The Cannon Free Library will be closed until further notice.

Here are some fun and (shhh: educational) links to check out while you practice social distancing…)

Who Wet My Pants?
The New York Public Library (as well as a lot of other libraries and schools around the country) is treating children and their caretakers to some video storytimes. Discover the pants-wetter today, and check back again tomorrow for more stories.

and more, below:

Girls Who Code Maze Challenge to try at home on your computer: has opened up much of their information to the public, even the public without their regular membership. However, “Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.”

-What can I say, but YIPEE! Personally, I’ve been too cheap to want to buy a membership, so I find this wonderful (and fun to use.)

To search on Ancestry, first go to the Four County Library page at

Click on Research Center, and from there, Ancestry. You will need to sign in using your library card and pin numbers.

Phantom of the Library Escape Room

Can you find your way out? This was put together by the youth services librarian at the George F. Johnson Library. It’s fun. I was able to get out. Phew!

My On

Usually promoted for summer learning, 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. Not my personal favorite—but I’ve seen kids  read on MyOn and they seem to love it.

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 curated

thousands of authentic digital books, fiction and nonfiction, covering a variety of topics and themes

Plus five daily myON News articles—which are written for students by journalists and reviewed by a child psychologist for age appropriateness

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

Call for more information, or to make an appointment. 607.746.2662



Cannon Library’s Adult Art in the A.M. program runs every Friday morning from 10 until noon. Bring your own art or craft materials and work on your W.I.P. along with other creative types.

Toddler Rhyme Time, Tuesdays at 10:30

A time for our yur youngest patrons sit down with their caregivers for some stories and fun with Miss Mary


A gathering for three to five-year-olds: stories, songs and play, capped off with a fun craft project


Build with our 1,000’s of Blocks on the first Tuesday of every month.

Come to Lego Club! 3-4:30.

(Delaware Academy students with parental permission may ride the bus after school to the library.)



(Delaware Academy students with parental permission may ride the bus after school to the library.)

Read/Seen/Heard Book Club…

…was confusing to many of our patrons. So we’ve changed the name to “What Have Your Read?” No need to have read the same book as everyone else–this book club meets once a month to discuss random books recently read. Gather, discuss, and go home with some great new recommendations! First Friday of the month, 1pm.

MAHJONG is played most Thursdays 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 style game on the internet.


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.