Music at the Library
The Mike Luipersbeck Trio will be performing at the Main Library on Wednesday, September 30 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. As a fundraiser for the Friends of the Clifton Public Library, a $5.00 donation is requested. Children ten years and older are welcomed when accompanied by an adult. Click here to view the flyer.
Our Furry Reading Partners Will Be Back! "Paws for Reading," the popular reading program for kids, will be back in the fall! Children ages five and up who can read independently can spend 15 minutes reading to one of our certified therapy dogs in a calm, relaxed environment. Appointments are a must; you can sign up two weeks in advance in the location where you'd like to read. The Main Library will have sessions between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings beginning September 19; the Allwood Branch wil have sessions between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning September 22. Please click here to view the brochure with more details and exact dates.
Volunteer Tutors Needed
The Children's department needs volunteers who would like to help elementary school students with their homework during the school year. The program starts Tuesday, October 13, 2015 and runs through Thursday, May 26, 2016. Tutors meet with students in the community room of the Main Library from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Mondays - Thursdays. Volunteers are asked to meet at least one hour per week. Please click here to view and print an application. If you have any questions, please stop in the Children's room in the Main Library or phone 973-772-5500.
Bee Keeper Family Program
Clifton resident Brian Eromenok will be at the Main Library on Thursday, October 1 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. to discuss keeping bees and making honey, including his blueberry honey. Mr. Eromenok, whose honey has won awards, has been featured in local news publications. This family-friendly program is free. Click here to view the flyer.
Keep This Toss That!
Organizing specialist Jamie Novack will be at the Main Library on Monday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. to present a fun, informative program that will teach you how to clear the clutter and get organized. Ms. Novak has appeared on HGTV and QVC and has blogged for Martha Stewart. See the flyer by clicking here.
Use Your Library Card to Check Out Free Museum Passes
Looking for fun summer activities? The Library 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.
Gift Gallery Now Open
The Friends of the Clifton Public Library encourage patrons to visit their new gift gallery, located near the circulation desk of the Main Library. All merchandise for sale is new and much of it is handcrafted. Proceeds go to the Friends group and are used to help support Library programs and services.
"Tweens" ages 9-12 are invited to join the new Tween Advisory Board, where they can help shape the types of programs they'd like to see the library develop for them. Click here for the application, or pick one up in the library.
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.
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.
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.
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
Avoid lines at the circulation desk by using our self-checkout machines! Two stations with touch screens, scanners and receipt printers are positioned on the side of the desk. Patrons use their library card and 4-digit PIN to initiate checkout. 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: