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August 2020 Newsletter

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


All CCLD branches will reopen for grab-and-go service beginning Monday, August 3rd. Patrons will be limited to 20 minutes per visit and must leave the libraries as soon as their pickups or returns are complete. We ask that only 1 family member come in to browse.

Everyone entering the library must wear a mask (this is mandatory, per State guidelines) and physically distance from staff and other patrons.

Computers will be available in a reduced capacity. Call (607)733-9175 to reserve a computer at Steele. Computer use at other branches will be first-come, first-serve.

Call the library if you'd like to arrange a curbside pickup appointment.

For more details and library hours, visit our website.

Summer Reading Club

Imagine Your Story

This year's all-ages Summer Reading Club, "Imagine Your Story", ends on 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 will be reopening by appointment for one-hour sessions starting August 5, 2020. To comply with social distancing guidelines, we will only allow one person per appointment. Individuals will be able to make up to two appointments per week, and bookings must be made 24 hours in advance using our reservation form:

All 3D printing orders will be processed online in the order that they are received. To place an order, please fill out the following form: ccldmakerspace.org/3d-printing-request

Face shields and mask

CCLD Makerspace continues to offer face shields to local healthcare and emergency response workers free of charge.

Please note: Due to an increase in demand, we are limiting our face shield distribution to Chemung County, and we are no longer able to offer free face shields to non-profits. Face shields are available to non-healthcare organizations or individuals for $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 at when the face shields are ready to pick up.

Disclaimer: Face shields should not be used as a substitute for masks and are meant to provide additional protection for at risk individuals.

Activities for Kids

Summer Reading Club will end on August 7th and Steele Memorial Library grand prize drawings will held on August 24th to allow for receipt of mailed reading logs.

Click the links for more program details:

Mondays starting August 3rd at 7pm - PJ Storytime

August 7, 10am - Digeridoo Down Under Live Stream Performance

August 19, 10:30am - Kitten Tales Storytime with surprise special guest

August 21 - Kopernik Observatory presents Volcanoes

Mondays starting August 24 - West Elmira Homeschool Group

August 28 - Kopernik Observatory presents Mars Rover Perserverance

September 4 - Kopernik Observatory presents Rocks Tell a Story

Weekly Events

Lego Club

Tuesdays, 3:30pm - Join our new Virtual Lego Club, live stream available on the library's Facebook page. Join Mr. Jeff and Ms. Amanda in creating an ad-lib story and then create Lego builds inspired by the stories!

Thursdays, 10:30am - Family storytime with Miss Kelly takes place via Zoom (ends August 13). 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! (ends August 7 and restarts September 11)

Activities for Teens

Dragon Egg

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 (“chemunglibs”) and Instagram, “Chemung_county_libraries”!

Click the links for more program details:

August 3, 10am - Teen Make & Take kits, Dragon Egg Terrarium

Every Mon, Wed, Thurs 2pm until Aug 13th - Dungeons & Dragons (on Zoom)

August 4, and August 11, 1pm - Teen Virtual Escape Room (on Zoom)

August 4 and August 11, 2pm - Creative Expression (on Zoom)

August 6 and August 13, 1pm - Teen Trivia Jeopardy!

August 10, 10am - Teen Make & Take kits, T-shirt Totebags

August 11, 5pm - Teen Advisory Group

Activities for Adults


Sign up for art classes this month with local artists Wynn Yarrow and Filomena Jack and attend via Zoom. Email lewisjm@stls.org to sign up and arrange pickup of supplies from Steele Memorial Library. See links below for details.

This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from NYSCA’s Decentralization Program, administered regionally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

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

August 7, 1:00pm - Big Flats Zoom Book Club Meeting

August 11 & August 18, 3:00pm-4:00pm - Intro to Composting Part 1 & 2

August 13, 6:30pm - Petal Book (art class with Wynn Yarrow)

August 25, 6:30pm - Three Stooges Tuesday Movie Night

August 26, 6:30pm - Beaded Crocheted Necklace with Filomena

August 27, 2pm - SCAM FREE! : Become an Empowered Older Adult

August 27, 6pm - Horseheads Library Evening Book Club


You can access Ancestry Library Edition from home until August 31st! Discover your family history and start your family tree. Access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.

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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