Welcome to the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to help.
Check out our list of new titles at area libraries.(Read More)
Events in Local Public Libraries
Check out our Events Calendar to find out all the free public events happening near you!
Emergency Preparedness Kiosks Hit the Road
Public libraries in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties will host an interactive learning presentation designed to inform residents about the importance of disaster preparedness, courtesy of a grant obtained by the CEF Library System.
The presentation includes videos, games for kids, quizzes and various web tools, all of which will give patrons easy access to reliable emergency preparedness resources. Watch for it in a library near you!
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We offer information from around the region and interesting, entertaining, and informational updates. Follow us at CEFLSTweets!
July Resource of the Month
Rocket Languages: is an interactive online language learning system. You learn conversational language at your own pace, and you can access downloadable mp3 lessons, games, flash cards and more. Languages include French, German, Spanish, American Sign Language, and nine more. Track your progress and earn badges!
Read Consumer Reports and other Magazines Online - Free!
We have added some great titles to the Flipster Digital Magazines: Consumer Reports, Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated are now available to read on your computer or tablet! See our Digital Magazines page for more information, or click on the Flipster logo above to log in with your library card.
Your Guide to Going Forward
The Pathfinder is the electronic newsletter designed to assist and inform the member libraries around the region. Information can range from seminars taking place at a local venue or online to funding opportunities to new items in the collection from other libraries. You can sign up for the newsletter, as well!
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A Day in the Life of an ILL
Have you ever wondered how the book you request from your library gets to you? Here's a 4-minute video that shows the hidden secrets of ILL!
When Someone You Know Needs Help: Suicide Awareness
We all have a role to play in preventing suicide. Here are some resources to consider using when someone you know is thinking about suicide or shows signs of being in an emotional crisis:
- Clinton County suicide hotline: (866) 577-3836 (out of county calls accepted)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800)273-TALK (8255)
- Essex County Mental Health Association Hope Line (800)440-8074
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