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

Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoons from 2-5 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am-noon, 2-5 pm, and 6-8 pm
Saturdays from 10 am-noon and 2-4 pm
FLLS loan delivery days will be Tuesday and Friday.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Story Hour with Donna and Caitlin

 Story Hour is moving to Thursdays for a few weeks. Today through Thursday, October 21,Story Hours will happen at 10:15 am. Donna and Caitlin, from Cornell Cooperative Extension, have plenty of stories to share. There will also be crafts, snacks, and parenting and nutritious menu tips.


Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Kids Share Summer Art and Stories


When you come into the library, spend a few moments at the bulletin board in the hallway. Some of the summer readers put pen to paper to write a story, review a book, or draw their own illustrations. All part of the Tails and Tales summer reading program.

 Some participants of the Postcards from Nature workshop have shared their artwork as well. Their postcard art is exhibited in a mini-gallery on the bulletin board by the computers. There are also postcards available for patrons to take home and use in their correspondence - or as bookmarks.

 And if you've missed some of the weekly activities, then check out the baskets on the glass display case. There are still lots of take-and-make projects waiting for their forever-home: butterflies, Dala horses, rainsticks, and more. And the sidewalk chalk is always out to be used by artists of any age.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Three More Fun Friday Family Programs!

 Candor Free Library is packing in the summer fun with three more Fridays of Family programs.

Friday, Aug. 20 ~ Dan the Snake Man will be at Moyer Park from 5:30-7pm. Yes! There will be snakes. And other interesting critters for you to meet. Dan will definitely share Tails and Tales!

Then we turn towards musical storytelling with Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Friday, Aug 27 ~  Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes Brass Quintet presents "Carnival of the Animals" at 6:30 pm. The performance will take place in the yard between church and library, or inside at the church. Bring chairs or blanket in case it is outside.

 Friday, Sept 3 ~  Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes Harp and Cello duet presents "Treasure in a Dream" at 6:30 pm in the library meeting room.

Please join us for some fun and stories - and snakes!

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Summer Story Hour through August 24th


Summer Family Story Hour is SO popular that Deb Collier added two more weeks to the schedule. 
Remaining STORY Hour dates are:
  • Tuesday, August 10
  • Tuesday, August 17
  • Tuesday, August 24 
Please join us for songs, stories, and fun!

Friday, July 30, 2021

Postcards From Nature ~ This Sunday!

a free creative art and nature workshop
Sunday, Aug 1 from 1-3 pm
take-home: activities and hand lenses
Register at the library or call 607-659-7258


Monday, July 26, 2021

Summer Family Story Time


 Please join us tomorrow for “ Families” story time. We have books, finger plays, songs ( led by Miss Trish) and a free take home craft bag related to our stories.
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets … set up around 10 and we will start at 10:15. 

 Next week, August 3, the theme is  "Things that go" with stories about school buses and fire trucks . Then it's off to the Candor Fire Department to see the equipment, meet the volunteer firefighters and see those big red trucks! We will “ take the show on the road” around 10:45

On August 10 our theme is "Things that Grow'" -  and Candor author, Sue Heavenrich will share her new book, 13 Ways to Eat a Fly. She may even sing a song about eating flies with Miss Trish. If you own a copy of her book, she'll be happy to autograph it . Mrs. Collier will have a few copies to sell next week.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Summer Reading Programs @ the Library


Summer Reading is here! The program is open to readers of all ages – from “just beginning” through high school. Read books, take home weekly prizes, and enter the end-of-summer drawing for a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. Readers 12 years and older can choose to enter a drawing for one of four $10 Dollar General gift cards; check library for how to enter.

Adopt an animal! This summer, not only do readers get to take home a free book, but they can adopt a stuffed animal to be their reading buddy.

Summer Story Hour
will happen on Tuesdays at 10:15 am, beginning July 20 with Deb Collier. Children of all ages, from birth on up, are invited.

Tanglewood Nature Center
will be here on Friday, July 9, at 2 pm with Hank the red-tailed hawk and three other animals for you to meet.

Moreland the Magician does his awesome magic show on Saturday, July 24, at 10:30 am. 

Postcards from Nature is a workshop for kids 8 through teen on Sunday, August 1, from 1-3pm. It's a space to connect writing, art, nature, and imagination. Space is limited so make sure you sign up in advance. 

The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes will put on a performance. Date to be determined, so look for info at the library and on Facebook.

 Make sure you pick up your bingo card and reading folder!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Remembering Eric

 Last week the world of children's literature lost it's favorite hungry caterpillar: Eric Carle (1929-2021). We have some of his beloved books on our library shelves. They are perfect for rereading and remembering his luscious language and bold artistic style - and also for reading to young children who have yet to meet Brown Bear, the grouchy ladybug, the noisy cricket, and the very hungry caterpillar.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Check out a Weekend Vacation!


Got an itch to travel but not a lot of dough to spend on State Park entry fees?

Don't worry - Candor Free Library has you covered. This summer you can check out an Empire Pass for a week. The pass allows free park entry to one carload of friends and family.

 Where can you go? Check out this list of state parks. (For more information about park and historic site fees and hours, including when fees are charged, please contact the facility directly.)

 What are you waiting for? Check out the pass, gas the car, and pack a lunch. Go. Explore. See cool things. Have fun.

Then return the pass so another family can enjoy it.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Book Sale this Saturday, May 1

The book sale will run from 9 am to 5 pm. You'll find book-laden tables outdoors under tent, and indoors - in the lobby and downstairs. Masks are required, and remember to give people their space to comfortably peruse the books.

The Friend of the Library has already been busy setting up the downstairs sale space. 

Monday, April 19, 2021

Earth Day Reading @ the Library

 Earth Day is Thursday, April 22 and we've got shelves of books for kids and adults about birds and bees, flowers and trees. 

Check out a picture book about growing a butterfly garden, or spring trees. Or read about birds, worms, and bugs.

There are plenty of choices for older readers and teens as well. Learn how to be a citizen scientist or go on an adventure with a wildlife photographer. Read about the lives of wolves and bees, plant a garden, or find out how many different ways plastic infiltrates our lives.

There are some "backyard discovery" back packs, too. They're in the bin under the glass case. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Book Sale ~ May 1


Friends of Candor Free Library are hosting an indoor/outdoor Book Sale on Saturday, May 1 to help celebrate daffodils!

Over the past year, we've collected a huge number of wonderful books ~ but they need new homes. Histories, mysteries, children's books... perfect for summer reading (and to resupply that plastic crate of "pandemic reading").


Saturday, May 1

from 9 am to 5 pm

Outdoors and indoors. Masks required.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Dolls celebrate Women's History


A collection of "Girls Explore" dolls is helping to celebrate Women's history this month. They portray women who have explored the world and piloted aircraft as well as artists and athletes. Drop by to have a look, and while you're at the library check out a book or a backpack for the kids. 

Remember the Erie Canal program on Thursday evening, April 1. Details here.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Erie Canal with Michael Keene

Michael Keene is an author and frequent guest speaker at many New York libraries and historical societies. Now he's  produced a new program, “The Psychic Highway: How the Erie Canal Changed America”. A few years ago he published a book by that same title. 


The Erie canal is intimately intertwined with historical, religious, and social issues of our state. Candor Free Library is sponsoring this program, along with many other libraries. 


The program will be a live presentation premiering on YouTube Premier.

 Thursday, April 1, 2021 ~  11 am  Eastern time. 


The program is free, but registration required so you can get a link to the presentation. To register, go to


—Excerpt from “The Psychic Highway”—


It delivered people to important places for important reasons, like Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Seneca Falls for history’s first women’s convention, to Rochester to meet and support abolitionists Frederick Douglas and Harriet Tubman, to witness the Fox Sisters summon sprits, or maybe people on the temperance bandwagon hurrying to the Burned Over District so Charles Finney could save their souls”.