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            Maya Angelou said: "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." On May 28th, the world lost this inspirational poet and activist. In her 86 years, she certainly succeeded in her mission.

            At the Canton Free Library, we invite you to celebrate Maya Angelou’s life by checking out her poetry and memoirs. Angelou’s most famous work, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, tells the story of her early years as she struggled to overcome racial mistreatment, low self-esteem and abuse. Published in 1969, this memoir has been challenged and banned in some schools and libraries in response to its graphic content. However, Angelou’s story is also one of hope.  Her love of literature helped her transform her life. Her life story continues in six following memoirs.

4 Rad Readers Take Home the Trophy

CFL is so proud of our Regional Battle of the Books champions, the 4 Rad Readers! With tough competition from top-notch teams at both the local and regional battles, their hard work paid off with gold medals and the official Championship Trophy.


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          A huge thank you to Canton voters for approving Proposition #3, providing an increase in funding to the Canton Free Library. With this increase we can help offer health insurance to our staff and continue the programs and services that you love! We are truly fortunate to belong to such a supportive community.

            Looking for more ways to support your local library? Join the Friends of the Canton Free Library. The Friends of the Canton Free Library is a volunteer group committed to active support and enrichment of library services on behalf of everyone in the area. The Friends donate time, money, energy, and ideas to promote the library in the Canton community.

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