Canastota Library Happenings

Our area is seeing an increase in the number of COVID cases.   Due to that increase, we are asking everyone who visits the library, regardless of vaccine status, to please wear a mask.  We will be under a mask mandate here at the library until further notice.  Thank you for caring about our staff and your neighbors who visit the library.  



If you would prefer to not come into the library, we do offer patrons curbside service.  To have your borrowed items delivered to your vehicle, simply call us and tell us what you would like to borrow.  We’ll give you a time when the items are ready.  Then, when you arrive at the library, call us and we will deliver to the back seat or trunk of your vehicle.



Scott Mott’s Art Exhibit features Turf Grass Inspired work as well as Custom Long Exposure Photography.  The exhibit will be displayed in our Lawson Community Room through February.  It can be viewed whenever the library is open.



Tax Help at the library will begin in February.  All sessions are by appointment only and customers must be vaccinated.  Vaccination records will be reviewed.  All sessions will be on Thursdays between the hours of 9am and 3pm.  You may schedule your appointment after January 18th by calling 315-684-3001X107. 



The Canastota Library has a “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” initiative that can help your child prepare for learning! This initiative is a easy. Simply read to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 books before kindergarten. The library can help with books, handouts & tips on reading to your child. We provide ways you can track your child’s progress to 1,000 books and even offer incentive prizes along the way. 


Day By Day is a great website to use with your young child.  With interactive stories, songs and more, the site provides great early literacy opportunities.  Check it out with your child:  DaybyDayNY