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toddler rhyme time, tuesdays at 10:30



Our new Read/Seen/Heard Book Club…

No need to have read the same book as everyone else–our new Read/Seen/Heard Book Club meets once a month to discuss what they’ve recently read (or viewed, or heard, as in music.) Gather, discuss, and go home with some great new recommendations!

Next meeting, Friday, November 1, 1pm


MAHJONG is played every Thursday at the library, 11am until 3pm.  More players=More fun, and more chances to shift seats around the table. Wouldn’t YOU like to learn the ancient game? It’s more fun and very different than the solitaire game on the internet.


Tuesday, October 22nd, 6:30 pm

The Hemlock Bark Tanning Industry

Speaker: Ryan Tripani

Mr. Tripani, the director of forest services for the Catskill Forest Association, will discuss the impact of the hemlock bark tanning industry on Catskill communities and forests. He’ll discuss how he uses hemlock bark in his hobby of converting deerskins into leather.


Get the Facts about Breast Cancer

How many of us will be affected by breast cancer in our lifetime? Is it possible to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by eating a nutritious diet? Might you qualify for free breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings? On Tuesday, October 29th at 6pm, educators from the Cancer Services Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension will answer these questions and more when they present “Getting the Facts about Breast Cancer” at the Cannon Free Library in Delhi.

This presentation should last about an hour. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be a free raffle for a door prize. For more information, call the library at 607-746-2662.


On Tuesday, November 5th, professional genealogist Laura Lee will be back in the library for another informative round of “Digging Your Roots: Genealogy 101.” Her program will begin at 1pm, and it will serve to provide participants with all the basic information needed to fill in a family tree beyond a few generations back. This program is, as are all of the library’s programs, free.


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.

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