The North Canton Public Library’s “Explore the World” program for 2014 returns in April, as all departments of the library come together to “explore the world of sustainability.”

The nationally recognized program will, once again, include an exploration guidebook for patrons. The guidebooks will be released during a Sustainability Fair Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. In recognition of Earth month, the fair aims to assist community members in learning about eco-friendly options and sustainable resources available to them.

In 2014, the library will “explore the world” of these subjects: Sustainability, Gardening, Science, Technology, Play, the Civil War, Imagination, Family and Generosity. Partners offering incentives for patron participation include: Ermanno’s Legendary Pizza, the North Canton Garden Club, the Akron ZooHometown ChocolatesSkyMax Trampoline ArenaTomTod Ideas and ChoreChaser. As an added incentive this year, patrons who complete guidebook activities at least eight of the nine months will be entered to win an iPad Mini.
speaking of sustainability...

April is Earth month, and we're kicking it off with an eco friendly exhibit in the Little Art Gallery. Join us for an opening reception for "Eco Evolution" Thursday, April 3 from 5:30-7 p.m. 

"Eco Evolution" features the artwork of Scott Bryant of Rembryant Studios and the fashion designers from the 2013 ystark! Wear & Share event.

join us this saturday

The following businesses and organizations will be on-site to talk with patrons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, April 5:
The event will feature sustainability activities, yummy food, water bottle give-a-ways, a “bee kind” information table and more!

explore these sustainability related books 

Children’s Books 
Love your world : how to take care of the plants, the animals, and the planet
The eco-neighbor’s guide to a green community
The eco-student’s guide to being green at school
Saving oceans and wetlands
What in the world is green food?
What does green mean?
S is for save the planet : a how-to-be green alphabet
The green Mother Goose : saving the world one rhyme at a time
Early Literacy and Reading Readiness Grant Environment
Stuff! : reduce, reuse, recycle

Teen Books
Generation green : the ultimate teen guide to living an eco-friendly life
Save the Earth science experiments : science fair projects for eco-kids
Destruction of earth’s resources : the need for sustainable development
World without fish
Going vegan : a healthy guide to making the switch
The green teen cookbook
The teen guide to global action : how to connect with others (near and far) to create social change

Adult Books
The sustainable fashion handbook
The conscientious gardener : cultivating a garden ethic
Plastic purge : how to use less plastic, eat better, keep toxins out of your body, and help save the sea turtles!
Outsmart waste : the modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it
The eco-travel guide
Green wedding : planning your eco-friendly celebration
The pocket idiot’s guide to your carbon footprint
Compost : the natural way to make food for your garden
Wood pallet projects : cool and easy-to-make projects for the home and garden

...and these sustainability related eMaterials 

eMagazines through Zinio
Container Gardening
Earth Magazine
Gardening the Easy Way
Mother Earth News
Natural Health
Natural Home and Garden
Organic Gardening
Utne Reader
Vegetarian Times
Whole Living

eBooks through Overdrive
Green Jobs
Sustainable Gardening for Dummies
The Modern-Day Pioneer 

eBooks through 3M Cloud
Green at Work
It’s Easy Being Green
The Everything Green Kids’ Environmental Book

Video through hoopla digital
Bag It
Curiosity Quest Goes Green Series
Dive! Living off America’s Waste
Going Green: Every Home an Eco-Home
Out of Balance
Plastic Planet
Sid the Science Kid: Going, Going Green
Surviving Progress
The End of the Line

Audio Books through hoopla digital
Break Through
Green Metropolis

Audio Books through One Click Digital
Eating Animals
Green Recovery
The Weather Makers

Digital Databases
Points of View Reference Center
Science Reference Center
World Book Online 

north canton city schools parent literacy training

Join us Monday, April 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

In this fourth installment of parent literacy nights for parents of children grades K-2 in the North Canton City Schools, the library will demonstrate iPad literacy apps for the parents so that they can utilize this technology when they are at the library or at home.  The Walsh pre-service teachers will present storytelling for the children.

Parents must register to attend in advance with the North Canton City Schools by eMailing Angela at

The North Canton City Schools, North Canton Public Library and Walsh University submitted a joint application to receive an Early Literacy and Reading Readiness Grant from the Ohio Department of Education. The North Canton consortium was selected to receive the grant, which provides an opportunity for districts and community schools to pursue funding from a pool of $13 million. In total, 248 applications were submitted throughout Ohio with 91 being selected to receive funding.

applause! applause!

Congratulations to the NCPL employee Applause! winners for February and March:
JoAnn Simon
Sally Thomas
Caroline Arnold
Alicia Loughry
Nicole Yoder

And extra special congratulations to Nicole Yoder for being our first Employee of the Month. Nicole will be awarded with use of our special employee parking space the entire month of April!

upcoming programs for adults
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Knitting Group
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Social Security Information
Apr 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Social Security Information
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Morning News Discussion Group
Apr 18 @ 10:05 am – 11:05 am
Organizing Photos with Natalie Gallagher
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 

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upcoming programs for middle schoolers and teens
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Middle School Mania: TBA
Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Event: Divergent Party
Apr 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30
Teen Event: Sustainability Craft
Apr 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Middle School Mania: Details TBA
May 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Last Day of School Teen Event
May 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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upcoming programs for children
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Earth Month Celebration
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Parent Literacy Night (with the North Canton City Schools and Walsh University)
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30
Movie Mania: Teen Beach Movie
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Bridges Program
Apr 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Mother/Daughter Book Club
Apr 24 @ 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
Mother/Daughter Tea Party
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fairy Garden Party
May 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm 

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