Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Chemung County Library District to provide exceptional public library services and programs to our citizens — fulfilling their individual needs for educational, recreational, and cultural information — through contemporary, well-maintained library collections and facilities located throughout Chemung County.

The scope and structure of the Library District:

The Chemung County Library District is comprised of neighborhood libraries in Big Flats, Elmira, Horseheads, Van Etten, and West Elmira. The Bookmobile constitutes a mobile neighborhood library. Taken together, the collections of our libraries serve patrons who reside throughout Chemung County who seek both popular works and in-depth information on many subjects, in many formats, of current and historical interest. Electronically delivered library services available through the Library District’s web page — ccld.lib.ny.us — are becoming more important; for some segments of the population, electronic access may already be their primary avenue to information.

Approved by the Chemung County Library District Board of Trustees
October 19, 2006