Teen Author Visit and Writer's Workshop Reka Kaponay, a 15-year-old world adventurer, will be at the Clifton Library on Monday, December 12 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. to discuss her travels to 30 countries on 6 continents, as well as her new fantasy adventure book, "Dawn of the Guardian." She will also conduct a writer's workshop for aspiring teens. Please see young adult librarian Barbara in the reference department with questions.
PAWS for Reading The therapy dogs are back! Children ages 5 years old and up who can read independently are invited to spend 10-15 minutes reading to one of our volunteer therapy dogs in a calm, relaxed, fun and educational setting. The last meeting date for 2016 is Saturday, December 10 between 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Main Library. You may reserve an appointment slot 2 weeks in advance of the date by stopping in the Main Library children's room. Flyers explaining the program and listing dates into 2017 are also available in the Library.
Requesting a Meeting Room The Main Library has a flexible community room space, allowing it to be used by groups of different sizes. Please follow this link to get more information and place a room use request via our online calendar booking system.
Allwood Branch - Closed for Renovation The Allwood Branch is closed for renovation. Please visit our "Reno Blog" to check on updates. Book return bins will be located in the Allwood parking lot to accept returns. You may call or visit our Main Library, located at 292 Piaget Avenue, to borrow materials, ask questions, use computers and attend programs: 973-772-5500. Our anticipated date of re-opening has been changed to early April; check back for updates!
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.
Library Programs Brochure Interested in learning about library programs for adults at the library? Take a look at the updated brochure listing special and regularly occuring events!
2016 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 a flyer with dates and topics through this link or by viewing our Events Calendar.
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 - upcoming schedule 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. Click here to view the flyer.
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: