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@ Your Library 6/24/21

@ Your Library
by Beverly Ewart

Anybody going to go on an actual get-away vacation this summer?  I am, and I have in mind just the right book for my time by the sea! (Truthfully, I have a stack of four new books…  I may need to extend my vacation.)

Come on in before we close for July Fourth weekend.  Choose a title or two for some chair-time.


Canton Free Library announces plans for children’s Summer Reading Program!

The Canton Free Library’s Summer Library Program, which is themed “Tails and Tales” will run for four weeks in July. There is no registration necessary for 2021. The following will be offered:

•Weekly Virtual Toddler and Preschool Storytimes

•Take & Make crafts for various ages that will be available to be picked up either in the children’s room or curbside

• A different Storywalk® each week at the Remington Recreational Trail (aka The Partridge Trail)

Stay tuned for more information!

Contact Ms. Val at sends e-mail) or 315-386-3712 ext 4 with any questions.


MORLEY BRANCH is open for in-person service!  Come see us (don’t forget your mask).  Our new hours are: Tuesday 1pm-3pm; Wednesday 4pm-6pm; Thursday 10am-12pm.  Limit is 4 patrons at a time, for 15 minutes inside the building.  Masks and sign-in 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 is looking for a Branch Assistant! Visit for details. Applications must be received by July 11. 

The library is currently open Monday & Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm for in-person service. Masks and sign-in required, and those who are under age 12 must be with an adult. Family groups should call to make an appointment. There is a computer available for your use, but please call first to check on availability. 

Maximum of two (2) people inside at the same time. 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: is external)

Rensselaer Falls:

For more CFL news, stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram, or our website.  Find new additions to our collection on our website: To renew your current checkouts, login to; you may also renew via email at sends e-mail), or by calling (315) 386-3712 (choose option 1, “For curbside service” on the menu – we continue to offer curbside service for your convenience).

Book up a vacation @ your library!

Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a reading competition for students in grades 4 through 6. Students form teams of up to 4 members and choose an adult as a coach. Teams may be of mixed grades (as long as they are in 4th, 5th or 6th grades) and may be made up of students who attend different Canton area schools or are home schooled. The teams divide up and read a chosen list of 16 books, which is released in September. During the Battle of the Books in the spring at Canton Free Library (CFL), the teams are asked questions about the books on the list, and those responding give the book’s title and author as their answer. The winning team from CFL goes on to a regional competition to face winning teams from other North Country Library System libraries.

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Battle will not take place. We are looking forward to the next Battle, and in the meantime, Ms. Val would love to hear your suggestions for books  we can use in the future! Email her with your recommendations of books appropriate for 4-6th grade. If the book is in a series, it needs to be the first in the series.