Canastota Library Happenings!

On the first Wednesday of every month, Miss Angela offers a Baby Sensory Play Time at the Library.  The fun starts at 10am as babies and their caregivers can visit over 20 play stations. Babies learn hands on and sensory play activities let them explore on their own and learn about the world around them.   Visit us on September 4 at 10am for our next Sensory Play!


During the month of August, stop into our Lawson Community Room to browse our “Orphaned Art.”  These pieces of artwork are looking for a new home.  Every purchase will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Canastota.  We have around 300 young readers (birth to age 5) receiving books through this great program!



The Fourth Annual Community Tomato Tasting will be held on Friday, August 30 from 10am – 4pm.  If you have a  bounty of tomatoes from your garden, bring them in to be sampled the day prior to the event or stop in the day of the event to taste! We will feature many varieties of cherries, slicers and paste tomatoes.




The library will be closed on Monday, September 2  for Labor Day so that our staff may spend the day with family.  Thank you for your understanding.





Join us for a presentation on “Saving for College” with Jon Smith on Wednesday, Sept 11 at 7pm.  The talk will take place in our Lawson Community Room.  All are welcome.




Norman Dann, PhD will talk about his new book, “God, Gerrit and Guildance:  the Life of Ann Carroll Fitzhugh Smith” at the first Canalside Talk at the Library on Thursday, September 12 at 7pm.  



On Monday, Sept 16 at 7pm, join Chris Dean from Cable Conversion for a discussion about cord-cutting.  Dean will talk about the benefits and misconceptions of cord-cutting while encouraging folks to use legal and fully-licensed options for alternative programming.



Tuesday, Sept 17, Kristin Welch of the Madison County Department of Social Waste will talk about the do’s and don’ts of recycling. Welch, will talk about the recycling industry today and detail what should or should not go into your recycling bins. This timely program will discuss all the county’s new guidelines.



Learn about CNY Hemp Processing, Inc                                Their Start, Their Products, Their Journey                         Monday, Sept 23 at 7pm






The Canastota Library Ukulele Extraordinary Strummers (CLUES) are meeting and learning on Saturdays at the library.  Sessions will be held Sept 7, 14, 21 and 28.  At 1pm, beginners classes are held.  At 2pm, the Clues Club meets to play fun songs and add new songs to their collection.  Instructor Deb Guarneri coordinates these groups.




Tuesday, Sept 24, at 7pm, NBT Bank will be providing a Financial Literacy Workshop at the Library.    Stop in to learn the basics of finance!