For Library Staff


The System accomplishes its mission by support of local libraries and reading centers, and by service to organizations, groups, and individuals unable to use traditional library services (outreach). It also serves as a link to the global library network and provides leadership and advocacy for library and literacy issues on a regional and state level.

How to Contact Us

Office: 33 Oak Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901-2810
Telephone: 518 563-5190
Fax: 518 563-0421
Web Site Address:

Who is my Consultant?

Each library and reading center in the CEFLS service area has a library consultant at CEFLS who can act as a first point of contact when seeking advice or information. The list of consultants for each library is as follows:

  • Anja Bouchard, ext. 14
    • Dannemora Free Library
    • Ellenburg Sarah A. Munsil Free Library
    • Peru Free Library
    • Lake Placid Public Library
    • Paine Memorial Free Library, Willsboro
    • Westport Library Association
    • Wilmington E.M. Cooper Memorial Library
  • Betsy Brooks, ext. 35
    • Altona Reading Center
    • Champlain Memorial Library
    • Chateaugay Public Library
    • Chazy Public Library
    • Hammond Library, Crown Point
    • Ellenburg Center Reading Center
    • Plattsburgh Public Library
    • Sherman Free Library, Port Henry
    • Dodge Memorial Library, Rouses Point
    • Black Watch Memorial Library, Ticonderoga
    • Goff-Nelson Memorial Library, Tupper Lake
    • Dodge Library, West Chazy
    • Wadhams Free Library
  • Julie Wever, ext. 18
    • Akwesasne Library and Cultural Center
    • Ausable Forks Free Library
    • Belden-Noble Memorial Library, Essex
    • Elizabethtown Library Association
    • Keene Public Library
    • Keene Valley Library Association
    • Keeseville Free Library
    • Wead Library, Malone
    • Mooers Free Library
    • Saranac Lake Free Library
    • Schroon Lake Public Library
    • Wells Memorial Library, Upper Jay
    • Waverly Reading Center

A Little Background

The Clinton Essex Franklin Library System is a non-profit federated library system serving 33 public libraries and reading centers in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties.

The System was the first multi-county system in New York State, established in 1954 by joint resolution of the Boards of Supervisors of Clinton and Essex Counties. Franklin County joined the federation in 1962. The Library System was chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York on June 25, 1954 and is one of 23 public library systems serving the state.

Population served: 169,879 (2000)

Land area served: 4,468 square miles

Central Library: Plattsburgh Public Library

Useful Library Management Links:

This site provides statistical information about individual libraries as well as summary data for all US libraries. The New York State Library page, with legislative and regulatory information

Do you have any comments about our website, or ideas for links or other information you would like to see included?  We'd be glad to consider your suggestions.

CEFLS Staff Policies

Below is a list of policies that the CEFLS Staff adhere to. Please feel free to use them as reference and guidance in creating your own library policies. (All are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat)

  • Discrimination Policy Statement
  • Discrimination Policy Complaint Form
  • Drug & Alcohol Policy
  • Policy Statement on the Use of Communication & Computer Systems
  • Whistleblower Protection Policy
  • Workplace Violence Prevention Program Policy
  • For additional policies, please refer to the "Agreement by and between the CEFLS Board and CSEA, Local 1000 AFSCME,AFL-CIO," also referred to as the Union Contract dated January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2010. 


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