Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

March 2021 Newsletter

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

All CCLD libraries are currently open for "grab and go" visits, including the Bookmobile! Be sure to return all materials to the drop box (please, do not hand them to staff). Bookmobile will place a box for returns outside of the bus. Masks covering your nose and mouth are required to enter our libraries. Curbside service is still available by request. If you are visiting the Bookmobile and do not want to enter the bus, Mrs. Kim will hand your items out the door for you.

Now's the time to think - seeds!


The Steele Library is currently open for patron browsing, and now is the perfect time to think about spring planting. Our Seed Lending Library is ready to browse any time we are open, so check it out! Seed Lending is easy; visit our seed collection, check out the seeds that interest you, and bring in any seeds you harvest in the fall! Come visit the Reference Desk on the second floor at the Steele Library for more information and, to sign out some seeds!

Friends Books Sandwiched In

This year's Friends Books Sandwiched In talks will be presented via Zoom meeting. The first talk is April 16th, with reviewer James Hare. The second talk will be on April 23rd, with reviewer George Farr. Both talks will start at 12 PM. Register online to receive the meeting link. The presentations will also be recorded and posted online at a later date. Visit the website to register: https://ccld.lib.ny.us/bsizoom/

CCLD Makerspace

CCLD Makerspace is open by appointment. 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.

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.

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.

Activities for Kids

Tissue Paper Rainbow

The Big Flats Library Kid's Maker Club kit this month is: Origami Critter Bookmarks. Choose your Critter! Please call the Big Flats Library to reserve your Maker Club Kit: 562-3300.

Horseheads Free Library will offer St. Patrick's Day Take n' Make Craft Kits from March 10-17. Available while supplies last.

Click the links for more program details:

March 2, 3:30pm - Dr. Seuss Day Story and Craft

March 5, 3:30pm - National Oreo Day

March 16, 3:30pm - Stories with Music by the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes

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

Art Journaling

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".  Contact the teen space for the zoom links to our teen online events. 737-5080 or email: metzgerd@stls.org

Click the links for more program details:

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

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

March 9 & 23, 4pm - Teen Advisory Group Get Together on Zoom

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

All of March - Teen "De-Stress & Read" Subscription Boxes

All of March - Take & Make: Paperbag Stars

Activities for Adults


Register for Horseheads Free Library's Herb Garden takeaway kit. Look forward to a Healthy and Happy spring with herbs grown at home. The program is limited to 10 kits, ages 18 and up. Please call 739-4581 to register by March 12.

Big Flats Adult "Take & Make" Kit for March is Homemade Soup in a Jar, Part 2. Please call 562-3300 to reserve your Soup Kit.

Click on the link for program details:

March 5, 1pm - Big Flats Book Club Meeting

March 8, 15, 22, 29, 4pm - Tai Chi via Zoom
(Tai Chi continues April 5, 12, 19)

March 10, 1pm - Lit Lovers Book Club

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

March 24, 6:30pm - Art Class with Filomena Jack

March 25, 6pm - Horseheads Evening Book Club

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.

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

In This Issue

Seed Lending Library

Friends Books Sandwiched In

CCLD Makerspace

Activities for...




Library Services at Home

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