In the tradition of the “Little Free Library,” and to support reading wherever we can, CEFLS has been placing some book benches around the area. The first one is at the Ted K. Center in Plattsburgh, and we recently restocked it!
The second one is in Constable. One of our Bookmobile stops used to be right across the street. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and borrow a book.
The third and last book bench is in Minerva. It is located at the site of a former bookmobile stop that is currently unserved by a chartered library. They have a beautiful community center and are setting up a resource area there. Many thanks to Kathleen from the Town Hall for working with us to make this happen!
This year marks the 65th anniversary of the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System! Please join us in celebrating by attending one of the free events taking place across our service area. Fun activities will take place from 2:00 – 4:00 pm with gifts, cupcakes, and ice cream while supplies last! Tuesday 8/6What: An 18′ inflatable slide will be part of the fun at this event!Where: Schroon Lake Beach Tuesday 8/13What: Face painting/balloon sculptures with Pipsqueak the Clown and karaoke will be featured!Where: … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Interim Library Director – Up to 27 hours per week, salary dependent on qualifications. Resumes and letters of interest should be submitted to : Sherman Free Library, 20 Church Street, Port Henry, NY 12974. Due date of August 2, 2019. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company will be visiting twelve member libraries in August to present “My Mother the Astronaut: To the moon and beyond!” which ties in with our summer reading theme, A Universe of Stories. In this show, Aquarius’ mom is an astronaut and today is “Take your child to work day”. Aquarius can’t wait to go to NASA and find out what it’s like to be in space! They visit Mission Control where she meets scientists and engineers … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Are you searching for a job? Check out this short video for some tips on interviews. Need some more help? You can borrow our Prep for Success Kit! It includes one messenger bag, 2 books (Get that job!: the quick & complete guide to a winning interview and How to write the perfect resume), one portfolio/document organizer with notepad and pen, one tie and laminated tying instructions, 7 sheets of resume paper, 4 thank you cards, and one laminated inspirational … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Libraries across the 3 counties are preparing for a Summer Reading Program of astronomical proportions this year! “A Universe of Stories” is this year’s theme, meaning that libraries will be setting up events and activities revolving around science, technology, and imagining about what lies in the final frontier. Keep your eyes on the events calendar to see what libraries have in store and check our Summer Reading page for more information about the program overall and how you can encourage … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Are you searching for a job? Check out this short video for some tips on filling out applications. You can also find more information in our guide on Job Search and Career Resources in Northeastern New York at http://cefls.libguides.com/job-search. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
As part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the State Education Department and myON®, by Renaissance®, are partnering to bring thousands of enhanced digital books to children from birth through 12th grade and their families all around the state! When:May 1 through September 30, 2019 What’s available:• Unlimited, 24/7 access to the Renaissance myON® digital library, which includes more than 6,000 authentic fiction and nonfiction texts covering a broad range of themes and topics• Flexible supports—professionally recorded audio, text … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Just in time for Earth Day, we have a new librarian-created information guide, featuring inspiration, information sources and practical ideas to introduce some green practices into your life and have fun at the same time! You can find out about Drawdown, the book about how we can reverse global warming, find out about green careers, explore upcycling and plogging, and also find out what libraries can do to help the environment. See the guide here: REcycling Matters ~ the REasons … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
We thank the Plattsburgh Lions Club for a generous donation, which allowed us to purchase a collection of exciting downloadable audiobooks for middle grade and high school readers. This collection is designed to help entice reluctant readers to try out some new authors. Educational experts have said that listening to audiobooks helps struggling readers by increasing their vocabulary and motivation to read, and decreasing anxiety around reading. Titles include The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole, Scar Island, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]