Useful now more than ever: the Digital Public Library

The Digital Public Library of America is a free, national digital library that provides a single point of access to cultural heritage materials from more than 4,000 libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Go to dp.la to search Continue reading Useful now more than ever: the Digital Public Library

Steele Memorial Library staff are celebrating Hattye Skelley Day today

We are celebrating Hattye B. Skelley Day at the Steele Memorial Library. In honor of the day, library staff members will be wearing their favorite hats. After taking good care of her brother Otto, Hattye donated $250,000 of her estate Continue reading Steele Memorial Library staff are celebrating Hattye Skelley Day today

New to the Genealogy and Local History Section

New books in Genealogy and Local History Reference Section: Historical and Genealogical Atlas and Guide to Barnstable County, Massachussetts (Cape Cod) by Marjorie Hubbell Gibson Boldt Castle: Heart Island — Alexandria Bay NY and the Thousand Islands Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Continue reading New to the Genealogy and Local History Section

New to the Genealogy & Local History collection: 1931 Church directory and the Soundex cards on microfilm

New to our collections: A member directory from 1931 of the South Presbyterian Church in Elmira on the corner of Pennsylvania Ave and Southport Streets.  In 1931, they were already over 100 years old.  Today, the church is gone.  It Continue reading New to the Genealogy & Local History collection: 1931 Church directory and the Soundex cards on microfilm

Our precious books repaired–Thank you, Friends of CCLD!

We have some really wonderful, hard-to-find and hard to replace reference books in our popular genealogy and local history section of the Steele Memorial Library.  But, even if these books don’t leave the library, they have seen a lot of Continue reading Our precious books repaired–Thank you, Friends of CCLD!

Anniversary of a heroic WWI Pigeon: Cher Ami, Savoir of the Lost Battalion.

On this date in 1919, Cher Ami, a carrier pigeon and recipient of the Croix de Guerre Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster for Heroic Service in World War I, passed away in Fort Monmouth, NJ as a result of wounds Continue reading Anniversary of a heroic WWI Pigeon: Cher Ami, Savoir of the Lost Battalion.