Friday, December 17, 2021

Christmas Take & Make Ornament


There are a lot of fun take-home things to pick up at the library, next time you visit.You can pick up a make-your-own Christmas ornament kit. The kits have everything you need to create a decoration for your tree, or a friend's tree. 

Take home some color-and-cut bookmarks, too. Printed on thick cardstock, these bookmarks are ready to go to work saving your place in that stack of reading you've got piled up by your favorite rocker.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Take & Make Gingerbread Reindeer

Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Or with Grandpa? Take home a Gingerbread Reindeer cookie kit this week. Everything you need is in the box: pre-baked gingerbread cookie parts, a pouch of ready-to-use icing, candy beads and gumdrops.

Directions and decorating tips are on the back of the box.

Want to bake your own gingerbread? We've got you covered there, too. Pick up some recipes to bake-your-own. There's one for soft gingerbread and one for the traditional crispier cookie.


Saturday, December 4, 2021

Books for the Holidays


'Tis the season to lay in a stash of books for winter reading. Who knows? There might be a snow day... and there is nothing cozier than reading a book while sipping hot cocoa. On your next visit, check out the winter pop-up books on display. 


Then wander 'round the corner to find some holiday stories and seasonal reading for kids of all ages. 

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Take & Make ~ Jackson Pollock Art Kit

 Get moving with an Action Painting Kit from the library and make your own art using techniques Jackson Pollock used. This paint kit has five jars of paint, a brush, some sticks, even a small baster. And the canvas is large enough so an entire family can get involved flipping, slapping, and drizzling paint to create a work of art.

So drop by the library, pick up some books to read, a video or two to watch, and an art kit to explore your creative side.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Skeletons @ the Library!




Halloween just isn't Halloween without a skeleton! Fortunately, you can pick up a "take and make" skeleton craft at the library. You never know when you'll need one to scare off the ghosts and headless horse people.


And while you're picking up your skeleton, check out some of these fun  kid's books:

  • Inside in: X-rays of Nature's Hidden World, by Jan Paul Schutten 
  • Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons, by Sara Levine
  • Dem Bones, by Bob Barner
  • Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones, by David Adler

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Halloween Books @ the Library


From "how-to" books to scary - and even not so scary - tales, we've got plenty of Halloween books for you to enjoy. All treat - no trick!

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Fall Book Sale

Thank you for your support! We had a tremendous turnout for our book sale.
 Fall Festival is happening next weekend. And Candor Free Library is holding the annual Fall Book Sale.

Which way to the Book Sale? That-a-way, says Scarecrow. (Check out Scarecrow because I think, by now, he has a copy of Wizard of Oz clutched under his arm)

Book Sale Days:
Friday, October 8
Saturday, October 9
from 10 am - 4 pm

As in past years, tables will be groaning under piles of histories and mysteries, biographies, fairy tales, cook books and craft books, picture books and chapter books. Something for everyone ~ and an especially great place to stock up on winter reading.

As in previous years, sales are by donation. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

You can borrow a cake pan!



Check out the new cake pans at Candor Free Library. No. Really. Check them out! There's a Guitar cake pan and a Number One pan available for patrons to check out and take home to use. They come with directions - but you have to supply the flour, sugar, eggs....

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.