Gardening Classes with Nancy Hook- OFF SITE

NOTE: This class will be held off site. Please RSVP to Nancy via the address below for more details.

Beginning in June, the Library will be offering gardening instruction at a new monthly class from 10 – 12. Our volunteer, Nancy Hook, who has designed and maintained our gardens, with help over the 40+ years from Cazenovia Garden Club members, will be teaching new and old gardeners of any age. Families, women and men; all are welcome to learn how to get the most beautiful landscapes with the least effort and best use of time and funds. A Cornell Cooperative Extension trained Master Gardener, Nancy has owned a 9 acre perennial nursery and show gardens at her former home, Hidden Pond, donated plants and designs for many public spaces in Cazenovia, designed professionally many area landscapes and wrote a gardening column “Floral Notes” for the Cazenovia Republican. Now she is celebrating the 7th spring working on her shade and sun gardens at her home on Burlingame Road. There will be classes every second Saturday of the month at the same time until October, when fall closing of the garden and bulb planting will be the topic. Each month has a new focus, shrub care and selection, annuals and perennials, even a visit to Nancy’s garden to see the variety of plants that grow in our climate. Attendees will meet in the lower Memorial Garden, off the library parking lot. Light rain will be tolerated, but in case of downpours, the class will move indoors, for a slide presentation. Please RSVP to Nancy by email at or for any questions. If you have a conflict for the first or any other classes, the summary of each month’s lesson will be emailed. All participants receive the notes by email for their files.

Jeff the Magic Man: What Do You Sea?

Join us on the Library’s front lawn as Jeff the Magic Man performs his 2022 Summer Reading Show “What Do You Sea?” followed by balloon art creations for all children in attendance.
Please bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket to sit on during the show. In case of inclement weather, the show will take place in the Library’s Reference Room.
Our Summer programming is generously funded by the Friends of the Library

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Join Ms. Jenna and Ms. Brynn for a special evening Story Time for children and their stuffed animals. We will share bedtime books, songs and crafts with families before we tuck the Stuffed Animals in for an adventure after the Library closes.

Stuffed Animals will be available to be picked up in the Library’s Story Garden on Friday, July 22 after 10:30am.

Our Summer Programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Book Pirates: Chapter Book Read Aloud

Students ages 5-10 are invited to join Ms. Brynn in  chapter book read aloud this summer. Beginning on July 14, Ms. Brynn will read a few chapters each week from Michelle Nelson-Schmidt’s novel “Cordelia and the Whale”. Accompanying the reading will be themed activities and snacks.

Book Summary from

Cordelia is an 11-year-old introverted loner. Not knowing quite how to fit in, she’s often bullied at school. She finds comfort in facts and knowledge, preferring a world of consistency.Her world does change however, when Cordelia meets a magical blue whale named Beatrice. Nothing is ever the same for Cordelia as she befriends the ancient whale and finds out secrets of the universe from Beatrice that she must learn and master.Cordelia and the Whale is a timeless story filled with magical realism. A novel for all ages about belief, courage, confidence, and the need for all of us to find strength and power in ourselves and each other through communication, connection, and a little bit of magic. We are all meant to fly in this world – perhaps literally.“Because what people fear more than failure, even more than they fear success, is change, Cordelia. Once you realize that you’re capable of being extraordinary, you no longer have an excuse to be less than that. To know how truly capable you are is to have to change your own expectations of yourself. And that? Seems to be more than most people can handle.” – Beatrice, Cordelia and the Whale

Our Summer Programming is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Family Fishing Workshop

National-International angling coach and mentor, Mr. Michael McGrath of McGrath & Associates will be conducting one of his informative family angling events located at the Cazenovia Public Library Community  Room on July 16 at 10:30am. This event is designed for the whole family.

Topics will include:
-basic stream ecology
-Family introduction to angling
-catch and release – selective harvest
Further information available at 315-882-1549

Utica ZooMobile Visit

Families are invited to join us in the Library’s Betsy Kennedy Community Room to meet and greet animals from the Utica Zoo.

The Utica ZooMobile Presentation Program is an interactive program in which a Utica Zoo educator will bring a variety of live animals and related biofacts.


Our Summer Programming is generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Teddy Bear Parade

Join the Library for our annual kick off to the Fourth of July with the return of the Teddy Bear Parade! Meet Ms. Jenna & Ms. Brynn in Memorial Park at 10:30 on July 2. Come ready to join our parade down to the Library. Decorated bikes and scooters are welcomed and encouraged. Once we are at  the Library lawn we will share stories, activities, and light refreshments. 

Our Summer Programming is made possible by the generous funding of the Friends of the Library. 


Glow Party

Teens (ages 13-17) are invited to the Library’s Community Room to have a glow party with music, snacks, and a glow in the dark dance party.

Please bring a plain white shirt to decorate.

Use the Link below to register:

Our Summer Programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Teen Library Lock-In

Teens ages 13-17 are invited to a special after hours event at the Library. Join us for a fun evening of games, food, and activities after the Library is closed.

Use the Link below to register for the Library Lock-In

Our Summer Programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Library.