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Beneficial Bits ‘n Bytes – Printing a new Barcode for your Library Card September 9, 2016

Posted by CCLD in Beneficial Bits n' Bytes, Uncategorized.
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Is the barcode on your library card or library card key tag so faded that our barcode scanner cannot read it? I have recently discovered an easy way to print and tape a barcode to a library card or key tag. Here are the directions.

  1. Go to http://www.barcode-generator.org/
  2. On the upper left side of the screen select Code 128 from the dropdown menu
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  3. Type your 13 digit library card number then click create barcode

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  1. On the right side of your screen you will see the new barcode, download, print, then tape to your library card

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NOTE: you may need to resize the barcode image to fit on your card or key tag. I find it easy to do by inserting the image in Microsoft Word and resizing it to fit on the key tag or library card.

 
Owen Frank, Branch Supervisor
Chemung County Library District

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!

Are you looking for that perfect holiday gift? December 19, 2011

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CCLD CardGive your child a gift that never needs batteries, doesn’t need assembly, doesn’t need to be fed or taken for a walk. Our gift idea lasts forever, never wears out, and is constantly exciting. And to make it even more special, it gives greater joy the more it’s used. And to make it really, really special (especially for the giver), it doesn’t cost a lot.

It’s the perfect gift, suitable for everyone on your list. It can take you places you’ve only dreamed of- far off lands, distant planets, ancient times, or even the to the future. It can help you become a better golfer, better parent, or a better person. It can provide you access to everything you’ve ever dreamed of. You can you use it whenever you want, exchange what you get with it, and is a gift your someone special will never grow tired of. And to make it really, really, really special- you can even give it to yourself.

By now you’re probably wondering “Where can I get one of these?” Well, it’s very simple. First, come down to the library and fill out a library card application and we’ll give you a library card. I’ve even got a great way for you to give it to someone. Check out three of four books and wrap the card and the books and set them under the tree. Save this very special package for last. When your special someone opens it up you can tell them the library card will get them presents all year long.

It doesn’t matter if you get the card for yourself, or get it for your kids (we require that they at least be able to print their name to get their own). And we offer a guarantee, if you aren’t fully satisfied with your library card after a lifetime of use, we’ll refund your money. Now I know I’m not going out on a limb here, seeing a library card is free and at that price, who would complain? Besides, I know it will be the best gift you will ever give and the best card you will ever receive.

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