Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

February 2021 Newsletter

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

Libraries Reopen for Browsing

Steele Memorial Library will reopen to the public for in-house browsing on Monday, February 8th. Branch locations are currently open to the public, as of February 1st. All visits will be limited to 30-minute "grab and go" service. Curbside pickup will still be available by request. Visit our website for more information about curbside pickup. Check the CCLD website for possible changes to hours and services. The Bookmobile will resume limited service on February 8th.

Holiday Closings

February 15 - Steele will be open; other branches will be closed.

Patron Appreciation Week - We Love our Library Users!

Patron Appreciation WeekBecause we appreciate our loyal patrons, we are setting aside a special time during the week of February 15-19, 2021 to thank you. One lucky library user will win a Library Lover's Prize at each CCLD location. Visit your favorite library, or all of them, for a chance to win! Drawings will be held at the end of the week.

Big Flats - We will celebrate with a Youth and Adult prize drawing for a $25 gift card of your choice! Each time you check out material at the Big Flats library during Patron Appreciation Week using your library card your name will be entered in the drawing.

Bookmobile - Bookmobile will be doing one drawing for a $50 gift certificate of the winner's choice. Earn one entry for each time you check out any materials.

Horseheads - With every checkout this week we will enter you into a drawing for a $50 gift card, selected by the winner. To show more appreciation we have Thankful Thursday; every check out will earn three entries for the gift card. One MORE way to WIN…try out our new streaming digital service called hoopla, then call us at the library and tell us how much you love the app. Download the app or visit our website to access hoopla: ccld.lib.ny.us. Stay safe! Thank you for using your library. Go wash your hands!

Steele Memorial - Steele will be doing one drawing for a $50 gift certificate to a locally owned business of the winner's choice. Earn one entry for each transaction.

Van Etten - Come in to the library during the week of February 15th-19th and get entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card to a local retailer of your choice!

West Elmira - West Elmira will be doing one drawing for a $50 gift certificate to a locally owned business of the winner's choice. Earn one entry for each transaction.

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 (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. You can access Ancestry Library Edition from home, through March! 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.

CCLD Makerspace

CCLD Makerspace is reopening by appointment beginning February 8th. Appointments will be for one-hour sessions from 12:00pm - 1:00pm or 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Learn more and reserve a time using our booking form at ccldmakerspace.youcanbook.me. Sessions are currently limited to one person per appointment.

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.

Click the links for more program details:

February 16, 10-11am - Image Editing with GIMP (Zoom)

Activities for Kids

Big Flats Maker Club

The Big Flats Library Kid's Maker Club kit this month is a Sun Catcher Paper Mosaic! Choose your design! Please call 562-3300 for pick up info; supplies limited, must call to register!

Horseheads Library will be starting a children's virtual book club this month!  Every Wednesday a pre-recorded video will be posted to Facebook. Over the month a picture book will be introduced and read. There will also be discussion questions, suggested activities and further reading.

Click the links for more program details:

February 8, 5pm - Science Experiment with Miss Melissa

Weekly Events

Mondays, 7pm - PJ Storytime (pre-recorded) via Facebook with Ms. Ahnece.

Mondays - West Elmira Virtual Homeschool Group

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

Wednesdays, 3:30pm - Picture Book, Book Club (for all ages)

Thursdays, 10:30am - Storytime (pre-recorded) via Facebook with Miss Kelly

Fridays, 10:30am - Storytime (live) via Facebook with Mr. Jeff

Activities for Teens

Nacho Valentine Shirt

Teens can enter to win a sarcastic valentine T-shirt by registering for our Anti-Valentine's Kit and attending our online Anti-Valentine's Party! (Chemung County 7th-12th graders only). Register by emailing metzgerd@stls.org or calling the Teen space 607-737-5080.

Encourage your teens to follow us on our teen specific library social media (Instagram & Snapchat) for giveaways, event reminders, live stream book talks, and more! Instagram: "Chemung_County_Libraries";  Snapchat: "ChemungLibs"

Click the links for more program details:

February 1-11 - Register and pick up your Anti-Valentine's Day Party Kit

February 9 & 23, 4pm - Teen Advisory Group on Zoom

February 11 & 25, 3:30pm - Teen Art Journaling (Zoom)

February 12, 3:30pm - Teen Anti-Valentine's Day Party

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

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

All month - Teen "De-Stress & Read" Subscription Boxes

All month - Take & Make: "Who/What loves YOU?" kit

Activities for Adults

Blind Date with a BookJoin us for virtual activities this month: book clubs, art classes, and tai chi classes! Click the links below for registration details.

For the whole month of February, take a chance and go on a Blind Date with a Book at Van Etten Library! When you bring the book back, fill out a "Rate the Date" card and get entered for a chance to win a Home Spa Day gift basket! Up to 5 entries per person, this program is for all ages.

Van Etten Library's "Take & Make" kit for February is "Paint Your Own Heart Box". 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!

Big Flats Adult "Take & Make" Kit for February is a Twine Heart Candle. Please call 562-3300 as supplies are limited, must call to register & set up pick up appointment.

Click on the link for program details:

February 5, 1pm - Big Flats Book Club Meeting

February 1,8,15, and 22, 4pm - Tai Chi via Zoom

February 10, 1pm - Lit Lovers Book Club

February 11, 6:30pm - Art Class with Wynn Yarrow

February 17, 6:30pm - Art Class with Filomena Jack

February 25, 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

Libraries Reopen for Browsing

Holiday Closings

Patron Appreciation Week

Library Services at Home

CCLD Makerspace

Activities for...




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