@ Your Library 9.24.20



@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart



Rachael and I have been working together upstairs every other week, with Val downstairs in the Children’s Room.  We are the “Red Team.”  


Covid protocol = Social-distancing = no more than 3 staff members in the building at a time.


Green Team alternates with us. Three staff members are preparing all of your curbside orders each week.  We appreciate your patience and your levity - it makes our work lighter.


Rachael told me that what she really appreciates about curbside right now is that we can be at work on site again to get materials back into your hands almost like we did pre-COVID19.  She’s also getting lots of exercise, pulling materials and running downstairs to put them into your hands.


We are plenty busy, so you must be appreciating curbside, too!


What do we talk about, when it’s just the two of us working upstairs?  What we’re reading, of course!  Rachael recommends the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik:


  • From Amazon’s review:  Naomi Novik's stunning series of novels follow the global adventures of Captain William Laurence and his fighting dragon Temeraire as they are thrown together to fight for Britain during the turbulent time of the Napoleonic Wars. Captain Will Laurence has been at sea since he was just twelve years old; finding a warmer berth in Nelson's navy than any he enjoyed as the youngest, least important son of Lord Allendale. Rising on merit to captain his own vessel, Laurence has earned himself a beautiful fiancee, society's esteem and a golden future. But the war is not going well. It seems Britain can only wait as Napoleon plans to overrun her shores. After a skirmish with a French ship, Laurence finds himself in charge of a rare cargo: a dragon egg bound for the Emperor himself. Dragons are much prized: properly trained, they can mount a fearsome attack from the skies. One of Laurence's men must take the beast in hand and join the aviators' cause, thus relinquishing all hope of a normal life. But when the newly-hatched dragon ignores the young midshipman Laurence chose as its keeper and decides to imprint itself on the horrified captain instead, Laurence's world falls apart. Gone is his golden future: gone his social standing, and soon his beautiful fiancee, as he is consigned to be the constant companion and trainer of the fighting dragon Temeraire!


I’ll have to check out the series for myself, one of these days!



Look for links to upcoming events on our website www.cantonfreelibrary.org and on the library’s Facebook page.

Contact Ms. Val at vwhite@ncls.org or 315-386-3712 ext 4 with any questions.


MORLEY BRANCH is open for in-person service!  Remember your mask and come see us. 

Hours are: Tuesday Noon-3pm; Wednesday 4-6pm; Thursday 10am-1pm.  Limit is 4 patrons at a time, for 15 minutes inside the building.  Masks and sign-in are required. Scheduled appointments are encouraged, but not required.  Call for more details: 315-379-0066.

A great way to find out what’s happening at our Morley and Rensselaer Falls Branches is to check out their Facebook pages:

Morley: https://www.facebook.com/MorleyBranchLibrary

Rensselaer Falls: https://www.facebook.com/RensselaerFallsLibrary


For more CFL news, stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram, or our website.  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.

Find dragons @ your library!