2014 Library Construction

Visit Turning the Page, a blog dedicated to the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library remodeling and construction projects in 2014-2015.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

March Contest in the Library!

We know you're all tired of winter, but we want to help you be prepared for next year....or the April blizzard?!?  Enter the contest below and win a brand new shovel!




Fill out an entry form to predict the amount of precipitation in inches for the month of March. The actual precipitation data will come from www.weather.com monthly data for Corning, NY.  Entries must be submitted by March 17, 2014.

Entry forms are available at the Main Desk. One entry per person, and, in the event of more than one submission with the same total, the first entry submitted will be declared the winner.
Open to the entire campus!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Celebrating 50 Years of Library Service at CCC!

February 3, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library building! In celebration, the CCC community is invited to gather to enjoy cake and drawings for students and staff to win new books.

Monday, February 3, 2014
12:45-1:45pm
Library Gallery

This is an historic moment for the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library, as the building is about to undergo an expansion and renovation, slated to begin in March. Come get a "before" view of the Library prior to its exciting transformation, which will be unveiled in January 2015. You can also get a preview of the plans for the renovation.

Join us!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Spring 2014 Library Hours & News

Welcome back!  As the Spring 2014 semester begins at CCC, the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library is here to support your academic goals.
By this point you may have heard about the extensive renovation project that will begin in the library this spring - rest assured that the Library WILL BE OPEN, staffed, and available to you until the end of the semester.  In March our main entrance will close as construction begins, but the lower level entrance will remain open and all of the computers and resources upstairs will still be available.  Please ask a staff member if you have any questions or concerns!

Our hours during the spring semester are:

  • 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Monday - Thursday
  • 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday 
  • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunday (No Sunday hours if no Monday classes)
Finally, don't forget about the Library Research Award.  Entries for the 2013 award are due by January 31, 2014!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fall 2013 displays

This fall there are three new displays in the library exhibit cases!
Upstairs, you can watch the evolution of the library building, and look at a collection of photographs of our original building alongside the architectural plans for the upcoming library renovation.
Also, check out our "Much Ado About William Shakespeare" display, featuring materials from our rare book collection.
In the cases you can see a 1632 edition of Shakespeare's "Second Folio," printed by Thomas Coates.  Because Shakespeare's works were intended for acting, not reading, they did not appear in print during his lifetime!  William Shakespeare died in 1616, and the first printing of his plays (known as the "First Folio") was not published until 1623.  The First Folio omitted 2 plays and was rife with errors - leading to the creation of the Second Folio nine years later.
We also have a collection of dolls dressed as Shakespeare and various characters from his plays.  Do you have a favorite?  Do any of them look like someone you know?

Downstairs, the Fall 2013 CCC Archives display, “Constructing Academia; The Architectural History of CCC,” has been created by the CCC History Club to showcase photos of the campus’ architectural evolution since the College’s inception.  Kudos to the History Club for their hard work!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Want to design an app for that?

Have you always wondered why there isn't an app to make research or other library tasks easier? Do you have an idea for an app that would do just that? Check out the Library App Challenge from Polaris Library Systems!

"The Polaris App Challenge is an idea-based contest, encouraging participants throughout the state of New York to design an app to either streamline staff workflow or excite patrons to visit and utilize the library in new ways.
The contest does not require participants to develop and code an application, but rather design screen mock-ups to show the user experience. Apps can be designed for an Internet browser, smartphone or tablet, and should include a supporting document explaining the features and benefits the app will bring to patrons or staff in the library.
Entries for the Polaris App Challenge will be accepted through January 12, 2014. Participants can register individually or as a team of up to five members, with the team leader residing in the state of New York. Monetary prizes will be given to the top three individuals or teams with the most creative, user-friendly applications, in the amount of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000."

We'd love to see a student or team from CCC win! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Did you know the library is open on Sundays?!?

YES, the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library is open on Sundays!!! While the lower level entrance is closed because the classroom buildings are locked on the weekends, our main entrance IS open from 4:00-8:00 pm on Sundays. Stop in to study, get research help, print your papers, or just relax before classes start on Monday!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Library Hours for October Break

The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Library will be closed on Sunday, October 13. We will be open from 8:00AM - 4:30PM on Monday, October 14, and from 8:00AM - 8:00PM on Tuesday October 15.