How can we be good citizens? Now is a great time to explore the topic at home and learn new ways to be good to each other. Try making a list of ways to help in your community and check off as many as you can!

What can a citizen do? by Dave Eggers

What better way to enjoy the chilly, snowy days to come than curled up with a good book? These nonfiction picks are great for winter evenings full of quiet contemplation.

Books for living by Will Schwalbe

Contemporary realistic fiction takes place in the present and covers topics that are likely to happen in real life. These novels explore many common issues for modern teenagers. Looking for a funny story? Jump down to the "Humor" section. 

All-American Muslim girl by 1980- Nadine Jolie Courtney

Sixteen-year-old Allie, aged seven when she knew her family was different and feared, struggles to claim her Muslim and Arabic heritage while finding her place as an American teenager.

Clap when you land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Two sisters mourn their father's death after his plane crashes on a flight to the Dominican Republic.

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 books to share as a family and a few ideas to make your reading time a little bit snazzier. 

Books to Share

All of the books listed here are available to read digitally through Hoopla. All you need is your library card to access them!

Animated Read-Along Books

These videos are animated versions of books with narration. If you have a streaming device at home, try downloading the Hoopla app so the whole family can enjoy a story together!

Other Ways to Read Together

  • Take turns acting out parts of the story.
  • Guess what's going to happen on the next page and talk about why.
  • Read a favorite book and then write your own sequel. What happens after happily ever after?
  • Get the whole family involved. Who does the best voices? Who can make sound effects? Make reading a family affair!

November has been celebrated as Native American Heritage Month since 1990. Check out a book by a Native American author in the YA section to learn more about the culture, history, and lives of Native teens. 

Fiction

Apple in the middle by 1970- Dawn Quigley

Winter Snow Spree Drive Around - PROGRAM FULL

The snow will go on! You're invited to join us for a special drive-through version of CPL's Winter Snow Spree. Slowly cruise through our outdoor winter wonderland! Roll down your windows to hear live music with Melissa Behring, peep the Detroit Zoo penguin cam on a huge screen, be amazed by the Detroit Circus fire performers, see a feathered friend from the Howell Nature Center, as well as pick up some take home activity kits! We will safely bring the goods right to your car. Enjoy our winter playlist while you complete your Snow Spree activities at home!

Goodies given while supplies last.

To maximize traffic flow, please come at your assigned time and enter the library's west drive from Veteran's Parkway. View event map here

​(Snowflake by Liz West is licensed under Creative Commons)

 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Indigenous Peoples' Day honors Native American and Indigenous people as well as their history and culture. It is celebrated on the second Monday in October across the United States. Today is a great day to read a book by and about Native American people!

Nonfiction

The people shall continue by 1941- Simon J. Ortiz

From Ancient China to California in the 1990s, step back in time with these fantastic historical fiction titles. 

The black kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
Also available in: e-audiobook

With the Rodney King riots closing in on high school senior Ashley and her family, the privileged bubble she has enjoyed, protecting her from the difficult realities most black people face, begins to crumble.

Also available in: audiobook

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place every year from September 15-October 15. Celebrate with one of the following Young Adult titles featuring Hispanic main characters!

Clap when you land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Incendiary by Zoraida Córdoba

After a remarkable career in law, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, only the second woman to join the Court. Much of Ginsburg's career was dedicated to gender equality and women's rights, as well as working as a volunteer attorney for the ACLU. In her later years, Ginsburg was well-known for her dissenting opinions and often wore elaborate collars when dissenting in Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a giant in the landscape of American law and will remain an icon for generations to come.

Celebrate the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with one of the many books and movies about her in CPL's collection.

Children's Materials

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