2016 CCLD Summer Reading Club
Welcome to the Adult Summer Reading Club Home Page. Make sure to log in your books each week for a chance to win the weekly drawing!

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To enter your book titles, enter your first & last name and last 4 digits of phone # and click on the Login button. New users click on the Sign Me Up button.
Weekly & Grand Prize Drawings
To be eligible for prize drawings, be sure to register for the Adult Summer Reading Club and sign in regularly to log the books that you have read. Some of our libraries will be doing in-house drawings and grand prize drawings. Contact your local branch for more information.

Steele Memorial Library and Bookmobile will be holding an end of Summer Reading party and book discussion ("News of the World" by Paulette Jiles) at Steele Memorial Library on Tuesday, August 8th at 2pm. Refreshments will be served and there will be additional activities and a chance to win prizes. All are welcome to participate. Registration is appreciated (so we know how many snacks we need): (607)733-9175


Summer Concert Series at the Steele Memorial Library



Our annual CCLD Friends Summer Concert Series gets underway in July on the Elmira Promenade, outside the Steele Memorial Library – RAIN or SHINE. Concerts will begin at 7:00pm and are free and open to all ages.

Featured performers are:

  • July 11 - Top Shelf with Anita Lewis

  • July 18 - Marc Berger Quartet

  • July 25 - The Hepcats—Big Band Dance Music

  • August 1 - Little Joe & the Bigshots (Destination Light)

  • August 8 - Pat Kane & West O’Clare

Bring your family, friends and comfortable chairs. If it rains, concerts will be held in the library.


These concerts are made possible through a generous contribution from the Friends of the Chemung County Library District.




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Title
4Blondes
Author
Candace Bushnell
Review
I was disappointed with this book. It was extremely difficult to get through with the constant 3 person references and all over the place writing. I have read another book by this author that was ok, so decided to pick this one up until my reserved book came in...one I start a book I like to finish it, but that was a struggle with this one.
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Title
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Author
Khaled Hosseini
Review
Adult Fiction - Wonderfully written! Another great book from a skilled and engaging writer. Hard, hard topics of life that stray so far from our normal here in the US. Told from the unlikely perspective of a voice lost in her own world. Hard to put down, deeply stirring but worth every late night!
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Title
OCDaniel
Author
Wesley King
Review
Young Adult - Directly from the head of an 8th grade boy that struggles with who he is in a tough peer influenced world. Well written, quick read from an interesting perspective. Spoiler - no one in his world knows what he is dealing with inside....except!?!?
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Title
Paper Wishes
Author
Lois Sepahban
Review
Upper El/Young Adult Historical Fiction - Told from a young girls perspective and set during the WWII Interment of Japanese Americans. Excellent exploration of culture and a young girls understanding of what her world was all about. Deal with heavy issues from a child's perspective. Easy and engaging read.
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Title
Secret Keeper
Author
Trenton Lee Stewart
Review
Young Adult fiction - engaging and interesting read. Creative and fun. Written from the perspective of a preteen/teen boy that finds himself in some self inflicted crazy situations but ultimately learns about himself at a deeper level than he expected.
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Title
No good deed
Author
Allison brennon
Review
Kincaid/Rogan Novels at their best!
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Title
Redemption
Author
Karen Kingsbury
Review
This was a touching story of working through problems in relationships.
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Title
Ashley bell
Author
Dean koontz
Review
The story was difficult to believe and the plot struggled to keep my interest. The ending was disappointing/ anticlimactic for me.
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Title
The lost girls
Author
Allison Brennan
Review
A thriller that leaves you on the edge of your seat. I read it without reading the series in order. Without knowing the characters past I still found them realistic and with depth.
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Title
Open House
Author
Elizabeth Berg
Review
A nice easy breezy read. It didn't hold me on the edge of my seat like a mystery but I rooted for the main character and wanted to see her be happy which held my commitment till the end.
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