62 Days of Summer

 

Scavenger hunts are a fun way to make all kinds of discoveries in your own neighborhood, home or community!  Come up with your own scavenger hunt ideas, or use the resources here as inspiration. 

Enjoy tracking down treasures in books, at home, and around the community, and don't forget to share your discoveries with us.

On social media, tag us on Facebook and Twitter @CantonLibrary or on Instagram @CantonPublicLibrary so we can see what you've been up to. 

Practice Kindness

"In a world where you can be anything, be kind." That quote isn't credited by anyone famous. If there's on thing we need in the world right now, is more kindness. Kindness is a quality we learn early in life by treating others with empathy, fairness, compassion and respectfulness without expecting praise in return. At the heart of any act of kindness, is selflessness. When we put another's comfort or well-being ahead of our own, we feel good. By giving or practicing kindness, it lifts our spirit and our mood. The stress hormone in our body decreases, boosting the levels of serotonin and dopamine in our brains giving us the warm feeling of well-being. Where focus grows, energy flows.  When we practice kindness, we create connections with others and that helps build stronger communities. "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." Now that quote is by a famous person, the Dalai Lama. Start your day by asking yourself, "How am I going to practice kindness today?" We got some ideas to help you put kindness on repeat.  

Do you love bright, rainbow-hued clothes? Have you ever wanted to know how to create those bold patterns yourself? Yes? Oh good! Step right up to the Tie Dye square on your 62 Days 62 Ways map and let's get started.

For a fun in person activity, join us for Tie Dye Fun here at the library!

 

When you finish, head back to the 62 Days of Summer home page for more ways to participate in the summer program!

By The Book

Break up your mealtime routine this summer with a picnic!

Head to a park, walk right out into your backyard and lay a blanket out on the grass, or have a picnic on the floor inside your house if the weather is bad. Visit one of Canton's parks, or check the Take a Ride or Go For a Hike squares for more ideas of where to picnic. 

 

Enjoy Yourself

Keep it simple. Avoiding too much fuss will promote relaxation and give you time to enjoy yourself.

  • Let the kids help with preparations
  • Play some no sweat games like "duck, duck, goose" or  "I spy."  Check out the Backyard Fun square for more ideas
  • If you are able to picnic outside, take some time to Observe Nature 

 

Get Creative

Snap a Photo to remember your picnic or capture the beauty around you, or for something more involved, make your own picnic blanket.

Check out this Creativebug class to create a Veggie Stamp Picnic Blanket. While you're there, look at Creativebug's Summer Picnic Ideas

View from forest floor looking up to the sky. Trees tower overhead with bits of sky peeking through.

Today is a great day to love the planet! Respecting the Earth today ensures that we have a beautiful place to call home in the future. Use the resources and ideas below to learn about ways to enjoy nature, lower your environmental impact, and more!

 

Image "low angle photography of high angle trees during daytime" by Angela Benito on Unsplash

Love Your Earth Book Lists

Person's left hand about to catch a large black die. Backround is out of focus with mostly blue

Are you ready to GET YOUR GAME ON? Gaming has many different formats, plays styles, genres, and are for ALL AGES! Below are resources for all ages and abilities. What kind of gamer are you? Share your gaming adventures with us by using the hashtag #howdoyou62.

 

Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash

Party and Competitive Games

STEAM For Everyone

Groups of People all ages at the bottom of lgoo for STEAM for EVERYONE

Join us for STEAM for Everyone, our new program that invites patrons of all ages and abilities to join us for fun experiments and live exploration into STEAM focused topics. 

We invite you to register for your spot to join us as we dive into different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics! 

This summer we will kick off the series with a Paper Airplane FLIGHT challenge. In July, we will explore Explosive Science. Please read through the blogs for details and registration information. 

Upcoming sessions

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National Dance Day

Little Girl Dancing and Twirling in Living Room - Photo by Laura Fuhrman on Unsplash

 

There are many days to celebrate dance throughout the year. Take this moment to pause and get your dance on, in honor of the original July National Dance Day. Try one of these suggestions to get you up and moving.

 

If you need a break from the boogie, learn about some of the special dance holidays that take place throughout the year:

 

Don't forget to share your experiences and use the hashtag #HowDoYou62 on your social media accounts. Tag us on Facebook and Twitter @CantonLibrary or on Instagram @CantonPublicLibrary so we can see what you've been up to.

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Sweet & Savory Test Kitchen

Join us in this interactive Test Kitchen for adults as we whip up some sweet and savory treats using a microwave, a mug, and a little ingenuity. Registration begins on June 24 and ends on July 2.

Pick up your kit by July 11, and meet us on Zoom on July 12 at 6:00 PM.

 

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Sidewalk Obstacle Course

Looking for some silly exercise that's still socially distant? Keep an eye out this summer for our sidewalk chalk obstacle course, which may appear periodically when the weather is nice along the west side of the parking lot between the library and Heritage Park. Stay tuned to our social media for updates!

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