Sprout Learning Backpacks for checkout at West Elmira Library

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

Eldridge Park Party Rescheduled for Sunday, August 26th, 1-4pm

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

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