The Library will be closed on Friday, April 3 for Good Friday and Sunday, April 5 for Easter.
Children's Poetry Workshop
Ellen Williams from the Passaic County 4-H will conduct programs teaching children how to write poems on Monday, April 6 at the Main Library. Children ages 6 to 10 can attend the program at 4:00 p.m. Children ages 11 to 14 can attend the program at 5:00 p.m. Poems written at the workshops will be read during the Poetry Night Celebration on Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. Workshop registrations done through the website event calendar will begin on March 30.
Creative Writing Workshop with Tom Sullivan
The Friends of the Clifton Public Library are proud to present a Creative Writing Workshop with professional journalist Tom Sullivan. The workshop will have 4 Monday evening sessions in the series: April 20, April 27, May 4, and May 11. The sessions run from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Allwood Branch. Please register on the Events Calendar on our website.
Celebrating Cultural Diversity through DIA!
DIA - Diversity in Action - will once again be celebrated at the Clifton Library! Join us for displays and festivites all throughout April. The grand celebration will take place on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Check back for more details. Instructions for anyone wishing to submit items for display can be found here.
AARP Tax Preparation
AARP is once again assisting in tax preparation for seniors and for those with low to moderate income on Mondays and Fridays in the community room of the Allwood Branch. Appointments must be made in-person (no phone calls) between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on those days. Please view the flyer online or pick one up in the library for more information. Be sure to check with the library by phone or online in the case of inclement weather.
Check Out Our Museum Pass Program
The Library now offers passes to several museums that may be checked out by Clifton Library cardholders at the Main Library Circulation Desk. A full overview of the program and list of participating museums may be viewed on the website Museum Passes page, or by picking up a brochure in the Library. This program is made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Clifton Library.
The Main Library is open on Sundays again from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. now through through May 17 (closed on Easter Sunday and Mother's Day).
NEW - 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.
"Paws for Reading" Winter/Spring Schedule
The Library's popular reading buddies program, "Paws for Reading," will continue in both the Main Library and Allwood Branch - and a new dog, Phoenix, has been added to the Allwood Branch schedule! 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 a flyer with updated dates and times for both the Main Library and Allwood Branch, as well as registration instructions.
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 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.
A note regarding Zinio - Digital Magazines
We hope you have enjoyed using Zinio to access digital magazines. As we now provide access to digital magazines through Overdrive, your access to Zinio will only continue through April. A majority of the titles offered through Zinio will be available through Overdrive, along with several new titles. Please click on Overdrive on the Find Titles tab on our homepage.
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: