New! Summer Reading Online!

This year you can log your summer reading minutes online! (Audiobooks, eBooks, and Books all count!) Click the Links Below, to Register for Our Kids, Adult & Teen Summer Reading Programs! Be a reading rockstar!

Register for Online Kids Summer Reading Program 2018

Register for Online Teen Summer Reading Program 2018

Register for Online Adult Summer Reading Program 2018

The Library Has It All This Week! July 16-21

Free Summer Concert 7/20 – Bernstein Bard Trio

Free Concert:
Bernstein Bard Trio

Friday, July 20, 6:00 PM

The Bernstein Bard Trio has become an acoustic music phenomenon in the Hudson Valley of New York over the last 15 years. Known for their imaginative arrangements, diverse repertoire, and infectious grooves, they perform up and down the East Coast.

The Trio features brothers Mark Bernstein on guitar and vocals, Steve Bernstein on mandolin and vocals, and Robert Bard on upright bass and vocals. They frequently expand to a quartet when performing with percussionist Brian Melick.

Latin, Swing, Waltz, Tango, Reggae, World Music, Pop, and beyond … Anywhere you can imagine or can’t even begin to comprehend … The BBT will take you there.

Support the Library With Amazon Smile!

Prime Day is Coming on July 17th!
Your shopping makes a difference. Amazon donates to Clinton Community Literary Association Inc when you shop Prime Day deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/14-1699640

Are you an Amazon Prime member? If so, and you plan to take advantage of Prime Day Deals, then consider doing your shopping through 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.

Book Club News

Evening Book Club
A Visit From the Goon Squad
by Jennifer Egan
July 15, 7 PM
Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.

* National Bestseller
* National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
* PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
* A New York Times Book Review Best Book

Reserve your copy now and join us for a book discussion on Monday at 7 PM. New members are welcome!

Tea Time Book Club
Beartown: A Novel
by Fredrik Backman

July 19, 2:00 PM
People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever-encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys.

Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.

Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.

Reserve your copy now! New members are welcome!

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.