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.

How to Comply with the ADA

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life.

The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA National Network consists of 10 regional centers and an ADA Knowledge Translation Center.  Take a look at some of the useful fact sheets they provide. See also our Outreach page.

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!

Recent Updates

  • 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!

    Do You Love Your Librarian?

    I love my librarian imageDo you have the best librarian? Think it's time they got a little recognition for their hard work (and maybe a prize)? 10 librarians in New York State have a chance to win a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City. Just follow this link and fill out a nomination for your favorite librarian!

    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 - Gardening, Landscaping and Horticulture

    Gardening Database LogoIf you've been waiting for the chance to get outside, but it's raining or (heaven forbid) snowing, do some reading and dreaming with the full-text gardening articles in this resource. Search for that plant or technique you've been wanting to try!

    Trending now are such topics as beekeeping, herbs and flowers, mulch, roses and landscaping. To access the database, click on the icon above.

    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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