Anyone can advocate for their public library! We need many voices to tell leaders in the Legislature why libraries are essential.
Advocacy helps to inform people about library services and their value to the community. It can influence important decisions about legislative and budget priorities in order to strengthen libraries in New York State and ensure that they have the resources to continue offering these important services.
The New York Library Association suggests various ways to tell your story about why libraries are important:
Horizon The member libraries of the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System use Horizon as their integrated library system (ILS) to process materials for patrons, as well as facilitate interlibrary loan. The Horizon program can be installed on a computer running the Windows operating system. To have Horizon installed or for questions or training, contact David Fuller at 518-563-5190 x122 or email@example.com. Training Guides: CEFLS – Horizon Training and Procedures Manual Brief Records Circulation Guidelines Fast Adds Overdue Notices Overdue Notices (Email with …[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]
NYS Aid for Public Library Construction The State Aid for Library Construction Grant Program for our region is administered through the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System. Visit’s NYSED.org’s State Aid for Library Construction webpage for more information on this program. Before you apply: Submissions for the 2023/2024 NYS Aid for Library Construction are now closed. We will update you when it becomes available for the 2024/2025 project applications. Review and submit the Public Library Construction Intent to Apply form to David Fuller via …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
The marketing materials and common slips for interlibrary loan below are all made available in PDF form and are completely printable at your leisure. Also included are digital images available to download to use for your website or social media profiles. If you need the System to provide the materials or if you have ideas for other marketing tools, contact David Fuller (518-563-5190 x122) or Kim Latour (518-563-5190 x116) for ILL slips.