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


Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2 pm-5 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 10 am- noon; 2 pm- 5 pm; 6 pm- 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am- noon; 2 pm- 4pm

All public activities at the library are cancelled. All items currently on loan have been renewed until May 1.
If you have any questions you may contact:
The library director at
Board of Trustees president, Melvin Foster at
or send a message through the library Facebook page

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Resources for the Stay-At-Home Family

This month every family is a homeschooling family. If you are looking for resources to help keep kids (and adults) learning and having fun, here are a few resources - check our FB page for more.

The Finger Lakes Library System has lots of electronic resources including audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, and streaming video via Hoopla. These are all available with your library account number.
Access the FLLS catalog here.
Across the top you'll see a tab for Online Databases and Digital Downloads.
Online Databases include periodicals, homework help, and MANGO language learning
Digital Downloads is where you’ll find e-books and e-magazines
Looking for Tumblebooks? click here.

STEM Activities:

STEAM Team 2020 has a list of STEM and Arts-related sites at their website.

Bedtime Math has fun math problems for all levels here.
Archimedes Notebook has weekly nature breaks and Friday book reviews and STEM activities here.

Take a walk outside. Try to work in those #1000hoursoutside by creating some outdoor BINGO sheets or scavenger hunts.
One resource with downloadable seasonal BINGO cards is Mass Audubon

Engineer and Construct and Build with Legos or blocks or toilet paper tubes, sticks, stones, mud, and other things from nature. Building things taps into the Engineering, Arts, and Math part of STEAM.

Got Legos?
You can download a 30-days of Lego Play calendar here.

Literacy Activities

Day-By-Day Literacy has activities at their website.

Virtual Field Trips here's a link to 20 virtual field trips you can take - to zoos, aquariums, and museums. Have fun!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Library Closed through April 13

Effective 3/16 through 4/13 Candor Free Library will be closed.

  •  All public activities at the library are cancelled, except that the Village of Candor elections will happen as scheduled this Wednesday, March 18.
  • All items currently on loan have been renewed until May 1.
  • If you have any questions you may contact the library through this Facebook page or president of the board of trustees, Melvin Foster at

Friday, February 28, 2020

Writing, Coffee, and Conversation @ the Library

If you like to write - whether it's letters to the editor, memoir, romance, poetry, or picture books - Candor's got a space for you. Our WRITE NOW writing group meets every month, on the first Wednesday, from 10 am - noon. This is where writers gather to to learn more about the craft of writing, share ideas, support each others work, offer positive critiques, and catch up with news. The next WRITE NOW meeting happens Wednesday, March 4. Bring your work-in-progress.

For the past month, local writers have been meeting on Wednesdays for "write-ins". Perhaps you've noticed people busy writing in notebooks or tapping on their laptops. The write-ins provide energy and encouragement for writers to get their words on the page. The last write-in of CaFeWriMo (Cabin Fever Writing Month) is Wednesday, Mar. 4 from 2 - 4 pm. So if you've been procrastinating at getting that chapter/poem/outline done, join us. Chocolate provided (always!).

 Coffee and Conversation @ the Library!
If you had dropped by the library on a recent Thursday morning, you would have found the local coffee klatch sharing conversation and mugs of coffee and tea. From 10 - 11:30 am you are invited to drop in and set a spell at the round tables by the newspaper rack.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Artful Sundays @ the Library

 There are two opportunities for exploring art this month at Candor Free Library.

Sunday, February 16 ~ ArtSplash! happens from 1-3 pm. The medium: collage. Participants can choose to make three mini-collages: a tissue paper collage, something inspired by architecture, and a freestyle. Johanna will bring lots of fun collage papers, and people can make their own pattern papers for use in collages. The class is a  hands-on art exploration with gentle guidance. Emerging artists from 8 to 108 are welcome to come, though children younger than 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.  The class is free and materials are provided. Space is limited to 15 participants, so please call 659-7375 to register.

 Sunday, February 23 ~ Painting with Sandy for Adults begins at 1:30 pm. If you've been wanting to splash paint on canvas, this class is for you. The theme is "deer on a snowy night". There is a $15 fee to cover materials (canvas and acrylic paints). Space is limited to 15, so call the library at 607-659-7258 to register.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Cabin Fever Write-ins at the Library

Winter write-ins return. Cabin Fever Writing Month ~ CaFeWriMo ~ starts this week!

This is Candor's "gosh, we were too busy preparing for Thanksgiving" answer to NaNoWriMo. So - if you are looking for some writing companionship, here's your chance.

The Wednesday write-ins are free and provide a perfect opportunity to work on your novel, short stories, poems, or children’s books in the company of other writers. Bring your coffee, your laptop, your pencils and spiral-bound notebooks. Chocolate will be provided.

CaFeWriMo kicks off on Wednesday, January 29, at 10 a.m. with local author Carol Henry and some of the Write Now writers. Come ready to write and with an idea of what you hope to achieve over the month.

Writers are always welcome to hang out and write at the library any time it’s open. But during CaFeWriMo, the back table will be reserved for group writing at these times:

January 29, 10 a.m. – noon
February 5, 2 – 4 p.m.
February 12, 10 a.m. – noon
February 19, 2 – 4 p.m.
February 26, 10 a.m. – noon
March 4, 2 – 4 p.m.

If the weather is bad, we won’t meet. To register, and for more information, contact Carol Henry at 607-659-7661 or

Saturday, January 4, 2020

January @ the Library

Happy New Year!

Now that the holidays are over, Story Hour will be happening, as will Lego Club.

Check our "happenings" column for upcoming events. There's an ArtSplash class on Sunday the 19th, and there will probably be a Painting with Sandy class. Heidi Gill says she plans to hold another Spanish class (and they are fun!) and there's a library board of trustees meeting on the 8th that's open to all.