by Beverly Ewart
Fireworks have nothing on the spectacular blooms of a North Country flower garden in summer! I have enjoyed watching crocuses and violets give way to lilies of the valley and daffodils, which faded to make room for the iris, peonies, and lupines. Right now our gardens are a riot of flox, hydrangeas, daisies, brown-eyed Susans, hostas, and coneflowers!
Are you also fascinated by flowers? Do you enjoy blooms for their colors and variety, or do you plant specifically to attract pollinators or hummingbirds? We have plenty of resources for you at CFL – come on in and check them out! (While you’re here – take a peek at the landscaping around the building that the Obrosky family and other friends have done and maintained for us – it’s beautiful, and the blooms are spectacular!)
- The World Encyclopedia of Wild Flowers & Flora: A Reference and Identification Guide to 1730 of the World’s Most Significant Plants by Michael Lavelle & Martin Walters. This wide-ranging and lavish book, substantially updated and adapted for this new large-format edition, presents an expert survey of the incredible floral diversity of the different regions of the world. More than 1730 species are featured, arranged according to region and then by plant family. The key features of each main entry are described to help identify the species, and each entry is illustrated with a botanically accurate profile of the plant, together with identifying details and a map showing where the species originated. With 3800 specially commissioned paintings, maps and photographs, this beautifully illustrated guide to the wild flowers and flora of the world is a must-have volume for every naturalist. ~ Publisher
- Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Wildflowers by Libby Romero. What do you call a garden filled with lots of flowers? A polli-nation! Nat Geo Kids is back with the newest fact- and photo-filled Ultimate Explorer Field Guide, and this one packs some real flower power! This guide to wildflowers will make kids stop and look for all kinds of blossoms blooming right under their noses. From buttercups to bladderworts, primroses to pitcher plants, kids will learn how, where, and when to spot these wildflowers in their backyard, down the street, or all over town! Jam-packed with tons of info, interactive prompts, tips for budding botanists, super stats, and jokes–it’s the perfect companion for exploring the backyard or field trips, camping, or vacation. Durable and portable, it’s just right for your pocket or backpack! ~ Amazon.com.
- Gardening With Perennials: Creating Beautiful Flower Gardens for Every Part of Your Yard. Fern Marshall Bradley, editor. This fully illustrated guide shows readers how to use perennials to solve landscape problems, create fabulous theme gardens, and introduce four-season color in their beds and borders. Over 100 color photos of perennial combinations showcase the most versatile, easy-to-grow, and popular perennials for home gardens. Includes 14 fully illustrated garden plans. ~ Publisher
Upgrade to Libby.
In early 2023, the OverDrive app will be discontinued. We encourage you to make the switch to Libby, our newer reading app. Libby is made by the same people, with the same goal of connecting you to your library and to your favorite books, audiobooks, and magazines.
Download Libby or visit libbyapp.com to get started.
Why is this happening now?
North Country Library System launched the Libby app in 2017, with the goal of creating a simple and intuitive library app that builds on the core experience from the OverDrive app. They closely reviewed what was working with the OverDrive app and what could be improved. During this time, they didn’t want to interrupt the experience for users, so the two apps have both been available.
Thanks to feedback from librarians and readers like you, Libby is now a great app for everyone and there’s no longer a reason to have two apps that do the same thing. If you’ve enjoyed using the OverDrive app, we really hope you’ll love Libby.
Anime Club happens on Thursdays, 5pm-7pm. Contact Zach for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS: Our 2022 children’s Summer Library Program has come to a close in terms of programs and Storywalks, but keep recording time spent reading until September 1st on your reading records (available in the children’s room) and then return them to the Children’s Room for a prize! Thanks to all who attended our first Storytimes in over 2 years! It was SO GOOD to have you back! Look for details in the next few weeks about our fall children’s programming, which will start up after school begins.
Thanks to all who used the QR code and did the quick 3-question survey after doing the Storywalks at the Partridge Trail. It’s so interesting and helpful to see how many people view the installations!
Check out the archive to view one of the many virtual storytimes posted since April 2020. Scroll down the webpage for older content.
We’re so excited! Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten celebration board is just waiting for your child’s name! Come in once they’ve read 100 books to get them on the board and moving through those milestones! Register here https://cantonfreelibrary.org/1000books/
If you are short on time, consider curbside service! Give us a call or send an email, and we will pack up your books, check them out, and hand them to you from the front door of CFL. Hope to see you there!
MORLEY BRANCH is open on Tuesday 1pm-3pm; Wednesday 4pm-6pm; Thursday 10am-12pm. There is a computer available for your use, but it’s a good idea to call first to check on availability. Call for more details: 315-379-0066.
RENSSELAER FALLS BRANCH is open Tuesdays from 11am – 5pm. Children under age 10 must be with an adult. Call the library (315-344-4155) for additional information.
A great way to find out what’s happening at our Morley and Rensselaer Falls Branches is to check out their Facebook pages:
Rensselaer Falls: https://www.facebook.com/RensselaerFallsLibrary
Canton Free Library’s Hours: 9am-6pm Monday – Friday; 10am-3pm Saturday. For more CFL news, stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram, or our website. Find new additions to our collection on our website: cantonfreelibrary.org. To renew your current checkouts, login to ncls.org; you may also renew via email at email@example.com, or by calling (315) 386-3712 (choose option 1, “For curbside service” on the menu – we continue to offer curbside service for your convenience).
CFL is following CDC guidelines on masking.
Bloom @ your library!