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Michigan Adventure Pass (MAP)

Michigan Activity Pass hot air balloon logoCheck out a park pass using the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program and enjoy Michigan Trails Week from September 19 – 26. This week-long celebration features a variety of events in honor of Michigan's extensive trail network. Grab your friends and family, find a trail and let the adventure begin!

Library card holders can use their card online to print a free or discounted admission pass to almost 400 area museums, cultural organizations, state recreation areas, camp grounds and more.

Be Independent, Learn a New Language with Mango Languages in July!

It is July! Celebrate by learning a new language with the interactive Mango Languages site. This service is available to all Canton Public Library cardholders. 

Click here to check it out! 

All Around Michigan

Take a tour of our great state and learn about some of its many interesting communities.

Ann Arbor observed: selections from Then & now by Grace Shackman

Lost Ann Arbor by Susan Cee Wineberg

Cadillac: vintage postcard memoirs by Debra Bricault

The Caro area by Marcia M. Dievendorf, Patricia E. Frazer, and Mark O. Keller for the Caro Area District Library

Vintage views of the Charlevoix-Petoskey region by M. Christine Byron & Thomas R. Wilson

Global Tales for Teens

See the world from the comfort of home in these novels set in various locales around the globe.

My best friend, maybe (Greece) by Caela Carter

Subway girl (China) by Peter Jacob Converse

How my summer went up in flames (United States) by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Just one day (France) by Gayle Forman

Just one year (Global travels) by Gayle Forman

The conspiracy of us (Europe) by Maggie Hall

Road Trip Reads for Teens

Amy & Roger's epic detour by Morgan Matson

Paper towns by John Green

An abundance of Katherines by John Green

13 little blue envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Going bovine by Libba Bray

Just one wish by Janette Rallison

Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham

Around the World with Zinio Magazines

Become an armchair traveler with magazines in our Zinio online magazine database which renders magazines in their full color and glory. You can read them page by page on your computer or tablet. Use your Canton Library card to access and open free accounts to view over 200 magazines.
Here are some titles to get you started.

Travel ebooks

Best places to stay in Mexico [electronic resource] by Bill Jamison and Cheryl Alters Jamison

Adventure guide to Jamaica [electronic resource] by Paris Permenter & John Bigley

England [electronic resource] by Lonely Planet

Frommer's China [electronic resource] by Simon Foster, Candice Lee, Jen Lin-Liu, Beth Reiber, Tini Tran, Lee Wing-sze, Christopher D. Winnan

Paris, Paris [electronic resource]: journey into the City of Light by David Downie

Last train to Zona Verde [electronic resource]: my ultimate African safari by Paul Theroux

Travel in the U.S.

The dog lover's guide to travel: best destinations, hotels, events, and advice to please your pet—and you by Kelly E. Carter

Lonely Planet's best in travel 2015: the best trends, destinations, journeys, & experiences for the upcoming year by written by James Bainbridge, Sarah Baxter, Joe Bindloss, Abigail Blasi, Joshua Samuel Brown, Stuart Butler, Kerry Christiani, Fionn Davenport, Megan Eaves, Bridget Gleeson [and 21 others]

Rick Steves travel as a political act by Rick Steves

Eyewitness travel family guide Florida

2014 North American RV travel guide & campground directory by contributors, Cynthia Baum, Kristopher Bunker, Steve Bibler, Tracy Bibler, Robert Cornejo, Jeff Crider, Glenn Dupree, Maxye Henry, Pam Kane, Paula Loehr [and 3 others]

Foreign Travel

Discover Camping

Discover Your Mitten State

Under the Radar Michigan: the first 50 by written by Tom Daldin ; photographs and stories about the episode names by Jim Eldelman ; contributing prose by Eric Tremonti

Michigan: an explorer's guide by Jeff Counts, with photographs by the author

Backroads & byways of Michigan: drives, daytrips & weekend excursions by Matt Forster

Michigan state and national parks: a complete guide by Tom Powers

50 hikes in Michigan: sixty walks, day trips & backpacks in the lower peninsula by Jim DuFresne

Triple Crown Time

Congratulations to American Pharoah winner of the Triple Crown. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and the first since 1978 to win the Triple Crown. Come on in and see our display dedicated to the eleven Triple Crown winners and the beautiful traditions of the three highly acclaimed races:  the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.  Also featured are materials available for check-out containing  awe-inspiring stories of horses like Seabiscuit, Secretariat, and many others that have had an impact on our nation

Ooh La La! Romance languages with Mango

Learn the languages of love with the Mango speciality course on Romance Languages by enrolling in this specialty course. All free with your Canton Public Library Card!  Mango Languages provides access to 64 different languages (including English for non-native speakers) and includes foreign films and specialty lessons.

Happy New Year! Learn a new language with Mango.

Resolve to learn a new language at your own pace and for free!  Mango Languages provides access to 64 different languages (including English for non-native speakers) and includes foreign films and specialty lessons. Learn about the Chinese Zodiac in Mandarin for the upcoming Chinese new year by enrolling in a specialty course. All free with your Canton Public Library Card!

eBooks for travelling Around the World

Are you looking for a way to earn your Around the World Super Bookworm Badge and your Around the World eLectrified badge? Check out this list for some great suggestions we have in our ebook collection on Overdrive. Enjoy!

Starcross, or The coming of the moobs!, or Our adventures in the fourth dimension! [electronic resource]: a stirring adventure of spies, time travel and curious hats by as narrated by Art Mumby, (& Miss Myrtle Mumby) to their amanuensis, Philip Reeve ; and illuminated throughout by David Wyatt

The freedom maze [electronic resource]: a novel by Delia Sherman

A crazy day with cobras [electronic resource] by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca

Car trouble [electronic resource]: a novel by Jeanne DuPrau

Going bovine [electronic resource] by Libba Bray

Around the World Badge Activity

Are you looking for a great way to earn your Around the World Badge? Come in to the Canton Public Library and work on our Around the World Activity Sheets. We have two activity sheets--Name the Landmark is for the Adults and Name the Country Flag is for the kids. Use the books in the J900s and Adult 900's to find the answers and turn your completed sheet in for a chance to win a prize. Prizes will be drawn from correct entries August 16th.

Take a Trip with Kid's Graphic Novels

Graphic Novels are a great way to see the world this summer. We have some great titles that will help you earn your Around the World Badge in no time at all!

A bag of marbles by based on the memoir by Joseph Joffo ; adapted by Kris ; illustrated by Vincent Bailly ; translated by Edward Gauvin

The storm in the barn by Matt Phelan

Around the world: three remarkable journeys by Matt Phelan

Geronimo Stilton. Vol. 2. The secret of the Sphinx by Geronimo Stilton

The adventures of Tintin: Explorers on the moon by Hergé [i.e. G. Remy] ; [translated by Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper and Michael Turner]

Pure Michigan Travel

Michigan's motto declares: "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you." With that in mind,  take some time to explore the natural beauty and wonder of our great state with the resources listed below. For more ideas explore the Pure Michigan website.

Of woods and water: a photographic journey across Michigan by Ron Leonetti and Christopher Jordan ; foreword by Dave Dempsey

The paddler's guide to Michigan by Jeff Counts

Hiking Michigan by Roger E. Storm, Susan M. Wedzel

Belle Isle to 8 Mile: an insider's guide to Detroit by edited by Andy Linn, Emily Linn and Rob Linn

Travelling with Juvenile Non-fiction

Kids have you ever wanted to travel but just don't have the time? We have some wonderful non-fiction titles that will help get you to new places and meeting new people from all over the world all from the comfort of your living room couch. Enjoy!

Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: country facts that helped me win the National Geographic Bee by Andrew Wojtanik

P is for passport: a world alphabet by Devin Scillian

Where on Earth? by [editors, Helen Abramson, Steve Setford, Rona Skene]

National Geographic kids world atlas

The Brontë sisters: the brief lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef

Go! by Daniel Kirk