CFL Weekly

Library Vote

         Support the Canton Free Library by casting your vote on Proposition #3 on the CCSD ballot on May 16th! CFL has been working on switching from three funding sources to one. Currently, if you live in the town or village of Canton, you contribute to the library through your municipal taxes and your school taxes. CFL wants to simplify that, without drastically changing our budget. Under our three-year funding plan, school district residents pay for the library once through your school taxes, and you have a say in our entire budget.

         Proposition #3 increases the CFL levy from about $0.50 per thousand of assessed value to $0.68 per thousand. For example, if your house is assessed at $100,000, you’ll pay around $68 per year toward the library, an increase of $18. For an increase about the price of a book, you can help the CFL build a stable financial future.

         Your continued support provides children, teens, and adults in the Canton community with access to all our resources, including books, e-books, the Tool Library, DVDs, magazines, public computers, programs, discount passes, and more at our locations in Canton, Rensselaer Falls and Morley. CFL works hard to provide our high-quality year-round programs and services that are open to everyone at no additional cost.

           Please note that library funding isn't part of the school budget, but an entirely separate line on your taxes. For more information about Proposition #3, contact our executive director Emily Owen at (315) 386-3712 ext. 2. The vote will take place at the High School Library on May 16th, 2017.

            At the Canton Free Library, we feel fortunate to be part of such a supportive community that values the educational and recreational needs of its members. It's your library, and you help make it great!       

Children’s Programs

              Preschool Storytime meets at 10:30am on Wednesdays. Join Miss Val for stories, songs, crafts, and socializing. This early literacy program is designed for children ages 3-5. No registration is required, but we do ask that an adult caregiver accompany attending children.

              The Canton Free Library has a new Early Learning Space to offer children and families. Funded by a grant from the North Country Library System, the CFL created a cozy spot in the children’s room with new puzzles, learning toys, a big magnetic whiteboard and drawers filled with magnetic manipulatives such as brightly colored shapes, Turn & Learn Gears, words, and letters. Play in the library is essential to encourage children’s development and early literacy skills, and these are fostered further by family involvement. Please come explore the new space! All are welcome!


Teen Programs

             Casuals Wielding Dice meets on Wednesday 3-5pm. Casuals Wielding Dice is a tabletop gaming group for younger teens led by David Crowell.

             Anime Club meets at 5pm. Get your geek on with Krista and the gang! To find out which anime we’re watching, contact Krista at

Discount Passes

            The Canton Free Library offers discount passes to patrons that can be used at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake and The Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake. The Wild Center pass reduces the cost of admission to $10 per adult and children through age 17 are admitted for free. The Adirondack Experience pass is a 50 percent discount on family admissions. Children 5 and under are free.