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CYS 2015

Fun and Activities for the Whole Family

Learn a New Sport

Tennis: steps to success by Jim Brown, Camille Soulier

Table tennis: steps to success by Richard McAfee

Field hockey: steps to success by Elizabeth Anders with Sue Myers

Softball: steps to success by Diane Potter, Lynn V. Johnson

Swimming: steps to success by David Thomas

Basketball: steps to success by Hal Wissel

Squash: steps to success by Philip Yarrow, Aidan Harrison

Teen Adventurers and Survivors

Being Henry David by Cal Armistead
Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor
Peak by Roland Smith
Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury
White Darkness: a Novel by Geraldine McCaughrean

Books on Screen: Classic Outdoor Adventures

Read the book then watch the movie!

Discover Michigan's Great Outdoors

Walking Adventures

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!

Great Outdoors eLectrified Fiction

Michigan Gardens

Run with It

The beginning runner's handbook: the proven 13-week runwalk program by Ian MacNeill and the Sport Medicine Council of British Columbia ; revised text by Alison Cristall and Lynda Cannell


Fitness running by Richard L. Brown


The new rules of running: five steps to run faster and longer for life by Vijay Vad, MD ; with Dave Allen


Healthy running step by step: self-guided methods for injury-free running: training, technique, nutrition, rehab by Robert Forster, P.T., and Roy M. Wallack


The run-walk-run method by Jeff Galloway


Run your first marathon: everything you need to know to reach the finish line by Grete Waitz and Gloria Averbuch ; foreword by Deena Kastor

Make a Wish at the Be Well Wishing Well

Come to our beautiful Be Well Wishing Well and earn your Be Well On the Scene badge this summer! Fill out a ticket with a wellness wish you hope to do this summer and toss it into the well. Be sure to go online and claim your Be Well On the Scene Badge while you are here!

Chow Down at Chez CPL

Have you been here for a bit and find yourself getting hungry?
Come to Chez CPL located treeat the Tree in the Children's Department and enjoy a real or pretend snack. We'll have fake food available for your pretend picnic, or bring a snack and book of your own to enjoy under the leafy green tree. Be sure to hop online and claim your Chow Down On the Scene Badge while you are here! Enjoy!

eLectrified Running

Football Fiction

Bleachers by John Grisham

Red zone by Mike Lupica

Rough & tumble by Mark Bavaro

Line of scrimmage by Marie Force

Between Sundays by Karen Kingsbury

Deal breaker by Harlan Coben

And this too shall pass: a novel by E. Lynn Harris

Robert B. Parker's Cheap shot by Ace Atkins

Running for Women

Read the Book and Watch the Movie