CANASTOTA — With December being a busy time for families, the Canastota Public Library invites the public for some events to de-stress and enjoy the holidays. Patrons can join in a family read-aloud, find a good book or movie for the holidays, or get artistic.
The Swamp Snappers, a photography club sponsored by the Great Swamp Conservancy, are the Library’s Artists of the Month Those interested in learning more about their program or purchasing nature photography can stop in to the library throughout the month.
On Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., the Library will host a special interview with WWII Veteran Robert Stokes by Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz. Stokes will talk about his experiences in the European Theater, working as a chauffeur and as a member of the occupying force following World War II. The interview will be held on the second floor of the library. There is no charge for this event.
The CPL Knitters are holding a Snuggle Baby Sweater Auction continuing through December. This silent auction will run through Dec. 17 and patrons can offer bids or have the option to “buy it now.” There is still time to bid or purchase a baby sweater. All proceeds will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library partnership with the library.
The Library still has a selection of knitted hats, scarves and mittens that are available as well as holiday crafts from S & S Creations. All proceeds for both these sales will benefit the Library.
The library will be closing at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, also be closed on Friday, Dec. 24, Saturday, Dec. 25 and Sunday, Dec. 26. The following week, the Library will close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30 and will be closed for New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day on Jan. 1, as well as Sunday, Jan. 2.
Madison County is seeing an increase in the number of COVID Cases locally. Due to these increases, the Canastota Public Library asks everyone who visits the library, regardless of vaccine status, to wear a mask. The Library will be under a mask mandate here at the library until further notice.