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December 2020 Newsletter

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

Curbside pick-up**Due to the current COVID-19 orange zone in Chemung County, all CCLD libraries have returned to curbside-only service. Please call your local library to make arrangements to pick up your materials. We will remain curbside-only until we are downgraded to a yellow zone. Visit our website for more information about curbside pickup.

Starting December 1st, Steele Memorial Library will be using the front entrance, closest to the book drop, for curbside pickup. When you arrive for your appointment, pull into one of the two spots designated for curbside pickup.

Holiday Closings

December 24 - All libraries will be open 9am-1pm.
December 25 - All libraries will be closed.
December 31 - All libraries will be open 9am-1pm.
January 1 - All libraries will be closed.

CCLD Makerspace

CCLD Makerspace continues to offer face shields to individuals, families, and businesses in Chemung County. Face shields may be purchased for $2.00 each. There is no cost for local healthcare and emergency response workers. Visit our website for more information: ccldmakerspace.org.

Requests for 3D printing may be submitted online. All requests will be processed in the order that they are received. To request a 3D print, please fill out the following form: ccldmakerspace.org/3d-printing-request.

Activities for Kids

OrnamentCall the Big Flats Library, sign up for the Maker Club, and set up an appointment time to pick up your Maker Club Kit to "Take & Make" at home! This month…Goldfish Ball Ornament! Please call 562-3300, supplies limited, must call to register!

Join Steele Library staff Ms. Amanda, Mr. Jeff, and Miss Britt as they tell winter holiday tales by the fireside, on Thursday, December 17th at 4pm. This program will be live streamed on the CCLD Facebook page.

Click the links for more program details:

December 9, 3:30pm - Cookie Decorating and Stories *registration is required to receive cookie recipe and bag of decoration supplies for 6 cookies!*

December 14, 5pm - Monthly Science Experiment (Fake Snow)

December 17, 5pm - Fireside Storytime

Weekly Events

Monday, December 7, 7pm - PJ Storytime (Ms. Ahnece) on Facebook (pre-recorded)

Monday, December 7 - West Elmira Virtual Homeschool Group

Tuesdays (through December 15), 3:30pm - Live Stream Sing-a-Long

Wednesdays, 10:30am - Toddler Storytime (Miss Melanie) on Facebook (pre-recorded)

Thursdays (through December 17), 10:30am - Family Storytime (Miss Kelly) on Facebook (pre-recorded)

Fridays (through December 11), 10:30am - Facebook Live Storytime (Mr. Jeff)

Activities for Teens

Among Us

On December 7th at 3:30pm, play "Among Us" on Zoom with your friends and the teen services crew! Email Librarian Doris Jean for the meeting code and password: metzgerd@stls.org. Or call Steele library's teen space: 607-737-5080. Teens who register will get entered into a drawing for "Among Us" stickers, etc.

Click the links for more program details:

December 7, 3:30pm - Play "Among Us." Win swag.

December 10, 3:30pm - Art Journaling (Teens)

All of December - Teen "De-Stress & Read" Box Rx   

All of December - Teen Take & Make Kits: Ugly Sweater Holiday Masks

Every Wednesday, 5:30pm - Teen Safe Zones (Zoom)

Every Tuesday, 3:30pm - Teen Dungeons & Dragons on Zoom

Every Thursday, 5:00pm - Teen Theater Workshop

December 8 & 22, 4pm - Teen Advisory Group meeting

Holiday Glass BlockActivities for Adults

Call the Big Flats Library to register for a Holiday Glass Block "Take & Make" Kit (craft for adults): 562-3300. Supplies are limited, you must call to register and set up pick up appointment to receive a kit.

Click on the link for program details:

December 4, 1:00pm - Big Flats Zoom Book Club Meeting

December 7 & 14, 4pm - Tai Chi

December 9, 1pm - Lit Lovers Book Club

December 10, 6:30pm - Art Class with Wynn Yarrow

December 16, 6:30pm - Art Class with Filomena Jack

December 17, 6pm - Horseheads Evening Book Club

December 18, 6:30pm - "So bad, it's good!" Movie Night

Mondays - Mug Food Mondays via Facebook

All December - Monthly Take and Make Kit (Sock Snowman) - open to all ages

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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