The Main Library and Allwood branch will have an early closing of 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 and will be closed on Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving. Both locations will be opened their regular hours Friday through the weekend.
November is National Novel Writing Month, and the Clifton Library signed up as a "Come Write In!" center! There is one more session scheduled. Stop in the Main Library for a place to write and bounce ideas off of fellow writers on Saturday,November 28 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.Click here to view the brochure with instructions and further information.
Hunger Hits Home: A look at childhood hunger 1 in 5 kids in New Jersey is hungry. Join us on Tuesday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library for a viewing of the film "Hunger Hits Home" followed by a discussion of ways you can take your place as part of the solution to fight this problem. This program is presented by The Community FoodBank of New Jersey and The United Way of Passaic County in partnership with the Clifton Public Library. For more information and registration information, please click here to view the flyer.
Celebrate Sinatra's 100th Birthday!
Celebrate Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday with a "Touch of Sinatra!" This musical show, featuring Donnie Fararro and narrated by Joe Gilligan, showcases the life and music of Frank Sinatra and the songs that made him one of the most renowned entertainers of the 20th century. This free program will take place on Wednesday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Children 10 years and older are welcomed when accompanied by an adult. For more information, please click here.
On Friday, December 4, free hearing screenings will be offered by members of Montclair State University's Center for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology between 1:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the Main Library community room. Information will also be available. These screenings are offered to all ages, from toddlers through seniors. Please click here to view the flyer.
Kids - Practice Reading with a Dog!
The fall schedule of "Paws for Reading," the popular reading program for kids, is almost through! 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; the Allwood Branch wil have sessions between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Please click here to view the brochure with more details and exact dates.
Use Your Library Card to Check Out Free Museum Passes
Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Friends of the Clifton Public Library, we are able to offer 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.
Visit Our Gift Gallery
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.
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.
NEW! 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.
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 OverDrive (supplied by PALS Plus) 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.
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: