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.