Upcoming Programs

Preview night 5/19 from 5-7 PM Book sale 5/20 from 1-6 PM Book & Plant sale 5/21 9 AM to 5 PM Book & Plant sale 5/22 11 AM to 3 PM
Did you know May is the best time to go birding in our area? Join Barbara Mansell for a Tuesday morning bird walk on May 17 at 9:30am. Attendees are encouraged to wear boots and bring binoculars. Register so we know to expect you!
Trees are amazing. They are valuable to humans, to wildlife, to soil. Explore how they function, what can go wrong, how to pick the right tree for the right site, how to plant a new one... and how to enjoy the best of trees! Register to get the zoom link.
Explore the culinary treasures hidden in wild foods. Learn to identify, harvest, and prepare these ancient foods so you can easily incorporate them into your daily meals. Herbalist and author Dina Falconi will present slides of botanically accurate illustrations and discuss master recipes from her book Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook.

This Week at the Library

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Job Opportunity: P/T Programming Coordinator

We're Hiring!

The Clinton Community Library has an immediate opening for a creative, energetic, and detail-oriented individual to join its team as a Programming Coordinator. This part-time position (24-30 hours per week) will require some Saturdays and occasional evenings.

The ideal candidate will be creative, energetic, flexible, organized, and able to efficiently plan, promote, and oversee all aspects of programs for adults, teens, and elementary-aged children in order to encourage lifelong library use. The Programming Coordinator also supports marketing and public relations outreach, with primary responsibility for updating the library’s website/events calendar and maintaining the library’s social media presence.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Carol Bancroft at clinton.director@gmail.com.

View Full Job Description Here

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Save The Date! Book Sale May 19-22

Save the Date! Our Spring Book Sale is happening May 19th-22nd.

The sale will include a variety of titles for adults, teens, and children. Topics include classics, best-sellers, history, gardening, cookbooks, political commentary, and more. 

The dates/times of the sale are as follows:

  • Thursday, May 19, 5PM–7PM – Preview night with $10 entry fee. Books priced as marked.
  • Friday, May 20, 1PM–6PM – Books priced as marked.
  • Saturday, May 21: 9AM–5PM – Books priced as marked. Plant sale outdoors.
  • Sunday, May 22: 11AM–3PM – Bag Day: Fill a bag of books for just $5!


  • Clinton Historical Society will have a table inside selling local history books.
  • Scenic & Historic Roads Advisory Committee (SHRAC) will have a table outside selling bulbs.
  • Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) will have a table outside with information on the Pollinator Pathway.

Don’t miss this great community event!

NEW! STEAM to Go Kits

Dig deep into science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with our new Penworthy S.T.E.A.M. Kits To Go! The kits integrate high-interest books with interactive resources for family fun and learning. Kits circulate for 2 weeks and must be picked up and returned to the CCL circulation desk. Check one out with your library card today! Kits are best for children in grades 4 and up. These kits were purchased with funds from the Dutchess County Learn, Play, Create Grant.

Green Energy Kit

Our world runs on energy and the Green Energy kit teaches kids about alternate energy sources that are clean and renewable. The kit introduces young engineers about energy and promotes hands-on exploration of energy concepts. Kids will be introduced to solar, wind and geothermal power and encouraged to build over 125 different projects using alternate energy sources.

Electronics, Coding & Bots Kit

Science Comics gives us a high-interest graphic novel packed with facts on robots and drones: past, present and future. Kids apply the information to coding with Artie the programmable robot that draws whatever you code on any sheet of paper. Use Snap Circuits to enjoy hours of educational fun while learning about electronics and circuits with hands-on manipulatives and easy-to-follow activity guides.

Explore Circuits Kit

Develop problem solving , cause and effect, and logic skills in this addictive marble circuits game or learn the fundamentals of circuitry with this imaginative play set made to teach key engineering and design principles. Wrap it all together with a look at 101 incredible technology facts that every kid should know.

Explore the Outdoors Kit

The Explore the Outdoor kit encourages kids to explore the great outdoors. Perfect for nature walks and backyard exploration with the submergible SeaScope and 2-1 Explorer Scope for up-close examination of everything from rocks to bugs.

Won’t You Be Our Friend?

Meeting: Monday, May 23, 4:00 PM
In-Person at the Library (refreshments will be served)

Friends support the goals and programs of the Library through advocacy, hospitality & fundraising. Learn how you can get involved with the library and our community! All are welcome!

Next Board of Trustees Meeting – May 9, 2022

The next Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 6:30 PM in the library. The public is always welcome to attend. You may view the current board packet on our website. Please email Library Director Carol Bancroft for more information.

Covid Test Kits Available!

Do you need a Covid test kit? The library now has a limited number available. If you are experiencing symptoms, please call ahead and we will be happy to bring one out to your car. Otherwise, you may pick up one kit per family at the circulation desk.

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.