The Eldridge Park Summer Reading Club Party will be held on Sunday, August 26th from 1-4pm. All participants can stop by the Steele Memorial Library for an ice cream ticket or contact your preferred library branch for more details about Continue reading Eldridge Park Party Rescheduled for Sunday, August 26th, 1-4pm
One of the greatest gifts you can give your grade-schooler is the love of reading. But how can you encourage a reluctant reader to pick up a book? One way to motivate your reader is by offering rewards. For example, Continue reading Encourage reluctant readers with these FUN BOOKS!
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
The Summer Reading Club for kids will kick off the week of June 27th with the theme, “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!”. Activities for kids at our local CCLD branches, include: Puppet, Magic and Outdoor Game Days, as well as Continue reading Summer Reading Club Kicks Off June 27th
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 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
We are gearing up in our Youth Department for our annual Kindergarten visits. Chemung County Library District offers all county kindergarten students an opportunity to receive a free library card during these visits, and we are grateful for the Friends Continue reading The Kinderbook Campaign
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 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
It’s almost that time of year again… Summer! Which means that our library Youth departments are busy planning our Summer Reading Club programs. We are very excited about this year’s theme, FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Activities for kids at our local Continue reading FIZZ, BOOM, READ!