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World War II : A History Mystery Activity

By conducting research and using the fewest number of clues possible, solve a mystery related to World War II. Geared towards children in grades 3-8, this is a great way to earn your Sleuth It badge. Complete the mystery and then return to our website to claim your badge!

Where Do You Love to Read?

Do you love to read so much that you will read almost anywhere? Where are you reading this summer? On the golf course? In a tent? On a boat? On vacation in some exotic locale? Or in your own tree fort? When you claim your Love It badge, upload a picture of you (or your family) reading. Not only will you earn your Love It badge, you will be entered in a random drawing for a prize! 

Tutoring Will Return in September

A big giant Thank You to all the National Honor Society students who made our Homework Help tutoring program a big success again this year. We are also thankful for all who participated and used this service. We were so happy to be able to partner with NHS to provide the service! Look for Homework Help again next school year!

Animal Lover Scavenger Hunt

Animals have scattered throughout the library! Can you find them all? Follow these instructions:
  1. Obtain an activity log from one of the Help desks.
  2. Read each clue and search the library to find a picture of the animal described.
  3. Write down the name and location of each animal you find.
  4. Put your completed activity log in the box on the reception desk for a drawing. Don’t forget to claim your ANIMAL LOVER badge online, too!

Green Thumb Flower Matching June 23 to 29, 2013

Have you earned your Green Thumb Badge yet? No? Good! Come to the library anytime during the week of June 23 to 29, 2013 and earn your badge by entering our Name the State Flower contest. Entry forms and state flower pictures will be at the Children's Reference Desk and one lucky winner will be drawn from the correct answers. Good luck and see you soon!

Geek Out on Trivia

google logoEarn your Geek Out badge, have fun learning trivia, earning points, and playing A Google A Day online. Share your accomplishments with your friends online or check out how they're doing as they play the game. Library staff is playing this game as well, so see how we do and try it yourself!

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I borrowed an Ebook, do I need to "return" it or does it automatically return?

June Creatapillars

Are you a creative kid? This crafty program is tailored to kids who are 7 to 10 years old. Let your creative side flow in our program, Creatapillars. For June, we will be making ways to feed our flying friends. Peanut Butter will be used in these projects. We will meet on Monday, June 3, 2013 from 7:00-7:45 PM. Registration begins Monday, May 24, 2013.

[Caterpillar by Rickydavid is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Summer Poet-Tree

Tree in the Children's LibraryFor CYS this summer, the tree in the center of the Children's Library is becoming a Poet-Tree. Stop by and enjoy the new poem posted each week. Read three poems, and you qualify to claim the Curtains Up badge, for celebrating the fine art of poetry.

Try Zinio, our New Online Magazine Service

I followed what it said in Connections and Library website, but after registering, your supplier (Zinio) is just trying to sell their magazines $3.99 per issue. I am getting no access to borrow and read the e-Magazine. Is this a scam? Else, can you post step by step instructions to borrow these magazines and read for free on the library website? Below are excerpts from the library website & Connections, which do not appear to be accurate. ----------------- The Canton Public Library will soon provide unlimited, simultaneous, digital access to almost 200 of your favorite magazines through a new database called Zinio for Libraries. After setting up a free account, CPL card holders will be able to read current issues cover-to-cover of any these selected titles, as well as be informed via email of future issues. Patrons can read online at any time via a web browser, either inside the library, or remotely on your PC, Mac, iPad, Kindle Fire, iPhone, or Android device. Offline access is also available after downloading an app. The issues are then permanently stored in your "viewer collection." No checkout periods or late fees ----- Starting in April, you'll be able to read over 130 magazines online with around-the-clock access. Zino, a new magazine service, allows 24/7 access to popular titles both in the library and remotely on your computer, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire or Android device. Just set up a free account, select your magazine and start reading. This service will become available in mid-April; for more information see our website.

Zinio is Here!

ZinioDigital access to almost 200 of your favorite magazines is now available! Just click on the Zinio icon on the front page of our website, or click on the link from our Databases or eBooks page to get started. Newsweek, Consumer Reports, Elle Decor, Organic Gardening, Martha Stewart Living, Hockey News, Rolling Stone, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance are just some of the titles to pick from. It is recommended that you use Google Chrome from the CPL website to view issues on the library's computers. For a short but helpful video click here.  Both the video and a user's guide are available on the Zinio site once you are signed up. Happy reading!

Digital Magazines are on the Way!

The Canton Public Library will soon provide unlimited, simultaneous, digital access to almost 200 of your favorite magazines through a new database called Zinio for Libraries. After setting up a free account, CPL card holders will be able to read current issues cover-to-cover of any these selected titles, as well as be informed via email of future issues. Patrons can read online at any time via a web browser, either inside the library, or remotely on your PC, Mac, iPad, Kindle Fire, iPhone, or Android device. Offline access is also available after downloading an app. The issues are then permanently stored in your "viewer collection." No checkout periods or late fees! A wide variety of popular titles will be available including Consumer Reports, Forbes, Good Housekeeping, Martha Stewart Living, Rolling Stone, Motor Trend, Popular Science, and Newsweek. More  specialized titles include The EconomistNew York Review of Books, Quilting Arts Magazine, Hello!, Guitar Player, Transworld Skateboarding and Hockey News. Stay tuned for more information on this great new resource!

AP Images Database

Want to jazz up your school report with images? Want to add photos to your PowerPoint presentation? You will find plenty of photos documentating current news, sporting events and people in our AP Images database. It contains photos from the Associated Press from the 1840s till now.
Photo courtesy of AP Images--Pope Benedict XVI on Ash Wednesday

validating a travel company

Hi, we are planning a trip to south africa this fall and have been doing some research on the feasability of such a trip we have incountered both large and small companies offering services, we are interested in knowing if there is any such group or service that would be able to give us info on the reputation of such travel agencies, exspecially the smaller ones that are located in south africa, thank you for any assistance you can give. Gene and Sharon Scharf

DVD Movie Titles and holding new Releases

Have the new DVD title ordering habits changed at the library for 2013? I have noticed no new DVD titles have been ordered since mid-December. My family and I have enjoyed watching new DVD title movies from the CPL over the past several years. Just curious and thank you in advance for all you do to help grow our Canton Community.

Library Board Director

Hello, I'm wondering if you can refer me to any online information on the six candidates running for the Library Board Director positions. Thanks, Tami Hayward Canton, Mi.

New Circulating E-readers

Starting in November, we will have 4 Sony Readers and 1 Kindle Touch available for check out! They'll each have 10 books preloaded on them, so no messy downloading required. You can check out an e-reader for 3 weeks (and, yes, you can renew it -if no one else is on hold for it), but you must return it to a staffed desk, and it's $5 per day overdue (so remember to return it on time). Look for these e-readers in our catalog (to place holds) starting November 1, 2012.

Ghibli Airlines

Japan Airlines just unveiled a stunning new Boeing 787 the other day. It's decorated by Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki and seven other winners of a chidlren's art contest. As part of the project, Japan Airlines will be screening some Miyazaki movies during flights. Check out some of our Studio Ghibli movies, on or off the ground.

Who Has the Best Friends Ever?

We do, of course! Check out this new sign the Friends of the Canton Public Library purchased for us. What a great way to remind the community of all the programs we have planned (sponsored by — who else? — the Friends). If you know a Friend, be sure to thank them.

Political Campaigning

This morning I observed a table to be used to register voters with Obama campaign signs. Is campaigning allowed on library property? If so, is written permission needed? If permission is needed, who grants the approval or refusal? What are the guidelings for allowing or refusing requests? Personally, I feel it is inappropriate for the library to be involved in any way with direct or indirect support for particular candidates. Allowing Obama support signs as part of voter registration certainly indicates library support for the andidate. Thank you in advance for your anticipated response and/or action.