Welcome to our Library

The Cannon Free Library is open from 9:30-5:00 Tuesdays through Fridays, and also from 5:00-7:00 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. As of November 7th, we’ll be open from 10:00-1:00 on Saturdays.

Library returns are currently fine-free!

If you have library materials at home that you’re finished reading/viewing, please take advantage of our short-term fine-free situation and bring them back.

Have you been wondering why your library records show that you have overdue books, when you know that you already returned them?

Welcome to the REALM Project, a laboratory research study of how long the COVID-19 virus remains on various common-to-library materials. Based on results, all 4CLS member libraries are taking extra precautions to protect staff and patrons by placing returned materials into quarantine for 7 days. Library items will remain on your account for 7 days after you return them until they are discharged. You will NOT be charged fines for those extra days. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we try to navigate the best way to keep everyone safe! To read about the study and its findings, visit https://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/COVID-19-research-project.html

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

A fun Girls Who Code exercise might fit into your home schooling curriculum. Click on the girls to try it!

Click to Begin reading on your device with Libby

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 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 smile.amazon.com and a contribution will be made to the Cannon Free Library.