Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

May 2021 Newsletter

Check out our Events Calendar to see a list of library events that you can access from home, take and make crafts, and more.

All CCLD libraries will be closed May 31, for Memorial Day.

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!

CCLD Makerspace

CCLD Makerspace is open by appointment. Learn more and reserve a time using our booking form at ccldmakerspace.youcanbook.me. Sessions are currently limited to two people per appointment.

Equipment certifications are available for those interested in learning to use the makerspace's 3D printers and laser engravers. To schedule a session, please use the form available through the link above, select the equipment you would like to learn, and type "Certification" in the project description area.

Requests for 3D printing should 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

3D Tulips

Book Fest is May 16, 11-2pm at Wisner Park. Join the Bookmobile for a fun takeaway craft. Everyone will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

This month at Horseheads Library, we have another Take n' Make Craft Kit. Pick up a craft packet and make your own 3D flowers.

Big Flats Library Kids Maker Club's May Kit is a Scratch Paper Stencil Drawing. Choose your design! Please call the Big Flats Library to reserve your Maker Club Kit; 562-3300.

Click the links for more program details:

May 1 - May 21 - 3D Flowers Take n' Make Craft Kits at Horseheads

May 3-14 - Mother's Day Craft at Van Etten (in-person)

May 7, 3-4:30pm - Chalk Walk at Steele (In-person program)
This program will happen the first Friday of every month from May - September (weather permitting)

May 16, 11-2pm - Book Fest at Wisner Park

May 25, 3:30-4pm - National Sing Out Day (FB Live)

Weekly Events

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

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

Wednesdays, 3:30pm - Children's Book Club (pre-recorded) via Facebook with Miss Kelly

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

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

Activities for Teens

Wild Flowers

For all of May, while supplies last: 7-12 graders can pick up your Take & Make Seed bomb kit at the Steele Library Teen Space. The Kit includes instructions and native, northeastern US, wildflower seeds. Questions? Reserve a kit? Call: 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".  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:

Tuesdays in May, 5:15pm - D&D (IN PERSON) in the Teen Space at Steele

May 13 & 27, 4pm - Teen Art Journaling (IN PERSON) (Teen space or outside at Steele)

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

All of May - Steele Teen "De-Stress & Read" Subscription Boxes

All of May - Steele Take & Make: DIY Wildflower seed bombs

May 11 & 25, 4pm - Teen Advisory Group

May 20, 4pm - Educational Egg Toss in the parking lot at Steele

June 4, 9pm - Steele - Outdoor PRIDE month Movie "The Half of It"

Activities for Adults

Gourd PaintingHorseheads Library is welcoming back the popular Gourd Birdhouse Painting Kit, made by Karen Curren. Call or stop in to the Horseheads Library to register for a kit (supplies are limited). Registration ends May 12. Kits are for ages 18+.

The Big Flats Library "Take & Make" kit for May is Binder Clip Photo Holders. The kit includes: 2 binder clips, cardstock, appliqués, and glue dots. Please call 562-3300 to reserve your kit.

Click on the link for program details:

All Month: Van Etten - Take and Make Kit - Pine Cone Bird Feeder (Without peanut butter) for all ages

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 4pm - Tai Chi Classes (Zoom)
Continues: June 7, 14, 21

May 6, 1pm - Beginning Genealogy program (Zoom)

May 7, 1pm - Big Flats Book Club (Zoom)

May 12, 1pm - Lit Lovers' Book Club

May 13, 6:30pm - Art Class with Wynn Yarrow (Zoom)

May 14, 3:30pm - Bookmobile Book Club (Zoom)

May 19, 6:30pm - Art Class with Filomena Jack (Zoom)

May 27, 6:30pm - Horseheads Evening Book Club (Zoom)

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 reserve 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 June! 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

CCLD Makerspace

Activities for...




Library Services at Home

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