Canastota Library Happenings

Please take a few moments to help us out!  We are developing our next five year plan (2022-2027) and your input on our survey will be essential in developing that plan.  The survey is available here:  SURVEY

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


Our doors are now open but you can still 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. 


March’s Art Exhibit in our Lawson Community Room features teacher and student artwork from Canastota Central Schools.  Three teachers and students will be featured.  This exhibit will be available in our Lawson Community Room for the month.  The exhibit is open during regular library hours.  We hope you might stop by to celebrate Youth Art Month in March.



Storytime with Mrs. Liz is back!  Every month, on the second and fourth Thursdays at 10am, join Mrs. Liz for distanced stories and more fun than ever!  Families must RSVP for sessions as these programs are extremely limited.  For children, ages 3 – 5. Please call us at (315) 697-7030.



Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County  will help Seniors 60+ with their taxes.  Volunteers Harry Hood and Jim Burton will provide tax help at the library this year from Feb 17 – Apr 14.  Patrons must make an appointment by calling (315) 750-2638.  The library cannot make appointments.  Walk ins will not be accepted.  Each appointment will last about 30 minutes.


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


The 9th Season of the Canastota Seed Exchange is open with more than 300 different types of seeds.  All of our seeds are open-pollinated and many are Heritage.  Please stop by during our regular Library Hours to browse and select seeds for your spring/summer garden!



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 


We ask that you continue to return items to the Book Drop.  All items received are put in quarantine before another patron may borrow them. Items are also quarantined before being delivered to our library from other libraries so Inter-Library Transfers may take a bit longer than previously. Items may take a bit longer to come off of your account. Thank you!