@ Your Library
by Beverly Ewart
We will be closed starting at 2pm today, December 24; Christmas Day, December 25; and Boxing Day, December 26. Pick out a book or two to tide you over until we open our doors again!
I just finished reading a young adult novel by Jennifer Donnelly (one of my favorite authors), and wish I hadn’t…. Just so I would have it to read fresh while I’m on vacation! Check out:
Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly. Isabelle is one of Cinderella's ugly - but determined - stepsisters. She cut her own toes off in an attempt to fit into the glass slipper Cinderella left behind at the ball - and people’s stereotype of what it takes to be a good girl.
There is more to Isabelle’s story than a maimed foot and the label “Ugly,” however. The mysterious Marquis de la Chance is about to offer her the opportunity to change her fate and a chance to find her true self.
Like all the best fairy tales, this one is NOT for the squeamish!
Children’s Programs: Please note: There will not be Baby Storytime on December 24th or December 31st, Toddler Storytime on December 30th, or Preschool Storytime on December 25th or January 1st.
Baby Storytime for 0-18 months and a caregiver, no registration needed. Tuesday mornings 10:00-10:45am. Books, bounce rhymes, songs, finger plays, and social/play time.
Toddler Storytime for 18-35 months and a caregiver. No registration. Monday mornings 10:30-11:00am. Involves books, flannel board stories, finger plays, music, and a craft activity.
Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds and a caregiver. No registration is needed. Meets Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:15am. Involves books, flannel board stories, songs, fingerplays, movement, and crafts.
Junior Writers Group for ages 8-12 meets the second and last Thursday from 3:30-4:50. No registration is needed. Children brainstorm on a given theme, write and perhaps illustrate a short story, and share it with the group if they wish.
Books and Beyond and Tween Time are on a hiatus. Stay tuned.
Anime Club. Join us on Friday evenings from 5-7 to experience anime both old school and contemporary.
Chess Club: meets on Mondays from 5-7. All skill levels welcome.
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!
The Stitchuationists: Join our knitting, crocheting, embroidery group on Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm. All skill levels and ages are welcome!
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 Saturday 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 & Thursdays from 1pm - 4pm and Wednesdays from 3pm-6pm.
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 email@example.com, or by calling (315) 386-3712.
A good book will make the holidays brighter @ your library!