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Summer Reading Awards

Wednesday, August 21


Bring your Bingo cards and your reading logs, and your appetites. There will be snacks, and there will be prizes for our young readers.


Tuesday, August 20, 3pm:

Ukulele and Folk Dance Workshop!

Instructor Jackie Gibson will teach some simple uke chords (beginning players can catch on quicker on the ukulele than on many other instruments) and play along, and/or kick up your heels to some simple, fun dance steps. 3pm, on Tuesday, August 20. Bring your uke if you can, but Jackie will bring some extras along for people to try.


Jenine Osbon will have your 6-ish through 12-ish friends stretching , bending

and breathing!

3pm ommm THURSDAY.


Summer Reading Program Schedule

Programs and Events Galore!

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 invite everyone in the community to join them at 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 will be served and various materials relating to Jean Craighead George and My Side of the Mountain will be 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 for a 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.

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