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What's the Word?

Here are some folks who earned their Entertainment Badge by playing Giant Scrabble! Whether stopping by to play one word or many, these folks dazzled us with their mastery of vocabulary. We'll be doing this program again on August 11, 11:00AM-1:00PM, so keep an eye out.

Have your earned your Foodie badge yet?

Have you joined Connect Your Summer yet? Have you earned your Foodie badge yet? Patrons who attended Potato Play or Fruit Fun earned their badge while hanging out at the library. If you'd like to attend a library program to earn your Foodie badge, we have some great programs that can satisfy this badge.

Connect Your Summer

Have you joined our new Summer program, Connect Your Summer? It encourages you to connect to the community through reading and other activities. You can read books, come to library programs, attend community events or create your own activities to earn virual online badges. Through this program you can make friends, learn more about the library and the explore the community. Have a great summer!

Adventure Awaits You!

Even if you haven't read the prequel, Fly by Night (as I haven't), you will still fly through Fly Trap by Frances Hardinge, staying up far later than you should to find out what happens next. Mosca Mye is one feisty, clever, courageous, endearing super-heroine ready to take on evil and corruption regardless of the danger it puts her in. She has just escaped from the city of Mandelion, where she, her sometimes con-man friend Eponymous Clent, and her goose guard Saracen helped foment a revolution. Now the trio is trapped in the wealthy, but "stinkin', rotten" city of Toll that operates like a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Register for the Best in Show Dog Show!

Canton Library will host our own Best in Show Dog Show on August 6th from 10:00AM-Noon. Pets must register ahead of time — but all humans are welcome!

A signed registration form and other information about your pet is required if you wish to be in the show. You must present your homeowners insurance and dog's shot records to participate.

Dogs will be judged on various criteria including appearance, behavior, best trick, and best costume. Many prizes will be awarded with an overall Best in Show grand prize for the winner.

Download the registration form

Duct Tape Mania

Wednesday, July 20, at 2:00PM tweens and teens going into grades 5-12 can make awesome creations out of duct tape. Registration opens July 6th.

Time's running out…

Teens and Tweens — Don't forget to register for our Minute To Win It program on Friday, July 8th at 2:00PM! We know you've all been waiting to try those cool games yourselves. So come and join us. Earn your Adventurer Badge, Discover wacky skills you didn't know you had, and maybe even win a prize! Yup. We did just say the "P" word. Register Today

5th Grade and Up Book Discussion

Get together with other tweens and teens to talk about a great book. Register online, then check out the book at the Children’s Desk. Register online today.
Program Date: Thursday, July 14, 2:00-2:45PM
Book Title: The Postcard by Tony Abbott

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids!
Boy! I've seen a lot of you here at the library the last couple of days. As you can see from this picture, I was working hard on my reading for Connect-Your-Summer today. I like to do my reading under a tree. It's a good thing we have one here in the library! Do you ever read under trees? I finally figured out what badge LB and I can earn next. It's called the Adventurer Badge! This badge is perfect for LB, because he's always having adventures! Based on the books I'm reading, can you figure out where his next adventure will be? You'll have to keep watching to see if you guess right! And don't forget to tell me what you're doing to earn your Connect Your Summer badges too! I love reading about them!
Bear Hugs!
Thorndyke

J100 — Some Weird Stuff!

The J100-199 section of Children's Non-fiction has a lot going on! We have a wide range of topics including the Supernatural (witches, ghosts), Optical Illusions, Feelings, Friendship, and Death. Stop on by and enjoy!

Minute to Win It

Johnny Applestack. Worm Diving. Chocolate Unicorn. They're all games from Minute to Win It. You've watched the TV show, now it's your turn! Check out NBC's Minute to Win It website and start brushing up on your mad skills for our Minute to Win It program on July 8th at 2:00PM. This program is for Teens and Tweens. Registration begins June 24th.

For those who like Percy Jackson…

Here's a list of books for those who like Percy Jackson and are looking for another good series to read:

The ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

The merchant of death by D.J. MacHale

Magyk by Angie Sage; illustrations by Mark Zug

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids!
I'm super excited because I just earned my very first Connect Your Summer Badge! I told you that LB and I signed up as team, right? Well. We just got our very first badge... the Multicultural Badge. And it came with a nifty little star on it because we shared what we did with all of you! I read a book called Zoo-Ology by Joelle Jolivet. It's a big huge book (you can see it in my last blog post) with really neat pictures in it. And I learned a little bit about all the different animal cultures that are different than me. LB decided he would study People Culture, so he visited the Canton Historical Society. They have lots of neat stuff there. And LB got to sign his name in the guestbook (he has very nice handwriting) and put a pin on the map where he lives. He brought back lots of pictures to show me, and it sure looks like he had fun!
Boy we both had super lots of fun. We can't wait to earn our next badge! I need some ideas though... What have you done to earn yours? Can't wait to hear all about it!
Bear Hugs!
Thorndyke

Fantasy & Fablehaven Fans Readers' Alert!

Book #1 in Brandon Mull's new Beyonders series is beyond belief. Action, suspense, humor, magic, mystery, plot twists, bizarre portals to alternate realms, epic battles between good and evil — A World Without Heroes has it all. Jason, a regular teenager with no dreams of glory, suddenly finds himself devoted to overthrowing an evil tyrant after slipping through the mouth of a hippo into the realm of Lyrian. Just when you think he must undertake this mission impossible alone, he encounters Rachel, who was also magically ported into Lyrian. These two intrepid teens must quickly learn not only to trust each other, but to recognize honesty and deception in the many bizarre creatures they encounter on their quest.

Tell Us About Your Summer 2011

In order to improve our Summer offerings, please let us know four quick things about your Summer:

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids!
Did you sign up for Connect Your Summer yet? LB and I did today! We are going to tackle it as a team. As you can see, I'm getting a start on my reading for my Multicultural Badge. And LB is off on a little adventure to fulfill another criteria for the badge. That's how we split it up. I really like to read, so I'm going to do all the reading. But I can't really leave the library. That's where LB comes in. He's going to take care of all the off-library-campus activities for me so we can earn badges. It's going to be so much fun! and I've already learned a lot! I can't wait to log into my account and read about all the fun and exciting books you've read and the activities you've participated in too! So don't forget to tell me all about what you're doing over on the Connect Your Summer page!
Bear Hugs!
Thorndyke

Sports Books for Kids

Cookbooks and More

Cookbooks for Kids

Banana split pizza and other snack recipes by Heather E. Schwartz

Batter Up Kids: sensational snacks by Barbara Beery; photography by Marty Snortum

Children's quick & easy cookbook by Angela Wilkes

Manga Drawing Contest 2011

Enter CPL’s Manga Drawing Contest and you could win one of three great prizes. Last day to enter is July 31; winners will be announced at the Connect Your Summer Celebration on August 13. Check out last year's entries and winners for inspiration.

Contest Rules

  1. Entries must be submitted by students entering 5th–12th grade. Winners will be chosen in 3 divisions: 5th-6th, 7th-9th, 10th-12th
  2. All art must be your own, but the drawings can be of anything: a copy of your favorite character, an original character you’ve made up, or a story in comic strip form. You may get inspiration or instruction from a book, but please do not copy the images inside exactly
  3. Limit of 2 art entries per person
  4. All drawings must fit on an 8½ by 11 piece of paper. You may use any medium to create your artwork
  5. This year, bonus points will be awarded to artwork that showcases a unique world culture or mix of cultures. To do this, you may use any time period and/or place. Here’s some examples:
    • A girl in a traditional Japanese kimono
    • Naruto dressed as a German soldier during WWI
    • a boy with a beret sitting at a French cafe
    • Rukia from Bleach dressed as an American 50’s rock musician
    • Someone piloting a mecha in future 2280 Japan
    • An 1800s Native American girl chasing down a giant anime buffalo
    This element is not necessary to enter, nor to win, but it could earn you extra points
  6. All participants' entries, with consent, will be displayed on the Canton Public Library website. Note: if you are under 18, it is assumed that you have your parents' permission to have your artwork displayed online
  7. The deadline for all entries is July 31, 2011. Paper entries will be available for pick up after August 13. Last day to retrieve artwork is September 1
  8. You can submit your artwork using the paper entry form here (if so, please drop off your artwork in a manila envelope with your name on it at the library), or the form below

World Literature for Kids

Anansi and the talking melon by retold by Eric A. Kimmel; illustrated by Janet Stevens

Anansi the spider: a tale from the Ashanti by adapted and illustrated by Gerald McDermott

Andersen's fairy tales by retold by Friederun Reichenstetter; illustrated by Silke Leffler