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LIBRARY OFFERS FREE CONTINUING EDUCATION
THROUGH UNIVERSAL CLASS

Clifton Forge Public Library Director Mike Barnes is pleased to announce that the library is offering a new course of online study which will replace the Gale Courses. “The library will now offer online classes,” Mr. Barnes says, “through Universal Class which is provided through the Library of Virginia.”

Whether you are looking for general education classes, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, Universal Class offers hundreds of choices. The hours to complete each course as well as the Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) allotted for each course are listed. Many classes offer a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

The website for Universal Class states that it “is an adult learning community meant for adult learners. You must be at least 16 years old to use any Universal Class service. You must have parental permission to use Universal Class if you are under 18 years of age.”

Classes are offered in such areas as accounting, business, computer training, language arts, law, medical, real estate, special education, web development, writing skills, and more. Classes are also offered for Homeschooling as well as in Teacher Resources and Test Preparation.

To access the catalog of classes and to register for a class, go to the library’s webpage at cliftonforgelibrary.org. Scroll to Universal Class which is on the left side of the screen.

Universal Class is available to library members in good standing.

The courses are offered at no charge.

For further information, library staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The library is offering curbside service as well as welcoming patrons inside by appointment. Face masks are required and social distancing is observed. The library is located at 535 Church Street. Library staff may be reached at 863-2519.
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LIBRARY OFFERS FREE CONTINUING EDUCATION 
THROUGH UNIVERSAL CLASS

Clifton Forge Public Library Director Mike Barnes is pleased to announce that the library is offering a new course of online study which will replace the Gale Courses.  “The library will now offer online classes,” Mr. Barnes says, “through Universal Class which is provided through the Library of Virginia.” 

Whether you are looking for general education classes, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, Universal Class offers hundreds of choices.  The hours to complete each course as well as the Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) allotted for each course are listed.  Many classes offer a certificate upon successful completion of the course.  

The website for Universal Class states that it “is an adult learning community meant for adult learners. You must be at least 16 years old to use any Universal Class service.  You must have parental permission to use Universal Class if you are under 18 years of age.”

Classes are offered in such areas as accounting, business, computer training, language arts, law, medical, real estate, special education, web development, writing skills, and more.  Classes are also offered for Homeschooling as well as in Teacher Resources and Test Preparation. 

To access the catalog of classes and to register for a class, go to the library’s webpage at cliftonforgelibrary.org.  Scroll to Universal Class which is on the left side of the screen.

Universal Class is available to library members in good standing.  

The courses are offered at no charge.

For further information, library staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The library is offering curbside service as well as welcoming patrons inside by appointment.  Face masks are required and social distancing is observed.  The library is located at 535 Church Street.  Library staff may be reached at 863-2519.

A representative from Congressman Morgan Griffith's office will be at the Clifton Forge Public Library today, Tuesday, October 13, from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

The representative will be happy to talk with you and to see that your concerns are presented to the Congressman.

Face masks are required and social distancing will be observed.
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A representative from Congressman Morgan Griffiths office will be at the Clifton Forge Public Library today, Tuesday, October 13, from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

The representative will be happy to talk with you and to see that your concerns are presented to the Congressman.

Face masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

CONGRATULATIONS, HAYNES,
FOR COMPLETING THE 1000 BOOKS CHALLENGE!

We want to congratulate Haynes Lacey Howard, who completed our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program! Haynes gained many essential early literacy skills by completing this program. We are SO proud of her!

A nationwide program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages parents to read aloud to their children.

At certain reading milestones, and when they complete the program, children receive rewards.

For more information, make an appointment and stop by the library. Pick up program materials and register YOUR children in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge!

WAY TO GO, HAYNES!
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CONGRATULATIONS, HAYNES,
FOR COMPLETING THE 1000 BOOKS CHALLENGE!

We want to congratulate Haynes Lacey Howard, who completed our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!  Haynes gained many essential early literacy skills by completing this program.  We are SO proud of her!

A nationwide program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages parents to read aloud to their children.  

At certain reading milestones, and when they complete the program, children receive rewards.

For more information, make an appointment and stop by the library.  Pick up program materials and register YOUR children in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge!

WAY TO GO, HAYNES!

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Courtney Fridley Howard

LOCAL AUTHOR DONATES BOOK

Local author Lorrie Farrington donated a copy of her newly updated book to the Clifton Forge Public Library. “Love Climb … and Other Mountains” is an expanded collection of original poetry as well as some drawings and a nonfiction piece entitled “A Moving Document.” Copies of Ms. Farrington’s book are available for sale at Alleghany Highlands Arts and Craft Center located at 439 E. Ridgeway Street. Pictured is Mike Barnes, Library Director, receiving the book from Ms. Farrington.
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LOCAL AUTHOR DONATES BOOK

Local author Lorrie Farrington donated a copy of her newly updated book to the Clifton Forge Public Library.  “Love Climb … and Other Mountains” is an expanded collection of original poetry as well as some drawings and a nonfiction piece entitled “A Moving Document.”  Copies of Ms. Farrington’s book are available for sale at Alleghany Highlands Arts and Craft Center located at 439 E. Ridgeway Street.  Pictured is Mike Barnes, Library Director, receiving the book from Ms. Farrington.

The Clifton Forge Public Library will be closing at 4:00 PM on Friday August 14 2020 for special sanitizing. ... See MoreSee Less

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Follow the link and VOTE Clifton Forge, VA Top Adventure Small Town. Let's REPEAT for the third year in a row.

Vote every day from all of your devices.
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https://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/toptowns/

Follow the link and VOTE Clifton Forge, VA Top Adventure Small Town.  Lets REPEAT for the third year in a row.

Vote every day from all of your devices.

LIBRARY CLOSING EARLY JULY 10

The Clifton Forge Public Library will be closing at 4:00 PM on Friday July 10 to be specially sanitized by the Clifton Forge Fire Department. This special sanitizing is an effort to maintain a safe environment for staff and patrons during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Director Mike Barnes wants patrons to know that we are excited to have them back in the library and that library staff is working diligently to maintain a safe environment for all concerned.

Mike Barnes, Director
Clifton Forge Public Library
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CONGRATULATIONS, WYATT,
FOR COMPLETING THE 1000 BOOKS CHALLENGE!

We want to congratulate Wyatt Butler, who completed our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program! Wyatt gained many essential early literacy skills by completing this program. We are SO proud of him!

A nationwide program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages parents to read aloud to their children.

At certain reading milestones, and when they complete the program, children receive rewards.

For more information, make an appointment and stop by the library. Pick up program materials and register YOUR children in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge!

WAY TO GO, WYATT!
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CONGRATULATIONS, WYATT,
FOR COMPLETING THE 1000 BOOKS CHALLENGE!

We want to congratulate Wyatt Butler, who completed our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program!  Wyatt gained many essential early literacy skills by completing this program.  We are SO proud of him!

A nationwide program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages parents to read aloud to their children.  

At certain reading milestones, and when they complete the program, children receive rewards.

For more information, make an appointment and stop by the library.  Pick up program materials and register YOUR children in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge!

WAY TO GO, WYATT!

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CLIFTON FORGE PUBLIC LIBRARY UPDATE

Effective Wednesday June 10, 2020, the Clifton Forge Public Library is providing access to the library by appointment only.

Patrons may call the library at (540)863-2519 to arrange an appointment time. Access by appointment is available Monday – Friday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Library staff are available by phone Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Access to the library is through the parking lot doors only. Patrons with appointments should call the library or knock on the parking lot windows to make staff aware of their presence.

Face masks are required and patrons need to maintain 6 foot social distancing.

We ask people who have a fever or are feeling ill to not enter the building.

Patrons are limited to a one hour period of time in the building.

There are three computers available, two for adults and one for children, with an initial checkout time of 30 minutes. Patron’s computer time may be extended for an additional 30 minutes if no one is waiting for computer access. Computers will be cleaned after each usage.

Patrons who need copying, scanning or faxing services need to see a staff member at the circulation desk.

All children’s area toys and loose objects have been removed at present time.

The water fountain is not available at this time.

The restrooms in the library are available to patrons and will be cleaned on a regular basis. However, the restrooms next to the Armstrong Meeting room will remain closed.

The Armstrong Meeting room is not currently available for meetings of non-governmental entities.

The library is continuing to make available “Curbside Service” for those patrons who prefer not coming into the building.

We look forward to seeing YOU – our patrons and long-time friends along with new members – once again coming into the library!

Mike Barnes, Director
Clifton Forge Public Library
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I've had wonderful service from the Library during this time with picking up books thanks so much to Iris!

I’ve been waiting for this news!!

The Clifton Forge Public Library will be closed Monday May 25, 2020 for Memorial Day. The Library remains closed to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, library staff are available by phone Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 5:00 to answer questions and provide curbside service for patrons wanting to check out books and DVD's. Staff will available again on Tuesday May 26 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

We are currently unable to gather, however, enjoy these photographs. One of our CFPL activities, 'Toddler Time Story Time'.

We look forward to returning to regular schedule in the future and will keep you posted.

Date: March 4
Program: Toddler Time Story Time
Reader: Bethany Downey
Book title: Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave, by Jessica Hische
Activities: Made tree trunk and branches by tracing arm and hand, then finger-painted blossoms on trees and outdoor background; engaged in free movement activities such as using children’s balance beams and rocking seats; enjoyed a snack.
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We are currently unable to gather, however, enjoy these photographs. One of our CFPL activities, 'Pre-school Story Time'.

We look forward to returning to regular schedule in the future and will keep you posted.

Date: February 19
Program: Pre-school Story Time
Reader: Mike Barnes
Book title: Bubble Trouble, by Margaret Mahy
Program Presenter: Bethany Downey
Activities: Blew bubbles into bowl using straws and Valentine-themed cookie cutters; added food coloring and made pictures by placing white cardstock on top of the bubbly foam; sang and acted out the motions to the songs “Bubble, Bubble” and “Five Little Bubbles;” engaged in free movement activities such as using children’s balance beams and rocking seats; enjoyed a snack.
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CFPL HERE TO SERVE YOU!

Just a friendly reminder from the folks at the Clifton Forge Public Library that, although the building is closed to the public, the staff is here during adjusted hours – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday – to assist patrons by phone.

We are also providing a curbside pick-up service for patrons who want to read or watch DVDs during the encouraged stay-at-home time. Call the library to request your desired items. We are also offering extended check out times for books and DVDs.

When you arrive at the library parking lot, please knock on the library window or phone us. A staff member will set the bagged items outside the door for you to pick up.

Patrons may return materials in the library drop box, located on the parking lot side of the building.

Online resources remain available through the library’s website at www.cliftonforgelibrary.org. Wi-Fi continues to be available to the public as well.

For further information, or to request items, call the library at 540-863-2519.

Mike Barnes, Director
Clifton Forge Public Library
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LIBRARY UPDATES CLOSING INFORMATION

The Clifton Forge Public Library is closed to the public until further notice due to public health concerns with COVID-19.

Staff will be onsite to help patrons by phone Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Patrons may return materials in the library drop box, located on the parking lot side of the building.

The library will be offering a limited curbside service for those patrons who want to check out books and DVD’s. Please contact the library for details.

Online resources remain available through the library’s website at www.cliftonforgelibrary.org. Wi-Fi continues to be available to the public as well.

The Clifton Forge Public Library is located at 535 Church Street.

Patrons may call the library at 540-863-2519.
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I came by today to find it closed and understand why just glad I still have several books to read!

The Clifton Forge Public Library is closed beginning today, Tuesday, March 17.

Specifics to follow as to how we may continue to serve you.
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LIBRARY ANNOUNCES CANCELLATIONS

Working within recommended precautionary procedures for the COVID-19 health concern, the Clifton Forge Public Library is cancelling all normally scheduled meetings and programs through the end of March.

These cancellations include local author Kenneth Conklin’s program on Norvel Lee which will be rescheduled at a later time; Pre-school Story Time; and, the Brown Bag Book Club.

At this time, the library remains open to the public during its normal operating hours. Additional safety measures are being incorporated, including but not limited to, the removal of toys from the children’s area and daily cleaning of public computers.

The Town continues to monitor the situation and will reevaluate additional cancellations as necessary at the beginning of April.

Updates will also be posted to the library’s Facebook page.

For further information, the Clifton Forge Public Library may be reached at 863-2519.
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