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.

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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Winter's here...

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Life can get difficult when the temperature starts to drop, so here are a few tips on how to get through the colder times during the year. Take a look at our winter Hot Topic.

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

Recent Updates

Celebrate Valentine's Day @ the Library

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Love is in the air with this hot topic! The library offers some great audiobooks, eBooks, and videos related to love and Valentine's Day! Learn about what it takes to build a lasting relationship, healthy ways to celebrate, craft ideas, and more! Take a look at our newest Hot Topic.

When Someone You Know Needs Help: Suicide Awareness

Sad womanWe 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

February Database of the Month: Pop Culture Collection  

Pop Culture Collection logoPop Culture Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses. Check out our Database of the Month!

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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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:

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