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Conquer Your Health with Goals

Remember: your body is a temple. Take control of your health by setting (and meeting) goals to improve your health. Begin a new fitness routine. Make a plan to improve your eating habits. Take up an active hobby, such as bicycling or playing a sport. Make goals you can acheive this summer, for example:
  • Walk for 30 minutes, 5x a week
  • Quit drinking soda for (at least) one month
  • Find and join a local martial arts group and attend at least 3 meetings
Once you've met your first goal, log in and claim your badges! Need help getting started?

Read a Book While Listening to Music

Read a book while listening to music to earn your Curtains Up badge. Sometimes it takes a lot of work to choose the perfect soundtrack for a book…

[inspire by Kassy.Miller is licensed under CC BY-A 2.0]

Recipe Exchange

Share your favorite recipes, or discover new ones.

Bring in several copies of your favorite recipe (printed out on an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper and paper clipped together) to put in the Recipe Exchange kiosk located by the Reception Desk and earn your Chow Down badge. Look at the recipes others have left, and take home a new recipe or two.

If you prefer to share your recipe online, simply add the recipe in a comment to this blog post.

Bon Appetit!

Read a Tumblebook

Read a story in a new way. Tumblebooks is an online database that contains hundreds of well loved children's books told in an animated, interactive format. Many contain games, quizzes or other activities at the conclusion of the story. You can access it from your home computer or iPad or here in the library. If you are reading here in the library don't forget to bring your headphones so you'll be able to listen to the story.

Conquer a New Genre

Are you in a reading rut? Summer is a great time to try something new.

Use the drop-down menus on the Kids Book Lists page and May We Suggest blog to generate suggestions for a brand new read. Try a graphic novel, audiobook or ebook for a fresh reading experience. If you're feeling brave, combine a new format with a genre you've never read before to truly conquer this badge.

Can't find anything inspiring? Fill out the May We Suggest form to receive personal recommendations.

Hold a Book Discussion

Don't just read a book this summer, conquer it by checking out one of our Children's or Adult Book Discussion Kits and holding your own Book Club.

Read to Thorndyke

Come to the library and read to Thorndyke, the resident bear in the Children's Library. He's a very good listener and won't bite.

Medical Mystery #1

Imagine yourself as a medical detective. Put your skills to the test by solving the following mystery — the first of 4 this summer. Read all the clues, find out the answer, and send your guess to askcpl@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Medical Mystery #1". After you send your guess you should claim your Sleuth It or Be Well badge. The contest winner must solve all 4 mysteries this summer to be entered in a drawing for a prize. Good Luck!

Clues

  1. I was a deadly virus
  2. During my outbreak, between 50-130 million people died
  3. Soldiers, sailors and other travelers helped me spread across the world
  4. The first case in the U.S. was reported in the state of Kansas
  5. Most of my victims were young, healthy adults

Remembering Elvis

Elvis Presley was told he'd never make it as singer. He kept trying until one late night at the recording studio, it all came together like magic. The rest is history and he went on to become one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Stop by the display showcase and remember Elvis. Earn CYS badges too. If you fill out a quiz and correctly answer all the questions, your name will be entered in a drawing for 2 free tickets to the Michigan Elvis Fest, July 13 and 14 in historic Depot Town, Ypsilanti. The quiz is located next to the Michigan Elvis Fest poster on the large print shelf. Return quizzes to the Help Desk.

Canton Seniors Book Group April 25, 2013

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, April 25 at 2:00-3:00pm in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A.  We will be discussing Jeffrey Zaslow's THE GIRLS FROM AMES.  Copies of the book are distributed at the group's meeting or request a copy  at the Adult Help Desk.

The girls from Ames: a story of women & a forty-year friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow

Canton Seniors Book Group February 28, 2013

Canton Seniors Book Group meets on Thursday, February 28 at 2:00-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A.  This month we are discussing:

Room: a novel by Emma Donoghue

Teens Vote For Your Favorite Book

Teens, It is time to vote for your favorite book of the past year.  The Michigan Library Association give the Thumbs Up! Award annually to the author who writes a book with the most teen appeal.  After you vote, don't forget to claim your LOVE IT badge online.

Show Us What You Love

Fill out one of our LOVE IT hearts with your favorite book, movie, music, or program.  You can pick up a heart at the the Children's Help Desk and the Adult Help Desk.  After you fill out your heart, don't forget to claim your LOVE IT badge online.

Museum Adventure Passes Are Back!

The popular Museum Adventure Pass program is back for its fifth and final year. Get all the details on our Local Attractions page.

eReader Users Group

Join library staff and other eReader users as we share eBook tips and tricks in an informal environment. Group will meet Tuesday June 19th from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Purple Room.
[Photo courtesy of AP Images]