West Elmira Library now has Sprout Learning Backpacks for checkout. These backpacks are brimming with high-quality early learning materials, books, and activities with easy-to-follow activity guides that make learning fun! Each backpack is themed and typically includes several picture books, Continue reading Sprout Learning Backpacks for checkout at West Elmira Library
We’re off to see the Wizard! The entire month of January we are celebrating L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Stop by the Children’s Department to help Dorothy locate all of her friends in this month’s scavenger hunt. Continue reading Lions and Tigers and Bears . . . oh my!
The Van Etten Library has scheduled a most exciting program for our younger patrons! On Wednesday, January 9th at 3:30pm the library is hosting a Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop. We have chosen to “build” our very own most adorable Snow Continue reading “Build” a Stuffed Animal at Van Etten Library
Everyone knows that Summer Reading Clubs are a great way to benefit young readers over the summer months; they encourage reading to become a lifelong habit, they introduce and generate interest in the library and books, and they can help Continue reading Winter Reading Club at Steele
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