January Trustee Meeting

The January Library Trustees Meeting will be held virtually on Monday, January 18 at 7 pm.

Please email circulationdesk@canaanlibrary.org for the Zoom invite.

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Canaan Town Library Local History Project

Welcome to the Canaan Town Library’s Local History Project.

Access the database.

Many thanks to the Kilton Family who generously donated the complete run of The Country Chronicle to the library.  The Country Chronicle, edited by Pat Kilton from 1993 through 2003, reported on the happenings of Canaan, Enfield, and surrounding towns.

To provide access to this resource, we have created a database of the obituaries featured in The Country Chronicle.  This database is searchable, allowing access to this unique genealogy information.

We also hope to create an index to The Country Chronicle allowing access to even more local history.

Thanks to library volunteer Cheryl Stone for her dogged determination to create each of these database entries.

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Basement Bookies January Read

Join us virtually for our discussion of Meetinghouse Readings author Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus on Wednesday, January 27 at 6:30 pm. Email us at circulationdesk@canaanlibrary.org to get the invite to our Zoom meeting.

With Interlibrary Loan up and running, we are hoping to have copies of this title to loan out. Let us know if you would like to borrow a copy!

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Friends of the Library Guessing Contest!

Congratulations to Aidan Capo for winning the Friends of the Library Guessing Contest! There were 283 pieces of candy in the jar, and Aidan had the closest guess without going over at 235. Aidan received a gift certificate to the Norwich Bookstore, provided by the Friends of the Library, and a portion of the candy seen above.

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Christmas in Canaan goes virtual at the Canaan Town Library

The library is excited to be a part of this year’s virtual Christmas in Canaan.  If you have a favorite book that you think deserves a better cover, why not design a new one?
Draw, paint, carve, or bake a new cover for a book and send the picture (and other necessary info, see above) to christmasincanaan@gmail.com.  The community will be voting on their favorites and there will be prizes!
This contest is open to all ages.  Prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Canaan Town Library.
Entries must be emailed by 5 pm on December 11, 2020 to be eligible for voting.

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