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CCLD Knit & Crochet Club helps Chemung County stay warm, with help from community members February 11, 2015

Posted by CCLD in Community, Steele.
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Steele Library has a Knit and Crochet Club that began in 2012. They meet every Wednesday from 12:30-2:00pm in the small meeting room to share their projects, good conversation, and to learn from one another. Any adult is welcome to join the group. If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, the members are willing to teach you.

Since 2013, they’ve been sharing their talents with the community by making and collecting knitted and crocheted pieces for use in creating afghans and lap robes. They’ve been able to put together over a dozen afghans and lap robes so far which have been donated to Second Place East and the VA Hospital in Bath. Their next project will be sent to the Safehouse. After that, they will work on pet rugs for the animal shelter.

If you are a yarn crafter and would like to make pieces to donate, they would greatly appreciate it. They can be any color or design but they have to be 7 X 9 inches in size. There is a box at the library’s checkout desk to collect the pieces.

Club members would like to publicly thank Ann O’Brien who has donated many lap robes and others who are dropping off pieces, especially the unknown woman who donates on a weekly basis. They’ve all been used. Thanks to the CCLD Knit and Crochet Club, others in Chemung County are staying warm this winter. For more information about the club and their projects, call Lucy at 733-3677.

CCLD Knit and Crochet Club

Left to right:   Lucy Morrow, Jean Horigan, Carmen Coppola, Margot Magnusen, Ron Shaw-CCLD Director, Christy Cornacchio and Susie Fritz of Second Place East, and Lee Kiesling   (Judy Everle- not pictured)

 

 

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! September 1, 2012

Posted by cclddirector in Big Flats, Bookmobile, Community, Director's Comments, District News, Horseheads, Programs, Steele, Van Etten, West Elmira.
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When you go out to dine you might use a credit card to pay for your food. When you get gas for your vehicle you may use a debit card. But did you know that, when you want to pick up some brain food or fuel your imagination, you can use your library card? In fact, you can use your library card to go everywhere, meet everyone and do everything. There are no limits to the usefulness of a library card.

The Chemung County Library District is joining libraries nationwide in celebrating September as National Library Card Sign-up Month. Chemung County residents are invited to stop by their local branch and, if they don’t have a card, and get one. After all, they’re free to citizens of Chemung County.

As part of the activities for the month, patrons will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for an iPad, Kindle Fire or Kindle Touch. Entries can be made in any of three ways- get a new card, update your current information, or sign up for our electronic newsletter.

New York State residents, ages 5 and older, who come to the library qualify to receive a free library card. In order to get a library card, applicants are required to complete and sign an application signifying their agreement to adhere to CCLD policies. Children age 5 – 15 years must have their application co-signed by their parent or guardian.

Applicants must present identification before being issued a library card. Parents or guardians of children age 5 – 15 years must present proof of address on their behalf. The most appropriate form of identification is a New York State driver’s license. Also accepted will be a NYS auto registration, a personal checkbook with printed current address, a letter postmarked to one’s current address, or another official document with one’s current name and address.

Your library card allows you to partake of all the services CCLD has to offer—online database usage, eBooks, free entertainment and educational programs, homework and business help, and, of course, DVDs, CDs, print and audio books.

Another added benefit is that your library card may be used at any CCLD branch- the Central Library (Steele Memorial), Big Flats, Horseheads, West Elmira, Van Etten, and The Bookmobile. Your library card also allows you to access materials at all Southern Tier Library System Libraries throughout Alleghany, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties.

Call or visit your local branch for information about programs scheduled in celebration of National Library Card Sign-up Month! To find your local branch, visit http://ccld.lib.ny.us./index.htm. Stop by your local branch during the month of September and get a library card—then you can stop by every month for the rest of your life to use it!

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