinations at Animal Mash-Up on Saturday, February 20, 2:00-3:00 PM. In the spirit of Wallace Edwards' Unnatural Selections, we'll create drawings/collages that combine multiple animals in new forms, like a rhino with butterfly wings or a rabbit with a t-rex head. Plus, we'll learn about real-world critters that feature unusual sets of physical features. This program is for ages 5-12 and registration is required, beginning January 26.
May 31, 2015 | taramscott
InuYasha. Volume 1 by story & art by Rumiko Takahashi ; [English adaptation, Gerard Jones]
Fruits basket. Vol. 1 by Natsuki Takaya ; [translators, Alethea Nibley and Athena Nibley ; English Adaptation, Kelly Sue DeConnick & Jake Forbes ; retouch and lettering, James Lee]
Tokyo Mew Mew omnibus. Vol. 1 by written by Reiko Yoshida ; illustrated by Mia Ikumi ; translated by Elina Ishikawa ; lettered by AndWorld Design
April 14, 2015 | ms.amelia
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.