Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

May 2020 Newsletter

Check out our Online Events Calendar to see a list of library events that you can access from home.

WiFi will remain on at all CCLD branches, daily from 7am-9pm, while we are closed. Patrons can connect to it from outside of the building; a password is not required.

Follow the library on Facebook for links to free online content and streaming library programming.


Mrs. Kim from the Bookmobile has been busy making masks for the medical community and has donated over 75 mask to various medical businesses.

We are looking forward to seeing all of our patrons again and hope everyone is staying healthy and safe.

Digital Reading Club for all ages!

Reading Club

Our system-wide reading club for all ages will run until the end of the month. Readers are entered for chances to win Walmart and Amazon gift cards and libraries with the most participants and most minutes read will each receive a special trophy.

CCLD Makerspace News

Face shields and mask

We would like to thank our donors and volunteers for their continued support in our effort to provide personal protective equipment for our local healthcare workers.

Thanks to generous donations from local businesses and individuals and countless volunteer hours, more than 4,000 foam and Velcro face shields have been produced. In addition to accomplishing our goal of supplying protective equipment for local hospitals, we have been able to provide for local pharmacies, ambulance services, police departments, nursing homes, funeral homes, and a host of other frontline workers. In partnership with Southern Tier PPE, we are producing 3D printed face shields to generate a surplus of equipment in preparation for another outbreak.

We are also currently looking for volunteers to assist in the manufacturing of masks and gowns for the local hospitals. Anyone interested in helping by cutting patterns or sewing should fill out our volunteer form at ccld.lib.ny.us/volunteer-to-make-ppe.

Thanks again to the wonderful people who have made this possible! Your kindness has made an enormous impact on our community.

Activities for Kids

Story Time


Join Miss Britt on Mondays at 12:00pm for an Interactive Zoom Storytime and Craft. The link to the Zoom story time will be posted on the online events calendar and the crafts will be posted to the library's YouTube page.


Join Mr. Jeff from Steele Library on Tuesdays at 3:30pm for virtual sing alongs on the library's Facebook page!


Join Miss Melanie from the Big Flats Library for Zoom Wednesday Toddler Storytime beginning Wednesday, May 6, 1:30pm. Please email ericksonm@stls.org for the Zoom sign in password to attend this storytime!


Are you missing storytime with Miss Kelly at Horseheads or looking for something fun for your kids to do? Email her at brownk@stls.org for the login code for her weekly storytime, Thursdays at 10:30am on Zoom.


Mr. Jeff will be live streaming storytimes every Friday at 10:30am on the library's Facebook page!

Ice Cream

On Friday, May 1st at 4pm, Join Miss Melissa in her kitchen (via the library's Facebook page) as she shows you how to make your very own ice cream at home!

Activities for Teens

Check our "Online Events" calendar for details about events and how to access them via Zoom, our CCLD Teen Space server on the (free) Discord app, and more. You can also sign up for event reminders to be sent to your phone or email from our Teen Event group on the (free) Remind app. Text "@teenevent" to the number 81010 or click on this link: remind.com/join/teenevent.

As always, ebooks, e-audiobooks can be checked out even if you have fines on your library account. Download the free Libby app to your device! Teen ebook collection is here, too: https://stls.overdrive.com/library/teens

Art Class

Monday-Thursdays, 2pm - Teen Creative Writing & Theater Workshop

Mondays, 6pm - Anime Club watch party & chat on CCLD Teen Space Discord server

Tuesdays, 6pm - D&D, RPG, other games on CCLD Teen Space Discord server

Wednesdays, 3pm - Teen Safe Zones

Thursdays, 3pm - Teen Team Trivia, Jeopardy style with Kim Stanton

Thursdays, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group get together on the Teen Space Discord server

Fridays, 3pm - Teen Art Workshops with local comic artist Emily Swan

Activities for Adults

Join us for "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night via Zoom on May 1st for a showing of "The Killer Shrews". The movie will start at 6:30pm but we will start the Zoom meeting at 6pm if people want to chat before the movie begins.

Learn to Crochet

Melissa from the Van Etten Library will be teaching the basics of crocheting via Zoom over a 4-week course, beginning May 6th at 3pm. This series is open to all ages. Registration is limited, email Melissa to sign up: neuferm@stls.org.

The Big Flats Library Book Club will meet via Zoom on Friday, May 8 from 1:00pm-2:00pm. This month's book is Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens. Please email ericksonm@stls.org if you are interested in attending.

Jackbox Games

Jackbox Games Night for Adults via Zoom will take place Friday, May 15th at 6pm. Email lewisjm@stls.org to RSVP and get the Zoom link.

The Horseheads Library Evening Book Club will meet via Zoom video conference on Monday, May 18th at 6pm. Email lewisjm@stls.org if you are interested in attending. Members will share what they are reading and recommend books to the group.


You can access Ancestry Library Edition from home while the library is closed! Discover your family history and start your family tree. Access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.

Keep an eye on the library's Facebook page for free activities to keep you and your family occupied.

Enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, streaming video, online classes, language learning, and more, from the convenience of your home! Check out the library's Featured Services page for a list of digital services that can be accessed remotely with your Chemung County Library District card.

If you need help accessing your account, email our virtual reference desk edesk@stls.org for assistance.

In This Issue

Digital Reading Club

CCLD Makerspace

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