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Looking for children's magazines? Kid-friendly mags are accessible in digital form via Zinio, one of the Library's e-media resources.

Click this direct link to access youth magazines.  Currently available titles include American Girl, Chickadee, Chirp, High Five, Highlights, Owl, and Zamoof!, plus parent-oriented FamilyFun.  Canton residents can use their library card to enjoy these magazines on their PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

Muggle Quidditch

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Learn more and earn badges on the Connect Your Summer page.
Muggle Quidditch

Throw a bludger and catch a snitch when you play Muggle Quidditch, the non-magical version of the game from the Harry Potter novels, at the Heritage Park soccer fields (weather permitting).  Participants should bring their own brooms.  Registration is required for participants (ages 9-17) for each session.  No registration needed for spectators.  Registration for the June 22 session begins May 24.  Registration for the August 9 session begins July 26.  Maps to the playing fields will be available at the Library on game days.  Costumes are encouraged (but not required)!

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Book Cover Make-Overs

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Imagine modern looks for classic book covers.  We'll be learning the basics of Microsoft Publisher to make-over book covers with more contemporary appearances.  This program is for ages 9-12 and registration is required, beginning June 24.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club: CYS Edition

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Roll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons & Dragons Gaming! This ongoing program takes place the fourth Monday of every month. Come to the June or July session to earn your Game On: On the Scene badge for Connect Your Summer!  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice and/or D&D 5th Edition Character Sheet. This program is suggested for ages 9-12, and no registration is required.

Photo 3/52 - Dice Tower by Scott Akerman (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Nature Discovery Live Animal Exhibit

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Enjoy a zoo-like experience when you stroll past aquarium tanks for close-ups looks at Michigan reptiles and amphibians!  Nature Discovery will bring over a dozen tanks (filled with a variety of local species of frogs, salamanders, snakes, and turtles) for your viewing pleasure, plus they will answer questions and provide opportunities for feeding turtles and handling snakes.  Drop in any time during the exhibit hours.  All ages welcome!

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Checkmate Chess

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Strengthen your strategy skills with a couple of classic tabletop games: chess and checkers.  We'll have how-to instruction followed by open play.  No registration required!  For ages 7 and up.

9/365 Surrounded by Nathan D (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

wrestlers in the ring

Can't make it to WrestleMania this year?  Then come to our own wrestling-themed program, inspired by the WrestleMania reading challenge, on Monday, April 4, 7:00-8:00 PM.  Local wrestlers, including The Mysterious Movado, will visit CPL to read stories, talk about what it's like to face off in the ring, and hang out for photo-ops!  All ages are welcome, and no registration is required!

Arched by istolethetv (CC BY 2.0)

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Canton Public Library is proud to participate in Read Aloud 15 Minutes, a national campaign to have every child being read aloud to for 15 minutes every day starting at birth. This month, the Read Aloud movement emphasizes that reading aloud (1) helps build children's vocabulary, (2) promotes healthy brain development, and (3) continues to benefit a child even after s/he can read independently.

spider web

Catch a web-full of amazing spider-facts with the Leslie Science & Nature Center when they stop by for Save A Spider Day on Sunday, March 13, 2:00-3:00 PM.  Registration for this educational program about nature's amazing arachnids is required and begins February 23. For all ages.

Photo Spider web by Charles Dawley (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

 

The following titles may be enjoyed by Second Graders. All readers are at different levels and have different interests, so not all titles will appeal to, or be appropriate for, all readers. For additional recommendations ask at the Children's Reference Desk.

Fiction

Fiction books for Second Grade can be found in a variety of locations, including J PICTURE BOOK, J READER, KIDS GRAPHIC NOVEL, and JFICTION. Click on each title for location and availability.

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