History of Public Library Service in Horseheads, NY Part 2—the Nomadic Years

The Postwar years brought a population boom to Horseheads, NY and 4 different addresses for the Horseheads Library in 18 years. According to the 1940 United States Federal Census, the Town of Horseheads had a population of 8,804. By 1960, Continue reading History of Public Library Service in Horseheads, NY Part 2—the Nomadic Years

Van Etten Library Book Club – Discussion, questions, & personal reflections…

Meet the Van Etten Library Book Club members (pictured right). The Van Etten Library Book Club discussion group is a forum where readers can come together and talk about books and the reading experience. The Book Club members meet monthly, Continue reading Van Etten Library Book Club – Discussion, questions, & personal reflections…

Launchpad Tablets are now available at the West Elmira Library!

Starting June 1st, we will begin to circulate Playaway Launchpads to our patrons. Launchpads are pre-loaded tablets that contain high quality, ad-free learning apps for all ages. The West Elmira Library has purchased a total of twenty of these durable Continue reading Launchpad Tablets are now available at the West Elmira Library!

June 7th is National Doughnut Day – Why celebrate doughnuts?

During World War I, volunteers who wanted to support troops were charged with preparing food to deliver to soldiers on the front lines in France. The Salvation Army dispatched over 250 women there, who found that battle-tested helmets were perfect Continue reading June 7th is National Doughnut Day – Why celebrate doughnuts?

Changes in the Circulation and Audio Visual Departments at Steele Library

You may have noticed some recent changes in the Circulation and Audio Visual Departments at Steele Library, we are excited about these and hope that our patrons will be also…here’s what’s new and why:  Our Outdoor Book Drop has a Continue reading Changes in the Circulation and Audio Visual Departments at Steele Library

Join us for an Under the Sea Adventure all month long at Steele!

The entire month of May at Steele we are celebrating Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, and the 30th anniversary of the Disney movie. Stop by the Children’s Department to locate Ariel and her friends in this month’s scavenger hunt. Continue reading Join us for an Under the Sea Adventure all month long at Steele!