In Person Children’s Programming is Back!

In-person children’s programming returns to the Canton Free Library in July with the Summer Library Program, “Oceans of Possibilities.” The registration deadline is June 10th!

This summer, the Canton Free Library will offer age-specific programs for children ages 18 months through 8 years. Please register these ages for their appropriate programs which will include great books, movement, crafts, games, music, and lots of summertime fun!

The schedule for programs will be:

• Big Bubble Bonanza show on Friday, July 1st at 10am in the Canton Village Park

• 18- 35 months with a caregiver meet at 10:00 am on Thursdays.

•3-5 year olds with a caregiver meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.

• 6-8 year olds meet on Tuesdays at 1 pm.

•Special all-ages events on Thursdays at 2:00 pm.

Books at the Beach on July 14th at Taylor Park, and the Annual Summer Library Pet Show on the 28th!

Please join us! Registration for ALL age group sessions as well as the Pet Show is required and space is limited.

Please go to or visit the Children’s Room at the library to pick up a calendar.

Imagination Library Comes to Canton!

The Canton Free Library is thrilled to be partnering with the Diocese of Ogdensburg to bring Dolly Parton’s IMAGINATION LIBRARY to area children!

Come to the library next Monday, May 16th, from 2:30 -5:30pm to receive your first book and register your child to receive FREE books in the mail! Books are provided from birth until age five!!! If you cannot make the registration event, contact Michele Lallier at 315-317-5713 or

Free children's books through the mail from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Register Monday May 16th from 2:30 to 5:30 at the Canton Free Library.

What can YOU create with YOUR library card?

Your Canton Free Library card gives you access to more than books. Your card also offers you free creative inspiration 24/7 with access to Creativebug. Featuring online classes, plans, recipes and inspiration, Creativebug brings opportunities for making and creating directly to your home. To create your free Creativebug account simply visit:

You will need a library card number to gain access. Use is limited to patrons of Canton Free Library.

Not sure you have the supplies at home to complete one of these classes? Don’t forget about Canton Free Library’s Tool Library, with items available for loan. We also have a serger, a spinning wheel and a limited number of sewing machines available for loan. We’re also always looking for suggestions of items to add to our Tool Library. For more information visit:

Check out our Creativebug offerings for the month of May!

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