"Musical Mondays": Next concert = Monday, August 4
The Friends of the Clifton Public Library are proud to present a series of free musical concerts for the public. The next concert will take place on Monday, August 4 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library and will feature some of our area's young musical talents: Leigh Wang on piano, Jen Marie Chie on piano, and Jaquan Eke on violin. Click here to view the flyer.
... And More Music!
The Library presents pianist Paul Landinez performing works by Frederic Chopin on Wednesday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library community room. The concert is free and open to the public. Click here to view the flyer.
Summer Saturdays The Main Library will be open on Saturdays from 9:00 to 5:00. The Allwood Branch is closed on Saturdays during July and August.
NEW! OneClickdigital - e-books and audiobooks exclusively for Clifton library card holders!
The Clifton Library has expanded its e-book and audiobook offerings through the OneClickdigital platform. OneClick is separate from DigitalLibraryNJ (which is still accessible) and downloads are available only with the use of a Clifton library card. Benefits include shorter, if any, wait times as titles are available to multiple users at once. Click on the logo above and use your library card to create an account.
NEW! Pronunciator Language Learning Resource
The Clifton Library introduces a new resource for language learning - Pronunciator. Accessible from your electronic device - phone, tablet, computer - Pronunciator lets you learn a new language at your own pace and take quizzes to assess your knowledge. To get started, have your library card handy and click on the Pronunciator logo.
NEW! Zinio - Digital Magazines
The Clifton Library is now offering free digital magazines to library patrons! Setting up an account is easy - enter your name, library card number, and email; create a password; and in minutes you will have access to 48 popular titles. Click on the Zinio logo to get started.
NEW! World Vital Records Genealogy Database
The Clifton Library has added another genealogy database to its electronic collection! World Vital Records contains billions of family history and genealogy records, and millions of family trees. Complete U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and international collections. And WVR is accessible from home with your library card! Click on the icon above to get started.
Reading Partners Needed
Can you volunteer an hour a week over the summer? The Library is accepting volunteers ages 14 and older to work one-on-one with elementary school students grades 1-5. No special skills needed, just a willingness to help! Print and fill out this form and drop it off in the Main Library or Allwood Branch, or please call 973-772-5500 (ask for Children's) if you have any questions.
The Library provides free delivery of books and audiobooks to those residents of Clifton who are homebound, reside in a nursing home or assisted living environment. If you feel you qualify for this service, please print and fill out an application and mail it back to the Library. Someone will then be in touch with you to confirm details and set up delivery.
Self-Checkout at the Allwood Branch
The Allwood Branch is the pilot site for self-checkout stations! Two stations with touch screens, scanners and receipt printers are positioned on the side of the circulation desk. Patrons use their library card and 4-digit PIN to initiate checkout. A receipt listing checkouts or renewals done in that transaction will be printed in lieu of using due date cards. All circulation rules still apply. We encourage you to try it and ask staff members to walk you through it the first time if you'd feel more comfortable or if you have any questions. (And yes, staff will still be at the desk if you prefer or require personal assistance!)
Online Safety Tips for Children The Clifton Library has subscribed to a database, CyberSmarts, that provides information aimed at children regarding staying safe online. This resource, located on our Kids > Homework Help and Learning Resources page, is accessible from computers in the Main Library and Allwood Branch. Please see a staff member for assistance logging in.
The Clifton Library on Goodreads
The Clifton Library has created a group on Goodreads. We'll post book group selections, staff picks, titles of interest... and we invite you to join and contribute. Click here to be taken to the Goodreads page, where you can register (or sign in through facebook) and join the group.
Do you have an e-reader? Try downloading e-books for free through DigitalLibraryNJ DigitalLibraryNJ, your source for free downloadable e-books and audiobooks, has a new design that's easier and more fun to use. Click here or use the link on our Find Titles tab above to begin. You can browse genres or search for specific titles. The Help button provides a list of compatible devices and step-by-step instructions - even videos! - on how to get started and checkout materials. Anyone can browse, but you will need to have your library card number handy for borrowing and placing holds.
Donations through PayPal The Library now offers the convenience of making donations through PayPal! Instructions can be found on the 'Support Us - Give to the Library' link, or click directly on the PayPal icon:
Need books to take on vacation? Grab some bargains from our Book Nook! The Book Nook at the Main Library - and its annex at the Allwood Branch - are wonderful resources for obtaining used books, audiobooks, music and movies at very low prices. Book selections include hardcover and paperback; adult, teen and children; and range from new bestsellers to beloved classics. The Book Nook is staffed by volunteers and proceeds from sales help support Library programs and services.