62 Days of Summer

Sensory Snacks: A Healthy Twist on Summer Snacks

Making healthy choices can be a challenge all year round and sugary, carb-laden summer treats can be hard to resist. The library is the place to help your family achieve your best and healthiest summer ever by offering a family-friendly Sensory Snackfest! Join us in the Community Room to create your own healthy, homemade and wholesome snacks from our Snackfest stations: nut-free, gluten-free trail mix, rainbow healthful fruit kebabs, and super nutritious s’mores. We’ll take these classic summer snacks and give them a healthy twist without losing the fun. The library is where you can get your Snackfest fix! All ages and abilities are welcome; no registration required.

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It's no secret that many easy readers feature great friendships. Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie books delight readers of all ages, but if you're in need of something new after the humorous hijinks of Piggie and Gerald, look no further. These easy readers are a great place to find more fast friends.

Give one of the following books, authors, or series a try.

What is chasing Duck? by Jan Thomas

Duck's imagination gets the best of him when he asks his critter companions for help escaping a mysterious pursuer. Find more of Jan Thomas' simple and humorous style at J READER THO.

Fitting in fitness into a busy lifestyle is easy with these workout DVDs you can do at home. It's convenient, no cost and we have a fun variety here at CPL. Now get moving...

Head back to the Move Your Body square or the  62 Days of Summer home page for more ways to participate in the summer program!

Fitness instructor Hemalayaa Behl combines yoga with Bollywood dance moves for a workout designed to improve strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health.

Designed to boost heart rate and blast calories while challenging all the major muscle groups. Works to slim down the lower body and firm the core and upper body. Includes a yoga stretch segment to help feel refreshed and energized.

Enjoy John Green's books? Then, try one of these:

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-- smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Every day by David Levithan

Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.

We're working with the Canton Public Safety Community Engagement Team to make sure Canton students have what they need to be successful in school. From July 30 through August 18, we're collecting school supplies  to be distributed by Canton Public Safety. Bring donations of the following items to the library.

  • boxes of colored pencils
  • boxes of crayons
  • wide rule spiral notebooks
  • glue sticks

Thanks for helping our students get the school year off to a great start.

When the son of a plumber from Brooklyn is invited to a fancy beach club one summer day, he is lured from his working class world.

Newly-inaugurated mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, is only beginning to implement his anti-fun initiatives against crimes like noisy portable radio, graffiti and public drunkenness. Set in this time, is troubled high school student Luke Shapiro who is a teenage pot dealer who forms a friendship with Dr. Jeffrey Squires, a psychiatrist and kindred lost soul. When the doctor proposes Luke trade him weed for therapy sessions, the two begin to explore both New York City and their own depression.

The next generation of Griswolds is at is again, and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold surprises his wife, and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to Wally World.

When a typical American family takes a cross-country vacation, it can only mean one thing total disaster!.

While on vacation, a just-divorced writer buys a villa in Tuscany on a whim, hoping it will be the start of a change for the better in her life. Along the way she finds that sometimes what seems like a mistake is really a blessing.

The story of a witty but lonely secretary who takes a vacation in Venice, hoping to fall in love. She does - with a very handsome but very married Italian man.

 

Look through another's eyes with a book translated from another language. Scroll to the bottom for chapter books and teen fiction.

Picture Books

Over the ocean by Tarō Gomi

A young girl gazes out over the horizon, and wonders what lands lie beyond the ocean, and what the people are like who live in those lands.

Thorndyke the Bear in a READ shirt

Reluctant readers come in all ages, stages, and sizes. This summer, overcome a lack of enthusiasm with these tips, which can be applied to reading ruts of all kinds. Examples link to children's materials, but these suggestions can work for grown-ups, too.

  • Forget reading level for just a minute, and start with interests or hobbies. Search for fiction and nonfiction that focus on that topic. Maybe you like soccer: use our subject headings to find relevant biographiesfiction, and nonfiction.
  • Explore picture books. There are many beautiful titles that are worth reading, and as a bonus are short and satisfying.
  • Tell your own story and create a summer journal. Then see why journal-format fiction is so popular.
  • Explore the graphic novel shelf. Dense illustrations make a reader slow down to really enjoy the story, while still building vocabulary and reading confidence.
  • Join a book discussion program, or start your own. Read the book together. Reading can be more fun when it's shared, and even if you hated the book, you can talk about how much you disliked it.
  • Grab some poetry. Sometimes it's serious, but a lot of times it's silly and entertaining.
  • Listen to an audiobook. All of the story and vocabulary words without the visuals. Even better if you're listening with the whole family on a road trip and can discuss the story as you go.
  • Pick something you want to DO - maybe you want to travel to Ireland, become a scientist, or learn to keep bees. Use books to gather useful information for your quest.
  • Look for a book that has a movie version. Even picture books have been made into full-length movies. Read, and then watch. Which did you like better?
  • Start with music, and listen to a favorite album or song artist. Then learn more about that person, maybe even in their own words.
  • Write book reviews. Use a site like Goodreads, or keep a journal of your reading history. 
  • Ask a librarian! You can visit us at any of the Reference Desks, or use our May We Suggest form to get personalized recommendations online. 

No matter what, keep trying. Try new formats, try new recommendations, try non-print stories. It's never too late to find something good.

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