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.

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Hannaford Helps!

Exciting news!

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Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System has been selected to be a part of the “Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bag Program featuring the new bright blue Bag!

This program is designed to create revenue streams for nonprofits like us. We are so honored! Please help support the CEFLS mission by buying this beautiful blue reusable bag between now and December 31, 2015. A $1 direct donation is included in the $2.99 purchase price of the bags.

 So what are we waiting for? Share this news with your family, friends and coworkers! Funds raised will help CEFLS help our member libraries, and that means people like you in our three-county region. Look for the “Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bags on your next trip to Hannaford in Plattsburgh. In advance, we would like to thank you for participating in “Hannaford Helps”.

Thanksgiving with all the trimmings!

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Check out our newest Hot Topic, with books, videos, craft tips and more!

November is Picture Book Month!

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Picture books:
• Strengthen relationships
• Increase empathy
• Promote reading and learning
• Send kids off on paths of success

-Deb Lund, teacher, librarian and author

Find out how you can celebrate Picture Book Month at: picturebookmonth.com/celebrate/

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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New Emagazines for Kids and Teens on Flipster!

We have some great new magazines for you! These magazines are free to all library patrons to read on computers and tablets. See this page for more information!

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Ace your driver's test with these free practice exams

New York State Driver Permit Practice Tests

We are partnering with an organization called Driving-Tests.org to offer free New York State Driver Permit practice tests and driver handbooks. The site also offers practice tests and handbooks for CDL candidates and motorcycle riders!

A Day in the Life of an ILL

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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!

Events in Local Public Libraries

Check out our Events Calendar to find out all the free public events happening near you!

Your Guide to Going Forward

Pathfinder newsletter graphicThe 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!

Catch up with past issues:

Hot Topics

Hot Topics Headline Graphic Hot Topics is a page designed to help both patrons and library staff with subjects such as Job Search and Career Resources, Library Funding Opportunities, Autism Resources, Banned Books, Genealogy Resources, and more.

All of these are available for free with or without a library card, and many more are in development. Autism Resources Banned Books Childhood Obesity

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