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Lip Sync Battle

You've probably seen the epic lip sync battles on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Or maybe you've watched LL Cool J host the show on Spike TV. Now you can show off your own lip sync skills and find out who is the top performer in Canton as we host a CYS Lip Sync Battle here at the library. Thursday July 30 at 7:00 PM. Registration is required. Participants are required to email song selection to welzn@cantonpl.org by July 24.

Fun and Activities for the Whole Family

Around the World with Books Quiz

How well do you know your books? We've got a special quiz to take you around the world with literature! (We have one for kids, and a more challenging one for adults.)

Stop by the CYS Command Center and get an Around the World Book Quiz. Match the setting of each book to the letter on the map, and turn in your quiz for the chance to win a prize. Don't forget to claim your Around the World badge online as well!

Game On Daily Trivia

Do you like trivia? We do!

Every day during CYS we will post a new trivia question on the bulletin board. Submit your answer for the chance to win a prize, and don't forget to claim your Game On badge online!

Constellation Connect-the-Dots

The night sky is full of stars, and some of them cluster together in to shapes. Did you know that the night sky changes throughout the year, and looks different from other areas of the world?

Stop by the CYS Command Center and connect the dots to find the constellations. Turn in your sheet for the chance to win a prize, and don't forget to claim your Great Outdoors badge online!

Art On the Scene

Everyone's an artist! No matter your age or talent, take a moment this summer to create something special. Check out our easels in the main lobby area, and make some art to leave here or take with you. Whatever you do, don’t forget to claim your Be Creative On the Scene badge online and fill out a ticket in the CYS Command Center near the Self Service Area for the chance to win a prize.

Animals On the Loose!

We've had a rash of Library Shenanigans, and the culprits are still on the loose!  Can you help us find them?
Help us find the animal on the Wanted sign at the CYS Command Center, then submit a ticket for the chance to win a prize. Don't forget to claim your Animal Lover On the Scene badge online!

On the Scene with the Animal Lover Badge: Baby Ducklings

The ducklings have grown up and have been relocated to the pond in the back of the library. Check the pond to catch a glimpse of mama and her teen ducks!


Summer is here and we have so much fun planned Connect Your Summer.

Ready to earn your Animal Lover On the Scene Badge? Our ducklings have outgrown the courtyard and have been relocated to the pond behind the library. Count the ducklings and wave hello. Then be sure to hop online and claim your Animal Lover On the Scene badge. And watch our Vines of the catch and release of the ducklings to earn your Animal Lover eLectrified badge. Have fun!

Graphic Novels for Girls

Britt Wilson's cat dad, king of the Goblins by Wilson, Britt, artist, author

Spirited away. Vol. 1 by written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Hilda and the bird parade by Luke Pearson

Pippi fixes everything by Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman ; translated by Tiina Nunnally

Comics Squad: recess! by edited by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka ; comics by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat, Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, Gene Luen Yang

Babymouse. Vol. 1, Queen of the world! by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Minecraft for Kids

Minecraft: awesome building ideas for you by Minecraft Books

Minecraft hacks: the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you by Megan Miller

The ultimate Minecraft comic book: a graphic novel. Volume 1, The curse of Herobrine by Herobrine Comics

Minecraft hacks master builder: the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you by Megan Miller

Minecraft construction handbook by written by Matthew Needler and Phil Southam (FyreUK) ; illustrations by James Barker and Theo Cordner

Minecraft: redstone handbook by written by Nick Farwell ; illustrations by James Burlinson, Theo Cordner [and 5 others]

Puzzles in the Library

Help us put the puzzle together! We have tables in the main and children's areas with puzzles out and ready for your puzzle-solving skills. Don’t forget to claim your Game On badge online!

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood: Michigan People

True stories about people with a connection to Michigan. For more stories about real people, try our JBIO collection.

Little Stevie Wonder by Quincy Troupe ; illustrated by Lisa Cohen

Tim Allen by Terri Dougherty

Malcolm Little: the boy who grew up to become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz ; illustrated by AG Ford

Henry Ford by Steven Roberts ; [illustrations, Planman Technologies]

Let’s Go Camping: Kids’ Novels

Pack up your tent and head outside for fun camping stories in the great outdoors!

Hailey Twitch and the campground itch by Lauren Barnholdt; pictures by Suzanne Beaky

Ellie McDoodle: have pen, will travel by Ruth McNally Barshaw


Humphrey's creepy-crawly camping adventure by Betty G. Birney; illustrated by Priscilla Burris



Moon over Gloomsville by Deirdre Black; illustrated by Artful Doodlers

Gifted by Beth Evangelista

Animals Stories on Film

The lion king [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures

March of the penguins [videodisc] by Bonne Pioche ; Buena Vista International Film Production France ; Canal+ ; APC ; L'Institut Polare Français Paul Enice Victor

Wings of life [videodisc] by DisneyNature ; Blacklight Films ; director, Louie Schwartzerg ; producer, Alix Tidmarsh, Louie Schwartzberg ; screenplay, Louie Schwartzberg

101 Dalmatians [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures

Wild kratts. Tiny trouble [videodisc] by produced by the Kratt Brothers Company

Games and Toys

Curiosity by Gary Blackwood — In 1835, when his father is put in a Philadelphia debtor's prison, twelve-year-old chess prodigy Rufus Goodspeed is relieved to be recruited to secretly operate a chess-playing automaton named The Turk, but soon questions the fate of his predecessors and his own safety.


Doll bones by Holly Black ; with illustrations by Eliza Wheeler — Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.


The toymaker by Jeremy de Quidt ; with illustrations by Gary Blythe — What good is a toy that will wind down? What if you could put a heart in one? A real heart. One that beat and beat and didn't stop. What couldn't you do if you could make a toy like that? From the moment Mathias becomes the owner of a mysterious piece of paper, he is in terrible danger.

Folk Songs, Love Songs and Lullabies from Around the World

Listen to CPL librarian Tara Scott sing a variety of songs from the U.S.A., Italy, Germany and the British Isles on Saturday, August 8 at 3:00 pm. During her free time Tara sings soprano with the Plymouth Oratorio Society as both a choir member and soloist, and enjoys taking private voice lessons. Today's piano accompaniment will be performed by Haehyun Park. No Registration required. All ages are welcome.

Gross Science

Like to be grossed out? Check out these books that describe yucky, icky, or downright disgusting stuff from the world of science, from bacteria to body functions.

Micro mania: a really close-up look at bacteria, bedbugs & the zillions of other gross little creatures that live in, on & all around you! by Jordan D. Brown



Don't touch that!: the book of gross, poisonous, and downright icky plants and critters by Jeff Day


Hawk & drool: gross stuff in your mouth by Sandy Donovan and Michael Slack

Camp Out with Your Favorite Characters: Easy Readers

The camping trip by Catherine Hapka ; pictures by Anne Kennedy

Flat Stanley goes camping by created by Jeff Brown ; by Lori Haskins Houran ; pictures by Macky Pamintuan

Rocky and Daisy go camping by Melinda Melton Crow ; illustrated by Mike Brownlow

Bert and Ernie go camping by illustrated by Ernie Kwiat

Olivia goes camping by adapted by Alex Harvey ; based on the screenplay written by Patrick [sic] Resnick ; illustrated by Jared Osterhold

Animal Picture Books on Tumblebooks

Are you stumped trying to figure out how to earn your Animal Lover eLectrified badge? Check out this great list of Animal Picture Books we offer on our awesome website, Tumblebooks.  You can find each of these titles by using the search box at the top of the Tumblebooks site. Enjoy!
  • Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Wolf's Courage by Joe Kulka
  • Animals in Camoulflage by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes
  • Chicken Big by Keith Graves
  • For Just One Day by Laura Leuck

Time Traveling Adventurers

Honus & me by Dan Gutman

Secret in the tower: a tale of the American Revolution by Candice Ransom ; illustrated by Greg Call

Dinosaurs before dark by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca

2095 by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Lane Smith

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court by written by Mark Twain ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman