All of the local libraries are currently closed. Whether you’re stuck inside for physical distancing or just need an escape after finishing work since you’re an essential employee, we can help provide a slice of library experience to you. In order to provide additional support to area residents during this challenging time, CEFLS and Northern New York Library Network each contributed $3,000 to bolster the collection of ebooks and e-audiobooks available! We hope that these additional titles help you enjoy your downtime while staying safe and helping flatten the curve. Visit cefls.org/downloads to check one out today!
If you have any trouble accessing the online collection, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can take steps to either renew the card temporarily for the duration of the stay-at-home period or create a temporary account with the required information (your full name, date of birth, and a picture of a piece of mail sent to your local address as proof of residence). Of course, you can visit your local library once they’ve reopened to renew your card in full or grant you a new card.
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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]
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]
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]