Summer Reading 2021

Storytime for Toddlers Continues through the Summer: Tuesdays at 10:30am. Books, songs, rhymes, crafts and more!  Inside or outside weather permitting. A fun program for infants and toddlers.

Awesome Tuesday 2pm’s: Family Programs

July 6th: Delhi Ukulele Club: Experience the ukulele for the first time!

Sing, strum, & dance! A beginning ukulele workshop for children who feel comfortable learning independently. Learn the basics of how to strum, some beginning chords, and a song.  Instruction by Jackie Gibson who has teaches orchestra at Delaware Academy. Jackie has also led Delaware Academy’s ukulele club for the past 5 years.

July 13th & 27th: Yoga with Maya. Join Maya for family yoga. The focus will be on animal postures and “body and breath.”

July 20th:  LEGO Club. Come and design an animal themed creation!

August 3rd:  Nate the Great

Nate is a juggler and musician who will deliver a fun packed and interactive show great for kids and adults.  It will include the juggling of (at least!) 5 clubs, 6 rings, 7 balls, as well as comedy, musical juggling routines, plus FIRE breathing.

Wonderful Wednesday Activities

July 7th:  Insect ID at 2pm. A presentation by 4H member Autumn Madugno.  Learn more about insects. Program will include books and a craft.

July 21st: Creative Movement at 10:30am Dance/Movement Therapist Ailisa Boyer will lead kids and their adults through music, movement, and on toward mindfulness.

Thrilling Thursday Events: 10:30am

July 8th: Smokey Bear. Come meet Smokey and learn about campfire and wildfire safety with State Forest Ranger Jason Seeley from the Department of Environmental Conservation.

July 15th: The Dirtmeister: Dragons and Dinosaur Detectives.   Dirtmeister is back for his 25th consecutive year at the Cannon Free Library! Dig deep into the history of the discovery of the first dinosaur fossils and the story of the men and women who literally put the pieces together. Learn how paleontologists use what they know today about animals to make new discoveries of extinct animals!

July 22nd: “The Amazing Animal Magic Show” by Ron Cain the Magician

The show feature illusions involving animals- some from our favorite tales. This family-friendly show will have lots of humor and opportunities for audience participation. Young volunteers may help perform some tricks.

July 29th: Incubating Chicks with 4H Resource Educator Emily Roach.  Peep. Peep. 

August 3rd: Ed Rivera- Dog Training Tips

Eddie and his dog will be here to help you learn how to teach your dog good manners and be a positive member of your family and community.

August 12th:  End of the Summer Program Extravaganza with the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society!  We will have a picnic (bring a bag lunch), games, crafts, and our Raffle!!  From the tickets earned throughout the program, One Grand Prize winner will receive 4 tickets to Animal Adventure Park!!

Donations for the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society will be graciously accepted at any of our events and donated to the shelter at our End of the Summer Program Picnic on Thursday August 12th

Crafts in the Afternoon: Programs at 2pm

Suggested age of participants: 4 – 10

July 14th: Catnip toys

July 28th: Build a bird house

August 4th: Animal themed crafts and lawn games

August 11th: Make peanut butter dog treats to donate to the humane society.

All programs, crafts and entertainments are free of charge.

Also, be sure to participate in our…  

  • Townwide Scavenger Hunt: follow clues to Delhi buildings, learn about books, and earn a prize.
  • Book Bingo: fill in your board with books you enjoy throughout the summer and earn a treat.
  • Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt: cool off on a hot day in the library and complete this quest.

The Cannon Library is NOT permitted to be a ‘summer meals feeding site’ this year.

For questions about our summer reading program, call the library at 607-746-2662, or send an email inquiry to Lynn, at

The Cannon Free Library will be hosting 4 W.I.D.E.  Multicultural Workshops

August 8: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

November 11: Festival of Lights: Diwali

February 12, 2022: Black History Month

May 14, 2022: Recognizing Gender Equality

At each W/.I.D.E. event, participating families will receive a free book. Registration will be required a week before each W.I.D.E. event.