You love Raina Telgemeier, but are looking for something for a slightly older reader? Try these.

Tomboy by Liz Prince

Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to gain acceptance on the boys' baseball team, Liz learns to embrace her own views on gender as she comes of age, in an anecdotal graphic novel memoir.

The unlikely friendship between basketball team captain Charlie and robotics club president Nate is challenged when Nate declares war on the cheerleaders over funding that will either pay for new uniforms or a robotics competition.

This one summer by Mariko Tamaki

Rose's latest summer at a beach lake house is overshadowed by her parents' constant arguments, her younger friend's secret sorrows, and the dangerous activities of older teens.

All the Raina Telgemeier graphic novels are checked out, and anything similar. So now you're looking for similar chapter books. Here are a few.

Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.

Can you say catastrophe? by Laurie B. Friedman

"April Sinclair would like to blame someone for her mostly miserable life, and since her parents won't take responsibility, she blames the stork. Her teenage years kick off with a humiliating 13th birthday party, where one of her younger sisters reveals April's crush and the other puts on a show of peeing behind a tree like a boy. April can't wait to disown her loony family for a few weeks of summer camp with her two best friends. Meanwhile, she gets her first two kisses--from two different boys--and isn't sure how she feels about either one. But she's sure how she feels (horrified) when her parents cancel her camp plans in lieu of a family RV trip. Is there any silver lining to her summer?"--.

Afraid to actually ask Tina Zabinski for a date, eighth-grader Kevin spends most of his time theorizing about love and romance and observing and analyzing male/female interaction.

Maybe you want to read Sisters. Or maybe you love her work on The Baby-Sitters Club. Maybe you have no idea who Raina Telgemeier is, but you want a bright and fun graphic novel, and the ones your friends talk about are always checked out. Here is a list of Telgemeier's books (including alternative formats to check out), the popular titles that are just like Telgemeier, and some other suggestions for when those aren't available. Good luck, and happy reading.

Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Also available in: e-book

From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.

Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Also available in: e-book

Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Also available in: e-book

In a semi-autobiographical graphic novel, Raina's disappointing bond with a cranky, independent younger sister is further challenged by the arrival of a baby brother and an estrangement in their parents' marriage.

Minecraft for Kids

Participate in themed builds with your friends using Minecraft's Creative Mode. Collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. You never know when we may go survival mode. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Demo, Playstation, tablet and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server.

For ages 7 and up. Registration Required and will open one month prior to event.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club

D&D miniature figures

Roll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming! This ongoing program takes place the fourth Monday of every month.  Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice and/or D&D 5th Edition Character Sheet. This program is suggested for ages 9-12, and no registration is required.

Photo IoTR 49–51 Elf Wizard/Human Fighter/Halfling Rogue by Chris Heard (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Present with Prezi - CANCELLED

Student giving a Prezi presentation

Go beyond PowerPoint for your school presentations and learn about the dynamic options available with Prezi. In a brief class, we'll learn the basics and create a simple presentation.  Registration is required and begins August 26.  This program is for ages 11-18.

Photo: Prezi Presentation (cropped) by Yosomono (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Create Your Own Comics

Ka-Pow! Shazam! Do you love comics? Have you always wanted to be the next Stan Lee or Kazu Kibuishi? Join our Create Your Own Comics Program on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM as we take you step by step in how to create your own comic. This program is open to kids ages 7 to 12 years old.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Pokémon GO Group Hunt

Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

Did you know that the Library and the areas surrounding it are always teeming with wild Pokémon, PokéStops, even 4 Pokémon GO gyms? Meet up with other Canton area Trainers for our Pokémon Group Hunt and help us scour the Library and Heritage Park (weather permitting) for new items and wild Pokémon!

No registration required! We'll start in the Community Room, and head out from there, so be on time (or come find us in the Library or park). This program is open to all ages. Can't make it this week? Keep an eye out for weekly Group Hunts! 

In the event of inclement or uncomfortably hot weather our Group Hunt will remain inside the library. We may even drop some lures :)  

*Participants must bring their own Apple or Android device with Pokémon GO installed and account created. To battle in the Gym, Trainers must be Level 5 or higher. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

This post contains suggestions for how to earn your Dreamer badge.
Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.

The special Dreamer Badge for our Connect Your Summer program is now active through June 25th. Here are some suggestions for movies you can watch to claim your badge.

Barbie magically comes to life in this modern adaptation of the E.T.A. Hoffmann classic. The tale begins when Barbie, playing the role of Clara, receives a beautiful wooden Nutcracker as a gift from her favorite aunt. That night, while Clara sleeps, the Nutcracker springs to life to ward off the evil Mouse King who has invaded Clara's parlor. She awakes and aids the Nutcracker, but the Mouse King shrinks her by casting an evil spell.

Marty Bronson raises his son and daughter on his own. He has to sell his homey motel to Barry Nottingham who promises to make Marty's son manager. But, Nottingham pulls down the motel and builds a pricey hotel. Now grown up, Marty's son, Skeeter, works as a janitor and general servant. He still dreams of becoming the manager. When Nottingham announces a brand-new hotel, built on an existing school's property, he makes his future son-in-law, Kendall, manager. Skeeter's sister Wendy, has to leave town for a job interview and asks him to alternate looking after her two children Patrick and Bobbi, with Wendy's colleague, Jill. He doesn't get along with either Jill or the children, but his easy-going attitude loosens them all up. He starts telling the children bedtime stories and the children grow fond of him. They make suggestions about how the stories should go. When the stories become true in real life, Skeeter tries to maneuver the stories into a direction which will make his dream come true, too.

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