Upcoming Programs

We want to share our love of a good book this month! When you stop by the library please fill out a book recommendation so we can make a list of best reads for 2022!
Join the Global Literature Book Club in January to discuss "The Passenger" by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz. The group will meet virtually via GoTo Meeting. For more info, please call us at (845) 266-5530.
This is a virtual program with The Baking Coach, who will guide you through decorating a cookie to resemble a favorite book cover! Great for all ages!  Registrants for this program will receive a Zoom link for the program and kit which you must pick up at the library ahead of time. The kit includes a cookie base, fondant, and ingredients for frostings of various colors. Register online to save your spot for this fun program. 
Learn the secret behind melody and harmony with this interactive lecture. Participants will conduct to an animated orchestra and explore how popular music borrows from classical music. Register online to save your spot for this informative program. 
Join Holly Shelowitz, Culinary Nutrition Educator and Counselor, for a hands-on Indian cooking class from the comfort of your own kitchen. Join us on zoom by setting up your computer in the kitchen. On the menu is Chana Saag, which is a traditional dish with chickpeas and spinach. In this class, you will have the option to use chicken instead of chickpeas. We will also be making basmati rice, or cauliflower rice. To complete the menu, we will make Raita, a traditional yogurt condiment. You can use dairy or non-dairy yogurt. The menu is delicious and we look forward to seeing each other in our kitchens!

This Week at the Library

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Turning Outward Report

In 2021 Clinton Community Library participated in the Turning Outward program with the support of the Mid-Hudson Library System. We conducted a series of community conversations and spoke with dozens of Clinton residents to learn more about their aspirations and concerns. We are happy to share the resulting Turning Outward Report, which shows what we learned. Thanks to all who participated. The conversation doesn’t end here! We want to keep the lines of communication open so that together we all can work toward our shared goals.

Next Board of Trustees Meeting – February 14, 2022

The November Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 6:30 PM. The meeting format is yet to be determined. Please email Library Director Carol Bancroft for more info.

Support CCL’s 2021 Annual Appeal

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

There has been nothing better this year than returning to in-person events and seeing all of you regularly visiting the library!

Whether you are a parent bringing your preschooler to story time, a teenager who is part of our award-winning Battle of the Books team, a voracious reader enjoying the discussions at one of our book clubs, or a senior continuing to explore the world via one of our Optimistic Aging programs, it is the Clinton Community Library’s goal to meet you where you are and help you get where you want to go.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to our 2021 Annual Appeal. If you prefer, you can mail your check to the library:
Clinton Community Library
1215 Centre Rd.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Your contribution will help us continue to grow and meet the needs of our community. Thank you for all of your continued support!

Clinton Community Library Board of Trustees

Updated Mask Guidance


Current COVID Transmission Level in Dutchess County: HIGH.

The CDC recommends wearing masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status when the transmission level is SUBSTANTIAL or HIGH.

Effective August 10, masks are required to enter the Town Hall, Town Offices, and Library.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Museum Passes Now For Checkout

We are excited to offer two new Museum Passes! You may now check out a family pass for Mass MoCA (gallery admission only for up to 2 adults and 2 children under 16) or Storm King Art Center (up to 6 people — children under 5 do not need to be counted in the total). Museum passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis, check out for 1 week, and must be picked up and returned to the CCL circulation desk.

CCL Seeks New Trustee

The Clinton Community Library has an immediate opening for a new Board of Trustees member. Residents of Clinton are invited to apply for a three-year volunteer term.

Continue reading ‘CCL Seeks New Trustee’

Homebound Delivery Service

Home Delivery Now Available for Clinton Patrons!

Are you unable to visit the library due to age, illness or disability? Don’t let that keep you from borrowing our materials. We are thrilled to partner with our local seniors’ organization, SSIP (Settled & Serving In Place) to bring home delivery to Clinton Community Library Patrons.

What materials can be accessed?

Any materials that can be checked out can be requested for home delivery.

How can my materials be chosen? 

You may request specific titles from our library or a library within our system. Our staff is also happy to select materials for you based on your favorite authors or interests.

When will I receive my requested materials? 

Materials will be delivered to your door by a volunteer from SSIP. CCL will work with you and the volunteer to schedule a mutually convenient delivery time.

How do I take advantage of home delivery? 

Delivery is available for Town of Clinton residents. If you or someone you know can benefit from this service, please contact the Library at 845-266-5530 or clintonlib1215@gmail.com.

Thank you to SSIP Taconic for sponsoring this service!

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.