by Beverly Ewart
We woke up to troubling headlines this morning. Rather than focus on the big bad we can’t change, I thought I’d highlight this heartwarming new book about good in the world. Check it out on the New Books shelf:
Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life With 600 Rescue Animals by Laurie Zaleski. Funny Farm is an inspiring and moving memoir of the author’s turbulent life with 600 rescue animals.
Laurie Zaleski never aspired to run an animal rescue; that was her mother Annie’s dream. But from girlhood, Laurie was determined to make the dream come true. Thirty years later as a successful businesswoman, she did it, buying a 15-acre farm deep in the Pinelands of South Jersey. She was planning to relocate Annie and her caravan of ragtag rescues — horses and goats, dogs and cats, chickens and pigs — when Annie died, just two weeks before moving day. In her heartbreak, Laurie resolved to make her mother’s dream her own. Provided by publisher.
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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS: Virtual Preschool Storytime happens Wednesdays at 10:30am. Join us!
We also invite you to check out the archive on our website to view one of the many virtual story times posted since April 2020. Scroll down the webpage for older content.
There are now new Preschool Take & Make Crafts available each week. Pick one (per child) up in the Children’s Room, or request them via curbside.
If you are finding yourself short on time, or you aren’t yet comfortable visiting the library with your little ones in person, please remember that curbside service is still very much an option! Just 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!
PARDON OUR DUST: Our handicap-access ramp is still closed to the public for renovation until further notice (but we are GETTING THERE!). We apologize for the inconvenience, but we think you will appreciate the improvements!
MORLEY BRANCH is open on Tuesday 1pm-3pm; Wednesday 4pm-6pm; Thursday 10am-12pm. Masks are required. There is a computer available for your use, but it’s a good idea to call first to check on availability. Scheduled appointments are encouraged, but not required. Call for more details: 315-379-0066.
RENSSELAER FALLS BRANCH is open onTuesdays from 11am – 5pm. Masks are required, and those who are under age 12 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).
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