CLC Special Discount Offers, A-F


Here you will find a variety of products and services for which CLC has negotiated discounted pricing on behalf of our members. Typical offerings include reference materials, locally published books and media, library-related software and equipment, conference admission, and much more.

For questions about any of the offers outlined below, please contact CLC at or 860.344.8777.



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AWE Digital Learning Solutions - AWE is pleased to offer CLC member public and school libraries SPECIAL GROUP PURCHASE VOLUME DISCOUNT opportunities. Our most recent group purchase ended in December 2013; CLC members' purchases were combined with librares in NH, MA and RI for this special offer which saved CLC members approximately $1,100 per unit. This group purchase included the Early Literacy Station (ELS) and AfterSchool Edge all-in-one touchscreen models; read more below.

Product information: The educational software applications on each product span seven curricular areas, and are pre-loaded on the computer as part of a complete solution that features engaging graphics, intuitive menus, and administrative functions. No Internet connection is required to use either of these products.

  • Early Literacy Station - A dynamic all-in-one digital learning solution for early learners, ages 2-8. Available in English and Bilingual Spanish. The latest version features more than 60 educational software programs spanning seven curricular areas. The educational titles are displayed using engaging graphics and intuitive menus.
  • AfterSchool Edge - Similar to the Early Literacy Station (ELS), the AfterSchool Edge is designed for children 6-12 years old. It is a perfect companion to the ELS in your library. It features 50 top-rated educational software titles that cover all areas of curriculum, including math, science, reading, financial literacy, music, and art.

Pricing: Pricing is based on the total number of units ordered by participating libraries during the ordering period. The current list price for an Early Literacy Station or AfterSchool Edge is $3,937. Our last group purchase realized total group sales of 45 units for an average savings of $1,102 per unit.

Quotes/Orders/Questions: For a quote or to order, contact Joan Wicks, AWE Senior Account Executive, at 610-348-2200 or Please identify your library as a CLC member. Questions? Contact Joan or Connie Sear at CLC - or 860-344-8777 x104.



I love CT Libraries purple bag"I Love Connecticut Libraries" Bags - Help your patrons/students/volunteers carry their materials AND show their love for Connecticut libraries! Our cheerful, lightweight bags make great resale or giveaway items. Or package them with a treat, gift card, or book for a thoughtful recognition gift for volunteers and students!

Order any quantity according to the price list below. Price does not include shipping. Bags may be picked up at the CLC office in Middletown, or we will ship via USPS and charge postage to your library. Postage will be actual price paid - no markups or handling charges. Pricing:

1-24 bags: $1.45 each
25-49 bags: $1.35 each
50-99 bags: $1.25 each
100+ bags: $1.15 each

To order: Email number of bags, pick up/ship, and contact information to Pam Najarian at CLC - CLC will invoice your library.



BEA logoBookExpo America 2014 - CLC is pleased to once again partner with BookExpo America (BEA) to bring discounted registration to our members! BookExpo America gives you access to the latest titles, favorite and new authors and librarian-focused conferences to help you track the trends. There is no better place for librarians to see and learn what’s new and what’s next in publishing to help build your library. BEA 2014 will be held May 28 - 31 at the Javits Center in New York City. 

CLC members receive $20 off a 4-day pass or $10 off a 1-day pass when you order by the Early Bird deadline, May 15. There are NO savings when you order after May 15.

Early Bird Rate - Until May 15
CLC Rate
Best Deal!
Regular Rate SAVINGS
Four Day Pass:
5/28 - 5/31
$99 $119 $20
One Day Pass:
5/29, 5/30, 5/31
$65 $75 $10


To register at the CLC member discounted rate:
Log in to CLC's members-only discount area, where you will find a specially-coded registration link. You will need your CLC username and password.

For questions/issues relating to the CLC discount or logging into our members-only area, please contact Leah Farrell at CLC -
For assistance once you have reached BEA's registration screen, please contact BEA.bus

YES, we will be running buses again this year! Look for details in late March/early April.



Britannica Digital Learning

Britannica Digital Learning - CLC is pleased to announce a new partnership with Britannica Digital Learning. CLC member public and K-12 school libraries can save on a variety of Britannica products through June 30, 2014.

For more information on any of these products, visit

Britannica School Grades PK-12 Schools
Britannica Online:
Public Library Edition
Grades PK-12
Britannica Image Quest Grades PreK-12 Schools
Britannica SmartMath
(Practice version)
Grades K-8


Britannica Pathways: Science Grades 5-8 Schools
Britannica Ebooks* Grades PK-12

*765 single volume, non-fiction titles

Webinars: Britannica sponsors periodic professional development webinars for CLC members. Upcoming webinars include:

March 25, 2014, 4:00 pm - 21st Century Schools: Simple and Effective Strategies for Adding Digital Resources to Daily Instruction

Pricing, Orders & Questions: Please visit our members-only discount page (CLC username/password required), or contact Pat Salazar at Encyclopædia Britannica, (800) 621-3900 x7954 or



The Donohue Group logoCataloging Services from the Donohue Group Inc. - The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI) offers a special discount for CLC member libraries on cataloging and shelf-ready processing of all formats and batches of all sizes. DGI's workflow is completely customizable, according to your local requirements. DGI has many years of experience working within local catalogs, consortia and OCLC on behalf of our library clients. DGI catalogers pay special attention to local cataloging practices, including shelflisting and uniform treatment of series. They also specialize in cataloging of materials in foreign languages, including but not limited to: Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Ukrainian, Kiswahili and several western European languages.

As a special incentive to CLC members, DGI is offering a 5% discount off their regular cataloging rates for CLC member libraries. They welcome new customers at any time.

This service will fill the need for cataloging and/or shelf-ready processing of items received from sources that do not offer cataloging (such as online or local book stores, donors, etc.). Or, just think of those long-lingering items that keep getting pushed to the back of the cataloging queue. DGI can help! For a price quote, contact Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno, Manager of Business Development, at 860.683.1647 or via email at



Computers in Libraries 2014 logoComputers in Libraries Conference
- CLC is pleased to offer substantially discounted online registration rates for the 29th annual Computers in Libraries Conference, to be held April 7-9, 2014 at the Hilton Washington, Washington, DC. Discounts are also available on Internet@Schools, a 2-day conference track specifically designed for K-12 library media specialists. CLC member rates for registration by Friday, March 7, 2014 are as follows:

  • 3-day (April 7-9) Computers in Libraries registration: $299 (save $200!)
  • 2-day (April 7-8) Internet@Schools track registration: $109 (save $90!)

These prices are for registration only - you must arrange for travel and hotel on your own. There are no discounts to the pre- or post-conference seminars and workshops.

To register, visit CLC's members-only discounts page (CLC username/password required) and follow the instructions.

Important: To receive your registration discount, you must register via the CLC website no later than March 14, 2014.

Questions? Please contact Pam Najarian at or 860.344.8777 x106.
For more details about the conferences, visit

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- The Connecticut Walk Books (East and West editions), produced by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, are the official guides to the Blue-Blaze Hiking Trail System in Connecticut. The discounted price for either edition is $20 (includes shipping). Standard pricing is $24.95 plus shipping, so this is a great deal for your library! To order, please contact the Connecticut Forest & Park Association at or 860-346-2372.



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CREC (Capitol Region Education Council) Discounts -  CLC has partnered with the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) to expand our offering of discounts, cooperative purchasing and other services.  CREC brings the buying power of many school districts, municipalities and non-profit organizations together to offer numerous savings opportunities. Through this partnership agreement, CLC member libraries can take advantage of CREC’s cooperative purchasing opportunites, including discounts on heating oil and diesel, custodial equipment, A/V and other technology products, assistive technology, and more. CREC's contracts include:

For more information, visit or contact Cara Hart at 860-524-4021 or



EasyBib logoEasyBib School Edition - CLC is pleased to offer a discount on EasyBib School Edition for K-12 school and academic library members!

EasyBib is an Information Literacy Platform that takes students through the steps of research, citations and bibliography, note taking, compilation and organizing, dynamic outlining, and writing the paper with citations, teaching literacy skills that follow the common core standards. EasyBib’s platform structure leads students through the proper steps of research and writing. For example, students using EasyBib choose to cite before they write; they know that their sources will then appear in note card drop-down boxes and in the parenthetical citation wizard. Citing first makes the whole process easier!

EasyBib School Edition grows with the student as the student’s skill level evolves.

Free Trial: Yes! Contact Connie Sear for access information: or 860.344.8777 x104.

Offer Details/How to Order: CLC's price is guaranteed to be the best available to Connecticut schools and libraries. For a quote, contact Connie Sear, or 860.344.8777 x104. Pricing is per school based on enrollment, with special pricing for small schools. Special offer for K-12 districts: When your entire school district joins, all elementary schools are free.

Deadline: This is an ongoing offer through December 31, 2014. Inquire/subscribe any time during the offer period.

More information:



EBSCO for K-12 Schools

EBSCO logoIf you are purchasing or renewing an EBSCO product for your school, be sure to contact CLC first. Our agreement with EBSCO guarantees that CLC members will receive the "best prices and terms available to school libraries in Connecticut." Non-CLC members will not be eligible for these prices. Need an EBSCO product? Your CLC membership may pay for itself with this promotion alone!

Download a current list of available databases, e-books, and more available through this offer PDF icon (updated for the 2013-2014 year)

Both new orders and renewals are eligible. For more information, to request a free trial, or to order, contact CLC at or 860.344.8777 x104. This is an ongoing promotion.



CT library flash driveFlash Drives - CLC is now offering USB flash drives to our member libraries at a discounted rate. Libraries can purchase these flash drives and resell them to patrons who are in need of a storage device, all at a modest price. This great idea was the product of our Northeast Connecticut Public Library roundtable!

  • Functional "flip" design prevents damage.
  • Emblazoned on both sides with the universal library logo over the over the map of Connecticut (see samples), so patrons will know that this is a great service provided to them by Connecticut libraries.
  • Available in your choice of 512 MB or 2 GB of memory.
  • Drives will be shipped via C-Car where possible. Libraries not on C-Car routes may make arrangements for pickup at the CLC office in Middletown or pay for shipping.

CT library logoPricing


1-24 drives

25-49 drives

50+ drives

2 GB

$5.40 each

$5.15 each

$4.90 each

Orders/Questions: Contact Connie Sear at or 860-344-8777 x104.




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