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General news and announcements

Is Your Soup A Winner?

The Lane Memorial Library is actively seeking entries for the 6th Annual Soup of the Americas contest! 

Enter your family’s favorite soup featuring 2 ingredients unique to the New World to win!

Soups will be judged by popular vote and Chef’s Choice.

Chef’s 1st place is a $50 gift certificate to Chez Boucher

Chef’s 2nd place is a $25 gift certificate to Chez Boucher

People’s 1st place is a $50 gift certificate and gift basket from Philbrick’s Fresh Market

People’s 2nd place is a $25 gift certificate from Seacoast Soups

Pick up and fill out an entry form at the Main Desk or find it on the library’s websiteBring it back to the library by Friday, October 6th for a chance to help feed our library community and compete for prizes on Columbus Day, October 9th at 12 PM.

Banned Book Readathon

Join other Friends of the Lane Library participating at the library’s Banned Book Readathon on Friday, September 29th.

According to the American Library Association: By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.”

Your words have the power to challenge censorship!  Relax and read a banned book from the library’s selection for a half-hour. You can even do this with your family or friends. For more information and to sign up, contact the Lane Library: 603-926-3368.

Friends Annual Meeting