Chemung County Library District: Giving Young Children the Tools to Become Successful Readers

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an ongoing program based upon evidence that the more children (ages 0 – 5) hear books read to them, the more prepared they will be to learn and enjoy reading upon reaching Kindergarten. The Benefits Continue reading Chemung County Library District: Giving Young Children the Tools to Become Successful Readers

Coming soon…The Early Literacy Center at Van Etten Library

Soon the Van Etten library will offer resources (in addition to books!) to help our youngest patrons get ready to read. The skills needed to begin learning to read are required long before children start school, so it’s never too Continue reading Coming soon…The Early Literacy Center at Van Etten Library

Fall Storytimes & 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Fall Storytimes at CCLD libraries are just around the corner, beginning the week of September 14 at all branches; check our website for dates and times. We offer storytimes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and all are drop in, no Continue reading Fall Storytimes & 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Youth Book Recommendations for Holiday Gifts

As I look through Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Kirkus Review and the American Library Association’s picks for best children’s books of 2014, ready to order what’s missing from our library collection, I realize that the books from these lists can Continue reading Youth Book Recommendations for Holiday Gifts

Youth Services – Steele Fall Preview

Youth programming will resume in full force after taking a short break at the end of our busy Summer Reading Club.  What a great summer, with a record 953 Chemung County kids reading well over 100,00 minutes; well done, everybody!  Continue reading Youth Services – Steele Fall Preview