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.

Learning Resource of the Month - January 2018

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Mango Languages' linguist-approved language-learning software teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages, while keeping the vibe fun and encouraging. Features include the ability to download for learning in the car, free mobile apps, hands-free learning features, and progress tracking.

View a tutorial and get started (or brush up) on one of these languages :

Spanish, English, French, Canadian French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, German, American Sign Language, Icelandic, Danish, Hungarian, Urdu...and 60 more!

You will  need your library card number to log in, so have it handy!

If you are interested in downloading lessons, check these instructions.

New Library Catalog is Here!

Many thanks to Senator Betty Little for providing the generous Bullet Aid grant which enabled us to purchase an improved version of our online catalog!

 This system offers some wonderful changes including:

  • More modern search functionality such as numerous options to limit your results
  • A “Did You Mean” feature to alert you to potential spelling errors in your search
  • The ability to preview and directly download digital resources

To access your account, log in with the library card number and PIN that you used with the old catalog. Not quite ready to start using the new catalog? Our Classic Catalog is still available. Questions? Check out the Welcome to the Library help information or send us an email at info2@cefls.org.

Read our newsletters: the Trailblazer and the Pathfinder


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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!

Follow us on Twitter

We offer information from around the region and interesting, entertaining, and informational updates. Follow us at CEFLSTweets!


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

and subscribe to NextReads Newsletters to see great reading suggestions!

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 Routes to Recovery

Do you or does someone you know struggle with addiction? There is help available.

We have created a mobile app and a resource booklet to help people connect with local and online resources related to substance abuse. Individuals seeking services, as well as the loved ones and professionals supporting them will find helpful information on addiction and mental health services, housing, transportation, and more. The booklets will be available at local libraries in the tri-county area.

The booklet and mobile app were produced in association with Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery of Clinton County (SPARCC) and are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten

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!

Your Guide to Going Forward

Pathfinder newsletter graphicThe Pathfinder is the electronic newsletter designed to assist and inform the member libraries around the region.

Catch up with past issues:

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