Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

July 2020 Newsletter

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

Curbside pickup is now available at CCLD Libraries. Visit our website for details: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/curbside/

Summer Reading Club

Imagine Your Story

This year's all-ages Summer Reading Club, "Imagine Your Story", will run from June 29th through August 7th. You can sign up via the library's website and log your reading minutes for a chance to win prizes. Contact your branch with specific quesitons.

CCLD Makerspace News

CCLD Makerspace is continuing to offer face shields to local healthcare workers and non-profit organizations free of charge.

Face shields will also be available to other interested businesses or individuals at a rate of $2.00 per face shield.

Requests for face shields may be sent to labcentral@stls.org. Please include your name, organization (if applicable), number of face shields requested, and a phone number that we can contact you by when the order is ready.

Activities for Kids

Story Time

Make sure to register online or by calling 607-733-9174. Log minutes and earn prizes! Summer Reading Club wraps up Friday August 7th, make sure to add your minutes by 9:00pm. Grand prize drawings will be held on August 24th to allow for receipt of mailed reading logs.

Click the links for more program details:

July 1, no set time - Madcap Puppets presents Twice Upon a Time

July 7, 6pm - In Jest comedy juggler

July 8, 3pm - Robert Rogers Puppet Company

July 14, 6pm - Lily Silly Puppets

July 17, 3pm - Bright Star Theatre presents Once Upon a Time

July 21, 3pm - ScienceTellers presents Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress

July 22, 10:30am - Kitten Tales Storytime

July 22, 6pm - Madcap Puppets presents Pinocchio

July 29, 6pm - ScienceTellers presents Aliens: Escape from Earth

Weekly Events

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family storytime with Miss Kelly takes place via Zoom. Email her at brownk@stls.org for the link.

Fridays, 10:30am - Mr. Jeff will be live streaming storytimes on the library's Facebook page!

Crafts with Miss Britt released Mondays and Thursday on the CCLD YouTube Page.

Science experiments with Miss Melissa Saturdays at 3:00pm on the CCLD Facebook Page.

Activities for Teens


Teen Summer Reading club and fun library events are all online this summer! For bonus teen content (goofy crafts, book reviews, fun challenges) follow us on our snapchat and Instagram!

Text "@teenevent" to 81010 to sign up for teen event reminders, or click the following link to sign up for e-mail or text reminders: remind.com/join/teenevent.

Click the links for more program details:

Wednesdays in July, 1pm starting (July 8th) - Safe Zones (for LGBTQ teens, allies, everyone)

Tuesdays, 1pm - Virtual Escape Rooms (starts July 8)

Tuesdays, 2pm - Creative Expression (starts July 8)

Tuesdays, 7pm - Teen D&D, RPG and games on discord server

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in July, 2pm - Dungeons & Dragons (on Zoom)

Thursdays in July, 1pm - Teen Trivia Jeopardy style!

July 14, 2pm - Create your (mental) house party

July 14, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group

July 21, 2pm - "Whats in your head?"; 3D collage on foam heads

July 28, 1pm - Mind Control: Fact or Fiction?

July 31, 5pm - National Teen Library Lock-In Night (Zoom)

Activities for Adults

Tai Chi

The following events will take place via Zoom. Click on the link for program details:

Monday, July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, Aug. 10 - 4:00PM - 5:00PM - T'ai Chi Classes (register: 739-4581)

July 7, 6:30pm - Art Series with Filomena

July 9, 6:30pm - Art Class with Wynn Yarrow

July 10, 1pm - Big Flats Zoom Book Club Meeting (Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery)

July 17 & July 24, 3:15pm-4pm - Basic Gardening Part 1 & 2

July 27, 6pm - Horseheads Library Evening Book Club

Week of July 27 - 31 - Get a Gourd Birdhouse Painting kits (Kits are limited, sign-up is required: 739-4581. Pickup at Horseheads Library)

July 30, 7pm - '80s Movie Trivia Night


You can access Ancestry Library Edition from home until July 31st! 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, 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.

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Summer Reading Club

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