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Green Scene: Endangered Animals

Did you know that the Tasmanian Devil is an endangered species? Find out about this and other animals in danger of extinction in these books.

New computers for kids and parents

We have added new computers in the Children's Library:
8 new computers

These eight stations are for kids and their parents, and have the Microsoft Office suite as well as games and Internet access. Kids and parents can surf with or next to each other, or parents can get things done while kids play games or do homework.

World Math Day - March 4, 2009

The 3rd annual World Math Day will take place on March 4, 2009. Children from around the world will be uniting to answer a record breaking number of mental arithmatic questions.  Unicef and 3D Learning have partnered to bring about this event, which is open to kids ages 5-18.  Practice is open now on the website and classrooms, homeschoolers or individual students are invited to register.  Are you ready to participate?

Betcha didn’t know…

That Lucas Grabeel (Ryan of HSM fame) starred in a little known 2008 film called The Adventures of Food Boy.  He plays Ezra, who learns (at a rather inopportune time) that he has the power to make food appear in his hands.  Like every super hero, Ezra struggles to decide whether he will use his powers to benefit himse

Remember Pluto?

Once upon a time, long ago, way back in February of 1930, the Pluto formerly known as a planet was first sighted by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh.  It was the smallest planet out in the far reaches of our solar system, but it was recently reclassified as a dwarf planet. 

Find books about Pluto in our library catalog, or search for Pluto in one of the databases available on our Kids’ Homework Help page.

Gaiman's Graveyard Grabs the Newbery!

Noboby Owens, or Bod, is a 'normal' boy fated to be raised in a graveyard by ghosts and a guardian who is neither dead nor alive. Magical, terrifying, and filled with gripping adventures, The Graveyard Book is another supernatural masterpiece by Neil Gaiman and was justly awarded the 2009 Newbery Medal. Coraline, another creepy  Gaiman concoction, was made into a 3D step-motion animated film and is now showing at theaters. Check it out!

Further Reading

If you're enjoying February's Tween book club selection (The City of Ember), make sure to check out the movie and the rest of books in this

Happy Birthday, Jane Yolen!

Celebrate Jane Yolen’s 70th birthday by checking out one of her books in our collection.  From picture books to poetry, teen fantasy to fairy tales and short stories to science fiction, it sure seems like she’s written something for everyone.  One of my favorites is Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast.

February Tween Book & Pizza Club

If you're interested in discussing a great book with other Tweens over a pizza lunch, look no further than our monthly Tween Book & Pizza Club! February's selection is The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. This month's program is scheduled for 1pm on February 28, and registration begins at 9am this Saturday (February 14). Hope to see you there!

Valentine's Day Sites

Valentine's Day will be here soon!  Here are some fun and helpful sites to use to celebrate Valentine's Day with your family.
  • Cards and Crafts for Valentine's Day
    Craft projects fro preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children.
  • Funschool Valentine’s Day Activity Center
    You'll find games, crafts, jokes and e-cards at this site from the Kaboose network.
  • Lil' Valentine

New comics

We've added two new titles to our comics collection. Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar and Franco features tales of your favorite miniature superheroes, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch by Tania del Rio, chronicles the adventures of Sabrina and her friends. What sort of mischief will they conjure up this time? Stop in the Tween section of the library and find out.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is coming up!  Do you want to make some fun and festive food to celebrate the holiday?  We have many cookbooks that will show you ways to surprise your favorite people.

Calling All Wimpy Kids!

Dairy of a Wimpy Kid Party

Tweens are invited to join us for a party based on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney.   We’ll have wimpy snacks, play wimpy games and make a wimpy craft.  Registration begins on January 29th.  Thursd

Knit Night

Join us at 7pm every second Monday of the month for Knit Night in the Community Room.
All handcrafters of all skill levels are welcome. If you'd like to learn how, bring some needles and yarn and chances are someone will be happy to teach you. Bring your works-in-progress and your finished objects to show off! Knit Night is a casual, friendly evening, so drop in for some good conversation and handcrafting.

Black History Month: On-line resources

Looking for a resource to help you with a Black History Month assignment?  We have collected many on-line resources to help you find biographies, images, timelines and quizes. 

Wimpy #3 is Here!

Will Greg be able to unwimpify himself, or will his dad really send him off to military school in order to toughen him up? Find out in the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid - the Last Straw by Jeff Kinney.

February is Love Your Library Month

20080211%20Love%20Your%20Library%20MonthThere are many ways to show your love for the Canton Public Library. Check out materials, volunteer with our Friends, take part in our programs, or make a donation to our Endowment Fund. One of easiest ways to show your love is to tell us what we’re doing right! Send compliments or suggestions through our website form, or comment on this post and share what you love most about your library.

February Tween Book & Pizza

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
It's not too late to sign up for this month's Tween Book and Pizza!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
February 12, 7 p.m.

If you enjoyed the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney, you’ll love this program.

Candle Containers

candleapIn honor of the many holidays that use candles in celebrating, we invite you to come design a container of your own. So come get creative with beads, glitter, tissue paper and embroidery thread and jazz up a candle container for whatever holiday celebration you like best!
Register online beginning October 28.
Ages: 5th and 6th graders
Date and Time: November 11 at 5:00 - 5:45 pm

Tween Book and Pizza Club

pizzaAges: 5th and 6th graders
Get together with other tweens, eat pizza & talk about a great book. After you're registered, visit the Children's Information Desk to check out a copy of the book.

November Meeting
Book: Cryptid Hunters by Gordon Korman
Date & Time: Nov 8 at 1 - 2pm
Register: beginning October 25