A blue house with four groups of families.

The season undoubtedly looks different this year, but the Canton Public Library is here to ensure that your family stays safe at home for the holidays! CPL Librarians have compiled some of the best library resources for you to enjoy while cozied up with your loved ones.

 

Below you'll find a special selection of games to play while staying home. You can challenge your friends with competitive games or hang out with friends on social games. Video games are also a great way to escape to other worlds and play through epic stories. Lastly, exercise games are a great way to safely work out from home. Check out one of our suggested games today!

Competitive Games With Friends

Looking for more books to read with a beach theme? Check out one of these titles below!

Informational Books

Ocean counting by Janet Lawler

The Assassin's Creed games take historical events and give them a fantasy twist. In Assassin's Creed Valhalla you play as a Viking raider looking for a new home in 9th Century England. Check out one of the following books below to learn the history behind the characters and stories you encounter in the game. 

The age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth

The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history.

The Vikings : a history by 1948- Robert Ferguson

Presents a history of the Nordic warriors and explorers who plundered and traded their way across Europe, and discusses how their conquests helped spread and enhance accomplishments in the arts, culture, and government.

Video games are a great way to stay connected with friends and family while having fun! Competitive games have a clear winner and players compete by shooting, racing, or fighting. Cooperative games require players to work together to meet a goal. Social games have open environments for players to hang out and explore together. 

Competitive

Call of Duty is the classic first person shooter game to play online with friends. 

Also available for Xbox One

Playstation 5 system and controller. Both have a white body with black accents.

The next generation of systems are coming in November 2020! But what does that mean? Below is an overview of each system, the digital editions, backward compatibility, and new games. 

Playstation 5

Pokemon Search Kit

Pokemon Eevee on red, yellow, and grey checkered carpet.

Emails have been sent with instructions on how to pick up kits. They will be on the hold shelf until November 16th.

 

Attention Pokemon Trainers of ALL AGES! Back by popular demand we have created ANOTHER Pokemon Kit! This one features items you can use while you search for wild Pokemon at home or while playing Pokemon Go. Trainers interested in picking up a kit will need to register to reserve a kit from October 22nd to November 5th. Trainers can pick up their kits starting on November 2nd. 

 

Note: please schedule your pickup appointment OR pick up your kit from the hold shelf AFTER you receive an email noting your kit is ready. Kits take time to make and place on the hold shelf. 

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250 years of Britannica School

Are you looking for a homework resource that covers a wide range of subjects? Britannica School is an online encyclopedia with articles, primary sources, games, videos and other learning resources for K-12 students. There are three levels to choose from once you enter the database. 

Elementary

Part 2 of Learning to Read? Not Sure Where to Start?  Here are some more series and individual titles perfect for your beginning readers. 

See Fred run by Kevin Bolger

This book is part of a phonics series. Kevin Bolger creates funny cartoons using sight words and phonic concepts. 

Fox is late by illustrator Corey R. Tabor

A funny animal story featuring a fox. Fox continues his adventures in: Fox the Tiger.

Looking for some fiction and non-fiction picture books about fall, harvest, and farms? Here are a few picture books that you can read with your K-2nd grade child. 

Fall Stories

Hush up and hibernate! by Sandra Markle

Suffragette Kit

Women's Vote, 19th Amendment, 1920-2020. Three girls holding V signs in the air

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Woman's Right to Vote with a Suffragette kit! Each kit contains; vote buttons, stationary for future voters, a copy of the 19th Amendment, and Canton Township voter information. 

 

If you are interested in picking up a kit you will need to:

  1. Register to reserve a kit between August 18th and August 31st.
  2. An email with instructions on how to schedule a pick up appointment will be sent out starting September 1st. 
  3. Schedule a day and time to pick up your kit. You will have 2 weeks to pick up your kit.
  4. Pick up your kit during your scheduled appointment. 
  5. Enjoy your kit at home!

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