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Respect for People With Disabilities
Did you Know? When writing about or interacting with a person with a disability, it's always best to use "person first language" since individuals should not be defined by their disability. For example, "we have a wheelchair patron" should be ""We have a patron who uses a wheelchair". And, people are not "wheelchair bound", rather the "use a wheelchair."
Since 1984 the Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) has distributed more than 1 million copies of its groundbreaking style sheet, Guidelines: How to Write and Report About People with Disabilities. You can find a printable poster summarizing the information here.
Click on the photo for a larger image. The staff at CEFLS wishes everyone Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year in 2015!
Thinking About Retirement?
You can borrow or request these (and more) from any library in the CEFLS System:
Local Resident Featured Winner in Poetry Unites Film Contest
Rouses Point resident Marita Boulos was chosen as one of four winners of the New York State Poetry Unites Contest recently!
After submitting an essay about her favorite poem, Marita was profiled in a 7 minute film which was screened in New York City at the Poets Forum in October. You can watch this beautiful tribute to the poem “Sweetest Love, I Do Not Go”, by John Donne, here:
Database of the Month - Scholastic GO!
- Amazing Animals of the World
- America the Beautiful
- New Book of Popular Science
- Lands and Peoples
- Encyclopedia Americana
- New Book of Knowledge
- Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
- La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre.
- New titles were updated December 29, 2014
- The disaster preparedness page was updated August 29.
- A new database of the month was added December 9.
- The summer reading page was updated July 15.
- CEF's Advocacy Page has been revised and includes some great resources to help libraries get their message out
- Training resources for library staff updated
Check out our list of new titles at area libraries. Also check out which of the latest best sellers we have:
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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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