Welcome to the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System!
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 email@example.com and we'll do our best to help.
Check out our list of new titles at area libraries.(Read More)
Read our newsletters: the Trailblazer and the Pathfinder
The Trailblazer is our longer newsletter with library news from around the region, and the Pathfinder is a more frequently published electronic newsletter designed to assist and inform member libraries. You can see previous issues by clicking on the links below, or subscribe to the Pathfinder using the subscribe link.
Events in Local Public Libraries
Check out our Events Calendar to find out all the free public events happening near you!
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We offer information from around the region and interesting, entertaining, and informational updates. Follow us at CEFLSTweets!
Special Collections at CEF Libraries
Are you a history buff? Many of the libraries in our region house unique collections of photographs, documents and objects. See our special collections page for a list of some of the unusual collections you can find by visiting the library.
Some libraries are also scanning photographs and yearbooks, which you can find and search at the New York Heritage website.
One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten
April Resource of the Month : Routes to Recovery
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.
Summer Reading: Keep Your Kids Active Over School Break!
Summer Reading at New York Libraries is an annual program that brings children and families into public libraries for reading and activities. Over 2.1 million New York children and teens participated in the State Library-sponsored program in 2016.
Read more about the program and how you can get involved on our summer reading page.
Calculate the Value!
To find out how much value you receive from your library, go to the NYLA Library Value Calculator... you may be surprised!
CEF and Central Library New Plans of Service and Direct Access Plan are Now Online
We have posted the current versions of the 2017 – 2021 CEFLS Plan of Service and Central Library Plan of Service and the Free Direct Access Plan. Links to these documents can be found on our About Us page.
A Day in the Life of an ILL
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!
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