Welcome to our Library

Drop in to hunt for a book, read a periodical, do genealogical research, browse through our collection of DVDs, and attend interesting programs.
Click the toucan on the beak to see the Summer Schedule of fun events and programs!

Our library’s Book Club meets every other month to discuss a previously chosen book.

Next book up: Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer. 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.

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.

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

How about a free virtual LEGO summer camp? Click a block to learn more!

CODING: Your power to run the modern world

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, and Stand Up For Mother Nature!:

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 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.