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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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.




Reviews
Title
Hundred dollar baby
Author
Robert parker
Review
Not my favorite book, but it was a fast read the characters have clever conversations that made me smirk.
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Title
Two by two
Author
Sparks
Review
Love Nicholas sparks . This is a great read , but his reading usually put our minds in the south in a small town . This book is very modern with real life situations, such as going through a divorce and a family member with cancer . You can relate to different situations in the book .
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Title
The long ride
Author
Sparks
Review
I'm a huge fan of Nicholas sparks . All his books are great , you can always count on him to be a romantic with a twist ( which someone always dies in his books . Even in this book but , has a very happy ending !! At the end the cowboy gets his girl .
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Title
I found you
Author
Jewell
Review
Not my favorite book . It bounces around a lot and a very sad ending .
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Title
Winning Balance
Author
Shawn Johnson
Review
Interesting read as she takes you through the life and emotions of an Olympic gymnast.
Rating
Title
Dead wake
Author
Erik Larson
Review
Historical Non-fiction about the Lusitania covering the perspective of the captain, passengers, president, and German Uboat captain. Excellent author of historical subjects - love many of his other books as well - and this ship and its history rival that of the titanic.
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Title
Small great things
Author
Jodi picoult
Review
Another excellent book by this author that looks into the issue of race from a unique perspective. Even more interesting is that the main character is a L&D nurse whose patients forbid her from caring for their child because of her race - when something goes wrong what should she do? Help the baby even thou she was instructed not to touch him?
Rating
Title
The Underground Railroad
Author
Colson Whitehead
Review
Story of 3 generations of women in the slave trade from how the grandmother came over from Africa to the granddaughter's experience in the Underground Railroad - suspenseful and moving, and fits my love of historical fiction.
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Title
Salt to the Sea
Author
Ruta Sepetys
Review
Historical fiction set at the end of WWII about an unlikely group of refugees who come together - an orphan, a nurse, a pregnant woman, a spy, an old man. good read and includes some facts about the end of the war I didn't know.
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Title
Far From True
Author
Linwood Barclay
Review
Although I like this author, this book had a few too many characters, one of them telling his experiences in the first person. It was long--about 450 pages--and in the end the mystery is not solved! You must read the next book (and, who knows, maybe the next after that?) to get to the resolution --another 450 pages! Note: I DID check it out, however.
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