Final days to sign up for Canton library program


Library notes

WATERTOWN — Novels, paperbacks, especially nonfiction, children’s books, compact discs and DVDs are still needed for the Friends of Flower Memorial Library annual used book sale, which will run Oct. 28, through Nov. 8.

A special preview sale for members of Friends of the library will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27. A bag sale will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, and run for five days.

The heating and air conditioning project at the library is nearly complete, and donations for the sale may now be left at the library at 228 Washington St., during regular hours Monday through Friday.

Records, textbooks, National Geographic magazines and Reader’s Digest condensed books are not needed.

For more information, call the library at 315-785-7705 or Susan Johnson at 315-788-8133.

The Flower Memorial Library has an abundance of volunteer opportunities this summer.

Special events scheduled include the summer food service program on Wednesdays in July and August, a pizza party on Aug. 22, a preschool prom on Aug. 25 and an ice cream social on Aug. 28.

Adults as well as youth in high school and middle school are encourage to apply.

Those interested should fill out an application and return it to the library as soon as possible to be considered.

North Country Library System has partnered with ArtistWorks for Libraries to provide library card holders with music instruction through self-paced video lessons.

Educators include Grammy Award-winning and artistic professionals with instruction for beginners through advanced learners.

Lessons include jazz piano, acoustic guitar, classical mandolin, music theory, scratching lessons, country vocals and more.

To access the lessons, visit and select the “Get started” button. Users will be asked to create a new account with their active library card.

The deadline for Canton Free Library’s Summer Library program is Monday.

The program theme, “A Universe of Stories!” will begin the second week of July and continue for four weeks.

Infants and children from 0 to 12 years old may register to participate in crafts, games, music and summer activities.

Activities are scheduled around age groups: newborn to 17 months, 18-35 months, 3 to 4 years, 5 to 6 years, 7 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years. Special events for all ages will also be on THursdays.

Participate is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Visit the library at 8 Park St. in Canton. Visit to find out more.

The Macsherry Library in Alexandria Bay is hosting its summer book sale through Aug. 31 during library hours.

The sale contains leftovers and new additions and is added to daily. Patrons may find adult non-fiction and fiction as well as childrens books and more.

The sale takes place at the library, 112 Walton St. in Alexandria Bay, during regular hours. For more information, visit

Many libraries in the North Country Library System offer story programs for children and toddlers. Contact them for details.

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