This Week at the Library: 5/3-5/8

Upcoming Special Programs & Events

Book Club News

The Global Literature Book Club
Monday, May 17th at 7:00 PM
Masonic Hall & Online via GoToMeeting

The Global Literature Book Club discusses prize-winning novels from around the world, in translation, selected by members of the club. These works are challenging, but gratifying, and provide insights into a wide variety of nations, cultures, and styles of writing. The club meets monthly on Monday nights at 7 pm (currently via Go To Meeting). We welcome new members.

In May, the Global Literature Book Club will discuss Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri, a surreal, devastating story of a homeless ghost named Kazu who haunts one of Tokyo’s busiest train stations. Through Kazu’s eyes, we see daily life in Tokyo buzz around him and learn the intimate details of his personal story, how loss and society’s inequalities and constrictions spiraled towards this ghostly fate, with moments of beauty and grace just out of reach. A powerful masterwork from one of Japan’s most brilliant outsider writers, Tokyo Ueno Station is a book for our times and a look into a marginalized existence in a shiny global megapolis.

Call the library at 845-266-5530 to reserve your copy.

Please meet us at the Masonic Hall or email for the meeting link.

Tea Time Book Club
Thursday, May 13th at 2:00 PM
Outside the Library

In May, the Tea Time Book Club will discuss Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell, a short, piercing, and deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare’s 11 year old son Hamnet–a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain–and the years leading up to the production of his great play. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a tender and unforgettable re-imagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, and whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down–a magnificent leap forward from one of our most gifted novelists.

Call the library at 845-266-5530 to reserve your copy. Email Susan at to receive meeting information.

April genealogy presentation slides

Missed our genealogy workshop last week? Take a look at the presentation slides:

Slides with notes
Slides only

Friends of CCL meeting


Are you interested in becoming a Friend of the Clinton Community Library? Friends support the goals and programs of the Library through advocacy, hospitality & fund raising. For more information or to join, email Carol at

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

Thank you to SSIP Taconic for sponsoring this service!

Currently Available Services

The following services are currently available at Clinton Community Library:

  • Online resources
  • Telephone support reference
  • Online programming
  • Curbside pickup
  • Checkout at the circulation desk
  • Access to browse the collection
  • Public computer access (by appointment preferred; one PC available)

To help maintain social distancing and better serve our community, we ask that you not loiter longer than is necessary to accomplish the above services.

The Mid-Hudson Library System will also resume deliveries on its regular schedule (to libraries that are open) and you will once again be able to browse our online catalog and place holds online.

Masks are required for entry into the library and we ask that you wear your mask covering both your nose and mouth at all times. Please see graphic below for a friendly reminder. Exceptions are only given to those who have medical conditions or are under two years of age.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us. Hope to see you all soon!

Curbside Pickup FAQ

We are excited to now offer CCL Curbside Pickup!

Clinton Community Library offers curbside service, making it easy for you to return materials and safely pick up items without having any direct contact with Library staff or other patrons.

1. Place items on hold.

2. Wait for notification, then let us know you’d prefer curbside pickup.

3. Grab & go!

  • Call us when you get to the parking lot. If you do not have a cell phone, please knock on the door and then step away. Please wait in your car or by the picnic table while we gather your items.
  • Bags will be on a table outside the building.
  • Find your bag labeled with the first four letters of your last name.

Homebound patrons can designate another person to pick up their holds. Please call for more information and to schedule such a pickup.

Our outdoor book drop is available 24/7, so you’re welcome to return books, movies, and other physical items anytime that’s convenient starting that day. All returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being processed and circulated. Your items will not be taken off your account until after their 72-hour quarantine period (this will not create penalties or any overdue fines for your account in any way).

Chair Yoga Returns Online!

Chair Yoga Online

Fridays at 12:00 PM
Online via Facebook Live

Join Samantha Free on Facebook Live for Chair Yoga classes online. Learn the basics of breath, meditation, and movement. This class will help you stretch and strengthen.


This program is sponsored by the Clinton Community Library. Funding for this and other Optimistic Aging programs is provided by the Northeast Dutchess Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.