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

Non-fiction for kids and teens at the library

When was the last time you checked out the library’s children’s collection of non-fiction? Our collection covers a vast array of subjects and current events at reading levels for varying ages – from kindergarteners to high schoolers.  Juvenile non-fiction includes Continue reading Non-fiction for kids and teens at the library

Benjamin Franklin, Libraries, and Literacy as Social Power

This winter I am teaching an American literature course that covers the period from the 17th to the mid-19th centuries:  I offer one survey course each term at Elmira College.  This first course in a three-course sequence introduces students to Continue reading Benjamin Franklin, Libraries, and Literacy as Social Power

New Tools For Early Literacy

Recognizing that literacy opens the door to a lifetime of learning, the Friends Board approved the purchase of two items on the “Library Wish List” during the September meeting. Both items, presented by CCLD Director Ron Shaw, will support the Continue reading New Tools For Early Literacy