Canastota Library Happenings

Our current month’s E Newsletter is now available.  If you are interested in having it sent to your email, please contact us to be added to the list.  We also have the ENews available here: May 2021 ENews


Our Plant and Seedling Swap will be held on Monday, May 10th.  To participate, simply bring your seedlings, divisions, tubers, houseplants or bulbs to exchange and or share with others.  Please be sure to label items with your name and the type of plant.  Swap items will be located at our front entrance.  Visit early in the week for the best selection.



The Canastota Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 31st so that our staff may spend time with their families.  On this Memorial Day, we remember the brave men and women who gave their lives for our country.



Some of our smaller groups are returning to the library-socially distancing and wearing face masks for the protection of themselves and others.  Groups interested in meeting here should contact the library for details and to reserve space.  Currently we have tutors and students, our knitters and a few of our other smaller groups.  Some groups even bring their lawn chairs (weather permitting) and meet in the parking lot.


Our doors are now open but you can  use our curbside/parking lot assistance. Just call us when you arrive (315-697-7030) and we will check out your items and deliver them to your vehicle.  We are still requiring masks and social distancing when you visit.  We have a sanitizing process in place as well. 



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


We have added ways to access older Bee Journals.  You can now enjoy reading some of the old issues of “the only newspaper that cares about Canastota.” The Library has digitized copies of the Canastota Bee Journal that you can access from your home computer! The years available include 1917-1921 and 1940-1971. To review these, simply click this link:  Canastota Bee Journals