Welcome to the Chemung County Library District

September 2021 Newsletter

**All patrons and employees MUST wear a mask while in the library.**

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 September 6.

New Database for CCLD Cardholders

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Library Card Sign-up Month

Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Chemung County Library District joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.

During September, the Chemung County Library District will host Library Card Sign-up activities: Visit any Chemung County Library branch during the month of September and earn one entry for our grand prize every time you check out. Also, new this year, CCLD will be partnering with local businesses to encourage the community to get their library card. Visit any of the participating businesses and show your library card for a special discount just for library users. For more information and a complete list of businesses, visit our website, FB page, or stop by your local CCLD branch.

Friends of HFL Book Sale

The Friends of the Horseheads Free Library will hold their annual book sale from September 14-18 at the Town and Country Fire Hall located at 130 Gardner Road Horseheads, NY 14845. Hours will be T-Th, 10am-7pm; F, 10am-5pm; Sa, 10am-1pm. We strongly encourage Face Masks be worn and 6 feet of social distancing be maintained. Note: The date and time of the sale may change if the Local COVID-19 infection rate rises and the Health Department's requirements for safely conducting our book sale are too stringent to realistically implement.

Friends of CCLD Books Sandwiched In

The Friends of CCLD Fall Books Sandwiched In series will take place: September 24, October 1, 8, and 15 from 12-1pm. Check the Friends website for updates. Depending on the local COVID-19 infection rate, talks might take place virtually.

CCLD Makerspace

Tinker Lab

Makerspace classes are now available by request. Visit ccldmakerspace.org/classes for a list of available classes and a link to the registration page. All classes will be held at Steele Memorial Library.

CCLD Makerspace is open by appointment. Use our booking form ccldmakerspace.youcanbook.me to reserve a time. Requests for 3D printing may be made online at ccldmakerspace.org/3d-printing-request.

Activities for Kids

1000 Books Before KindergartenElementary aged kids are starting to head back to school, now is the perfect time to start to prepare our youngest readers to start their journey to Kindergarten with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Sign up your Infant, Toddler or Preschooler for this reading rewards program at any CCLD Library or online with the Readsquared App. The child earns stickers for every 100 books read, at the 500 level the child earns a book and when the challenge is completed, the child receives an adorable ducky lunch bag, just in time for Kindergarten.

ScarecrowAt Horseheads Library, this month's Take N Make is a paper bag scarecrow. The kits will be available all month long.

In-person this month at Big Flats Library, Duct Tape projects! Make your Own: Pencil pouches, wallets, cosmetic bags, pen/pencil holders & more! ALL ages welcome! Limited to groups of up to 6. Face coverings are required. Big Flats Library is also offering a Back to School Scavenger Hunt for September!

Take and Make Kits from Van Etten Library, available all month - Paint Your Own Pencil Holder!

Click the links for more program details:

September 3, 3pm - Chalk Walk (in-person at Steele)

Weekly Events

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

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

Thursdays (beginning September 16), 10:30am - Family Storytime (pre-recorded) via Facebook with Miss Kelly

Fridays (beginning September 17), 10:30am - Live Stream Storytime (live) via Facebook with Mr. Jeff

Activities for Teens at Steele


Click the links for more program details:

September 2, 2pm - DIY Coping Kits plus Stress Relief Tips

Tuesdays in September, 5:15pm - Library Nights with TC Commons Clubhouse

September 9, 5:30pm - Teen Movie Night

September 13 & 27, 4pm - Teen Anime Club

September 13, 5pm - Teens: Learn a Trade, Get $, with BOCES

September 14 & 28, 4pm - Teen Advisory Group

September 16, 5pm - D&D one shot game with DM Anders

Wednesdays in September, 5:30pm - Teen SafeZones

September 20 & 27, 5pm - D&D with DM Tim Collins

Mosaic Leaf LuminariesActivities for Adults

Get ready for fall! Call the Big Flats Library to reserve a Take & Make adult kit. These mosaic leaf luminaries will go fast! A great way to add a touch of autumn anywhere! Please call to reserve your kit 562-3300 (supplies limited).

Click on the link for program details:

September 7, 7pm - Researching U.S. Criminal Ancestors (Zoom)

September 9, 6:30pm - Art Class with Wynn Yarrow (Zoom)

September 14, 4pm - Bookmobile Book Club (in-person and Zoom)

September 15, 6:30pm - Hand-Sewing with Filomena (Zoom)

September 16, 1pm - Beginning Genealogy (Zoom)

September 17, 1pm - Big Flats Zoom Book Club (Zoom)

September 20 & 27, 4pm - Tai Chi Classes (Zoom)
Series continues: October 4, 11, 18, 25

September 23, 6pm - Horseheads Evening Book Club (Zoom)

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 December! 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

New Database

Library Card Sign-up Month

Friends of HFL Book Sale

Friends of CCLD Books Sandwiched In

CCLD Makerspace

Activities for...




Library Services at Home

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