@ Your Library 6.19.18


@ Your Library

By Beverly Ewart



SUMMER!  Summer equals time spent in, on, under and around the water.  As long as you don’t plan to wade in with library materials, why don’t you wade into some of these delightful novels and non-fiction books?  We’ve got something cool for all ages, check it out!

  • Maisy Learns to Swim by Lucy Cousins.  Splish-splash! Maisy's going to a swimming lesson!
  • A Fish Out of Water by Helen Palmer. A youngster feeds his fish too much and it quickly grows into a monstrous size!
  • Edward in Deep Water by Rosemary Wells.  Edward, a shy young bear, is not ready for birthday pool parties with high-spirited, grade-school bears.
  • Baby Neptune: Discovering Water (DVD) by the Baby Einstein Company.  This video shows video footage of water scenes and marine life.
  • A Drop of Water by Gordon Morrison. Learn about a drop of water's journey through Nature.
  • Lumberjanes v. 6: Sink or Swim by Shannon Watters.  A crazy storm is coming and the Lumberjanes have to help their counselor Seafarin' Karen get her boat back from some renegade selkies.
  • Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen.  Brief biographies of women pirates from around the world.
  • The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan.  In this highly anticipated sequel to "The Lightning Thief," Percy Jackson discovers there's trouble at Camp Half-Blood--the magical borders protecting Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned. To save Camp Half-Blood, Percy must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclops.
  • Tonight, by Sea: A Novel by Frances Temple.  As governmental brutality and poverty become unbearable, Paulie joins with others in her small Haitian village to help her uncle secretly build a boat they will use to try to escape to the United States.
  • Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea by Nancy Atherton.  With the help of Aunt Dimity, the phantom detective, Lori Shepherd begins to piece together clues about an illegal smuggling operation, unaware of the growing danger on the island.
  • Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.  A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.  Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from--a place to which she vowed she'd never return. Beware a calm surface--you never know what lies beneath"
  • The North Water: A Novel by Ian McGuire.  The Volunteer, a nineteenth-century Yorkshire whaling ship, becomes the stage for a confrontation between brutal harpooner Henry Drax and ex-army surgeon Patrick Sumner, the ship's medic, during a violent, ill-fated voyage to the Arctic.  
  • The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride.  James McBride grew up one of twelve siblings in the all-black housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn, the son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white. The object of McBride's constant embarrassment and continuous fear for her safety, his mother was an inspiring figure, who through sheer force of will saw her dozen children through college, and many through graduate school. McBride was an adult before he discovered the truth about his mother: The daughter of a failed itinerant Orthodox rabbi in rural Virginia, she had run away to Harlem, married a black man, and founded an all-black Baptist church in her living room in Red Hook.

FINE FREE SUMMER: We are not charging fines on over dues this summer!  You may also borrow our DVDs free of charge. Please be respectful of the next borrower-- return your items by the due date or call to renew. Enjoy!

Library Programs:

Registration deadline for CFL Summer Library Program is June 22nd!

The Canton Free Library Summer Program, “Libraries ROCK!” will begin the second week of July and continue for four weeks. 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, as well as a special Monday and Friday event! This year we will offer a storyteller, fun music by Tom Seiling, a “Books at the Beach” event at Taylor Park, the Annual Summer Library Pet Show, Didgeridoo Down Under, and a visit by WPBS and Daniel Tiger. Please join us!

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


The Junior Writers’ Group at the Canton Free Library meets from 3:30-4:50 pm the second and last Thursday of every month. This creative and lively group is for children ages 8-12 who like to have fun with words. Children should bring paper and a writing instrument. Questions? Contact Linda Batt 344-6592 or linda.batt06@gmail.com

Teen Programs:

Anime Club is having a binge day! Join us on the 22nd from 10 to 5 to watch all of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure part 1.

Chess Club meets from 5-7 pm on Mondays at Canton Free Library from June 4th to August 20th.

Dog Day Join us from 3 to 5 on Thursday, June 21st for a dog themed double feature!

Game Club meets Wednesdays from 3-5pm.

Branch Library Programs:

Rensselaer Falls - LIBRARIES ROCK SUMMER READING PROGRAM:  Children ages 3 and up are invited to participate in activities involving stories, crafts and snacks on Monday afternoons in July from 5:30-6:30 pm.  (July 9, 16, 23, & 30.)  Sign up at Rensselaer Falls Library, 212 Rensselaer St., Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays, from 3pm-6pm, by Friday, June 29, 2018.


Hours: Canton Free Library (phone: 315 386 3712) is open Monday 9:30am - 8pm, Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm, Wednesday 9:30am - 8pm, Thursday 9:30am -5pm, Friday 9:30am -5pm, and Saturdays from 10am -3pm. Please note that the book drop remains open 24/7 for returns. Rensselaer Falls Branch Library (phone: 315 344 7406) is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm -6pm. Morley Branch Library (phone: 315 379 0066) is open Tuesdays from 1pm - 3pm for the summer.  Please call the branch libraries before visiting, to be sure that they are open; hours may vary a bit due to unforeseen circumstances.  

For more CFL news, “like” the library page on Facebook.  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.

Get along swimmingly @ your library.