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 Banned Books Week

            Celebrate your freedom to read by checking out a challenged book from the Canton Free Library! This year September 21-27th is National Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrated by libraries and bookstores across the United States.

            Banned Books Week Began in 1982 in response to challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. In most cases, the challenge does not result in a ban because librarians and the community fight for these books to remain available.

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 Stock Up

Rumor has it we’re going to have a crazy winter.  The snow this past week in Canada seems foreboding, but we’re hoping for milder weather. Nonetheless, it never hurts to be prepared. Stock up on canning and preserving books from the Canton Free Library during this harvest month, and fill your pantry with goodies for the cold months!

Our director Emily Owen recommends Canning for a New Generation: Bold Fresh Flavors for the Modern Pantry by Liana Krissoff. She describes it as “a fun, accessible book about preserving food in many ways—not just canning…with tips on freezing, yogurt making and cooking with what you’ve canned. My favorites: Strawberry and Lemon Preserves, Apricot Jam with Vanilla Bean, and Roast Cornish Hens with Brandied Cherry Sauce. Yum!”

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             It’s hard to believe it’s already time to send our children back to school! While some students are excited to meet their new teachers and reunite with classmates, many experience beginning-of-the-school- year jitters. Help ease their fears with books from our collection that feature students in new classrooms.

            For our patrons just starting school, we have Chu’s 1st Day of School by best-selling author Neil Gaiman. This new picture book follows a panda named Chu as he heads off for his first day of school. In addition to being nervous about whether or not his new teacher and classmates will like him, Chu is worried about how they will respond to his unusual quirk—his giant sneeze. Chu’s humorous experience will ease tensions about the big first day.

            Have a child who is entering middle school? Check out our guide Middle School: The Real Deal: From Cafeteria Food to Combination Locks by Juliana Farrell. Written in a casual tone, this book explores the academic and social challenges faced by this age group.

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