Literally thousands of books have been written on the subject of Freemasonry over the course of the last 300 years and, in more recent times, the World Wide Web has greatly added to the volume of material available. Not all of it is good; indeed not all of it is comprehensible.
It is important to ensure that the Candidate is not inundated with large amounts of information he is unable to understand. Start him reading slowly and there is probably no better place to start than the Peterborough Booklets published by QCCC Ltd. "After 1st, 2nd & 3rd Degree", these wonderfully useful booklets have been produced to welcome the new made Mason and prepare him for his Passing - explain what the Passing ceremony actually meant and a general look at the Raising ceremony plus more information for the Master Mason.
Following on, there are good booklets available which provide a Daily Advancement in Masonic Knowledge and books available giving information on other Orders.
Some Lodges are extremely musical whilst others are less so. The amount of singing which takes place during the evening varies greatly, not just geographically, but even between Lodges meeting in close proximity to each other. If the new member is to feel comfortable and part of the family, it is important that he is able to join in rather than feel apart because he does not know the words. It is therefore important to provide him with details of any Masonic Songs and Anthems that are used in your Lodge.