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.

Time for Libraries to Do the Annual Report to New York State!

For help and reports needed to complete the report, visit THIS PAGE.

Respect for People With Disabilities

wheelchair symbolDid 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.

Happy Holidays!

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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?

Retirement Book Jacket 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:

Marita's Winning Video Essay

Database 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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