It’s the season for fresh food, gardening, and enjoying the beautiful vegetation in our region! We have a new topic guide for North Country residents. Check it out for book recommendations, reliable websites, local food festivals and links to farmers/producers.
You can find it at https://cefls.libguides.com/gardening.
If you’re an avid reader, you’ll love these short email newsletters that highlight new books in your chosen subject area or genre such as historical fiction, science fiction, travel, romance or history. You can sign up and choose your topics here: http://www.libraryaware.com/1099/Subscribers/Subscribe. Once you sign up, you’ll receive occasional email newsletter with short summaries of the new and recommended titles and links to the library catalog, where you can check to see which libraries own the titles and place requests. You … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
The Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at its site at 33 Oak St. Plattsburgh. The board will discuss appointment of a new director. The meeting is open to the public.
As a part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the State Education Department and myON are partnering to bring thousands of enhanced digital books to children from birth through 8th grade and their families all around the state. When: May through September 2018 … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
What is the secret ingredient for developing and implementing successful STEAM programs? Whether your library is large or tiny, well-funded or not, incorporating STEAM programs shouldn’t be daunting, difficult or expensive. By offering STEAM classes to your community, your library can provide an opportunity for students of all ages to develop skills in communication, creativity, problem solving, critical thinking and analysis. Children, families, and adults will be encouraged to ask questions, learn transferable skills, and delve into basic scientific concepts. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? Help those who need to brush up on their personal finance skills save some cash by providing these great resources and taking advantage of a few yourself: Financial Literacy Compiled by CEFLS staff, this page has resources from all around the Internet, through the various information guides offered by CEFLS and member libraries, books, ebooks, and e-magazines. Consumer.gov Purposefully written in very simple language, this website developed by the Federal Trade … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
If you are reading this, we’ve successfully transitioned to a new website. We are confident that it will be an improvement over the old one, which was ten years old in February of 2018! However, we know it will take some getting used to. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if there is anything you are having trouble finding. The new site offers more flexibility, and can be successfully used on mobile devices. It features interactive calendars of events, Google street … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
A to Z Maps Online is a wonderful educational resource for students, teachers, historians, hikers, travelers and anyone interested in geography! The site brings together modern and historical maps from a variety of sources which can be downloaded in high or low resolution and printed for your personal use. Some example maps: Topographic maps for every quadrangle in the United States Antique maps for towns and cities including 1877 and 1899 maps of Plattsburgh, an 1886 map of Malone Tree … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
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, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
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 … [CLICK TO READ MORE]