Don’t Miss Open Mic Night!

Our monthly open mic night is happening THIS FRIDAY, March 23 at 7 PM 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!

New Online Calendar!

Today we launched a brand-new online calendar with increased functionality that will make it easier for you to remember when programs are happening!

You can email yourself a reminder or even send yourself a text message. To do this, click on the “View as List” link:

You will see a list of our upcoming events instead of a monthly calendar. Featured events will be at the top of the list. From here you can choose you email the information to yourself, send a text (immediately or the day before the event), add it to your personal calendar (Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, Windows Live Calendar, etc.), or create your own personalized list of events.


The new calendar also offers online program registration!

If you need help using these features, please stop by the library and we will be more than happy to guide you through!

Book Club News

Tea Time Book Club
The Muralist
by B.A. Shapiro
March 22, 2:00 PM

Alizée Benoit, an American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her artistic patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who while working at Christie’s auction house uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now-famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?

Reserve your copy now (for large print, click here) and join us for a book discussion on Thursday, March 22 at 2 PM. New members are welcome!

New Books In February

We have added so many new books to our collection this month! Come browse our NEW shelf and remember to ask us to reserve an item for your if you don’t find what you’re looking for.

Programming Announcement

If you are shopping at Amazon, consider using AmazonSmile and helping the Clinton Community 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. With each purchase you make, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the library.

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.