Rhonda is a descendant of Johnny Appleseed, and everyone calls her Ronnie. When she learns about her great great uncle’s story, she grows fascinated and then proud. Ronnie decides that she wants to follow in his footsteps. She decides she will protect nature and all the creatures on our planet from climate change. But how? She takes a journey to visit one of the beautiful, kind, wise old apple trees that Johnny planted so long ago to ask how she can help. The tree teaches her that her voice is needed to bring people together to do the right thing.
Support for this work is from Generous Acts at Adirondack Foundation – a force for good that pools gifts from generous donors who love the Adirondack region and care about our communities. Adirondack Foundation enhances the lives of the people in the Adirondacks through philanthropy. To learn more, visit adirondackfoundation.org/GenerousActs.
August 2 11:30 AM
Dannemora Free Library 40 Emmons Street Dannemora, New York 12929
August 2 2:30 PM
Peru Free Library 3024 Route 22 Peru, New York 12972
August 23 11:30 AM
Plattsburgh Public Library 19 Oak Street Plattsburgh, New York 12921
August 23 3:00 PM
Chazy Public Library 1329 Fiske Road Chazy, New York 12921
Summer Reading at New York Libraries is an annual program that brings children and families into public libraries for reading and activities. Throughout Clinton Essex and Franklin counties, a total of 1,041 children registered within our member libraries for Summer Reading 2022. The total number of minutes read by participants was 157,591 and those who recorded by book read a total of 5,396 overall. Libraries offered many grab-and-go craft activities with a total participation of 1,672. The grand total of all programs that included parents and caregivers saw 1,761 participants.
Skywoman, Iotsitsisen (Mature Flower), from the Haudenosaunee Story of Creation, by John Fadden, colorized by David Fadden.
The Tsi ietsenhtha Plattsburgh Art Project and CEFLS libraries are presenting a series of events this fall to help build a bridge between the more than 4,000 Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people who live in Northeastern New York, and those who may be unfamiliar with their rich culture. The events, to be hosted by various local libraries, include storytelling, film, crafts and singing, are designed to foster communication and understanding of diverse cultures.
The Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System is pleased to invite children and families to have some fun “Creating Oceans of Sound” with RiverJack Z! Eight area libraries will be hosting this free musical event featuring Jack Zucchini, the guitar-playing singer/songwriter from The Zucchini Brothers. Participants will also be provided with an art activity that will be created at the event or sent home as a make-and-take activity.
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
Have some fun “Making Music with RiverJack Z” this summer! Sixteen area libraries will be hosting this free songwriting workshop for children and families. RiverJack Z (a.k.a. Jack Zucchini, the guitar-playing singer/songwriter from The Zucchini Brothers) will guide participants through the craft of songwriting by composing and recording a song that is uniquely their own. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate in this event that is fun for the whole family.
Each library will receive a high-quality audio file with the song to share. Participants will also be provided with an art activity that will be created at the event or sent home as a make-and-take project. The workshops will be held in outdoor spaces as an added precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We invite residents in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties to participate in our “Gnoming Around” event for a chance to win a prize bag. Our bookish gnome will travel to 20 member libraries starting May 5th. He will visit each location for about a week, so watch for his appearance outside of your local library. To be entered for a chance to win a prize bag, just snap a picture with him and post it on one of our social media pages (facebook.com/cefls or @cef_librarysystem) or send it to email@example.com and we’ll do it for you. One winner will be selected from each location.
The prize consists of a drawstring bag containing a variety of goodies including a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut for ages 12 and under, a single scoop of ice cream from Stewart’s, a decorative mini clipboard, and more! We would like to express our appreciation to Pizza Hut and Stewart’s Shops for their generous donations.
The gnome’s itinerary will be: Dannemora Free Library, Wead Library in Malone, Lake Placid Public Library, Keeseville Free Library, Paine Memorial Free Library in Willsboro, Belden Noble Memorial Library in Essex, Keene Public Library, Wilmington E.M. Cooper Memorial Library, Au Sable Forks Free Library, Peru Free Library, Rouses Point Dodge Memorial Library, Mooers Free Library, Akwesasne Library and Cultural Center, Plattsburgh Public Library, Saranac Lake Free Library, Wadhams Free Library, Hammond Library in Crown Point, Black Watch Memorial Library in Ticonderoga, Schroon Lake Public Library, Keene Valley Library Association, and Chazy Public Library.
This year marks the 65th anniversary of the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System! Please join us in celebrating by attending one of the free events taking place across our service area. Fun activities will take place from 2:00 – 4:00 pm with gifts, cupcakes, and ice cream while supplies last! Tuesday 8/6What: An 18′ inflatable slide will be part of the fun at this event!Where: Schroon Lake Beach Tuesday 8/13What: Face painting/balloon sculptures with Pipsqueak the Clown and karaoke will be featured!Where: …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company will be visiting twelve member libraries in August to present “My Mother the Astronaut: To the moon and beyond!” which ties in with our summer reading theme, A Universe of Stories. In this show, Aquarius’ mom is an astronaut and today is “Take your child to work day”. Aquarius can’t wait to go to NASA and find out what it’s like to be in space! They visit Mission Control where she meets scientists and engineers …[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]