Summer Reading Club

[Click here to sign up and log reading minutes!]

Summer Reading Club registration begins June 24th, 2019 and will run for six weeks.  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
Horseheads Free Library
Steele Memorial Library
Van Etten Library
West Elmira Library

Big Flats Library

Youth Summer Reading Events

June 25, 6pm – Summer Reading Club Kick-off
July 2, 6pm – Noah’s Ark Build an Animal Workshop
July 9, 6pm – Moreland the Magician
July 16, 6pm – Wacky Science with Cris Johnson
July 23, 6pm – Robert Rogers Puppets
July 30, 6pm – James Warren and the Magic of Reading

Adult Summer Reading: When you are at the library, fill out a slip with your name and the books that you have read/listened to and you will be entered to win an awesome bag of very cool swag! Books slips will be on the counter right above where you return your books.


Youth Summer Reading Events

July 9 – Moreland the Magician: Goodwin park (9:15am), Chapel Park (9:45am), Draxler Park (10:15am), and Southside Community Center (3-4pm).
July 13, 10-3pm – Farm City Days at Eldridge Park

Adult Summer Reading Events

July 12, 1:30pm – Book Club

Horseheads Free Library

Youth Summer Reading Events
June 26, 3:30pm – Summer Reading Club Launch Party!
July 2, 3:30pm – Stars
July 3, 3:30pm – Animal Constellations with Tanglewood
July 9, 3:30pm – The Great Space Caper with Madcap Puppets (at Teal Park)
July 10, 3:30pm – Planets & Space
July 16, 3:30pm – Wish Upon a Star with The Storycrafters
July 17, 3:30pm – Moon
July 23, 3:30pm – Astronaut Training
July 24, 3:30pm – One Small Step with Bright Star Theatre
July 30, 3:30pm – Family Fandom Festival
July 31, 3:30pm – Aliens Escape from Earth with the Science Tellers

Mondays, 5:30pm – Family Film Festival (not on July 15)
Thursdays, 10:30am – Booker’s Clubhouse (starting July 11)

Teen Summer Reading Events

Tuesday, July 30 – 6:00PM – 7:30PM – Jewelry Making for Adults and Teens!

Adult Summer Reading Events

Wednesday, July 10, 1:00PM – 3:00PM – Lit Lover’s Book Club
Monday, July 15, 5:30PM – 7:30PM – Gourd Birdhouse Painting Class
Tuesday, July 16, 2:00PM – 4:00PM – Tablet Talk
Tuesday, July 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6, Aug. 13, 10:00AM – 11:15AM – T’ai Chi Classes
Tuesday, July 30, 6:00PM – 7:30PM – Jewelry Making for Adults and Teens!

Steele Memorial Library

Youth Summer Reading Events
June 27, 3pm – Summer Reading Club Kickoff Party
July 2, 5pm – Elmira Ukulele Society (all ages)
July 10, 6:00pm – Madcap Puppets presents The Great Space Caper
July 9, 6:00pm – Toon Tuesday; Up
July 15, 6:00pm – Cris Johnson presents The Spaced Out Magic Show
July 22, 6:00pm – ScienceTellers presents Aliens: Escape from Earth!
July 23, 6:00pm – Toon Tuesday; Tangled
July 31, 6:00pm – Stories in the Sky; help us craft our own Planetarium!

Teen Summer Reading Events
July 2, 5pm – Elmira Ukulele Society (all ages)
July 3, 4pm – Improv Comedy Workshop
July 8, 5:30pm – MEGA (Most Excellent Gaming Adventures)
July 9, 16, 23, 30, 6pm – Teen Musical Theater Workshop Series
July 9 & 23, 5:00pm – Teen Advisory Group meeting (all teens welcome)
July 10, 1pm & 6pm – Galaxy Making
July 11 & 25, 5pm – Teen Art Club: Open Studio
July 17, 1pm & 6pm – Eclipse T-shirt & Moon Themed Making
July 24, 1pm – Sidewalk Art
Wednesdays in July, 6:30pm – Safe Zones (for LGBTQ teens, allies, everyone)
July 29, 6:30pm – Teen Monday Manga/Anime Club
Aug. 1, 9:00pm – Stargazing & S’mores at TANGLEWOOD Nature Center

Adult Summer Reading Events
July 2, 5pm – Elmira Ukulele Society (all ages)
July 8, 1-3pm – Brick Wall Busters (genealogy research)
July 8, 6:30pm – Phases of the Moon Watercolor Class
July 9, 7pm – Summer Concert Series – Legacy
July 11, 6pm – “The Public” (PG-13, 2 hours) FREE Thursday Night Movie, snacks & drinks provided.
July 12, 2 pm – “King Creole” (PG, 2 hours) FREE Friday Afternoon Film, snacks & drinks provided.
July 15, 29, & August 12, 4:30pm – Tai Chi
July 16, 7pm – Summer Concert Series – Double Take
July 18, 1-2pm – Intro to
July 18, 2:30-3:30pm – Brick Wall Busters (genealogy research)
July 19, 10am-3pm – Red Cross Blood Drive
July 23, 7pm – Summer Concert Series – Andy & Judy
July 25, 6-8pm – 1960s Recipe Pot Luck Night (please register & pick up a recipe at reference desk)
July 30, 7pm – Summer Concert Series – Peter Fletcher Classical Guitar
August 1, 1:30 – 3pm – Galaxy Dipped Drinking Mugs (please register)

Weekly Programs

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm – Adult Writing Group
Wednesdays, 9-4pm – Chess Club
Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm – Knit & Crochet Club

Van Etten Library

Youth Summer Reading Events

July 10, 3:30pm – Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party. Festive Face Painting! Magic Tim’s Balloon creations! Pizza, cake, crafts, prizes & more!
July 17, 3:30pm – Space Program and Air Rockets with Kopernik Observatory & Science Center.
July 24, 3:30pm – Space Crafts!
July 26, 2:00pm – Friday Movie: Dumbo Rated PG
July 31, 3:30pm – Space Ice Cream Social! Make your own sundaes & try some Astronaut ice cream!
August 2, 2:00pm – Friday Movie: Uglydolls

Teen Summer Reading – Teen SRC Prize Drawing: Friday August 14

Adult Summer Reading Events

July 22, 2:00-4:00pm – Tablet Talk: Bring your device and your questions
July 26, 12:15pm – Book Club meeting

Adult SRC Prize Drawing: Friday, August 9

West Elmira Library

Note: West Elmira’s Summer Reading Club will run from 7/1 – 8/9.

Family Summer Reading Events
Monday, July 1, 4pm – Family Summer Reading Club Kick-off- A Universe of Stories
Monday, July 8, 4pm – The Space Program and Air Rockets
Monday, July 15, 4pm – Watch the Apollo Moon Landing
Wednesday, July 17, 3pm – Summer Tween Maker Hour- Galaxy Slime – Registration required and limited to 15.
Monday, July 22, 4pm – The Summer Night Sky
Monday, July 29, 4pm – Astronaut Training Camp
Monday, August 5, 4pm – Explore the Universe

Fridays, 2pm – Stories from Space – Listen to Astronauts from the International Space Station read stories geared towards families with children of all ages.
Thursday, July 11, 10:30am – Early Childhood Make and Take- For parents and caregivers of children 3 and under.

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

Teen Summer Reading Events

Monday, July 22, 6pm – Henna Art
Monday, July 29, 6pm – Diamond Painting
Monday, August 5, 6pm – Movie Night

Adult Summer Reading Events

Monday, July 1, 6pm – Glass Painting – Registration required and limited to 15
Monday, July 8, 6pm – Henna Class – Registration required and limited to 15
Monday July 15, 6pm – Cloud Lamp Class – Registration required and limited to 15

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