2 Bank Street, Candor, NY 13743 / 607-659-7258

Monday - Friday 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturday mornings 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Lobby pick-up only until further notice

Interlibrary loans are starting back up. Place holds now ~ delivery begins July 28. Our delivery day will be Tuesdays.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Inter-library Delivery, Summer Reading, and MORE!

Good News ~ Inter-library loans and book deliveries are back at last!  You can now place holds for books at different libraries, and have them delivered to Candor. Our delivery day will be Tuesdays, with first delivery on July 28th.

Even though the building isn't open (yet) - the lobby is, and we've got tons of SUMMER STUFF happening. Please check our Summer 2020 page for more details, and of course we'll be posting events on our FB page.

Summer Reading goes through August 22. You’ll find a sign-up sheet in the lobby. Grab a reading log from the folder, pick up a free book, and take one of the weekly prizes. There will be a prize-drawing at the end of summer.

If you want to join the Summer Book Club, there are still books available. The club is for incoming or exiting 4th- through 6th-graders (ages 9-12), and the book is The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair, by Amy Makechnie. There will be two Zoom meetings: July 29 and Aug 29. Please contact the library to join the book club and arrange a book pick-up.

Drop by each week to pick up a STEAM Grab-and-Go project in the lobby. The projects are provided by 4H and activities include constructing an FPG-9 Glider and building a marshmallow bridge.

Page Turner Adventures begin Monday, July 13 and you may join any time. Think: circus + story + larger-than-life props in a mad alchemy of storytelling and imagination. The audience becomes the HERO in the story, interacting directly with the actors on stage. There are adventures five days a week for 6 weeks. Each adventure lasts 30 – 45 minutes. To participate, you will need to join the facebook group Page Turner Adventures at Candor Free Library’s facebook page. More info on our Summer 2020 page.

Wed. July 15 ~ Didgeridoo Down Under, at 6:30 pm. Didgeridoo Down Under is a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation.You can find the link on Candor Library’s facebook page, or you can email the library for a link.

Tuesday, July 28 ~ The Dirtmeister at 7pm. This is a fun blend of science, mirth and merriment. Candor is providing this program in cooperation with three other libraries, so you may participate in any of them. Check back for links; here are the dates and times:
Candor 7/28 at 7pm
Waverly 7/29 at 10am
Coburn 7/29 at 6pm
Spencer 8/3 TBD

Saturday, June 13, 2020

We're Re-opening

Huzzah! The library is re-opening on Monday, June 15. This is great news for those of us who have been chomping at the bit for some new books.

I feel like we should have some fireworks to celebrate.

Things will be a bit different for awhile. As you can see from the Hours posted above, the library will be open only in the afternoons,
Monday - Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Also, the main library building will not open. The only service available at the moment will be "Lobby Pick-up" - or, if you prefer, "Library take-out".

How to Get Books:

  • Go to the library’s website ( and click on the link for PowerPAC – it’s a blue icon with a person reading a book. OR click on the Candor Library Catalog link over in the right hand column.
  • Request items.
  • When your materials are ready, the library will call you to come pick them up in the library lobby. 
  • Wear a mask!

If you need help finding materials, call the library, at 659-7258 or e-mail to

There is no Interlibrary Loan at this time. If you really want something from another library, then click on the "library" tab up top of the catalog. You will have to go to that library to pick up and return materials.

How to Return Materials:
 Please drop all your materials through the book return. The library has instituted a “book quarantine” so all materials will be held for 7 days* before re-shelving or checking them out to other patrons. If you have a backpack, call the library and arrange for a drop-off  in the lobby.

New Books!
At this time, Candor patrons are limited to requesting materials available in Candor Free Library’s collection. The good news is that the library ladies have just processed a selection of new children’s books and fiction, nonfiction, and mysteries for adults. And there’s a new collection of Large Type books available to patrons.

Summer Book Club
This summer we're hosting a virtual summer book club for any incoming or exiting 4th- through 6th-grader (ages 9-12). Candor Elementary library teacher, Wendy Bruttomesso is leading the club. Participants will read The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair, by Amy Makechnie. Plan on picking up your copy the week of June 29. To register: email the library at or (with a parent’s or guardian’s permission for kids) leave a private Facebook message.

*this reflects new recommendations from the North East Document Conservation Center as of 6-17-2020.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

More resources for At Home Families

Looking for story time books and nature activities? Here are a few more to add to your bag of tricks:

Storyline Online~ stories to listen to

Science & Nature activities for Cooped up Kids ~ from Cornell Lab of Ornithology