Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

June 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.

Everyone (ages 2+) entering district libraries is required to wear a mask (NYS Department of Health Guidance for indoor settings where vaccination status of individuals is unknown).

Summer Reading Club

Tails and Tales

Summertime means a chance to explore new books and e-books, and check out resources, virtual programs, and activities through Summer Reading Club. It's the perfect time for all ages to see what their local library has to offer! The 2021 summer reading slogan is "Tails and Tales" ​and we are planning many fun programs and events around this theme. There will be special events, reading challenges, fun activities, and more throughout the summer months from June 28th through August 6th. Call or stop by your local library for specific program details.

Friends of CCLD Annual Meeting

The Friends of Chemung County Library District will hold its Annual Meeting 2021 via Zoom on Monday, June 7 at 6:30pm. The Agenda will consist of the election of Board Members and Executive Officers. The meeting is open to all Friends of CCLD members. Reservations are required to enable us to send a Zoom link prior to the meeting. If you are interested in joining the Board, please consider attending the June meeting. Joining the Board requires the completion of an FCCLD Board Application and Review by the FCCLD Board of Directors.

CCLD Makerspace

Tinker Lab

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

Tails and Tales

At Steele Memorial Library, sign up for Summer Reading Club and every minute you read earns you a point; at the end of the summer you can spend your points in the Prize Store. Once you have reached 500 minutes you are automatically entered into the grand prize drawing for an Amazon Fire tablet!

CD Ladybug CraftAt Horseheads Library we have another Take n' Make Craft Kit as well as Book Club. Sign up for Summer Reading Club in person or online, starting June 28. Craft kits are available to go along with the online programs.

Big Flats Library's Kids Summer Reading Maker Club kit for June is Tie-dye T-shirts! Please call the Big Flats Library to reserve your date, time and kit; 562-3300. This is an outdoor activity in the Big Flats Library Reading Garden (approximately 30 minutes to complete). Summer Reading Club Kickoff is June 28. Register online, call or stop in the library to sign up! Log your reading minutes to earn weekly prizes.

Sign up online and start logging your Summer Reading Club minutes on June 28th to get entered for a chance to win weekly prizes at West Elmira Library!

At Van Etten Library, sign up for Summer Reading Club and get a goodie bag to take home! You'll also be granted access to our weekly Summer Reading Club Kits and will start gaining entries to win one of many prizes throughout the program! How cool is that?

Click the links for more program details:

June 1-25 - CD Ladybug Take n' Make Craft Kits at Horseheads

June 4, 3pm - Chalk Walk! at Steele (in-person)

June 15, 6-6:45pm - Drag Storytime at The Park Church (in-person, registration required)

June 28 - Summer Reading Club Kickoff at Steele

Weekly Events

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

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

Activities for Teens

Tails and Tales

Starting on June 4th, sign up early for Teen Summer Reading Club online or by calling the Teen Space 737-5080. Start logging your reading minutes on June 28th.

Click the links for more program details:

June 4, 9pm - Teen Outdoor Pride movie "The Half of It" (Rain date July 9th) (in-person at Steele)

June 8 & 22, 4pm - Teen Advisory Group

June 10 & 24, 4pm - Teen Art Journaling (in-person in Teen space or outside)

June 18, 9pm - Juneteenth Outdoor Movie (in-person at Steele)

June 21 - Pride Theme Teen scavenger hunt - week long event (in the Teen Space)

June 28, 3pm - Summer Reading Event: Trivia Basketball   

June 30, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm - Basic Bike Maintenance (Teens & Adults) (in-person at Steele)

Weekly & Monthly Activities

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

Tuesdays in June, 5:15pm - D&D IN PERSON in the Teen Space (until June 15th)

Wednesdays in June, 5:30pm - Safe Zones (for LGBTQ teens & allies) (in teen space unless otherwise noted)

June 9, 5:30pm - Safe Zones meeting at Chapel Park

Activities for Adults

Tails & Tales

Contact your local CCLD branch for library-specific summer reading club information for adults!

Sign up for Summer Reading Club, starting June 28 and log reading minutes to win prizes. For adults, Steele Memorial Library will be offering weekly "take and make" kits (first come, first serve--no reservations) and will have weekly prize drawings for gift certificates to locally owned businesses (winner's choice).

The Light Between OceansAt Horseheads Library, from June 1-17 with every checkout enter to win a 17 piece Bar-B-Q Grill Set (great Father's Day gift). First winner will be drawn June 10, Second Winner will be drawn June 17. In honor of Father's Day, come in and tell our LAUGH-O-METER a DAD Joke, hit the top score and get a small prize.

Bookmobile's Book Club is back, meeting on 2nd Fridays via Zoom! The book club will meet on June 11th at 3pm and discuss, "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman. This month we are reading "The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom to discuss in July. Email Kim to register: jonesk@stls.org.

Celebrate Flag Day (June 14) or 4th of July by making a Painted Flag Flower Pot with this month's Big Flats Library Adult Summer Reading Club "Take & Make" Kit. Please call 562-3300 to reserve your kit.

Click on the link for program details:

Thursdays, 7pm - Virtual Cooking Lessons with Ms. Ahence (pre-recorded) via YouTube

June 1, 11am - Question of Sanity: True Story of Female Serial Killers in 19th Century NY (YouTube)

June 4, 1pm - Big Flats Library Book Club (Zoom)

June 7, 14, 21, 4pm - Tai Chi Classes (Zoom)

June 9, 1pm - Lit Lovers Book Club (call Horseheads for info)

June 10, 6:30pm - Art Class with Wynn Yarrow (kit pickup at Steele) (Zoom)

June 11, 3:30pm - Bookmobile Book Club (Zoom)

June 17, 1pm - Using Ancestry - Genealogy (Zoom)

June 18, 9pm - Juneteenth Outdoor Movie (in-person at Steele)

June 24, 6pm - Horseheads Evening Book Club (Zoom)

June 25, 3pm - Art Class with Wynn Yarrow (kit pickup at Horseheads) (Zoom)

June 30, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm - Basic Bike Maintenance (Teens & Adults) (in-person at Steele)

June 30, 7pm - Beginning African American Genealogy (Zoom)

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!

Library Services at Home

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

Summer Reading Club

Friends of CCLD Annual Meeting

CCLD Makerspace

Activities for...




Seed Lending Library

Library Services at Home

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