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  • Operation Red, White and Blue - THIS FRIDAY!
    Officer Jim Cava, United States Navy Retired, will honor our country, veterans and community by teaching us the true meaning and significance of our American heritage through narrative and song on Friday, May 22 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Main Library.  The program is free.  Click here to view a flyer.
  • Holiday Weekend Schedule
    The Library will be closed Saturday, 5/23 - Monday, 5/25 for the Memorial Day weekend.
  • Musical Mondays
    The Friends of the Clifton Public Library is pleased to sponsor a series of musical programs.  Join us on June 1, July 6 and August 3 (all Mondays) at 1:00 p.m. in the Main Library community room to listen as local musicians share their talents with the community.  The programs are free.  Please click here to view a flyer with details.
  • Free Smoke Alarms
    The Library would like to spread the word about an important public service.  The Clifton Fire Department and other city agencies are partnering with the American Red Cross to get free fire alarms installed in city residences.  Please click here to view the flyer with further details and instructions for signups, or visit the city's website:
  • Reading Partner Volunteers Needed
    The Children's Department is seeking volunteers to meet with students during the months of July and August.  Please click here for more information and an application form.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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:


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