@ Your Library 12.24.19

Spend the holidays with a good book


@ 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.


Teen Programs: 

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! 


Adult Programs: 

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 canlib@ncls.org, or by calling (315) 386-3712.

A good book will make the holidays brighter @ your library!