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.

2014 Literary Luncheon a Success!

Author Eva Stachniak chats with attendee Francie Fairchild after the November 7 luncheon at Lake Forest.

Eva reported: "The Clinton Essex Franklin Library System hosted me at this superb Library Gala in Plattsburgh, with librarian, Ewa Jankowska, as my hostess.The room was filled with wonderful librarians eager to hear about Catherine the Great. The tables had centrepieces made by 7th grade students of Chazy Central Rural School. A wonderful afternoon which ended with many books signed!

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!

  • Wadhams Free Library, Wednesday, November 19, 7:30-8:30PM

Questions, please call Jill at 518-641-9618


December Research Tool of the Month - Scholastic GO!

Scholastic GO Kids logo Calling all curious kids (and parents!) Did you know that there are eight free online databases just for kids now available through NOVELNY? Check out

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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