SFH- Clever Jack Takes the Cake (Betsy Nash)

Today’s story from home is brought to us by Betsy Nash. She reads Clever Jack Takes the Cake written by Candace Fleming illustrated by G. Brian Karas.

This week we celebrate Betsy Nash’s retirement from the Library. For more than a decade Betsy has helped with staffing the circulation desk as well as Storytimes, Summer Reading Programs, keeping our funds in check, and making sure the inhouse plants are watered.

Join us in wishing her a very happy retirement.

Stories from Home- Life in the Pond (Pat Hill)

Two familiar faces return to share this week’s Story from Home. Pat, our resident naturalist, continues to enlighten and entertain us with her love of nature, especially, the pond.

Stories from Home- Albert the Fix-It Man (Carole)

Today’s Story from Home is read by a library legend and community treasure. Carole shares one of her favorite stories, Albert the Fix-It Man, written by Janet Lord, illustrated by Julie Paschkis


Stories from Home- Ally & Family

Time at home means we can take our creativity to new heights. This week Ally and her siblings did just that and brought Jack and the Beanstalk to life with some puppet friends.

Virtual Puzzles

Love ’em or hate ’em, puzzles are a sure-fire way to pass some time. While we can’t host our popular puzzle table in the library, we’re happy yo provide a little fun with this collection of digital puzzles, each created from our beautiful Richard Walker images. Clink on the image or the link button to start. The number of pieces can be changed to make the puzzle easier or harder! 

Mill Street (William Boardman)

This painting is one of the earliest representations of Cazenovia owned by the Library. This work by Cazenovia painter William Boardman depicts the view of Mill/Chenango St in 1830. Helen Cunningham gifted the painting to the Library in 1933 and hangs in the Library’s museum.

Mr. Hubbard's Grand Tour Souvenirs

When Mr. Hubbard went on a Grand Tour in 1894 he went with plans to bring back cultural souvenirs for the community. His travels took him to popular destinations all around the Mediterranean including the ruins of Pompeii, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Great Pyramids. While laws forbid present-day travelers from taking objects from the site, during Mr. Hubbard’s travels these souvenirs were easily acquired and brought home in suitcases.

Haudenosaunee Tools

What is now the greater Cazenovia area was once home to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois). Tools and artifacts discovered by local archaeologists, such as Arthur I. Tyler and Dan Weiskotten, have found their way to the Library’s Collection. The tools illustrate reliance on natural materials for everyday activities like hunting, fishing, cooking, sewing, and playing. We look forward to sharing this history with you in our renovated local history exhibit.

Egyptian Death Mask

This Death Mask dating from c.30 BCE was acquired by Robert J. Hubbard during his 1894 Grand Tour of Egypt and the Mediterranean. Affectionately termed “The Pretty Lady” our death mask has the hallmarks of a traditional mask of the time—gold face, scarab/wing motif, and religious iconography. The mask is on display in our Egyptian exhibit.

Picturesque Views of Cazenovia

H.S. Mather, Will H. Lyon, and Arthur A. Johnson were noted 19th century Cazenovia photographers. This print, featuring a compilation of their work, appeared in a New York City newspaper to promote tourism in the area. The scenes depicted are [1] Residence of W.m. M. Burr (The Brae Loch), [2] Methodist Episcopal Church, [3] “The Oaks,” [4] The Pier, [5] Chittenango Falls, [6] On the Lake, [7] Presbyterian Church, [8] Baptist Church [9] Drive in Evergreen Cemetery, [10] Cazenovia Seminary, [11] On the Road to the Falls, [12] In Evergreen Cemetery, [13] Cazenovia Lake, [14] Lincklaen House.

Stories from Home- Elisha D

How does a little kitten care for the world around him? By showing everyone some love. For today’s Story from Home, Elisha shares “Hug Time”, written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell.


Stories from Home- Betsy Nash

It’s no wonder she was such a beloved StoryTime Reader! Betsy Nash reads Quick as a Cricket written by Audrey Wood and illustrated by Don Wood for our week 6 Story from Home.