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Learn with Mango Languages this Summer!

School's out and the heat is spiking. Stay cool in more than one way by learning a new language this summer.

Learn a language with Mango this Summer!

Bubble Man Ron Loyd

Bubbleologist Ron Loyd has been presenting bubble programs for over 25 years to audiences from preschoolers to septuagenarians!  He makes big bubbles and little bubbles, bubbles IN bubbles and beyond.  Join us in welcoming this bubble professional on Thursday, July 30 from 10:00-11:00AM.

Creative Writing for Teens

Geek Out at the CYS Selfie Station

Take a selfie with Thorndyke to earn your Geek Out badge. Up the geek factor by wearing something geeky or holding up your favorite science book while you snap your photo. To be eligible for prize opportunities, share your selfie on social media with the #cysisawesome hashtag, and don’t forget to claim your Geek Out badge online and submit a ticket at the CYS Command Center near the Self Service Area. (Don’t have a camera? See someone at the children’s desk.)

Video Games to and from Graphic Novels

Geek Out with Zinio Digital Magazines

Are you a big nerd at heart? Do you love technology? Our Zinio online magazine database gives you access to current magazines in their full color and glory! You can read them on your computer or tablet. Use your Canton Library card to access and open a free account. 

Artists on Film

The best offer [videodisc] by produced by Isabella Cocuzza, Arturo Paglia ; written & directed by Giuseppe Tornatore

My mother's smile [videodisc] by New Yorker Films presents a film with Filmalbatros and Rai Cinema

Lust for life [videodisc] by Metro Goldwyn Mayer

The mill & the cross [videodisc] by Kino Lorber presents ; an Angelus Silesius production ; written by Michael Francis Gibson & Lech Majewski ; directed and produced by Lech Majewski

Frida [videodisc] by Miramax Films presents in association with Margaret Rose Perenchio a Ventanarose production in association with Lions Gate Films, a film by Julie Taymor

My Pure Michigan Mitten

What is your favorite thing about Michigan? Write it down on a paper Michigan, and drop it off in the CYS Command Center! Don’t forget to claim your My Mitten badge online!

Craftapalooza for Teens

Game On! - Gaming in Teen Fiction



Lois Lane: fallout by Gwenda Bond

Guy in real life by Steve Brezenoff

Who R U really? by Margo Kelly


Grandmaster by David Klass

Gamer girl by Mari Mancusi

Little Brother of War by Gary Robinson



Game slaves by Gard Skinner

Go Wild: Stories that Get Up Close with Nature

The edge of the water by Elizabeth George


Lord of the flies by William Golding

Skink no surrender by Carl Hiaasen

Flesh & bone by Jonathan Maberry


Boys, bears, and a serious pair of hiking boots by Abby McDonald

Survive by Alex Morel

Graphic Novels for Older Girls

The secret valley by Jeff Weigel

Adventure time ; pixel princesses by created by Pendleton Ward ; written by Danielle Corsetto ; illustrated by Zack Sterling with Tessa Stone, Corey Lewis, Chrystin Garland, Paulina Ganucheau ; inks by Stephanie Hocutt and Aubrey Aiese ; tones by Amanda Lafrenais ; letters by Kel McDonald ; "The mind of Gunter" by Meredith McClaren ; tones by Amanda Lafrenais

Jane, the fox & me by Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault ; translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou

Ernest & Rebecca. [1], "My best friend is a germ" by Guillaume Bianco, writer ; Antonello Dalena, artist ; Cecilia Giumento, colorist ; [Joe Johnson, translation]

The Dare! Detectives. Vol. 1, "The snow-pea plot" by Ben Caldwell ; additional colors and inks by Bill Hallier and Mike Mucci

Get Outdoors with Zinio Digital Magazines

It may seem counterintuitive, but you can explore the great outdoors from the comfort of your couch. Our Zinio online magazine database gives you access to current magazines in their full color and glory! You can read them on your computer or tablet. And of course, use them as inspiration to get outside! 

Musicians from Michigan on CD

My Favorite Girls: Chapter Books

Whether you're revisiting old favorites or experiencing them for the first time, here are some great characters, beloved of one life-long reader.

Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery

Dealing with dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

Little women by Louisa May Alcott

Ballet shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace ; illustrated by Lois Lenski

The Baby-sitter's Club. Vol. 1. Kristy's great idea by Ann M. Martin ; artist, Raina Telgemeier

Global Tales for Teens

See the world from the comfort of home in these novels set in various locales around the globe.

My best friend, maybe (Greece) by Caela Carter

Subway girl (China) by Peter Jacob Converse



How my summer went up in flames (United States) by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski



Just one day (France) by Gayle Forman



Just one year (Global travels) by Gayle Forman

The conspiracy of us (Europe) by Maggie Hall

Travel by Language

Use our languages page to discover language learning software like Mango and Pronunciator, both accessible with a Canton Library Card. Mango Languages provides access to 64 different languages (including English for non-native speakers) and includes foreign films and specialty lessons.  Pronunciator offers 80 languages and also has some English for non-native speakers available. 

The languages page also features lists of our International Language DVDs.

Explore our language databases or check out an International Language DVD and claim your Around the World eLectrified Badge!

Teen Cooking Books

Teens cook dessert by Megan and Jill Carle, with Judi Carle

Teens cook: how to cook what you want to eat by Megan and Jill Carle ; with Judi Carle ; photography by Jessica Boone

Eat fresh food: awesome recipes for teen chefs by Rozanne Gold and her all-star team ; photographs by Phil Mansfield

Explore Music Online at the Library

Explore our music databases, which include American Song, Classical Music Library, and Jazz Music Library. 

With a Canton Library Card account, you can try hoopla, a streaming music service that provides access to a wide variety of tunes (including kids music!). You can find Pitch Perfect 2, B.B. King, or the latest Mumford and Sons.

Try one of these databases, enjoy the sweet sounds of magnificent music, and claim your eLectrified badge.

Teen Mystery eAudiobooks