Canastota Library Happenings


The Canastota Public Library is now providing a monthly E Newsletter.  If you are interested in receiving it through your email, please contact us to be added to the list.  We also have the December ENews available here:  January 2021 ENews (1)


We are open.  As COVID cases in the Town of Lenox are rising, we are encourage you to use curbside pickup. If you need to come into the library for services, call for an appointment or knock (front door). Remember to wear a mask, maintain distancing & use sanitizer.  If you are feeling ill, please do not visit us.



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.




We are selling copies of the CHS Yearbook, The Toot. There are many years available–some with multiple copies. Some years with multiple copies include 1940, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1981 and 1985.  Many other years are available.  Please call Beth at the library to see if we have the year(s) you are looking for!  Yearbooks are $10  apiece.  Proceeds benefit the library! 




 The Canastota Public Library is closed on Monday, January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.




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!