Adult Services

Tech Training | Book Clubs | Arts & Crafts | Library of Things

Technology Training

Technology Training Lab

One-on-one basic computer/device instruction is available in the evenings. Let us know what you’d like to learn! Contact Steele Memorial Library (607-733-9175) or Horseheads Free Library (607-739-4581) to schedule an appointment with one of our librarians. Horseheads appointments are available on Mondays at 6:30pm; appointment days and times at Steele will vary by instructor.

Book Clubs & Recommended Reading

Looking for a local book club?  A number of CCLD libraries have active book clubs.  Don’t see one at your branch?  Let us know if you’d like to start one.

  • Bookmobile Book Club – Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4pm at Chapel Park (also available via Zoom)
  • Lit Lovers Book Club (Horseheads) – Meets monthly at 1pm (check the calendar for specific dates).
  • Horseheads Evening Book Club (Zoom) – Meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 6pm via Zoom.
  • Big Flats Library Book Club – Meets monthly at 1pm via Zoom (check the calendar for specific dates).
  • Van Etten Book Club – Meets the last Friday of every month (check the calendar for time).

Check out these resources for Book Club discussion guides:

  • Book Browse Book Club Central – Book Club resources including recommendations, reading guides, and advice.
  • LitLovers – 3,400 Reading Guides including discussion questions, book reviews, author bios, and plot summaries.

Arts & Crafts

West Elmira Library has a Knit & Crochet Club that meets twice a month (2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month) from 3:30-5:30pm. Join us to share, chat, and learn about knit and crochet crafts! All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. Bring your own project or lend a hand in making a library group project. A limited number of supplies are available.

Van Etten Library’s “In A Jar!” Club is almost exactly what it sounds like. The second Friday of each month, we meet to create a craft or try to a new recipe for our pantry… all in a jar! Want to join us? Call 607-589-4435 ext. 3 to join the club so we make sure we have enough supplies for everyone (check the calendar for time).

Many of our libraries have special programs each month, including art programs and craft programs.  For a full list of activities happening at your local CCLD branch, be sure to check out our events calendar.

Library of Things

Steele Memorial Library has cake pans, hotspots, museum passes [NYS Empire Pass (see brochure – PDF), Arnot Art Museum, and The Chemung County Historical Society], board games, ukuleles, and a few other non-traditional items available to check out. Call (607)733-9175 to learn more about our library of things.

Horseheads Free Library has two NYS Empire Passes (see brochure – PDF) that can be checked out for 1 week. Call (607)739-4581 to learn more.

West Elmira Library circulates small kitchen appliances: Artishion Popcorn Maker, Better Chef Omelet Maker, Dash Air Fryer, Dash Egg Cooker, Dash Ice Cream Maker, Dash Waffle Maker + Griddle, George Foreman Indoor Grill, Hamilton Beach Bread Maker, Hamilton Beach Juicer, Instant Pot, Keurig Coffee Maker, KitchenAid Food Processor, KitchenAid Stand Mixer, Marcato Pasta Machine, Oster Fondue Pot. The loan period is 2 weeks. Call (607)733-0541 to learn more.

Board Games

Board Games are available for checkout (to take home) from Steele Memorial Library Reference Desk (2nd floor) and Big Flats Library. West Elmira Library offers a board game exchange.

Steele Memorial Library

Board games can be checked out by anyone 13 or older with a library card in good standing. The loan period is 2 weeks with an option to renew for another 2 weeks. Games must be returned to the 2nd floor desk (not placed in the book drop). Call (607)733-9175 if you have any questions. The current Steele collection includes:

7 Wonders
Cards Against Humanity (Family Edition)
Dark Darker Darkest
Dice Throne Season 1 ReRolled – Monk v. Paladin
Dice Throne Season 1 ReRolled – Barbarian v. Moon Elf
Dinosaur Island
Evolution: The Beginning
Fantastic Factories
Flip City
Forbidden Island
Game of Thrones Catan
Give me the brain!
Isle of Cats
Machi Koro
New York 1901
Once Upon a Time
One Deck Dungeon
One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows
Resistance: Avalon
Roll for it!
Scotland Yard
Settlers of Catan
Star Wars: Escape from Death Star
Stuffed Fables
Sushi Go
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride: Germany
Ticket to Ride: New York
Tiny Epic Galaxies
Trekking the National Parks
Ultimate Werewolf
Unexploded Cow