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, Warcross, and Zombie Baseball Beatdown. Some are considered young adult titles, and some are written for the middle grade reader. Science fiction, horror, suspense – we have it all!
See and borrow the new titles to listen to on a mobile device or tablet by visiting our Overdrive site.
Would you like to do something to help your community take meaningful action? Learn about a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming from Project Drawdown – a scientific study that identified 100 solutions that, together, could actually reverse global warming by 2050. The New York Library Association is inviting people around the state to read Drawdown, the bestselling book by Paul Hawken. Courtesy of NYLA, Drawdown is available as an ebook at https://cefls.overdrive.com/ during the month of March 2019. CEFLS … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Nearly 80% of females reported experiencing at least one incident of physical or sexual aggression by the age of 22. Get involved and change the stats! Attend free events for teens featuring nail art, temporary tattoos, snacks provided by Stewart’s Shops, and a movie. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Take a look at our newest librarian-created information guide, featuring the mythical (or are they?) creatures of our beautiful Lake Champlain Region. You can explore the cryptozoological aspects of our area, find books to read, and plan excursions. See the guide here: Lake Champlain Region: Discovering Its Beauty and Creatures. Enjoy! … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
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. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
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]