The Board of Trustees has accepted the resignation of Alice Graves as Library Director.  We wish Alice the best and thank her for her assistance during this critical period of Library history.
The Board has appointed Charlotte Victoria Marriott as Interim Director and is pursuing the hiring of a permanent Director for the Library. 

A Message from Our New Interim Director

Hello, fellow community members. As some of us are already aware, our director Alice has resigned from CCL. We are grateful for her presence and leadership at the start of the healing process our library community so needed, and she will be missed by many members of our community.

In the interim, I will be serving as director of the library until the Board appoints a permanent occupant for the position. Having worked closely with Alice as a clerk and programmer, and given the resources available to me, I feel confident that my term as Interim Director of CCL will bring about more positive changes in our library and community.

I am a resident of Clinton Corners and have lived here since I was nine years old. Getting to know the patrons of CCL so that I can provide the best library experience possible has truly been the highlight of my time at this library. I will continue to receive training through MHLS to enhance my own librarianship and encourage staff and board members to do the same. We are a tiny community, but we are a strong one, and the cooperation of the staff and board continues to see the interconnected goals of healing and growth as being of paramount importance.

I thank the Board for their confidence in me. As always, the director of CCL invites patrons and community members to share their hopes, dreams, and ideas for our very special community. The library email address remains the same, but if you would like to get in touch via my personal email, I can also be reached at Thank you, and we hope to see you soon. ♥ Charlotte Victoria Marriott, Interim Director of Clinton Community Library

Special Board Meeting May 19

The Board of Trustees will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday at 6pm in the Library.  The only item on the agenda is a personnel matter to be addressed in Executive Session; there won’t be an opportunity for the public to comment at this meeting.  If you would like to talk with a Trustee, please leave word at the Library – one will call you back.  A Trustee will also be in the Library on Saturday May 30th.  The next regular meeting of the Board will be held on June 8th at 6:30 in the Library.

Adult Computer Classes in June

Computer tower

Do you know an adult or senior who would like to feel more comfortable using computers? Great news! We were awarded a grant to teach Adult Computer Classes on Wednesdays in June. Classes are small (2-3 students) so you know you’ll receive all the attention you need. And the teacher is our wonderful Charlotte. Choose your date: June 3, 10, 17 or 24. All classes will be be held from 10 a.m. until noon. Call or stop by the library to register. Please come and learn!

Book Group Meets May 18 at 7 pm

The CCL is reading Founding Gardeners by Andrea Wulf for its May 18th meeting. It’s a great book and everyone has a fabulous time.

Finding Balance in Your Life May 30

Hudson Valley-based Life Coach Susan Piro will present a program on “Finding Your Balance to Achieve Your Life Goals” on Saturday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. Susan will discuss how you can clarify where you are in life and create a strategy to reach your goals.

Seed Swap at the Library!

seed swap

Our trustee Annie had a great idea for a Seed Swap at the library! Stop by to share and shop for flower and vegetable seeds! So far we’ve got organic beefsteak tomato, mammoth sunflower, beet, cucumber, sugar snap pea, zucchini, red watermelon, and butternut squash. ♥ Charlotte

Magazines & Newspapers @ the Library

The Library is a great place to relax and read the daily newspaper or magazines. We hold the following:

The Poughkeepsie Journal, Hudson Valley News, River Chronicle, Hudson Valley Sampler.

American Hunter, American Rifleman, AC Sport Flyer

Air & Space, Smithsonian

Consumer Reports

Money, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune

Natural History

Hudson Valley, Home + Travel, Good Life, Spirituality & Health

People, Real Simple

Time, New Republic, The Nation

New York Magazine



Blood Drive May 29

blood drive

Give the gift of life at the Town of Clinton’s next Blood Drive, May 29 at the Youth Center, and sign up for a FREE library card. Both are gifts with unlimited value.

Register Now for Summer Reading Program

You can register online for the Summer Reading Program, or come to the library to sign up. The program is for all ages–even those who need someone to read to them. See how many books you can read this summer and how many prizes you can win!


summer reading