Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. On June 13th at 5:00pm Continue reading Father’s Day!
During World War I, volunteers who wanted to support troops were charged with preparing food to deliver to soldiers on the front lines in France. The Salvation Army dispatched over 250 women there, who found that battle-tested helmets were perfect Continue reading June 7th is National Doughnut Day – Why celebrate doughnuts?
The entire month of May at Steele we are celebrating Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, and the 30th anniversary of the Disney movie. Stop by the Children’s Department to locate Ariel and her friends in this month’s scavenger hunt. Continue reading Join us for an Under the Sea Adventure all month long at Steele!
I am pleased to announce the Friends of the Horseheads Free Library have graciously provided the Horseheads Free Library the funds to purchase a small collection of Vox Books that will soon be added to our collection! What are Vox Continue reading VOX Books Coming Soon to the Horseheads Free Library!
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
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
We are gearing up in our Youth Department for our annual Kindergarten visits. Chemung County Library District offers all county kindergarten students an opportunity to receive a free library card during these visits, and we are grateful for the Friends Continue reading The Kinderbook Campaign
We are wrapping up a summer full of fun, here at the Central Library! We had 157 kids enter our Summer Reading Club, and around 500 total attendees at our weekly Reading Club programs…well done kids. Congratulations on your reading Continue reading Wrapping up Summer at the Central Library
It was with interest that I read CCLD’s blog entry regarding historical fiction by Caroline Poppendeck. I completely agree with her praise of this genre and would like to further “dig” into it, by including favorite historical fiction for Youth. Continue reading Dig into Historical Fiction for Youth
The Youth Services staff enjoyed a lively conversation in regards to our favorite books as children. Some of the series we favored were: Donna Parker, Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, The Dana Girls. Once upon a time, parents dreaded Continue reading Reading – Then and Now