Families Celebrate Reading at First Literacy Event

“Cat in the Hat” (Maureen Fox of CAP) and two young readers enjoyed choosing books in the event’s book room. More than 1,000 gently used books were donated from the community to distribute at the event.

“Captain Book” (Liz Metzger, Director of Canastota Public Library) read stories to children attending CAP’s first annual Literacy Event.


Libraries Receive Literature on Grieving

Pictured from left are Liz Metzger, Canastota Public Library librarian, Jana Haldenwang and Jim Dean of Campbell Dean Funeral Home.

(Canastota, Oneida, NY- Dec. 2012) Public libraries in Oneida and Canastota and the high school libraries in those communities now have more informational resources available for those experiencing grief and dealing with the aftermath […]

Help from our Friends at the Canastota Public Library

To the Editor

(Canastota, NY – Nov. 2012) The Beatles sang about getting by with a little help from their friends, Thomas Jefferson said that friendship is precious and Mark Twain was quoted as saying, “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

Friends are important to all of us […]

CNY Rotary Announces Group Study Exchange to Australia

(Aug. 2012) Rotary District 7150 (Central New York) is seeking four outstanding young professionals to visit Victoria State, Australia, (Melbourne) for four weeks as part of a Group Study Exchange (GSE) program sponsored by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

The visit will take place from March 24 to April 20. Team members will have […]

Canastota Rotary Club Seeks Nominations

(Canastota, NY – March 2012) The Canastota Rotary Club is seeking nominations for its annual “Roses to the Living” award where the club honors one or two community members who have exhibited the quality of “Service Above Self” through their volunteer work.

Please send a letter of nomination to Liz Metzger at 102 W. Center […]

From Quill to Blog: A History through the Eyes of Women is next Canalside Talk

(Canastota, NY – March 2012) On Monday March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Canastota Public Library, Liz Metzger, Director of the Canastota Public Library, and former librarian Trish Dickinson will present an enactment of 11 famous women called, “From Quill to Blog: A History Through the Eyes of Women.”

This presentation explores the […]