From foundational basics to advanced proficiency, libraries have your language-learning needs covered!
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]
Get in Your Element this September—sign up for a library card! From borrowing books, ebooks, and museum passes to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending story time, a library card helps you do more of what you enjoy. Get a library card and dive into a new hobby. Use your library card to tinker in a makerspace and spark your creativity. A library card is your most important school supply—it’s elemental, really—and everyone should have one!
Celebrate and spread the word
Visit your library to see what’s new and take part in the celebration. Libraries across the country are participating. Do you have friends who don’t have a library card? Invite them to sign up during September.
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From our friends at the Autism Alliance of Northeastern NY:
In 2017, New Zealand officials added new words to the Maori language for mental health and disabilities. The word for Autism is “‘takiwatanga,” meaning “his or her own time and space.”
Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that commonly appears in children before the age of three. It is a disorder that impacts typical brain development in the areas of social interaction, communication, and cognitive function. As a spectrum disorder, autistic behaviors and traits are unique to each individual. That is why awareness, acceptance, and understanding are critical to helping people on the spectrum and their families.
This April, the Autism Alliance of Northeastern NY celebrates Autism Acceptance Month. We encourage our community to think about how we can make small changes to support and include people on the spectrum.[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 email@example.com. 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]
You already know that not everything you read on the Internet is true. But where can you go to find out whether an article is accurate or not? The folks at MakeUseOf have written up the excellent piece entitled The 8 Best Fact-Checking Sites for Finding the Unbiased Truth.[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. These events are brought to you by CEFLS and STOP Domestic Violence. They were made possible through generous funding from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
You might not expect to walk into your local library to find that they have a banjo you can check out, or pickle ball equipment, or VR headsets. But libraries and the System as a whole have been bucking traditions to house more than just books in their buildings. Take a look at some of the things you can check out at your library. More Library of Things and Kits may be available through libraries within the region. You can … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Want to get teens involved with the library? Here are 25 ideas to get their attention (and their participation): Let them know how to download an ebook or e-audiobook from the library. Research and download apps to your tablet or smartphone to share with teens. Start a Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, or Instagram account as a way to find and share with teens online. Have teens write a blog post about the library or library event to put online. Share info … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
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