@ Your Library 9/2/21

@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart


We are still wearing masks, and requiring that you do, too.  We are still social distancing.  We are still limiting the number of patrons that can occupy the building at any one time.  

We are still buying new books and materials for you.  Still providing you with computer time and internet access.  You still have the option to request curbside service, and we will greet you with a smile (in our eyes).

This has become our new normal until we can do otherwise and still help keep everyone safe.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.  In light of our new normal, we want to encourage you to sign up for YOUR library card so that you can have access to online classes, audio books, ebooks, and other services right from home!  While nothing is like a visit to your local library, right now is a good time to try out some of the options offered through the North Country Library System at www.ncls.org, or through our website.  If you have questions, please feel free to call us.  We can navigate the new normal together.

Our new hours will take effect immediately after Labor Day.  Starting Tuesday, September 7, our hours will be:

  • 9am – 6pm Monday through Friday
  • 10am – 3pm on Saturdays


Check out our book sale every Friday from 12pm – 2pm in the Paige Room.  Many thanks to the Friends of Canton Free Library for organizing and staffing this! 

We WILL BE CLOSED Saturday, September 4; Sunday, September 5; and Monday, September 6, 2021 for Labor Day Weekend.

PARDON OUR DUST:  Starting September 20, 2021, our handicap-access ramp will be closed to the public for renovation.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but we think you will appreciate the improvements!


Children are reminded to keep tracking their reading on the Summer Reading Records, which may be turned in at the children’s room around the first week in September for a prize and a free book!

Our online Preschool Story Time will resume after the first week of school.  Join us!

Contact Ms. Val at vwhite@ncls.org or 315-386-3712 ext 4 with any questions.

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. 

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).

Sign up for a card @ your library!

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