Come in to browse, we’re open!

While the Covid-19 virus is raging in much of the U.S., our usual library hours will be modified to help protect both staff and patrons. The library will be open from 9:30 until 5 Tuesday through Friday, until September.

Summer Storytime is Sharing Time

Join Youth Librarian Ms. Mary for our weekly Virtual Storytime, suitable for children from about 3 years old to about 8 years old. Watch and listen as Ms. Mary reads a story or two, and willing children are invited to share or “show and tell. ”

Wednesdays in July, 12:30pm

Please join by clicking this zoom link just prior to 12:30

We do require that you wear a mask while in the library, and that you respect others’ 6′ personal distance.

Our public computers are accessible for 30 minute sessions.

At home or on the road, give Flipster a try.

Go to the home page, scroll down just a little bit, and click on “Flipster.” Log in with your library card number, and read current issues of a huge variety of magazines!

Our Summer Reading Program has begun, but it’s not too late to sign up. Check it out!

Click to Begin reading on your device with Libby

You don’t have to be a girl to use the Girls Who Code resources.

My On

MyOn gives free access to Renaissance myON digital reading resources—books online, with a feature to turn on or off the audio accompaniment of the current page being read.

Students who are not already reading with their own personalized accounts to the myON literacy environment are welcome to log in through a single, shared account, to access this collection of thousands of curated authentic digital books–fiction and non-fiction–covering a variety of themes and topics.

Books from the myON digital library can be downloaded onto mobile devices for offline reading, as well.

How to log into myON: 

1.            Go to:

2.            Click the login button at the top of the screen

3.            Enter the following information on the login page

School name:  New York Reads

(begin typing and click on the school from the drop-down menu)

Username: read

Password: books

To leave a message or to request information, call 607-746-2662 or send an email to


Cannon Free Library Named a Literary Landmark

2019 marks the 60th anniversary of Jean Craighead George’s classic novel, My Side of the Mountain. The novel was awarded as a Newbery honor book in 1960. The Cannon Free Library and its fictional librarian, Miss Turner, play important roles in the story, and the library often welcomes families visiting the area on self-made “My Side of the Mountain Tours.”

In 2005, the Library of Congress awarded My Side of the Mountain one of their “Great Reads about Great Places” and in 2016, the Empire State Center for the Book selected Jean Craighead George for the New York State Writers’ Hall of Fame. This brought Delhi, New York, to the attention of the Center for the Book’s director, Rocco Staino, who urged, and then assisted, Cannon’s youth services librarian Mary Pelletier in going through the steps to have the library named as a Literary Landmark.

The Board of Trustees and the staff of the Cannon Free Library held a celebratory reception on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 (incidentally, the 100th birthday of the late Ms. George!) to witness the unveiling of the cast bronze plaque in honor of the library’s Literary Landmark status. Light refreshment was served and various materials relating to Jean Craighead George and My Side of the Mountain were on display for examination.


Mr. Henry Cannon, a progressive benefactor born in Delhi in 1850, began his career at the Delaware National Bank of Delhi. Mr. Cannon founded two banks in Minnesota and was later appointed Comptroller of the Currency by President Arthur in 1884.

Almost a century later, our library is still supported by the Cannons. We do not receive any local tax dollars and we are delighted to continue the Cannon Legacy of service to the community.

We are open 4 days a week from April to October and open from 10:00-1:00 on Saturdays in the winter (November through March.)

To learn more about our lending/borrowing policies, click here. 

To find out more about our free programs, click here.

To see the resources we offer, click here.

Click on the following link to print out an application for a Cannon Free Library Card:  Library Card Application.

When shopping online, make your purchase through and a contribution will be made to the Cannon Free Library.