Upcoming Programs & Events

Week of August 20th

School Supply Drive

For the past five years the Pleasant Plains Presbyterian Church, with the assistance of Clinton Community Library and other churches in the town, has collected hundreds of school book bags and supplies for families and students in the region. The items will be distributed initially on Sat. August 26 between 10AM-12PM at the church on Fiddler’s Bridge Road and Hollow Road. All remaining book bags and supplies will then be turned over to the Hyde Park Central School District for further distribution. Only new book bags and supplies are being collected and the supply list has been provided by the district.

Items For Use By Students: book bags/backpacks, Crayola washable markers, Crayola colored pencils, Ticonderoga #2 pencils, pencil box/pouch, glue sticks, dry erase markers, children’s scissors, pink erasers, composition notebooks, 2-pocket folders (heavy duty plastic), 1″ 3-ring binders, 3×3 Post-it notes, Elmer’s glue

Items For General Classroom Use: boxes of tissues, Clorox wipes, paper towels

You may drop off your items at the Library until August 24th. Please call the church with your questions: 845.889.4019 between 9AM-12PM Tues-Fri. Thank you for your contributions!

2018 Links Fore Literacy

Love to golf? Love your local libraries? Then sign up for Links Fore Literacy, benefitting the Hyde Park, Staatsburg, and Clinton libraries.

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at Dinsmore Golf Course
Entry Fee: $125 per player
Price includes: Gift back, 18 holes of golf, golf cart, lunch at the turn, buffet dinner at The Eagle’s Nest, games and prizes!

* Cash prize for the Top Team *

Check in – 8 AM. Shotgun start – 9 AM

Sponsorhip opportunities available, contact Kathryn Choinski for more information (845) 546-6477 or kathrynchoinski@hpcsd.org.

To download a registration form, click here.

Support the Library With Amazon Smile!

Help the library when you shop on Amazon!
Your shopping makes a difference. Amazon donates to Clinton Community Literary Association Inc when you shop for anything:  smile.amazon.com/ch/14-1699640
Amazon shoppers, consider doing your shopping through AmazonSmile and helping the Clinton Community Library! With each purchase you make, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the library.

When asked to pick an organization to support, choose Clinton Community Literary Association Inc. Shopping at AmazonSmile is no different from shopping at Amazon, with the sole exception being financial support for the library. There is no additional cost to shop through AmazonSmile.

Book Club News

Tea Time Book Club
by Alice Hoffman

August 16, 2:00 PM

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to redefine herself and the power of love, family, and fate.

Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt.

What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion—from dark suffering to true happiness—a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls—including an angel who’s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night.

Here is a character you will fall in love with, so believable and real and endearing, that she captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding yourself at last. For anyone who’s ever been a hurt teenager, for every mother of a daughter who has lost her way, Faithful is a roadmap.

Alice Hoffman’s “trademark alchemy” (USA TODAY) and her ability to write about the “delicate balance between the everyday world and the extraordinary” (WBUR) make this an unforgettable story. With beautifully crafted prose, Alice Hoffman spins hope from heartbreak in this profoundly moving novel.

Reserve your copy now! New members are welcome!
Evening Book Club
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
by Mark T. Sullivan
August 20, 7 PM

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.

In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders.

Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.

Fans of All the Light We Cannot SeeThe Nightingale, and Unbroken will enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.

Reserve your copy now. New members are welcome!

Open Mic August 24

This month’s Open Mic is happening on Friday, August 24 at 7! Our monthly open mic night is happening and we’re looking for performers! If you want to sing, play music, recite the spoken word, or share a talent, give us a call at 266-5530 to get on the list!

Program Proposal Form

Do you want to get involved with the library? Do you have a great idea for a program or library event, but aren’t sure how to get started? Now you can simply fill out our online Program Proposal Form. We read through submissions monthly and will contact you if your program is a good fit.

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Pass

Mid-Hudson Children's Museum Library Pass
We are pleased to share that we now offer our patrons a pass to the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum! The Pass allows for free general admission during public hours for the entire family. The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum defines “family” as up to two adults and all children under 18 years old from one household. Library card AND photo ID must be presented when entering the museum, per the Museum’s rules. The Family Pass may be borrowed during the week for 5 days. Passes must be returned to the Clinton Community Library and handed to a staff member.
A Family Pass may NOT be renewed, and there is a late fee of $5.00 per day, and a fee of $10.00 for a lost membership card. For more information, call the library or stop by the circulation desk!

eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.