Board of Trustees Positions open

There are three Trustees positions open. You may pick up an application at the library. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 7 at 5 pm. Trustees will be appointed at the Board meeting on Monday November 10 at 6:30 pm.

November Newsletter


November 2014


New Board

A huge welcome to our new Board of Trustees: Barbara Burns, Teresa McGuirk, Bill Relyea and Scott Sherk. They are accepting applications for 3 more open positions. You may pick up an application at the library or download it from our web site, Completed applications are due Friday, Nov. 7 at 5 pm. The Board will choose the three additional trustees at the next Board meeting on November 10 at 6:30 pm.


Election Day Raffle

We are currently selling raffle tickets and all prizes are on display. Raffle tickets are 50 cents each and you may purchase as many as you want. The drawing will be Thursday, Nov. 6. All proceeds benefit the library.


Clinton Historical Society-CCL Program

The Clinton Community Library and the Clinton Historical Society present “The History of Schultzville Hamlet,” by Craig Marshall, Town Historian and Theodore A. Schultz, returning from the dead, on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 pm at the Masonic Hall in Schultzville. FREE and open to all ages. For information call 242-5879.



The Library is NOT accepting book donations at this time. We will begin accepting donations in January for our February book sale. Please do not leave boxes of books at our door. Donations will only be accepted by the Library Director.


If you would like to donate books to the library for circulation, we have a wish list on display in the library. We need new books published within the past year and new DVDs. We are unable to accept textbooks, VHS cassettes, audio cassettes, or books in poor condition. Our space is limited. We appreciate your support and compliance with our policies.


Library Closings

The library will be closed on Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans’ Day. We will also be closed on Thanksgiving and the Friday after, Nov. 27 and 28. We will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 29. Any items due on those days may be returned after we re-open and fines will be waived.


Invention of Wings Nov. 17

invention of wings

The Book Club’s next selection is Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Invention of Wings.” The Book Club meets the third Monday of the month at 6:30. Next meeting is Nov. 17. Everyone is invited, and refreshments are served.

Agenda for 10/27 Meeting

Since the upcoming meeting on Oct. 27 at 2 pm is a special meeting, we are posting the Agenda in advance. Copies will be available at the meeting as well.


CCL Agenda – 10/21/14

  1. Notice of Special Meeting to Poughkeepsie Journal
  2. Board Special Meeting on Oct. 27
    1. Welcome, Introductions, Agenda Adoption – Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MHLS Coordinator of Library Sustainability
    2. Election of Board Officers – Rebekkah Smith Aldrich
      1. President
      2. Vice President
      3. Treasurer
      4. Secretary
        1. Board Meeting Recorder – CCL Staff
    3. Appointments of CCL Trustees to vacant positions – Presiding Officer
      1. Application process for 3 vacant seats
        1. Board Trustees recruit applicants
        2. Applications distributed and managed by CCL staff
      2. Board review applications at November meeting and makes appointments as appropriate
    4. Fiscal – Alice Graves
      1. Update on 2015 Budget Request
      2. Signatory Approval for CCL Bank Account
    5. Provisional Charter Extension Application Update – Alice Graves
    6. Scheduling future meetings – Presiding Officer
      1. Prior schedule – 2nd Monday of each month for CCL Board meeting
      2. Reserve potential dates for Trustee Planning Workshop
    7. Adjourn – Presiding Officer
  3. November 10th Board Meeting
    1. Director’s Report
    2. Fiscal
      1. Orientation of 2014 Operating Budget
      2. 2014 Independent Fiscal Review
      3. Director & Officers Liability Insurance
    3. Provisional Charter
      1. Consideration for election rather than appointment of trustees
      2. Consideration of changing number of trustees from a fixed 7 to a range of 5-7
    4. Planning Workshop
      1. Essential Trustee Roles and Responsibilities
      2. Strategic Planning
        1. Fund Raising – Balanced Budget
        2. Community Outreach & Engagement
        3. Path to Sustainable Funding

History of Schultzville Nov. 7th

The History of Schultzville Hamlet” will be presented by the Clinton Historical Society on Friday November 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM. It will be held in Schultzville in the recently restored 1865 Masonic Hall at the Town Hall site on Centre Road. The presenters will be Craig Marshall, Town Historian and Society V.P. and Theodore A. Schultz who died in 1862 but is returning for this event “by special arrangement.” He was raised in the hamlet and his grandfather settled the area in 1807. Many vintage photographs of Schultzville will be shown, some of which have never been exhibited before, as well as artifacts from the hamlet dating as far back as 1797. The presentation is being sponsored jointly by the Clinton Historical Society and the Clinton Community Library. All are welcome, there is no charge, and refreshments will be available. For information, please call 845-242-5879.

Schultzville Store, circa 1907

Schultzville Store, circa 1907

Board of Trustees Meeting

The Clinton Community Library Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, Oct.27 at 2 pm in the library. The public is invited.

Halloween @ the Library


October 31st all day, trick or treat at the library. Bring an item for the Clinton Food Pantry and receive a treat!

Teen Clothing Swap to be Rescheduled

The Teen Clothing Swap, originally scheduled for Oct. 3rd will be rescheduled.

MHLS OverDrive Big Library Read Oct 13-18

MHLS libraries will all be participating in the fifth OverDrive Big Library Read – with a well-received just released title – Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes. The eBook and downloadable audiobook will be available in the MHLS Digital Download Collection for simultaneous use, meaning no holds or waitlists for users from October 13-28. Big Library Read is the worldwide digital version of a local book club, and an opportunity for your library to generate more interest in the digital collection beyond the bestsellers.

big library read

CCL Book Club – Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri


The CCL Book Club meets the third Monday of every month. Next meeting is Sept. 15 at 7 pm. Even if you haven’t read the book, come along and listen to the discussion. Everyone is welcome and refreshments are served.