About the CEF Library System
The objective of the System shall be to foster and improve public library service to the residents of the System area.
The list of links below contain information about our services and governance.
The System accomplishes its mission by support of local libraries and reading centers, by direct service to areas without a library or with populations which cannot easily reach a near-by library, and by service to organizations, groups, and individuals unable to use traditional library services (outreach). It also serves as a link to the global library network and provides leadership and advocacy for library and literacy issues on a regional and state level.
How to Contact Us
|Office:||33 Oak Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901-2810
|Web Site Address:||www.cefls.org|
The Clinton Essex Franklin Library System is a non-profit federated library system serving 33 public libraries and reading centers in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties.
The System was the first multi-county system in New York State, established in 1954 by joint resolution of the Boards of Supervisors of Clinton and Essex Counties. Franklin County joined the federation in 1962. The Library System was chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York on June 25, 1954 and is one of 23 public library systems serving the state.
Population served: 173,097 (2010)
Land area served: 4,468 square miles
Central Library: Plattsburgh Public Library
Board of Trustees
The System is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees. The Trustees are appointed by the County Legislatures and Board of Supervisors, five from each county. They serve 5 year terms. Board members and officers are listed below and may be reached in care of the System office.
Meetings are held at 33 Oak Street, Plattsburgh, at 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The public is welcome to attend.
2016 Meeting Dates:
January 26, 2016
February 22, 2016
April 25, 2016
May 23, 2016
June 27, 2016 at Keene Valley Library
July 25, 2016
August 22, 2016
September 26, 2016 at Chateaugay Memorial Library
October 24, 2016 at Plattsburgh Public Library
November 28, 2016
From Clinton County
|James Bennett||West Chazy|
From Essex County
|Frances Filshie||Schroon Lake|
|Phyllis Magnus||Saranac Lake|
|Charles "Kip" Thompson||Elizabethtown|
From Franklin County
|Gary Alexander||Tupper Lake|
|Mary "Lisa" Minnich||Vermontville|
|Rita Quinn||Tupper Lake|
Officers for 2016
|President:||Charles "Kip" Thompson|
|Vice President:||Nicole Bryant - Oath of Office|
|Treasurer:||Mary "Lisa" Minnich|
|Secretary:||Gary Alexander - Oath of Office|
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