@ Your Library 2.25.21

a new classic


@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy.


Ms. Val bought this little book for our younger patrons, so I was unprepared for the powerful impact I felt when I picked it up and skimmed it.  (Don’t get me wrong - there have been plenty of “children’s books” that have impressed me so much that I carry them with me to this day!)


After perusing the pages briefly, I had to give in, sit down, and read the little volume cover to cover.  Then I got right up and ordered some copies to give as gifts to friends - children and adults alike!  The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is about friendship, kindness, courage, acceptance, inclusion, and love -  transcendent gifts, and not for children only! 


“Sometimes I worry you’ll all realise I’m ordinary,” said the boy.

“Love doesn’t need you to be extraordinary,” said the mole.  (From the book.)




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).

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