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.

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”.


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Valentines Fun @ the Library


  The library ladies and helpful volunteers were busy yesterday getting things ready for a February of fun!

They snipped and wrapped and glued and wrote notes.

The result of all this work: a fun-filled activity packet for kids and the annual "Blind Date With a Book" event.

The Kid's activity packet includes card-making supplies, Bingo games, valentine treats, a bookmark, and more.

Drop by and pick one up for a weekend of fun.

For adults: Go on a Blind Date with a Book! Grab a book and take it home - it's yours to keep. But take a minute, first, to read the clues, nicely drawn and printed on the wrappings. So much more fun than a plain brown wrapper - plus each book comes with a treat.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Animals and Art with Author Susan Stockdale

Looking for something to do on a cold Saturday morning? Why not take a trip to the Natural History museum - virtually of course! And meet an author while you're at it.  

This Saturday, January 9 the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is hosting a Science & Nature program for families. The 45-minute long program begins at 11 am Eastern time.

The program includes science activities plus a story and some illustration fun with author-illustrator, Susan Stockdale. She'll read her book, Stripes of All Types and talk about how studying natural history informs her books. Then she'll share the process she uses to develop her books and invite everyone to  create their own artwork about their favorite animal.

Learn more and sign up here at the Smithsonian site.