Story Time with Miss Amy

Story Time with Miss Amy this Saturday, 9:30 am. We will meet rain or shine at the Canaan Elementary School outdoor classroom. Sea you Squids there!

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Wifi Hotspots

Library patrons may now check out wifi hotspots and bring the internet home with them. A wiFi hotspot is a device you can use to connect a mobile-enabled device, such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet, to the internet. The hotspot is portable, so you can connect your device almost wherever you are, like at home, on the bus or in the park.

Where did the hotspots come from?

The Mobile Beacon donation program at TechSoup provides 4G LTE mobile broadband hotspots to eligible nonprofits, charities, schools, and libraries throughout the United States.

The 4G LTE wireless broadband service offered by Mobile Beacon uses the same network as the 4G services offered by many telecommunications companies. Its download speeds average 6 to 8 megabits per second, with peak speeds of 25.

How do I check out a hotspot?

Hotspots are available on a first come, first serve basis to Canaan Town Library card holders age 18 and older.  One hotspot per household.  Hotspots may be checked out for one week and cannot be renewed.

Once a hotspot is checked out to you, it becomes your responsibility. If a hotspot is lost or damaged, you will be charged a $150.00 replacement fee. If a charging cord, or case is lost or damaged, you will be charged a replacement fee not to exceed $20.00.

You should have basic working knowledge of the device on checkout.  If you encounter any technical problems, contact the library by phone at 523-9650 or by email at

Hotspots should be returned to the Canaan Town Library front desk. DO NOT return in the Book Drop.

If the hotspot is overdue, the WiFi service will be shut off.

Please do not leave the hotspot in the car or other cold/hot places because it will damage the battery.

The library thanks the Friends of the Canaan Town Library for supporting this project.

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Party with Mr. Aaron

Join us and the Enfield Public Library on Monday, August 15, 11:00 am for all the singing, dancing, and laughing you can handle! Great for ages 2-6, but all are welcome.

Check out the music ahead of time at

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Tech Night Returns Starting July 20

Have questions about your new Kindle, iPad, laptop, or personal tech device?

Visit us on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 pm and get some help.

Volunteer, Roy Byington is on call to help get you going in the right direction.

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Visit the Library

Starting Tuesday, March 22, 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.
  • Walk-In Hours will be limited to 15 bodies in the library at a time with suggested 30 minute visits. Monday 1-8 pm, Tuesday 1-8 pm, Wednesday 1-8 pm, Thursday 1-5 pm, Friday 9-12 pm, Saturday 9-1 pm.
  • During Walk-Ins if the building is at capacity when you arrive, you will be asked to wait outside the library for availability.  Library staff will let you know when space is available and you may enter.
  • 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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Summer Reading Bingo!

Whaley Great Bingo for folks ages preschool to age 12.

Beat the Heat Beach Read Bingo for folks ages twelve and up.

Try and fill in a bingo by reading along with your bingo card. You have until the end of August to finish your card, turn it in (with your name on it), and get a chance to win a prize.

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