CFL Weekly

New Movies

            In the mood to curl up with a bowl of popcorn in front of the television this summer? We want to remind our patrons that the Canton Free Library is not only the place to go for books. We also have movies and many television shows. Pick up some summer entertainment in our DVD section! We’ve recently added new movies to our collection from a variety of genres.

            For an inspiring historical film, check out Hidden Figures, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterlee. Mathematicians Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson defy gender and racial boundaries with their contributions to NASA’s race to put a man in space. This movie has become a favorite among CFL staff.

For X-Men fans, we have Logan, the 2017 release starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Dafne Keen. Find Logan/Wolverine and Professor X in hiding with a young but powerful mutant fleeing an evil corporation.  Will the aging disbanded X-Men be able to help her?

Pick up Get Out if you’re looking for a chilling thriller film. Directed by Jordan Peele of Key and Peele fame, the story focuses on the protagonist Chris, who is about to meet his white girlfriend’s parents for the first time during a weekend getaway at their remote estate. As he wonders if her family’s strange behavior is a reaction to their interracial relationship, he discovers horrific secrets.

In addition to new titles, we have many more movies for audiences of all ages, from cult classics to blockbuster hits. Stop in to browse the collection, or visit

Children’s Programs

            Register this week, by June 23rd, for the Summer Reading Program at the Canton Free Library!

The Canton Free Library’s Summer Reading Program, which is themed “Build a Better World” will begin the end of the first week of July and continue for four weeks into the first week of August. Children ages newborn-12 years are invited to register to join us for great books, crafts, games, music, and lots of summertime fun! 

The schedule for programs will be:

• Newborn-17 months with a caregiver meet at 10:00 am on Tuesdays.

• 18- 35 months with a caregiver meet at 10:00 am on Thursdays.

•3 and 4 year olds with a caregiver meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.                              

•5 and 6 year olds meet on Tuesdays at 1 pm.

•7 and 8 year olds meet on Tuesdays at 3 pm.

•9 to 12 year olds meet on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm.

 •Special all-ages events on Thursdays at 2:00 pm.

This year we will offer a puppet show, “Rumpelstiltskin” by Puppets with Pizazz, music by Nan Hoffman, a “Books at the Beach” event at Taylor Park, the Annual Summer Reading Pet Show, and a Storywalk at the Partridge Loop Trail! Please join us!

Registration for ALL age group sessions with the exception of newborn-17month olds is required and space is limited. Please go or visit the Children’s Room at the library to pick up a calendar.

Teen Programs

            Stop in between 10am-4:30pm to curl up, sprawl out, nap, and watch the world get saved…a lot. Join us to watch a series featuring a teen heroine who fights vampires and demons in between assignments. For more information, contact Krista at or (315) 386-3712 ext.5.

A calendar of teen Summer Reading Program events is also available on our bulletin board. Contact Krista at for more details. All program events are free to the public.

Rensselaer Falls SRP

            Register for the Summer Reading Program at CFL’s branch library, Rensselaer Falls Library, on June 19th or June 21st from 5-6pm. The Summer Reading Program is designed for children from toddlers to grade 12.

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.