The Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System

The Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System spans a geographically isolated area of 164,000 square miles which is, as we like to describe in our public relations pieces, “approximately the size of the state of Connecticut.” Member public libraries are dotted across a historically rich yet economically disadvantaged region that ranges from Tupper Lake, deep in the Adirondack Mountains of rural Franklin County to Rouses Point, which is strategically located on a major US – Quebec border crossing less than 50 miles from Montreal. Libraries as disparate as the Black Watch Library, Ticonderoga (a Carnegie Library) and the Akwesasne Territory’s Library & Cultural Center, which serves residents of both the US and Canada, are linked together by a shared online catalog, and perhaps as importantly, a shared vision of service.

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We are a statewide organization that represents, assists, educates and honors public library boards and their trustees as providers of free and universal library service.

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  • Educating trustees about their role in the library
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