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Chemung County Library District: Giving Young Children the Tools to Become Successful Readers July 16, 2016

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1000books1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an ongoing program based upon evidence that the more children (ages 0 – 5) hear books read to them, the more prepared they will be to learn and enjoy reading upon reaching Kindergarten.

The Benefits of Reading to Your Child: Research shows that children with larger vocabularies are better readers. Knowing many words helps children recognize written words and understand what they mean.

Vocabulary is learned from books more than from normal conversations with adults or other children or from the TV. Children will gain Narrative & Story Telling skills that will help children better understand what they are reading. Being able to rhyme and sing will give your child a Phonological Awareness that will help them as they begin to sound out words when learning to read.

By helping your child gain Letter Awareness, knowing the names and sounds of letters, children learn how to sound out words themselves. And most importantly, Children who enjoy shared reading time, and see others around them enjoying reading will want to learn how to read.

Any child from birth until he or she enters kindergarten can participate in the program. Listening to stories during Story Time counts towards books read, asks staff members for our Story Time hours or visit our Calendar of Events (http://ccld.lib.ny.us/). Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter kindergarten.

  • Register – At the Horseheads Free Library, the Big Flats Library or the Steele Memorial Library and take home your first reading log.
  • Track Your Reading – Each time you read a book with your child, fill in a circle on the reading log.
  • Show us Your Reading Logs – When you reach 100 books, bring in your reading log, and at each 100-books mark, you get a “100 books!” sticker.
  • Read More Books! When you get all the way to 1000, you’ll receive a lunch box for Kindergarten!

 For more information or to download our convenient reading logs (or use our iPhone or Android App) and our recommended reading list visit 1000booksbeforekindergarten.org.

 Horseheads Free Library is hosting their annual 1000 Books Before Kindergarten kickoff Storytime on Tuesday August 30th at 10:30.

Register for the program and receive your introductory bag and

first reading log, listen to stories, rhymes and make a craft.

Celebrate kids who have reached the 1000 book goal!

 How To Pick A Book Your Child Will LOVE:

Books for Infants 0-12 months:

  • Books with simple, large pictures or designs with bright colors. Images should be of familiar objects, or other babies.
  • Small, stiff Cardboard, Board Books made for small hands.
  • Washable cloth books to cuddle and mouth & Plastic/Vinyl books for bath time.

 Books for Young Toddlers 12-24 months:

  • Sturdy books they can handle and carry.
  • Books with photos of children doing familiar things like sleeping, eating or playing.
  • Books with only a few words on each page, with simple rhymes and predictable text.

Books for Toddlers 2-3 years:

  • Books that tell simple stories.
  • Books with rhymes, rhythms, and repetitions they can learn by heart.
  • Food, Animals, Vehicles and Bedtime books are favorite subjects.
  • Books about saying Hello and Goodbye.

Books for Toddlers 2-3 years:

  • Books that tell stories.
  • Books about kids who look and live like them, as well as books about kids living in different places.
  • Books about counting, ABCs, shapes or sizes.
  • Books about making friends and going to school

This program is graciously funded by the Friends of the Horseheads Free Library.

Amanda Farley
Head of Youth Services, Horseheads Free Library, CCLD

Take a Computer Class! July 15, 2016

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computerConfounded by computers? Intimidated by technology, but afraid to ask questions?

You are not alone! Many, many adults have had to teach themselves how to use a computer and explore the web. Some have sailed through the process, while others need more help.

To all of us who “don’t get it”, don’t be discouraged! Start by taking a free computer class at the Steele Memorial Library! We have several courses: Beginning Computer class, which explains the parts of the computer, the way it works, how to operate a mouse, etc. Beginning Internet, which explains how to navigate the internet, determine safe sites, protect yourself from hackers, and stay one step ahead of them with strong passwords.

We also have Tablet Talk classes – a class on how to use your device at Steele and at the Horseheads branch! All types of devices are welcome – just bring your device in fully charged, and any passwords you need, and our staff will help you tackle the broad strokes and the fine points!

Check our monthly calendar of events for the next class! You can take as many classes as you like!

You CAN do this!

New AV at Steele – June 2016 July 13, 2016

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  • 13 Hours
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Beneficial Bits ‘n Bytes: Free Digital Magazines July 12, 2016

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zinioZinio for Libraries offers our library members access to over 180 popular magazine titles, and many back issues as well. Browse or search the collection and view magazines in full-color. There are no holds, no loan period, and no limits to the number of magazines you can check out.

Click on the Zinio box that is displayed on your library’s home page and that will lead you to our digital magazines. You can create an account by clicking on the link in the upper right hand corner of the page or you can begin browsing the collection immediately and once you click on a selection, you will be prompted to set up your account. When you have your account set up, and you are logged in, you will see a My Collection link where you will manage the magazines you have checked out to your account.

Magazines can be read online in the browser with a Windows or Mac computer. Download checked-out magazines to apps for iPad, iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire/HD/HDX which enables you to read the content offline.

Zinio for Libraries is easily accessed and has an incredible selection of magazines to choose from!

Connie Ogilvie, Librarian
Chemung County Library District

A Busy Summer Coming Up for the CCLD Bookmobile July 11, 2016

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There’s a lot happening this summer with the CCLD Bookmobile.  We are so excited to announce 3 new stops beginning soon.

  • Fairport Terrace, Wygant Road, Horseheads, every other Thursday 4:00-4:30pm beginning July 7th.
  • Hickory Grove Apartments, Horseheads, every other Monday 3:45-4:30pm beginning July 18th.
  • Wesleyan Church, Beavers Dams, every other Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm starting on September 7th.

Besides new stops, CCLD Bookmobile will once again be visiting all the Summer Cohesion Sites, Big Flats Parks, and the Southport Parks.  We actually see 700-800 children per week! The children will select books to read during the week and then return the following week to choose more. Each summer, Bookmobile staff looks forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new children too.

On July 26th the Bookmobile will be hosting a special performer. Jim Cruise, The Spoon Man, will showcase his spoon playing talent in an interactive comedy routine.

  • Families can come to one or all performances at the parks in Elmira’s Southside – Goodwin Park  9:15am, Chapel Park  9:45am and Draxler Park 10:15am. These are 20 minute performances.
  • At 3:00pm, a full hour show will be held at the Southside Community Center.

You’ll have more opportunities to visit the CCLD Bookmobile in 2016 at special community events.

  • July 16th: Horseheads Family Days at Thorne St Park, 12:00-3:00pm
  • August 20th: Strong Kids Safe Kids at the Chemung Co Fair Grounds, 11:00am-3:00pm
  • August 27th: Wellsburg Community Days where there will be venders all day and a parade at 2pm.
  • October 8th: October Fest in Elmira Heights, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • October 22nd: Pumpkin Express in Horseheads at the Sullivan Park, 1:00-5:00pm

bookmobileIf you see the Bookmobile stopped or parked, don’t be shy, come aboard and see what we have to offer. It’s not just for children. In fact, an Adult Book Discussion Club meets the 1st Friday of every month at the Bulkhead Hardware parking lot.  The book title is announced the previous month and is posted on the CCLD website’s Calendar of Events.  If you can’t join the group, call  Kim Jones, the bookmobile driver, and let her know how you liked the book. She and her staff are always eager to answer any questions you may have or to assist with book, audio book, and DVD selections.  Don’t hesitate to call 738-2476.  See you soon!


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