DIA Multicultural Program For the sixth straight year, the Clifton Library will participate in DIA, an award winning program that celebrates diversity in our community. This year, the main festival program will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Examples of activities include story times by Mayor Anzaldi, Clifton police officers and firefighters, community volunteers and library staff; a children's traditional dance contest; performers from various cultures; and an ethnic food tasting, thanks to the generosity of local restaurants. Please contact the Children's Department if you have any questions.
Children's Traditional Dance Contest As part of the DIA celebration on Saturday, April 29, children are invited to participate in a traditional dance contest at 11:00 a.m. This is an opportunity for children to show their cultural heritage pride and dance skills while winning prizes. They can participate alone or in a group. Traditional costumes are encouraged. To participate, please register through the Events Calendar.
Spring Concert Please join us on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library community room for a spring concert by members of the Christopher Columbus Middle School band.
Allwood Branch - Now Open! The Clifton Library is pleased to announce the grand reopening of the newly renovated Allwood Branch on Thursday, April 6! Regular branch hours have resumed (Mon-Wed 10-9; Thurs-Fri 10-6; Sat 10-5). Pictures of the new space and opening day festivities have been posted on our "Reno Blog."
PAWS for Reading PAWS for Reading is for children ages 5 years old and up who can read independently to one of our volunteer therapy dogs in a calm, relaxed, fun and educational setting. Please stop in the library to obtain a flyer that lists dates for the beginning of 2017. Appointment slots can be reserved 2 weeks in advance of the date by stopping in the Main Library children's room.
Requesting a Meeting Room The Main Library and Allwood Branch both have community rooms that may be booked by community groups. Please follow this link to get more information and place a room use request via our online calendar booking system.
Website Status We have been experiencing some technical difficulties with our website. We are aware that certain features are not working properly. Please contact the Main Library (973-772-5500) if you need assistance.
Hoopla Is Here! "Hoopla," a site for digital e-books, comics, movies, tv shows and music, is now available to PalsPlus library card holders! Click here for access.
SCORE Business Seminars Entrepreneurs and small business owners... Free help is available at the Library! Members of SCORE, an association of volunteer mentors, are available to meet with you for one-on-one counseling in the Main Library on Wednesdays. This service is free; please make an appointment by phoning Vivian in the reference department: 973-772-5500. Special seminars are also scheduled periodically during the year - please view our Events Calendar for dates and topics.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten The Clifton Library and others in Passaic County are participating in the national literacy initiative "1000 Books Before Kindergarten." Reading is one of the most powerful ways to boost children's brain power, and studies have shown that the earlier they start to be in contact with books and reading, the more likely they will be successful in school. We encourage you to click here to view our program brochure; speak to the children's librarians in the Main Library or Allwood Branch; and visit www.1000booksbeforekindergarten.org for more information.
Mah Jong Are you looking for a local place to play Mah Jong? Consider spending time in the library! Play will continue in the Main Library as Allwood is closed for renovations. Some experience with the game would be helpful. No signups needed. Visit our Events Calendar to view dates and times.
Print from home or your mobile device Do you have a file, webpage or email that you need to print from your home computer or mobile device? Send it to our library printers! Details and instructions can be viewed on the Wireless Printing page of our website. Be sure to select the location you'd like to print from. Printing only occurs after you stop in the library and use the self-serve print stations. The cost is .10 / page for black and white prints, .25 / page for color.
ProCitizen - online citizenship test preparation Available to Clifton Library card holders! Prepare for the citizenship test in a variety of fun, interactive ways. Learn at your own pace. Signup is quick and easy. If you already have a logon for Pronunciator language learning, you can use the same logon for ProCitizen. Click on the ProCitizen logo above to get started; have your logon or library card number handy.
Pronunciator Language Learning Resource - exclusively for Clifton library card holders! 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 Clifton library card handy and click on the Pronunciator logo.
Homebound Service 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.
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.
Donations through PayPal The Library 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: