CFL Weekly

 CFL Proposition

Our big news for the month of May is the upcoming proposition vote (Proposition #3) on the Canton Central School Ballot. As operating costs continue to rise, we’re asking for an increase of $7,000 for a total of $96,000 for the Canton Free Library. This represents a 2% increase in our overall budget. The vote takes place on May 20th at the Hugh C. Williams High School.

Why is the increase needed? The CFL works hard to provide wonderful programs and resources to community members from a wide range of household economies. The additional funds help the CFL stay current and improve its services, allowing us to continue to offer print and e-books, DVDS, magazines and newspapers, and programming for all ages.

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 Earth Day Reads

            Happy Earth Day! Earth day was first celebrated in 1970 by supporters of environmental protections. Four decades later, Earth Day has grown into an event that is celebrated by more than 192 countries.

At the Canton Free Library, we feel fortunate to be part of a community that cares about our environment and green living. We know that every day is Earth Day for many of you, and the CFL serves as a valuable resource for books on environmentally conscious lifestyles.  This week we invite all of our patrons to check out books that celebrate, educate, and raise awareness for Earth Day.

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 National Library Week

            This week is kind of a big deal in the library world. Across the nation, libraries are celebrating their integral role in schools and communities. The theme for National Library Week 2014 is “Lives change @ your library.” We’re encouraging patrons to share stories about how libraries impact their lives on a daily basis.

            Need a little more encouragement? You could win Kindle Fire by sharing your library story. To join the fun and enter the contest, tell your library story through social media from April 14th-April 18th. Use the hashtag #LivesChange and/or #NLW14 when you tweet about how the library has changed your life. Another way to enter is to snap a library selfie that tells your story. Join the Loves change @ your library Flickr group or share on your favorite social media site using the hashtags #LivesChange and #NLW14. For more details and official rules, visit


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