Summer Reading Club

Tails and Tales

[Starting June 28, Click here to sign up and log reading minutes!]

Summer Reading Club will run from June 28th, 2021 – August 6th, 2021. Once you have completed your registration you will be able to log in and record your summer reading accomplishments. Contact your library for location-specific details.

CCLD presents Page Turner Animal Adventures

This year we are also offering the Page Turner Animal Adventures virtual Summer Library Program.  Each week, kids at home can join Page Turner and Kenny (plus a cast of kids) as they jump into the Once Upon a Time Machine in search of stories and adventure.

Each week includes….

Show Day: We present an original, interactive show that’s sure to engage kids.

Craft Day: Simple, fun crafts that inspire creativity.

Author/ Illustrator Day: Short interviews with some of the best creators working in kidlit.

Mashup Day: Recipes, games, bonus crafts, and other fun stuff that didn’t fit in the other days.

Special Guest/Field Trip Day: We virtually visit some amazing places and people including mini-shows from other fantastic performers

Virtual Youth Events

July 26, 1pm – Tanglewood Amazing Animals (Zoom)

Mondays, 7pm – PJ Storytime (pre-recorded) via Facebook with Ms. Ahnece

Wednesdays, 3:30pm – Children’s Book Club (pre-recorded) via Facebook with Miss Kelly

Thursdays, 10:30am – Family Storytime (pre-recorded) via Facebook with Miss Kelly

Fridays, 10:30am – Live Stream Storytime (live) via Facebook with Mr. Jeff

Virtual Adult Events

Thursdays, 7pm – Virtual Cooking Lessons with Ms. Ahence (pre-recorded) via YouTube
July 7, 6:30pm – Art Class with Filomena (Zoom) (kits from Steele)
July 8, 6:30pm – Art Class with Wynn Yarrow (Zoom) (kits from Steele)
July 9, 1pm – Big Flats Book Club (Zoom)
July 9, 3pm – Bookmobile Book Club (Zoom)
July 22, 6pm – Horseheads Evening Book Club (Zoom)
July 28, 7pm – Genealogy: Up North – Tracking African American Migration Patterns to Northern Cities (Zoom)
August 1, 11am – The Code of Handsome Lake: The Seneca Prophet Who Saved a Nation (YouTube)
August 12, 6:30pm – Art Class with Wynn Yarrow (Zoom) (kits from Steele)
August 16, 6pm – Folk Art Papercutting with Wynn Yarrow (Zoom) (kits from West Elmira)
August 30, 6pm – Clay Creatures with Wynn Yarrow (Zoom) (kits from West Elmira)

Steele Memorial Library


Summer Reading Club begins June 28th.  Register at the Steele Memorial Library’s Children’s Department or online.  Participants can pick up registration bags while supplies last.  Each bag contains a reading log plus supplies for weekly crafts.  You can follow Miss Britt and Ms. Amanda while we craft through our Bitmoji Classroom or follow along on the CCLD YouTube channel.

At the end of the summer your reading minutes will be converted into “Dewey Dollars” that you can spend in our Virtual Prize shop through ReadSquared.  Everyone who reads at least 500 minutes will automatically be entered into a drawing for a chance to win our grand prizes: a 10” Fire HD tablet or a 7”  Fire tablet.

Steele Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Club Canva Classroom.


If you haven’t already, please stop by the Steele Library Teen Space or go to our website to sign up online for the Summer Reading club; log time spent reading to earn prizes, including an Amazon gift card! Call the Teen Space for more info or to sign up over the phone 737-5080.


Weekly Take & Make kits for adults will be available at the Steele customer service desk June 21 – August 6. Kits are first come, first serve. Sign up for Steele’s adult Summer Reading Club and be entered into weekly drawings to win a $50 gift certificate to a locally owned business of your choice (subject to availability).

Big Flats Library

Adults! Register for the Big Flats Library Adult Summer Reading Club!  After you have signed up for the Summer Reading Club,  every time you return your books, audio books or other material, fill out a slip for a chance to win one of our weekly gift card give aways!  Also, enter for your chance to win the final grand prize of a $50 gift card of your choice! Register, Read & Win!

Big Flats Library Adult “Take & Make” Kit for July:  Three Herb Starter Kit.  Each starter kit will include:  3 planting pots, drainage rocks, bag of soil, basil seeds, chive seeds & oregano seeds. Please call Big Flats to reserve your kit.  562-3300

Teens! Sign up for the Big Flats Summer Reading Club.  Once you are signed up, you can enter the drawing each week for your chance to win a $10 gift card!

Kids!  Join the Summer Reading Club.   Register online, call or stop in the library to sign up and receive a goody bag with your reading log.  Log your reading minutes to earn weekly prizes!

Big Flats Library Kids Summer Reading Club Take & Make for July:

Week1:   June 28-July 2:  SRC Registration goody bag!
Week 2:  July 6-July 9:  Take & Make birdhouse!
Week 3:  July 12-July 16:  Take & Make stuffed animal kit! (Animal assortment varies)
Week 4:  July 19-July 23:  Take & Make mechanical animal!
Week 5:  July 26-July 30: Take & Make animal mini blocks kit!
Week 6:  August 2-August 6:  Take & Make wind chime!

Big Flats Library Toddler Summer Reading Club Take & Make for July:

Week1:  June 28-July 2:  SRC Registration goody bag!
Week 2:  July 6-July 9:  Take & Make picture frame or bug magnets!
Week 3:  July 12-July 16:  Take & Make stuffed animal kit! (Animal assortment varies)
Week 4:  July 19-July 23:  Take & Make mosaic stickers kit!
Week 5:  July 26-July 30:  Take & Make animals building blocks kit!
Week 6:  August 2-August 6:  Take & Make origami animal!

Please call the Big Flat Library, 562-3300, to reserve your kits or stop in and pick one up!

Horseheads Library


Sign up for Summer Reading Club in person or online. Log 500 minutes to qualify for the grand prize drawing! Craft kits are available to go along with the Page Turner online programs.


Summer reading club for Adults. Sign up online and record minutes to win weekly prizes. Gift cards for local restaurants and massage therapists.

First week 6/28-7/2 come in and pick up a Stained Glass Adult Coloring book. Enter one of your completed coloring pages into our Art Contest by 7/9.

Throughout the month come into the library and vote on your favorite art submission. Winner of the Art Contest will be announced

Third week 7/12-16 Thread Canvas Craft Kits. Limit of 20. Kits will have instructions and materials. All you need is creativity.

Fourth week 7/19-23 Snuffle Mat Kits. Limit of 20. Kits will have instructions and materials.

Fifth week 7/26-30 Art contest winner will be announced July 27 and a prize given to the winner.

Last week 8/2-6 A grand prize winner will be selected from all who recorded minutes during July. Grand Prize drawing is Dinner for 4 on Captain Bill’s cruise.

Van Etten Library

Sign up for Summer Reading Club to gain access to weekly SRC Take & Make kits, and tickets to win prizes! (All ages)

July 7-9: Take & Make – Animal Slime
July 12-16: Take & Make – Make Your Own Animals Tracks
July 19-23: Take & Make – Pinecone Bird Feeders
July 26-30: Take & Make – Make An Animal Tail
August 2-6: SRC- Take & Make- Noah’s Workshop Elephant

West Elmira Library

Adults, Teens, and Children can sign up online and start logging your Summer Reading Club minutes to get entered for a chance to win weekly prizes at West Elmira Library!

Stop in between 12pm-7pm for special, summer themed treats, games, and crafts! Pick a prize each time and enter to win our grand prize drawing!

Youth Programs

July 12: All Day Event – Sidewalk Chalk
July 19: All Day Event – Gardening
July 26, 1pm – Tanglewood Amazing Aminals (Zoom)
August 2: All Day Event – Scavenger Hunt
August 9: All Day Event – Bubbles
August 16: All Day Event – Ice Cream

Adult Programs

8/16- VIRTUAL- Adult Summer Make & Take with Wynn Yarrow- Folk Art Papercutting

8/23- Wine & Design Make & Take

8/30- VIRTUAL- Adult Summer Make & Take with Wynn Yarrow- Clay Creatures

The 8/16 and 8/23 adult activities are made possible in part by the QuickARTS grant program administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the Community Foundation of the Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc..

Bookmobile at Southport Parks

July 13 – Bookmobile hosts “In Jest” Nels Ross, Comedian & Juggler at Southport Parks (Goodwin – 9:15am, Chapel – 9:45am, and Draxler – 10:15am)