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@ Your Library 12.30.21

By Beverly Ewart

If we’re going to have a pandemic, there’s no one we’d rather tough it out with than YOU!  Thinking back over the ups and downs of 2021, some of our greatest encouragement has come from our patrons.  

Thank you for your patience as we learned to navigate COVID-19 together.  (And CONTINUE to learn!) Thank you for the smiles behind the masks, and your patience,  as you met us at the door for your curbside pick-ups, before we could re-open the building for your use.  

We wish you all a very happy New Year, with feasting and fun, friends and family – in person or otherwise. 🙂


CFL will be CLOSED for New Year’s Day Saturday, January 1, 2022.


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.


PARDON OUR DUST:  Our handicap-access ramp is still closed to the public for renovation until further notice.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but we think you will appreciate the improvements!


MORLEY BRANCH is open!  Come see us (don’t forget your mask).  Our hours are: 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:

Rensselaer Falls Branch is open on Tuesdays from 11am – 5pm. Masks are required, and those who are under age 12 must be with an adult. 

We want to hear from YOU, Rensselaer Falls community! We will be making surveys available, at the library and on-line, so you can tell us what library services are most important to you, and what additional services you might like us to provide in the future.

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:

Morley: https://www.facebook.com/MorleyBranchLibrary

Rensselaer Falls: https://www.facebook.com/RensselaerFallsLibrary


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 canlib@ncls.org, or by calling (315) 386-3712 (choose option 1, “For curbside service” on the menu – we continue to offer curbside service for your convenience).

Here’s hoping 2022 finds you healthy and @ your library!

@ Your Library 12.15.21

by Beverly Ewart

Congratulations, Carole Berard!

The Friends of the Canton Free Library have done a wonderful thing in honor of our wonderful Carole Berard!  They have established The Carole A. Berard Fund (aka “Carole Collection”), on the occasion of her retirement, to honor 38 years of dedication to the readers of Canton and beyond.

Carole has put her stamp on the library’s collection with her kindness, humor, whimsy, good taste, and fabulous style. “Carole Collection” books will be selected from new and classic titles to ensure that those qualities are reflected in the library’s collection for years to come. 

A Carole Collection purchase might be for children, adults or teens. It might reflect Carole’s interests, like cooking, knitting, or Star Wars. But it must always contain some quality that reminds us to be kind to one another, to be humble and generous, to laugh, and that what we share is always greater than what divides us.

Carole – we can never thank you enough for all that you have invested in all that is CFL, and, through CFL, ALL of us!  Though we are very happy for you, we will miss you very much!  Don’t be a stranger!  🙂


CFL will be CLOSED for Christmas Friday, Saturday, and Monday, December 24, 25, and 27.  We will be closed for New Year’s Day Saturday, January 1, 2022.


CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:  We encourage you to check out the archive on the library’s website to view one of the many virtual story times posted since April 2020. Scroll down the webpage for older content.


PARDON OUR DUST:  Our handicap-access ramp is still closed to the public for renovation until further notice.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but we think you will appreciate the improvements!


MORLEY BRANCH is open!  Come see us (don’t forget your mask).  Our hours are: 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:

Rensselaer Falls Branch is open on Tuesdays from 11am – 5pm. Masks are required, and those who are under age 12 must be with an adult. 

We want to hear from YOU, Rensselaer Falls community! We will be making surveys available, at the library and on-line, so you can tell us what library services are most important to you, and what additional services you might like us to provide in the future.

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:

Morley: https://www.facebook.com/MorleyBranchLibrary

Rensselaer Falls: https://www.facebook.com/RensselaerFallsLibrary


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 canlib@ncls.org, or by calling (315) 386-3712 (choose option 1, “For curbside service” on the menu – we continue to offer curbside service for your convenience).

See what we have to share @ your library!

@ Your Library 12.9.21

by Beverly Ewart

These books are waiting for some readers!

“You can find magic wherever you look.  Sit back and relax all you need is a book!”

– Dr. Seuss

Hi friends!  We have a bit of a pileup of new children’s books downstairs.  This is not a problem…  However, things are a bit tight in the children’s room.  Usually these materials go out just about as fast as we can put them on the shelves.  These days, however, well, you know….  

Don’t let Covid cramp your reading style, or that of the kids in your life.  Though we aren’t having in-person kids programs for the time being, we are happy to assist you in gathering some great reading materials. We can meet you at the front door and place them right in your hands! Give us a call and ask for curbside.  You can ask for specific titles, authors, or even a theme, and we will fill a bag for you.  We don’t want to let social-distancing keep our amazing collection from circulating! We don’t want YOU to miss out on all the library has to offer!


CFL will be CLOSED Saturday, December 11, 2021 due to revelry (in moderation).  


CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:  We encourage you to check out the archive on the library’s website to view one of the many virtual story times posted since April 2020. Scroll down the webpage for older content.


PARDON OUR DUST:  Our handicap-access ramp is still closed to the public for renovation until further notice.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but we think you will appreciate the improvements!


MORLEY BRANCH is open!  Come see us (don’t forget your mask).  Our hours are: 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:

Rensselaer Falls Branch is open on Tuesdays from 11am – 5pm. Masks are required, and those who are under age 12 must be with an adult. 

We want to hear from YOU, Rensselaer Falls community! We will be making surveys available, at the library and on-line, so you can tell us what library services are most important to you, and what additional services you might like us to provide in the future.

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:

Morley: https://www.facebook.com/MorleyBranchLibrary

Rensselaer Falls: https://www.facebook.com/RensselaerFallsLibrary


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 canlib@ncls.org, or by calling (315) 386-3712 (choose option 1, “For curbside service” on the menu – we continue to offer curbside service for your convenience).

Bag some books @ your library!

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