@ Your Library 3.26.19

Spring Snow Storm

@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart



Yesterday I was walking on a country road, not far from the village, when a neighbor hailed me and asked if I had seen the bear?  He told me a bear had been out in his fields, fresh, perhaps, from hibernation, foraging for food.  “Don’t worry,” he said, “I didn’t mean to alarm you, it’s just that I’m excited to know there are bears about!”


I wasn’t worried.  Bears are far more afraid of me than I am of them; generally, as long as I behave respectfully, so will they.  My hope is that the bear had some sort of primal knowledge that spring is really here - not just a date on his calendar - but REALLY here.  My hope is also that the bear wasn’t out stocking up for some sort of spring blizzard...


It’s SPRING, everybody!  Time to come out of hibernation no matter what the actual weather looks like!  Count the robins and red-winged blackbirds as you make your way to the library to pick out a good book or two!  We’ve got plenty of new books by old favorites like:


  • C.J. Box


  • James Lee Burke


  • Harlan Coben


  • Catherine Coulter


  • Clive Cussler


  • Robert Galbraith


  • Iris Johansen


  • Fern Michaels


  • Carla Neggers


  • James Patterson


  • Jacqueline Winspear



Children’s Programs:

Baby Storytime is for kids from birth-18 months and their caregivers, no registration needed. Tuesday mornings from 10:00-10:45am. We feature books, bounce rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and social/play time.

Toddler Storytime is for kids from 18-35 months and their caregivers. No registration required!  Everyone will enjoy books, flannel board stories, fingerplays, movement and music on Monday mornings from 10:30-11:00am.

Preschool Storytime is for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers. No registration is needed.  There will be books, flannel board stories, songs, fingerplays, movement, and crafts on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:15am.

Junior Writers Group is for ages 8-12. This group meets the second and last Thursday of the month from 3:30-4:50. No registration is needed. Children are encouraged to brainstorm on a given theme, write and perhaps illustrate a short story, and share it with the group.


Teen Programs:

Anime Club. Join us on Friday evenings from 5-7 to experience anime both old school and contemporary.

Casuals Wielding Dice: Join Dave Crowell Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 5pm on Wednesdays for epic adventures through a variety of different tabletop games!

Chess Club: Mondays from 5pm to 7pm.

Game Club now runs on Mondays from 3-5pm. Stop in at the library and try your hand at any of our multitude of games!

Nerd Club is once again being held at Canton High School! If you know a high school student who might be interested, direct them to the library conference room on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:20.


Spring Book Sale:

The Friends of CFL will hold a book sale in the Paige Room on Friday April 5th & Saturday April 6th. The sale runs 10am-2pm each day, with a bag sale from 12-2pm on Saturday, and all proceeds go to help our wonderful Friends of the Library, who sponsor our DVD and audiobook collections as well as many programs and other services.

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 4pm-6pm, and Wednesday and Friday from 3pm -6pm. Morley Branch Library (phone: 315 379 0066) is open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1pm - 4pm.  

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.

Thaw out @ your library!