Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

January 2021 Newsletter

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

Holiday Closings

January 1 - All libraries will be closed.
January 18 - Steele will be open; other branches will be closed.

Curbside Pickup Service

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.

Library Services at Home

hoopla - tap into discovery. Instantly read, listen, and watch with your library card.

CCLD cardholders now have access to hoopla! Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. CCLD cardholders can borrow 4 titles each month. Go to hoopladigital.com to create an account and start borrowing.

Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots are available to check out from Steele Memorial Library for those in need of internet access at home. Call 733-9175 to check one out today (as of December, there is currently little to no wait to receive a hotspot). *You need to live in an area with cell phone reception in order for the hotspot to work at your house.*

Remote Genealogy ResearchDue to COVID constraints, the Genealogy department at Steele Memorial Library has temporarily waived its remote research fees. Email edesk@stls.org with your contact information and genealogy question.

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.

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

Big Flats Take and Make

The Big Flats Library Kid's Maker Club kit this month is a Bead Keychain or Bead Bracelet. Please call 562-3300 to reserve your kit and schedule your pickup appointment (supplies are limited).

Click the links for more program details:

January 11, 5pm - Science Experiment with Miss Melissa

Wednesdays, 10:30am Toddler Storytime! Join Miss Melanie on Facebook every Wednesday at 10:30am for a pre-recorded toddler storytime with fun stories and more!

Thursday storytime (prerecorded) via Facebook with Miss Kelly returns January 21st at 10:30am.

Friday storytime (live) via Facebook with Mr. Jeff returns January 22nd at 10:30am.

Activities for Teens

Mug Treats

Encourage your teens to follow us on our teen specific library social media (Instagram & Snapchat) for give aways, event reminders, live streams on crafts and book talks, and more!

Instagram: "Chemung_County_Libraries"
Snapchat: "ChemungLibs"

Call the Steele Teen Space and ask about this month's Take and Make projects for teens: Vision Boards and Mug Cakes! (607)737-5080

Click the links for more program details:

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

January 7, 3:30pm - Teen Art Journaling (zoom)

January 12 & 26, 4pm - Teen Advisory Group on Zoom

Weekly Events

Mondays, 3:30pm - Among Us on Zoom

Mondays & Tuesdays, 3:30pm - D&D on Zoom

Wednesdays, 5:30pm - Safe Zones (for LGBTQ teens, allies, everyone)

Thursdays, 5pm - Teen Theater Workshop

Activities for Adults

SoupJoin us for virtual activities this month: book clubs, art classes, and tai chi classes! Click the links below for registration details.

The Big Flats Library "Take & Make" kit for January is Homemade Soup in a Jar! Please call 562-3300 to reserve your jar and schedule your pickup appointment (supplies are limited).

Van Etten Library's "Take & Make" kit for January is a Winter Wonderland in a Jar. This activity is for all ages! Call the Van Etten Library at 607-589-4435 ext. 3 to reserve your kit and arrange a time to pick it up!

Participate in our "Nailed IT" Cookie Challenge for Adults & Teens (runs until January 11) for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to a locally owned restaurant of your choice. Email entries to howarde@stls.org.

Click on the link for program details:

January 8, 1pm - Big Flats Book Club Meeting

January 11, 18, 25, 4pm - Tai Chi via Zoom
(Tai Chi continues Feb. 1,8,15,and 22)

January 13, 1pm - Lit Lovers Book Club

January 14, 6:30pm - Art Class with Wynn Yarrow

January 20, 6:30pm - Art Class with Filomena Jack

January 28, 6pm - Horseheads Evening Book Club

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

In This Issue

Holiday Closings

Curbside Pickup

Library Services at Home

CCLD Makerspace

Activities for...




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