@ Your Library 1.28.21

Info on pandemics


@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart



Still having a pandemic?  No worries. We have plenty of books on the history and science of pandemics, as well as how you can maintain your mental, emotional, and physical health to help see you through safely to the other side.


We recognize that this is HARD for everyone - some more than others. My opening line was tongue-in-cheek, even though I do not take COVID-19 lightly.  But a little levity goes a long way to help get outside the crazy doom-speak in our heads and in our social media feed, and it gives us a better perspective on just about everything. So there you go... a little humor is like a shot in the arm!


There are still quite a few miles left to travel on the COVID-19 road. Here are a couple of titles that may be helpful as we come to the end of a very long ride:


  • Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History by Jeremy Brown, MD, MHS.  On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic, should you get a flu shot, and how close are we to finding a cure? Provided by publisher.

  • When the World Stays Inside by Mikey Woz. A children’s picture book.  Written in response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, this rhyming story highlights all the fun things we can do to pass the time indoors, and teaches us to cherish the special time we spend with the people we love.

  • American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic by Andrew Cuomo.  When COVID-19 besieged the United States, New York State emerged as the global "ground zero" for a deadly contagion that threatened the lives and livelihoods of millions. Governor Andrew Cuomo provided the leadership to address the threat, becoming the standard-bearer of the organized response the country desperately needed. Taking readers beyond the candid daily briefings that became must-see TV across the globe, and providing a dramatic, day-by-day account of the catastrophe as it unfolded, American Crisis presents the intimate and inspiring thoughts of a leader at an unprecedented historical moment.

  • School is Different This Year and That's Ok! By Susan Leininger and Julie Bair.  A children's book that shares the dilemma of going back to school in the Coronavirus environment. Silly ducks and goats navigate through both in-school and remote-learning experiences in a way to which both children and parents can relate. - Amazon.



Every Wednesday at 10:30 there’s a new virtual Preschool Storytime posted on the library’s Facebook page. It’s a recorded video, so you can watch it at your convenience,and past videos are archived on the Library’s website at https://www.cantonfreelibrary.org/children/storytime/preschool

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

MORLEY BRANCH is open for in-person service!  Come see us (don’t forget your mask).  Our new hours are: Tuesday 1pm-3pm; Wednesday 4pm-6pm; Thursday 10am-12pm.  Limit is 4 patrons at a time, for 15 minutes inside the building.  Masks and sign-in are required. There is a computer available for your use, but it’s a good idea to call first to check on availability. Scheduled appointments are encouraged, but not required.  Call for more details: 315-379-0066.

Rensselaer Falls is open Monday & Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm for in-person service. Masks and sign-in required, and those who are under age 12 must be with an adult. Family groups should call to make an appointment. There is a computer available for your use, but please call first to check on availability. 

Maximum of two (2) people inside at the same time.

Visits are limited to 15 minutes, and appointments are recommended. Call the library (315-344-4155) for additional information. 


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 (choose option 1, "For curbside service" on the menu).

We have some great titles for information and relaxation as we ride out the pandemic @ your library!