Listed below are a small sampling of freely accessible reference sites that provide information about very popular topics. As you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will find important links that can assist you on which presidential candidate Continue reading Beneficial Bits n’ Bytes – Reference Sites
About a year ago my daughters and I were in the process of planning for their first trip to Europe. Seeing that all three of us were recent college graduates we balked at the thought of signing up for a Continue reading Did you know that your public library is a vacation planner’s paradise?
The Genealogy Department is proud and happy to announce that our staff and volunteers have completed a spreadsheet containing the names from St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery Records from their Ledger Book encompassing the years 1890 -1947. We now have Continue reading St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery Records
Did you know the NOVELny program now offers library patrons throughout New York State Access to all the Gannett Newspapers which include full-text archive of the Elmira Star Gazette 1999- present, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin 1999-present, Ithaca Journal 2003-present, Rochester Continue reading Beneficial Bits n’ Bytes: New York State Gannett Newsstand
Starcat, as you know, is our library catalog that gives you access to materials from both your own library, as well as materials from any of the Southern Tier Library System’s 48 member libraries. When conducting a search for an Continue reading Beneficial Bits n’ Bytes – Placing a Hold in Starcat
One of the lovely parts of the traditional librarian’s job was what we call “Readers Advisory”. We would read (not at work but at home) a variety of fiction and nonfiction books so we could suggest books to our patrons. Continue reading Find your next favorite book with Novelist
The Genealogy Department at the Steele Memorial library is sending out a plea to all genealogists and others wishing to volunteer to help with our current project of typing the names and dates of the newspaper obituaries from 1961 to Continue reading A Call for Volunteers
At Thermopylae in the late summer of 480 the Spartan king Leonidas held out for three days with a mere 300 hoplites against thousands upon thousands of the best of the Persian Empire of Xerxes I during the second Persian Continue reading Thermopylae
Did you know that the Steele Memorial Library has a genealogy collection? Have you ever wanted to research your family’s history? Below are some tips to get started in genealogy. If you are interested in beginning or continuing genealogical research, Continue reading Tips to get started in genealogy!
Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated is a useful tool for beginning biographic research. This database, accessible to CCLD patrons from our website, provides full-text profiles of many famous people throughout history (including prominent individuals from today). A profile includes images as Continue reading Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated