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: July ENews

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!


Storytime with Mrs. Liz starts again on Thursday, July 1 at 10am at the library and runs for six weeks this summer.  Mrs. Liz hopes to see lots of her friends back at the library!  Since children under 12 cannot be vaccinated, we are asking that everyone who attends wears a mask and social distances!  



Our Summer Reading Program theme is Tails and Tales.  Stop by to pick up your Reading Log and Summer Bingo.  Each week, we will have Take ‘N Make Crafts at the Circulation Desk.  Each one will feature a creature, person, animal or thing that has a tail!   




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




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. 


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