President Barack Obama recently shared his 2021 Summer Reading List, comprised of titles from a variety of genres. Interested in the former President's reading habits? Check one of his favorites out today!

At night all blood is black by 1966- David Diop
Land of big numbers by Te-Ping Chen

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

Volunteering is not only great for your community, but great for you as well! Getting involved with a cause can help you find purpose, connect with others, and feel good about the difference you’ve made. Helping out is also great for everyone, no matter their age. Use the resources below to get involved today!

The photo Colorful Hands by Tim Mossholder is made available through Unsplash

Connect With Volunteer Opportunities

Hey you! Yes, you! There is no one else like you in the world and that is something very special. In fact, you are worth celebrating just the way you are. Use our tips to enjoy time to yourself, create something special to you, or learn how to boost your confidence.

Sparkler in the snow by Jakob Owens courtesy of Unsplash

Ways to Celebrate Yourself

Help the little ones in your life learn to love themselves! These pictures explore what it means to be confident, happy, and unabashedly YOU. 

Alma and how she got her name by illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal
Be who you are by Todd Parr

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program was created to assist households that are struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Created by the FCC, the program strives to connect consumers to jobs, healthcare, education, and more with affordable Internet service.  

Beginning May 12, 2021, eligible households can enroll in the EBB program and receive a monthly discount off the cost of Internet service from approved providers. Contact a company near you or visit getemergencybroadband.org to find out more and enroll.  

Since 2013, May has been celebrated as Short Story Month - a time to read, share, and even write short stories! The story collections below have made waves and won awards in recent years. Check one out today for an exploration of these authors' unique styles and insights.

Ayiti by Roxane Gay

Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrate to acknowledge, discover, and demonstrate support for environmental protection. The books below share stories about the Earth, as well as ways that we can support and protect our planet. What will you do to make the Earth a better place?

Picture Books

Caillou : plants a tree by 1968- Sarah Margaret Johanson

Did you know that the average person in the United States creates about 4.5 pounds of waste every day? Small changes in our daily lives can quickly add up to make a long-lasting impact on the environment. This Earth Day, take time to reflect on the ways that your actions can help reverse the devastating effects of climate change and create a better future for our Earth. The following books explore the movement for sustainability and offer tips to start your own journey!

CPL Rollin' Rally

Choose your ride and get ready to roll! Join us on your bike, scooter, stroller, wheelchair, or other personal wheeled vehicle (no cars!). We'll be talking bike safety with Canton Public Safety. Then grab some swag, a snack, and head to Heritage Park for your own personal, self-guided ride! Bring your own water bottle for our refill station. All snacks and giveaways provided while supplies last.

Come as you are or deck your bike out to participate in our decorating contest! We'll be judging in two categories:

  • Book Themed 
  • Freestyle

Prizes generously donated by Sweet Bikes Canton.

 

Meet in the West parking lot of CPL.

This program is open to all ages and requires registration, beginning on June 24 at 9:00am. 

One registration per family, up to 6 people. Please register for only one time slot. 

The photo Right hand turn signal by Mark Stosberg is used courtesy of Unsplash.

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