Welcome to the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System!

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We serve library patrons and 30 public libraries and 3 reading centers in Northeastern New York. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for this website or other aspects of library service in the North Country! You can always email us at info2@cefls.org and we'll do our best to help.

Need Health Insurance? Have Questions?

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will be holding a series of informational Q&A sessions at local libraries on the topic of health insurance. Stewart's gift cards will be raffled off and refreshments served. See the following schedule for a place and time you can attend!

  • Saranac Lake Free Library, Thursday, October 23, 2PM to 3PM
  • Rouses Point Dodge Memorial Library, Thursday, October 30, 5:30PM to 6:30PM
  • Plattsburgh Public Library, Wednesday, November 12, 2PM to 3PM, or Thursday, November 13, 5PM to 6PM.

Questions, please call Jill at 518-641-9618

September Database of the Month - eLibrary Elementary

eLibrary database logoBack-to-school time means opportunities to explore new subjects and engage young minds in topics that will broaden their understanding of the past, present, and future! When research projects and book reports are assigned, students can look to eLibrary Elementary for ideas and a variety of information sources including newspapers, magazines, books, maps, pictures, and more!


Join us for a Literary Lunch in November!

Eva StachniakInternationally bestselling writer Eva Stachniak, author of Empress of the Night, The Winter Palace, Garden of Venus, Necessary Lies and other works, will be the featured guest at the CEF Library System’s Literary Luncheon Meeting on  Friday, November 7, 2014 at Lake Forest Senior Living Community, Plattsburgh. 

Invitations will be going out to people on our mailing lists, but please email us if you would like more information or to receive an invitation.

It is such a privilege to host an author of this stature in our area and we are asking library lovers throughout the area to help fund the costs associated with this effort through an Adirondack Gives Campaign.

Told in the voice of Catherine the Great, Eva Stachniak’s most recent novel, Empress of the Night intimately captures one of history’s most remarkable leaders as she reflects on her ascension to the throne, her rule over the world’s greatest power, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time.

Recent Updates

New Titles 

Check out our list of new titles at area libraries.  Also check out which of the latest best sellers we have:

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers

New York Times Non-Fiction Bestsellers

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Click on the logo above to sign up to receive email newsletters about new titles of interest!

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Events in Local Public Libraries

Check out our Events Calendar to find out all the free public events happening near you!

Get moving with our newest Libguide

We found some good resources to help you get moving for better health  and we invite you to take a look at our latest LibGuide:  http://cefls.libguides.com/move

There you'll find some ebooks, books, and links to information about things to do locally.

Here's to an active year!

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