The freedom to read is essential to our democracy. The Library Bill of Rights affirms that libraries should provide books and other resources to meet the needs of all people of the communities that they serve. In addition, they should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. When individuals or groups attempt to remove or restrict materials, it is called a challenge. A banning refers to the removal of those materials.[CLICK TO READ MORE]
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.
To learn more about the COVID-19 coronavirus and what you can do to help stop it from spreading, check out our information guide at this link.[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]
Libraries of the World WorldCat You can search 10,000 libraries worldwide via this site, and if you put in your zipcode you can see the closest library owning the title you are interested in. Europeana This all digital library contains texts, images, and even sounds from major cultural institutions in Europe. Open Library Over 1 million free ebooks are available. The site also locates physical titles to borrow or purchase. Google Books Read nearly 3 million free e-books and hundreds … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
We continuously update our catalog with new titles available at Clinton, Essex, and Franklin County public libraries. Click on a category below to see the latest titles in our catalog. You can further limit the results to your home library after looking at the results. Depending on format and availability, you can request items or download titles for your e-reader or tablet. Fiction Nonfiction DVDs CD Audiobooks Ebooks Downloadable Audiobooks Kids Teens Easy Picture Books[CLICK TO READ MORE]
The new library catalog debuted in November 2017. This new portal to library resources in our system offers some wonderful changes including: More modern search functionality such as numerous options to limit your results A “Did You Mean” feature to alert you to potential spelling errors in your search The ability to preview and directly download digital resources To access your account, log in with the library card number and PIN you received from your home library. Questions? Check out the help … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Clinton, Essex and Franklin Libraries share a catalog that you can search. Most of the over 300,000 titles in the catalog are requestable – that means that by entering your library card number you can ask for something to be sent to your home library in our delivery van. Get started with the links below. Don’t worry if you don’t have a library card – you can still search. Visit your nearest library when you are ready to get a … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Need to find something new to read? Look no further than this reader services page that collects some of the best resources the web can provide.[CLICK TO READ MORE]