Youth Services

LEGO Club | Story Times | Home School | Activities | 1000 Books B4K | Resources

UPDATE: CCLD Locations are closed until at least April 13, 2020.  See below for free resources that can be accessed from home. LEGO Club and Storytimes will be resumed once the library resumes normal operations. (March 20, 2020).

Horseheads – 1st Tuesdays, monthly, 3pm for all ages
Steele – 2nd Wednesdays, 3:30pm for elementary aged kids
West Elmira – 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 4pm for ages 5+
(Sponsored by Friends of CCLD)

Story Times

Big Flats Library
Wednesdays, 10:30am

Horseheads Free Library
Thursdays, 10:30am
Winter/Spring:  Ends on May 11th
Fall:  September 21st through December 14th
Summer:  TBA

Steele Memorial Library
Wednesdays, 10:30 (all ages open play); Thursdays, 10:30 (Baby Time, 2 and under); Fridays, 10:30 (Family story time, ages 2+)
Fall: Mid-September through mid-December
Winter/Spring:  February through May
Summer: Mid-June through August

Van Etten Library
1st & 3rd Fridays, 11:00am
No story time in July or August

West Elmira Library
Thursdays, 10:30am
Breaks in Dec-Jan and June-Sept

Home School Groups

West Elmira – Wednesdays, 10:30am (during school year)
Horseheads – Thursdays, 2:00pm

Additional Activities

West Elmira
Family Movie Night – 1st Monday, monthly, 6:30pm
Tween Maker Hour – 3rd Wednesday, monthly, 3:30pm (during school year)

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Sign up your Infant, Toddler or Preschooler for this reading rewards program at any CCLD Library. The child earns stickers for every 100 books read; at the 500 level the child earns a book and when the challenge is completed, the child receives an adorable ducky lunch bag, just in time for Kindergarten.

Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary — two important tools when they begin learning to read in kindergarten.

Log sheets are available on the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten website, or you can pick some up at your local library when you sign up.


Great Websites For Kids (ALA) – Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14.