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September 2012 - Announcements & Events

Reminder: All CCLD libraries will be closed Monday, September 3rd, for Labor Day. Fall hours begin at all branches on September 10th.

National Library Card Sign-up Month

CCLD CardThe Chemung County Library District is joining libraries nationwide in celebrating September as National Library Card Sign-up Month. Chemung County residents who don't have a library card are invited to stop by their local branch to get one. After all, cards are free to citizens of Chemung County with proof of current address.

As part of the activities for the month, patrons will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for an iPad, Kindle Fire or Kindle Touch. Entries can be made in any of three ways- get a new card, update your current information, or sign up for our electronic newsletter.

Call or visit your local branch for information about programs scheduled in celebration of National Library Card Sign-up Month! To find your local branch, visit http://ccld.lib.ny.us. Stop by your local branch during the month of September and get a library card—then you can stop by every month for the rest of your life to use it!

Do you Mango?

MangoThanks to a generous gift from the Friends of the Steele Memorial Library, CCLD patrons have 24/7 access to Mango Languages. Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and even ancient Greek. In addition to learning a new language, there are several English courses for non-native speakers. To access this new language tutorial go to: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/mango.htm.

Don’t want to sit at your computer or laptop? You can even download an app for your Apple or Android device and learn a new language on the go!

Successful Summer Reading at Big Flats

Big FlatsBig Flats Library had a successful Summer Reading Club. With the juvenile theme "Dream Big! Read!" program, 74 children read for a total of 23,536 minutes. Our teen/adult theme "Between the Covers" program had 21 Teen/Adults read 87 books. Way To Go Readers! Stay tuned to our events calendar for programs going on this fall.

Bookmobile at Strong Kids, Safe Kids

The Bookmobile was at Strong Kids, Safe Kids again this year and there was a great turnout of 480 people.  Everyone had a great time.  Thank you to all of our volunteers.  We couldn't have done it without you. We are looking forward to the Van Etten Festival on September 8th.

Horseheads Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Horseheads Library will be holding their annual Book Sale at the Town and Country Fire Hall in Horseheads from Sept. 18th -22nd. Also, regular storytimes will begin the week of Sept. 16 with the Preschool storytime being held Tuesday mornings at 10:30 and the Baby/Toddler time being held on Thursday mornings at 10:30. Tuesday lunchtime films will begin Tues. Sept. 18 at noon, with light snacks provided, and the English Conversation Group will resume their meetings on Fri. Sept. 7 at 9:30; this is a weekly group that promotes English as a Second Language in a very welcoming and casual environment. Also, iPads are now being circulated at Horseheads for in-library use.

Question: Are you retiring or already retired; what to do?

Merill and Sally FrankAnswer: trap pythons in Florida, or document water resources in New Mexico, guide tours at Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, or collect environmental data in Alaska.

It’s easier than you may think. Join Merrill and Sally Frank in the Steele Memorial Library Auditorium on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm as they present how to plan a fulfilling, adventurous life after retirement.

Volunteer for the Haunted Library

Want to volunteer for the Haunted Library? The first meeting will take place Friday, September 7th at 5:30PM in the Steele Memorial Library Auditorium. You must be at least 13 years old to participate. This year's theme is Vampires Through the Ages. For more information, please call (607)733-9173 or (607)733-8604. The Haunted Library will take place on Friday, October 26, 6:30-8:30; 94 Rock will be on location.

eReader Help by Appointment at Steele

Have an eReader and want to borrow eBooks from the library? Visit our website and you will find instructions to guide you through the process. Need more help? Call the Steele Memorial Library to make an appointment for eReader help. We can teach you how to download eBooks from the library as well as help you with the basic functions of your device. (607)733-9175

Van Etten Festival

Van Etten Festival
Come to the Van Etten Festival for music, food, and games on Sat. Sept. 8, 2012 from 10am-6pm.  Van Etten Library will have gift baskets of books and prizes available at our booth! Sign up for a library card, too!

Stories at West Elmira Library

Story TimeLooking for a story time this Fall?  The West Elmira Library has several to choose from. Story Times will begin September 17th and go until Dec. 13th. Stories are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Check the calendar of events on the CCLD website for more information.

For more information about these and other events, visit the CCLD Events Calendar: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/calendar.htm

In This Issue

Win an iPad

Learn a new language

This month at...

Big Flats




Van Etten

West Elmira

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