Welcome to our Library

The Mission of Cannon Free Library is to provide resources, services, and programs necessary to meet the informational and educational needs of the residents of the Town of Delhi and the surrounding towns.

The Cannon Free Library strives to enhance the Delhi community by providing free access to information in varied formats for lifelong learning and enrichment in an open and welcoming environment.

Masks are now required at the library for everyone 3 years-old and up.

Thanks to a benevolent, music appreciating donor, the Cannon Free Library now has two beautiful ukuleles for our patrons to borrow, just as they would a book! Pictured above: Sarah Wake, Liliana Biggs, Jackie Gibson

Movies, eBooks, Audio Books and Music! The library has teamed up with Hoopla to expand your reading, viewing and listening opportunities–right from home or anywhere, on your preferred device.

Call the library with questions, or simply go to hoopladigital.com and discover the thousands of streaming possibilities.

Our library’s Book Club meets every other month to discuss a previously chosen book. Next meeting, Sept. 28.

Next book up: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Richardson. If you’re interested and would like to borrow a copy of the book or learn more about the book club, please send an email to di.susan@4cls.org.

Click to begin reading ebooks, audiobooks, and now even magazines, on Libby!


Girls Who Code is an international non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. With their 7-week Summer Immersion Program, a 2-week specialized Campus Program, after school Clubs, and College Loops program, they are leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities.

Try this new Girls Who Code exercise

There’s another educational offering through our library system that might appeal to the intellectually curious…Coursera. Coursera is a partnership with the New York State Department of Labor, and it provides New York residents with “free access to nearly 4,000 programs across high-growth industries … in data science, business, and technology. Many of these programs are pathways to certifications, professional certificates and can help elevate your career.”

To leave a message or to request information, call 607-746-2662 or send an email to di.susan@4cls.org.


Cannon Free Library Named a Literary Landmark

2019 marked 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. In 2019, the Cannon Free Library was named a  Literary Landmark due to the everlasting popularity of My Side of the Mountain, and the library’s significance in the book.

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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