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: June ENews 2021


New Guidelines for Mask Wearing here at CPL. If you are not vaccinated, you must wear your mask and social distance while at the library.  If you are vaccinated, you do not have to wear your mask at the library.  We are asking that vaccinated adults do wear masks if they are in the children’s area as our younger patrons (below age 12) are not eligible for vaccines yet.  Thank you for following CDC, State of NY, Village and our library’s Face Mask Policies!


Madison County Rural Health and the Library present A Storybook Walk:  Wednesday, June 30th at your convenience between 10am – 8pm. The Storywalk starts on the corner of South Main and West Center Street. Parking is available at the library.  Enjoy a family-friendly walk while following along with a fun story. After the walk, stop into the library for a Take ‘N Make Craft!




Artist Martie Fisher will display her work in the Lawson Community Room beginning
June 22 and through the end of July. Her most recent work has been acrylic paintings of
flowers, still life, land and seascapes.




Happy 4th of July to all of our patrons!  The library will be closed on Monday, July 5th for Independence Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, July 6th at 9am.





The Canastota Public Library has a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative that can help your child be more prepared for learning! This initiative is a simple. Simply read books to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten. The library can help with book suggestions, handouts and 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. 



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