Friday, July 1, 2011
Friends of the Canton Public Library have raised and donated a total of $64,000 in the last year.
Friday, July 1, 2011
With a great big smile, Larry Hoelscher handed over a $10,000 check to Canton Public Library trustee Michael Siegrist and library director Eva Davis at Wednesday evening's annual meeting of Friends of the Canton Public Library. Hoelscher, Friends' treasurer and outgoing Friends' President Peg Britz, made the check presentation. The money is intended for the library’s endowment fund and was raised with book sales and other efforts by the volunteers. Over the last year, Friends of the Canton Public Library members have given more than $64,000. The volunteer group sponsors library programs and events, including this year's wildly popular "Connect Your Summer," which offers library patrons the chance to earn badges by doing more than 100 …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Partnership with Ontario Hockey League team is part of library's new Connect Your Summer program.
Players from Ontario Hockey League's Plymouth Whalers are scheduled to help with the Canton Public Library's "Connect Your Summer" program, June 20 through August 13. Plymouth Whalers veteran RJ Mahalak and other team members are set to read to students at 2 p.m. Monday, June 27; 11 a.m. Thursday, July 14; and 2 p.m. Friday, July 29. Mahalak has helped lead the reading program in recent summers. Visit the library's Connect Your Summer online colorful virtual badges for travel, sports, reading, food, art, animals and adventures. The Canton Public Library at 1200 S. Canton Center Rd. and can be reached by phone at 734-397-0999.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Exposing children to reading through library events and trips to Canton bookstores helps open new worlds.
Despite their hush policies, libraries are actually filled with chatter. It takes a well-tuned ear, but if you love books – and believe in the power of their voices – then you should be able to hear them speaking to you as you negotiate the stacks at the Canton Public Library and aisles at local bookstores. This internal sense can only be developed by one thing: reading. The earlier you begin to nurture this sense, the quicker you will develop it. I was encouraged from a young age to find fascination in books and to read as many of them as I could get my hands on. One of the first books I can remember getting was a used copy of Where The Sidewalk Ends, a book of zany poems by the late children's author Shel Silverstein. My mom had …