Thank You!!!

The Trustees of Clinton Community Library would like to send appreciation and thanks to all the Clinton residents who contributed to the successful outcome for our ballot proposition. This stabilizes our library and allows us to plan ahead. Part of our mission statement is “The library is the heart of the community,” but your generous vote clearly illustrates that the community is the heart of our library.

We treasure our patrons and it has been our pleasure to serve all of our neighbors. If you do not yet have a library card, come get one. If you have not joined us for a program this year, show up. We will be happy to see you. It’s your community and your library.!!

Please Join Us!

December Book Club News

Tea Time Book Club
Mudbound
by Hillary Jordan 

December 14, 2 PM

It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband’s Mississippi Delta farm. In the midst of the family’s struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura’s brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not – charming, handsome, and haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the McAllan farm, has come home with the shine of a war hero. But no matter his bravery in defense of his country, he is still considered less than a man in the Jim Crow South. It is the unlikely friendship of these brothers-in-arms that drives this powerful novel to its inexorable conclusion.

Reserve your copy now and join us for a book discussion on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 2 PM. New members are welcome!

Book Discussion Group
Before the Fall
by Noah Hawley 

December 18, 7 PM

On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are the painter Scott Burroughs and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family.

Was it by chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something more sinister at work? A storm of media attention brings Scott fame that quickly morphs into notoriety and accusations, and he scrambles to salvage truth from the wreckage. Amid trauma and chaos, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy grows and glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, morality, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.

Reserve your copy now and join us for a book discussion on Monday, Dec. 18 at 7 PM. New members are welcome!

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.

Annual Appeal – There’s Still Time to Donate!

2017 Annual Appeal

There is still time to donate to our 2017 Annual Appeal! Anything you give helps us provide our patrons with new books, audio books, DVDs, and more. Plus, it allows us to continue providing you with quality programming.

Please mail your donation to:

Clinton Community Library
1215 Centre Rd.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

And don’t forget to check if your company will match your gift — many do!

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.

Job & Career Help

Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.