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Where in Canton are LB and Clarke? #4

LB's cousin, Clarke, came to visit and LB took him on a tour all over Canton. They forgot to label their pictures, so put your sleuth skills to the test and help the bears remember where in Canton they visited.

Read the clue, look at the picture and send your guess to sleuthit@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Where in Canton #4", then claim your Sleuth it! badge. All correct entries will be entered in a drawing for a prize at the end of the contest. Please one entry per picture.

Clue #4 - The play's the thing. We want tickets!
LB and Clarke 5

Game On/Green Thumb Flower Tournament: Week 4

As part of Connect Your Summer, the Game On and Green Thumb badges have teamed up to do a flower tournament! Only one flower can be crowned the best flower of summer, and it's up to you to decide.

Each week during Connect Your Summer, two flowers will duke it out for your votes. The flower with the most votes will continue on in the tournament. Last week, sunflowers wilted to daisies. This week, lily-of-the-valley and apple blossom go leaf to leaf!

Sign in to vote for your favorite flower:

Lily-of-the-Valley
57% (4 votes)
Apple Blossom
43% (3 votes)
Total votes: 7

Learn About Protecting Animals

Would you like to learn more about protecting and rescuing 
animals? Be sure to visit the library July 15-21 and see the 
display case featuring various animal welfare agencies including World Wildlife Foundation, Stiggy's Dogs, The Humane Society of Huron Valley, The Humane Society Berman Center for Animal Care - Westland, Best Friends Animal Society, and Rescued Greyhounds as Pets.  Please visit any of these organization's websites, read one of the library's many books or watch a movie about animals to earn a badge. Blog about something you've learned if you like!

Back in time Word Search Game

This is the third game of our "Back in Time Word Search" series challenge. Throughout the course of six weeks, we feature three games. They focus on different aspects of going back in time. The Back in Time: Gadgets is for this week and the next (until July 30.) Pick one up from the Help Desk, and have fun figuring out the word puzzle. Return it to the Help Desk to earn yourself a chance for prize drawing!

At Home Story Fun

Are you looking for something to do this summer to earn your badges for CYS? For a fun activity, have an at home storytime! Here are some great books and songs that will be fun and festive:

Twist and Shout by the Beatles
Rock and Roll Freeze Dance by Hap Palmer

Go back to bed! by Ginger Foglesong Guy ; illustrations by James Bernardin

Open very carefully by Nicola O'Byrne ; with words by Nick Bromley

The day Louis got eaten by John Fardell

Have fun!

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

This year's Ann Arbor Street Art Fair takes place from July 17 -20. This original fair is part of four separate art fairs that take place in Ann Arbor during these four days. The others are The State Street Area Art Fair, The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair and Ann Arbor's South University Art Fair. Combined, the fairs average over 50,000 attendees from across the nation. Earn your My Mitten badge and see - or buy - some great art all at the same time!

Game On/Green Thumb Flower Tournament: Week 3

As part of Connect Your Summer, the Game On and Green Thumb badges have teamed up to do a flower tournament! Only one flower can be crowned the best flower of summer, and it's up to you to decide.

Each week during Connect Your Summer, two flowers will duke it out for your votes. The flower with the most votes will continue on in the tournament. Last week, carnations wilted to roses. This week, sunflowers and daisies go leaf to leaf!

Sign in to vote for your favorite flower:

Sunflower
40% (2 votes)
Daisy
60% (3 votes)
Total votes: 5

Where in Canton are LB and Clarke? #3

LB's cousin, Clarke, came to visit and LB took him on a tour all over Canton. They forgot to label their pictures, so put your sleuth skills to the test and help the bears remember where in Canton they visited.

Read the clue, look at the picture and send your guess to sleuthit@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Where in Canton #3", then claim your Sleuth it! badge. All correct entries will be entered in a drawing for a prize at the end of the contest. Please one entry per picture.

Clue #3 - Lots of places to shop and eat along the very busy street. Had to stop to rest on this unusual, artsy bench.
LB and Clarke 3

CPL Loves Zinio...Do You?

Zinio is a fantastic new service at CPL for online magazines. Sign up for it to earn your Love It badge-- and have digital access to almost 200 of your favorite magazines. Consumer Reports, Elle Decor, Organic Gardening, Martha Stewart Living, Hockey News, Rolling Stone, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance are just some of the titles to pick from.

Time Capsule Unearthed!

We have unearthed a time capsule containing artifacts from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. The capsule and all the items are on display in the library showcase! Use your keen eyesight, brain power, and research ability to answer questions related to these antiquated objects. Give yourself a chance to win a prize by returning the answer sheet to the Help Desk! The lucky winner will be notified.

More Books to Love

Wondering what to read next? Always looking for new authors to pile on to your to-be-read list? Go to CPL's May We Suggest on Facebook on Thursday, July 18th. Give us the name of your favorite author and we will give you three new authors you might also love. Librarians will be standing by from 9 AM to 9 PM. Then go to CYS--you have earned your Love It badge!

Where in Canton are LB and Clarke? #2

LB's cousin, Clarke, came to visit and LB took him on a tour all over Canton. They forgot to label their pictures, so put your sleuth skills to the test and help the bears remember where in Canton they visited.

Read the clue, look at the picture and send your guess to sleuthit@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Where in Canton #2", then claim your Sleuth it! badge. All correct entries will be entered in a drawing for a prize at the end of the contest. Please one entry per picture.

Clue #2 - Found a very colorful rock. Maybe we should take a class in geology.

Canton 2013 Sounds of Summer

Attend a free concert!  Canton Leisure Services has a concert at three times a week.  Times and Locations are on their website.

CPL Loves May We Suggest on Facebook...Do You?

Are you always looking for a new book to read? Do you enjoy fun quotes about books? Like our May We Suggest Page on Facebook. Earn your Love It badge--and enhance your Faceboook feed with our librarians' suggestions for that all-important question: What do I read next?

Find the Geocache

Gone are the days of the wrinkled map marked with an X but treasures can still be found using the modern-day method of geocaching. Like the old-fashioned treasure hunt, participants seek out hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS devices or smart phone applications, then report their experiences online. In fact, there are two active caches right here at the library (one inside and one outside)! According to Geocaching.com, there are 1,188,372 active caches and between 4-5 million geocachers worldwide. For more information on geocaching in Michigan, visit the MiGo website and look for a hunt in your area.

New to geocaching? These books will help!

The geocaching handbook by Layne Cameron ; with a foreword by Dave Ulmer

The complete idiot's guide to geocaching by the editors and staff of Geocaching.com

Game On/Green Thumb Flower Tournament: Week 2

As part of Connect Your Summer, the Game On and Green Thumb badges have teamed up to do a flower tournament! Only one flower can be crowned the best flower of summer, and it's up to you to decide.

Each week during Connect Your Summer, two flowers will duke it out for your votes. The flower with the most votes will continue on in the tournament. Last week, dandelions couldn't tough it out against violets. This week, roses and carnations go leaf to leaf!

Sign in to vote for your favorite flower:

Rose
75% (6 votes)
Carnation
25% (2 votes)
Total votes: 8

Go West [Michigan], Young Man!

When your family is debating their upcoming summer vacation, don't forget to consider the often overlooked Michigan beachtowns along the southwest Michigan shoreline. The areas along this shoreline offer many amenities and family fun, are quite affordable and travel-friendly. Follow the link above for additional information on these possible vacation spots.

Back in Time Word Search Game

This is the second game of our "Back in Time Word Search" series challenge. Throughout the course of six weeks, we'll feature three games. They focus on different aspects of going back in time. The Back in Time: Entertainment is for this week and the next (until July 15.) Pick one up from the Help Desk, and have fun figuring out the word puzzle. Return it to the Help Desk and you earn yourself a chance for prize drawing!

Murder Will Out

Let It Burn: An Alex Mcknight Novel by Hamilton, Steve — Join Steve Hamilton, Edgar Award winner, at Aunt Agatha's on Friday, July 5 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of his newest book Let It Burn.

Chow Down at One of Canton's International Restaurants

Make this an adventuresome summer. Earn your Chow Down badge by dining at one of the dozens of ethnically diverse restaurants in Canton:

Chinese: Best China
Canton China
Chin Express
China Garden
China Gold
China House
Chopstick House