Get a library card? The best way to get a library card is to visit your most convenient library in person. You can find a map or a list of libraries in our region, and click on a library to find out contact information and open hours. We encourage you to call the library of your choice and ask about obtaining a card. All New York residents are eligible to receive a free library card and library services, even if the town they live … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Out with the old, goes the old saying. Several years ago, our library system got a brand new online catalog, called Enterprise. It replaced our Classic Catalog, (also known as Horizon Information Portal) but we have kept both operating. It’s now time to retire our Classic Catalog, because it has become hard for us to maintain and keep up to date and secure. We plan to retire the Classic Catalog the last week of 2019. If you still use it, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
New York passed a prohibition on smoking on the grounds of libraries which took effect on June 19, 2019. Public Health Law §1399-o was amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read: 6. Smoking shall not be permitted and no person shall smoke within one hundred feet of the entrances, exits or outdoor areas of any public or association library as defined in subdivision two of section two hundred fifty-three of the education law; provided, however, that the provisions … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Under a new law passed in 2018, employers must offer yearly sexual harassment prevention training required by the State of New York. All employees and Board members need to attend the training. Volunteers and interns are strongly encouraged to take the training. Any employee or Board member who does the training through another employer does NOT need to duplicate the effort—just show your completion certificate to your director or other person you’ve designated for tracking compliance. The initial deadline for … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
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 … [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.
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]
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]
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!