Summer Reading Club

Libraries RockSummer Reading Club registration begins June 25th, 2018 and will run until August 6th, 2018.  If you have not already registered for Summer Reading Club (open to all ages), click here to sign up and log minutes.  Once you have completed your registration you will be able to log in and record your summer reading accomplishments.  Each of our libraries will be doing prize drawings/giveaways (some locations will do weekly drawings, others will have a final prize drawing at the end)!  Some of our branches will hold in-library drawings so be sure to contact your local library for branch-specific Summer Reading Club details.

For a list of Summer Reading Club events at your library, click on your branch below, or scroll down:

Big Flats Library
Bookmobile
Horseheads Free Library
Steele Memorial Library
Van Etten Library
West Elmira Library

Big Flats Library

Youth Summer Reading Events
July 3, 6pm – Movie and Popcorn
July 10, 6pm – Magician Cris Johnson
July 17, 6pm – Meet Pout Pout Fish
July 24, 6pm – Noah’s Ark Build and Animal Workshop
July 31, 6pm – Checkers Magic Show

Adult Summer Reading – Weekly & Grand Prize Drawings

Bookmobile

Youth Summer Reading Events
July 31, 9:15-10:45pm – Magic Man Tim Southport Parks
-Goodwin park – 9:15-9:45
-Chapel park – 9:45-10:15
-Draxler park – 10:15-10:45
July 31, 3-4pm – Checkers the Inventor (Southside Community Center)

Adult Summer Reading Events
July 13, 1:30pm – Book Club
August 10, 1:30pm – Book Club

Horseheads Free Library

Youth Summer Reading Events
Summer Reading Club continues at the Horseheads Library.  Stop in for a show, log your minutes and enter prize drawings! Booker’s Clubhouse returns with story/activity hour – summer reading club for pre-readers!
July 3, 3pm – Take a Tromp Through the Swamp
July 10, 3pm – The Goofy Kooky Magic & Music Show
July 17, 3pm (at Teal Park) – The Case of the Kidnapped Backpack
July 23, 3pm – Carnival of the Animals
July 31, 6pm – Dinosaur Dig
Thursdays, 10:30am – Booker’s Clubhouse (July 12-August 9)

Adult Summer Reading Events
Adults who register for Summer Reading at Horseheads and log reading minutes each week will be entered into a weekly prize drawing and will be eligible for the grand prize drawing: two season tickets to the Clemens Center Broadway series – 5 Broadway plays! Also, adults can enter once per visit for a summer gift basket!
Tuesdays, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31 – 10:00AM – 11:15 AM –  T’ai Chi Classes
Tuesday, July 24 – 2:00PM – 4:00PM – Tablet Talk

Steele Memorial Library

Youth Summer Reading Events
Summer Reading Club continues all month long stop by to register or log minutes and receive entries for the gift baskets of your choice!  Reach a minimum of 500 minutes and automatically get entered for our grand prize drawing.
July 17, 3:30 – The Science of Sound: Bats
July 26, 7:00pm – Didgeridoo
Weekly Groups
Scavenger Hunt – All month long, no set time.
Mondays, 10:30 – Story and Craft followed by a snack
Mondays, 2:30pm – Wii Video Games and a snack
Mondays, 2:00pm – Theater Camp, Registration required!
Tuesday, 10:30 – Music and Rhymes followed by a snack
Tuesdays, 2:30pm – Craft and a snack
Wednesday, 10:30 – Story and craft followed by a snack
Thursday, 10:30 – Music and Rhymes followed by a snack
Thursday, 2:30pm – Wii Video Games and a snack
Friday, 10:30 – Family Story Time followed by a snack
Friday, 2:30pm – Movie and a snack
*Free snacks provided through the Summer Food Service Program*

Teen Summer Reading Events
July 3, 6:30pm – Teen Game Night
July 5, 6:00pm – Movie: “Tomb Raider” (adults and teens)
July 9, 6:30pm – Teen Acting Workshop Series. (Mondays in July. Registration required 733-9175).
July 10 & 24, 5:00pm – Teen Advisory Group meeting (all teens welcome)
July 11, 3:00pm – “To Be Honest, “ a one man show by Tim Collins.
July 11, 6:30pm – Safe Zones for LGBTQA teens.
July 18, 2:00pm – Teen Homeschool Hangout
July 18, 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Make a VR headset (like Google Cardboard)
July 25, 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Water Balloon Extravaganza
July 27, 7:00pm-9:00pm – Teen Library Lock In Night
August 1, 2pm – Black Light Party

Adult Summer Reading Events
Adults who register for Summer Reading at Steele and log reading minutes each week will be entered into a weekly prize drawing and will be eligible for the grand prize drawing (MP3 Player and Blutooth Speaker). Attend weekly programs with your “punch card” and redeem “punches” for prizes at the Steele Reference Desk.
June 25, 1pm – Beginning Internet Class
June 25, 4:30 – Tai Chi
June 25, 7pm – Book Club (Half of a Yellow Sun)
June 28, 4-6:30pm – Recovery Stories Dinner
June 28, 6pm – Live Streaming with Open Broadcasting Software
June 29, 2pm – Labyrinth (Friday Afternoon Film)
June 29, 6:30pm – The Creeping Terror (So Bad, it’s Good! Movie Night)
July 3, 6pm – Intro to Inkscape
July 3, 6pm – Tabletop Gaming for Adults
July 5, 6pm – Tomb Raider (2018)
July 9, 4:30pm – Tai Chi
July 9, 1pm – Brick Wall Busters Genealogy Research
July 10, 7pm – Summer Concert Series – The Hepcats (Big Band)
July 11, 6pm – Intro to Laser Engraving
July 12, 1:30pm – Intro to Genealogy
July 12, 6:30pm – Sewing Class
July 13, 1pm – Genealogy: English & Welsh Parish Records ($5 registration fee)
July 16, 4:30pm – Tai Chi
July 17, 7pm – Summer Concert Series – Marc Berger Quartet (American Roots)
July 19, 1pm – Intro to Ancestry.com
July 23, 4:30pm – Tai Chi
July 24, 7pm – Summer Concert Series – Legacy (Classic Rock)
July 26, 6pm – Ready Player One Movie Night
July 27, 2pm – Painty Rocks Art Class with Filomena
July 30, 4:30pm – Tai Chi
July 31, 4:30pm – Summer Concert Series – Doubletake (Party Music)
August 2, 6:30pm – Delectable Drawings (Hometown Art with Wynn Yarrow)
August 3, 2pm – Musically Inspired Abstract Painting with Filomena
August 3, 6:30pm – After Hours Adults Only Game Night with Rainy Toad Gaming

Van Etten Library

Youth Summer Reading Events
July 11, 3:30pm – Magic Tim’s Spectacular Magic Show & Balloon Creations!!
July 18, 3:30pm – “Pet Rocks”:  Choose a rock paint it, add eyeballs, tail, ears, whatever!
July 25, 3:30pm – “The Nate & Kate Kids Show”:  Performers Nate & Kate will have songs, juggling routines & music!
July 27, 3:30pm – Friday Movie: “A Wrinkle in Time” (PG)
August 3 – Prize Basket Drawing

Teen Summer Reading Events
July 11, 3:30 – Magic Tim’s Spectacular Magic Show & Balloon Creations!!
July 18, 3:30 – “Pet Rocks”:  Choose a rock paint it, add eyeballs, tail, ears, whatever!
July 25, 3:30 – “The Nate & Kate Kids Show”:  Performers Nate & Kate will have songs, juggling routines & music!
July 27, 3:30 – Friday Movie: “A Wrinkle in Time” (PG)
August 3 – Prize Basket Drawing

Adult Summer Reading Events
July 16, 1:30-3:30 – Tablet Talk: Learn to use your device!
July 27, 12:15pm – Book Club meeting
August 3 – Prize Basket Drawing

West Elmira Library

Our 6 week Summer Reading Club for Families, Teens, and Adults has begun! Stop in each week and enjoy a special, fun-filled program. Report your reading online each week for a special prize and an exclusive invite to our Final Reading Club Party at Eldridge Park.

Family Summer Reading Club
Monday, July 2, 4pm – Rock out with Painted Love
Monday, July 9, 4pm – Rock out with Art
Monday, July 16, 4pm – Rock out with Nature
Monday, July 23, 4pm – Rock out with Science
Monday, July 30, 4pm – Rock out with Bruce Weaver

Teen Summer Reading Club (ages 10+ can sign up for Teen)
Monday, July 2, 5:30pm – Musical Movie Mondays – Hairspray
Monday, July 9, 5:30pm – Musical Movie Mondays – Cats
Monday, July 16, 5:30pm – Musical Movie Mondays – Beauty and the Beast
Monday, July 23, 5:30pm – Musical Movie Mondays – Grease

Adult Summer Reading Club
Wednesday, July 11, 1pm – Vintage Ring Making
Wednesday, July 18, 1pm – Bespoke Apothecary
Wednesday, July 25, 1pm – The Art of Book Folding

Mondays, 1pm- Bridge Club
Tuesdays, 11am- Gentle Yoga with Karen
Fridays, 1pm- Bridge Club

Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 4pm- LEGO Club