The Main Library and Allwood Branch will have an early closing of 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 11/26 and will be closed on Thursday, 11/27 for Thanksgiving. Both buildings will be open on Friday and during the weekend on their regular schedules.
Main Library Children's Room - Temporarily closing for a "facelift!"
After 23 years, the busy Children's Room in the Main Library will be getting a much needed facelift! The Children's Room will be closed for approximately two weeks, from Monday, December 8 through Saturday, December 22 as new carpeting is installed. Refurbishing and rearranging furniture, painting walls and putting up new signs are also part of the project. During this time, most children's programs will either be cancelled or will take place at the Allwood Branch, and there will be no access to children's materials. The rest of the library will remain open.
NEW - Print from home or your mobile device!
Do 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.
The Main Library is open on Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. now through December 14. Please stop in!
"Paws for Reading" Fall Schedule
The Library's popular reading buddies program, "Paws for Reading," continues this fall in both the Main Library and Allwood Branch. The program allows children ages 5 and up, who can read independently, to sit with a certified therapy dog and read out loud. Reading to the dogs is a calm, non-judgemental way for children to practice reading. Each 10-15 minute session is by appointment only. Please click here to view the flyer with session dates and instructions for signups.
Volunteer Tutors Needed
The Children's Department needs volunteers who would like to help elementary school students with their homework. Our school year tutoring program starts Tuesday, October 14, 2014 and runs until Thursday, May 21, 2015. Tutors meet with their students in the community room of the Main Library at least one hour per week during the 4:00 to 5:00 hour Mondays - Thursdays. Please fill out the form and hand it in to the Main Library, or phone 973-772-5500 with questions.
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 - 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.
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.
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
Have you tried the self-checkout stations at the Allwood Branch yet? 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!)
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 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: