Juneteenth marks the day that the last slaves were officially emancipated in the United States. Beginning as a smaller holiday throughout Texas, Juneteenth is now celebrated throughout the country on June 19th. The following nonfiction and fiction titles share stories of emancipation and celebration!

Children's Books

Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper
Dancing Common Crane Photo by Santiago Lacarta on Unsplash

 

Enjoy a series of playlists that will make you want to grab a dance partner and get on your feet. Dancing is a great way for all ages to have fun together and build gross motor skills. Try one of our themed playlists to get yourself in the mood to get moving! Playing Spotify playlists does require a free Spotify account.

 

NEW: Get On Our Way with a special 62 Days kick-off playlist. (Spotify)

 

Other fun playlists to try:

•       Call the Meeting to Order (7:30 PM)

•       Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)

•       Approval of Agenda

•       Approval of General Meeting Minutes

•       Communications

•       Report of the Library Director

•       Trustee Comments

•       Committee Reports — None

•       Old Business — None

•       New Business

  •               August 2021-July 2022 Healthcare Plan Options Overview (Kapnick Insurance)
  •               Approve August 2021-July 2022 Healthcare Contract
  •               Review and Approve PA 152 Employer/Employee Insurance Premiums Cost- Sharing                         (hard cap or 80/20 split)
  •               2022 Budget Discussion — expenditures                      
                           o   Capital expenditures
  •               Reopening the Library Further
  •               Pandemic Reopening Policy Revision Approval

•       Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)

•       Adjourn

Please note that the June meeting of the Canton Public Library Board will be held remotely, in accordance with the amended MDHHS Gathering and Face Mask order and the Wayne County Declaration of Local Emergency Ordinance. Members of the public who wish to participate in this meeting may join the Zoom meeting at 7:30 PM on Thursday, June 17. Attendees will be muted automatically except for the Call To Audience portions of the agenda, where members of the public may use the "raise hand" function within the Zoom meeting application, at which point they will be unmuted for up to 5 minutes of public comment per person.

The meeting packet is available below. The meeting will be recorded and posted following the meeting. Members of the public needing accommodation due to a disability should contact the library director, Eva Davis, at davise@cantonpl.org.

 

We currently have a job opening in our Circulation Services Department for a part time Circulation Assistant position. For complete information please visit our jobs/volunteer page.

For over 30 years, the Lammy Awards have been presented by LAMBDA Literary to celebrate LGBTQ+ books and authors. Check out some of this year's winners below or find more information on past awards or additional titles and the LAMBDA Literary organization; please click here

Fiebre tropical : a novel by by Juliana Delgado Lopera
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Read The Wall Street Journal from anywhere with your Canton Public Library card!

Enjoy digital access to U.S. and international print content; the WSJ Magazine; profiles, financials, research and ratings of thousands of companies; and U.S., Asia, Europe, India, China, and Japan editions.

Here's how: 

1. Click on this link.
2. Enter your Canton Public Library card number and PIN.
3. Follow the link on the page.
4.  Create a Wall Street Journal account*; if you already have one, click “Sign in”.
5. After signing in you will have unlimited access to the Wall Street Journal online for 3 days.
6. After your three days is up, click on the link above in step 1 and sign in again with your Wall Street Journal account. (We recommend bookmarking this page!)

Review the WSJ Privacy Policy here.

Sharing login info with unauthorized users is a violation of our terms and agreement for both newspapers, and could result in cancellation of services. 

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Read The New York Times from anywhere with your Canton Public Library card!

Enjoy digital access to current and historic NYT articles; customizable news alerts; multiple language options; and real-time market data and company research pages covering 11,000+ public and private companies.

Here's how:

1. Click on this link.
2. Enter your Canton Public Library card number and PIN.
3. Follow the link on the page.
4.  Create a New York Times account*; if you already have one, click “Sign in”.
5. After signing in you will have unlimited access to The New York Times online for 24 hours.
6. To continue after 24 hours is up, click on the link above in step 1 and sign in again with your NYTimes.com account. (We recommend bookmarking this page!)

*Review the NYT Privacy Policy here.

Sharing login info with unauthorized users is a violation of our terms and agreement for both newspapers, and could result in cancellation of services. 

 

62 Days of Summer 2021 Logo

We want to help you have the best summer possible with our 62 Days of Summer program. Watch this video for a quick explanation of how the program works, check your mail for a packet from us, then come back to our website for ideas and inspiration. We've got 62 ways to do 62 Days of summer reading, activities and programs at your own pace and comfort level. Our librarians have put together lists of reading suggestions, recommended activities and ways to safely engage with your neighbors and community. See you online!

The library would like to sincerely thank the Tamil Aarvalargal Group for their generous donation of over 200 Tamil language books for the adult international language collection, including both fiction and nonfiction titles.  Tamil Aavalargal Group's dedication to literacy is both admirable and much appreciated!

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