As A Reminder Construction on the outside of the Allwood Branch has begun! The Branch will remain open throughout August. We apologize that parking will be limited.
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.
Allwood Branch Renovation
The Allwood Branch will soon undergo a renovation that includes an interior remodel and quiet study room addition. Projected dates of closure, subject to change, are September 1 - January 2. Please visit our "Reno Blog" to check on updates. You are also invited to pick up a brochure at either the Branch or the Main Library; and check out an article in the June 24 issue of the Clifton Journal: www.northjersey.com.
Summer Reading Partners
The Children's Department is once again coordinating a summer reading partner program that pairs volunteers with students in grades 1-5. Volunteers age 14 and older are encouraged to apply as a partner. No special skills are needed, just a willingness to help an hour a week! Volunteers: Click here to view the flyer with details and here to view and print the volunteer application. Parents: View the flyers with signup details and FAQs. Registration required.
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! The next scheduled date is August 5 from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the Allwood Branch community room. After a short break, play will continue in the Main Library beginning September 2 as Allwood prepares to close for renovations. Some experience with the game would be helpful. No signups needed. Click here to view the flyer.
Museum Passes Now Available at the Allwood Branch
A success in its first year, the Museum Pass program has expanded to include passes at the Allwood Branch! Thanks to the continuing generosity of 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 and Allwood Branch circulation desks. Pass availability varies by location. 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.
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.
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.
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: