Complimentary Access to the

Thanks to the Friends of the Canaan Town Library, patrons now have access to the digital version of the New York Times.

Hover over the Online Resources menu at the top of the page, click on New York Times and follow the directions to get a daily link to the complete digital New York Times. There’s no need to pay, you just need to create a New York Times account. You will have full access for the next 24 hours!

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Thanks CLiF!

Foreground, new nonfiction titles, background, new picture books.
New picture books.
.New chapter books.

Thanks to CLiF, the Children’s Literary Foundation for the new books in our Juvenile section. Part of the Year of the Book celebrations at the Canaan Elementary School is gifting new books to the local public library — that’s us! Come in and see these new titles and thank CLiF for making a difference in our community.

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Update: Tech Night Dates Change


Tech Night Wednesday UPDATE! Have questions about your new Kindle, iPad, laptop, or personal tech device?

Library volunteer, Roy will be at the Library January 11 & 25 and February 8 & 22 from 6:00-7:30 pm to answer all your tech questions, just stop on by.

You may also contact the library to schedule an appointment with Roy.

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Visit the Library

Tuesday, September 20: We are in Phase 4 of our Phases of Operations. Masks are optional inside the library. Our weekly hours are 1-8 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, 1-5 pm Thursday, 9-12 pm Fridays, and 9-1 pm Saturdays. All hours are now walk-ins with no appointment necessary. We are offering Library Take Out, our contact-less pick up service every day that we are open.

Visitors during Walk-In Hours will follow the following rules:

  • Library Take Out will be offered every day the library is open.
  • Access for browsing, checking out materials, copy and fax services, and computer use.
  • 30 minute suggested visits.
  • Masks are optional (disposable masks provided) to enter the building.
  • Patrons are encouraged to sanitize hands upon entering the building.
  • Practice Social distancing of 6 ft.
  • Disposable masks and hand sanitizer will be made available at no cost.
  • Meeting Room is not available for public use.
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the library.
  • IF YOU FEEL SICK please use library services safely from home.
  • Safety Measures in place for Phase 4:
    • Social Distancing of 6 ft between patrons and staff will be required.
    • The circulation desk will have a plexiglass sneeze guard.
    • The public computer terminals will be separated by a plexiglass guard wall.
    • Surfaces will be sanitized and cleaned according to CDC guidelines.

To see all of the Phases of Operation

Library Take Out is a great option!  We are now offering Library Take Out every day that the library is open. Patrons are welcome to call: 523-9650, email:, or use our online catalog to place materials on hold.

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Culturally Curious: The Art of the Scandal: Thefts, Vandals, and Forgeries



Credit: Alamy

The Art of the Scandal:  Thefts, Vandals and Forgeries 

This program explores some of the most brazen criminal acts in the art world and features works by  artists including da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt. Learn more about works that were targeted  and how they were recovered and restored for our enjoyment today. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 |6:30 pm via Zoom

Click this link to register for this free, virtual program:

Jane Oneail curates and delivers art appreciation programs to audiences throughout New England. She holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard  University. A New Hampshire native, she has worked at some of the state’s most esteemed cultural  institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive  Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. For more  information visit 

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