Goodnow Library launches new collection of books, written and published by local children

For immediate release

SUDBURY – The Goodnow Library Children’s Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new collection of ‘Local Lit’ books written by local children.

Do you know a child who wrote a book that he might like to share with others?

Children in grades K-5 who are enrolled in Sudbury public schools or who live in Sudbury or surrounding towns are invited to submit their books.

All submissions must be professionally related. The Goodnow Library considers a “professionally bound” book to be a title that has been published using online sites such as Amazon, Snapfish or Shutterfly.

All accepted books will be in general circulation. Manuscript and/or hand-bound books cannot be accepted for inclusion in the collection, as they will not withstand the usual wear and tear of library books.

The first book in the collection is “Pal,” written by Asher Goldman, an elementary school student from Sudbury. The synopsis: “A child has a new dog, but he has to go away a whole day and leave the dog alone. His dog does not know what is happening, so he goes in search of his new family and has an incredible adventure with other animals. However, he must return home before sunset. What if he doesn’t?

“It’s a great opportunity for children to write original books for their peers,” said library manager Esmé Green. “There’s nothing quite like seeing your book in print and on the shelf of your favorite library. The Library is very happy to support the next generation of authors! »

Parents wishing to submit their child’s book are asked to contact Children’s Services at [email protected] or call 978-440-5545.


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