This Week at the Library: 8/10-8/15


If you were a ball field and your season was curtailed, wouldn’t a literary purpose be the ticket! Clinton Community Library took the opportunity to do a StoryWalk. The book on outdoor display is The Birdwatchers by Simon James. With the help of a team of teens and adults, this tale about a child and grandfather is ready to read. Come on over to 1215 Centre Road! Ages 3-8 recommended.

What is a StoryWalk?

“StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are […] installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story… StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.”

Kellogg-Hubbard Library

Our StoryWalk was installed brilliantly on the lawn of Clinton campus:

Thank you to Angela, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Joshua, Gabriel and Teresa (not pictured) for help with the installation!



2019 Annual Report

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2020 Summer Concerts

Great news! With the Mid-Hudson Region now in Phase 4, gatherings of up to 50 are allowed, and we will be able to hold our outdoor summer concerts starting on July 17th! We are excited to host live music for our community to enjoy, but we do have some special guidelines this year:

1) Please bring your own chair and respect social distancing guidelines (patrons that come to the concert together may sit together as a group).
2) The concert will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather (rain, excessive heat, etc.) because we cannot safely move the performance indoors.
3) A staff member will maintain an attendee count so we do not exceed the number of people allowed.

All concerts will be held from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. We encourage you to bring your own refreshments to enjoy during the performance. Bottled water will be available for a donation to the library.

These events can take place as long as the Mid-Hudson Region continues to meet the appropriate metrics. If local or state government rolls back the region to an earlier Phase, the event is subject to cancellation.

We hope you are as excited as we are to enjoy live music!


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.

Creativebug is here!

We are so excited to offer our patrons a new database starting TODAY! It’s called Creativebug and we hope you love it as much as we do. Use your library barcode to create an account and start creating:

From sewing projects to creative planning to quilting, lettering, knitting, jewelry making, kids’ crafts and more… the options are endless! ⁠

Virtual Tech Help

Do you need help with your Kindle, tablet, smart phone or computer? Would you like to know how to check out eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive or Libby and magazines on RBDigital? Do you need assistance using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Craigslist? Our teen tech expert Samantha will help answer your questions via a virtual meeting through Zoom. Email with your name, phone number, email address, and tell us what you need help with to schedule a 30-minute appointment.

Get a CCL Library Card Instantly!

The Library’s physical building may be temporarily closed, but we are doing everything we can to supply you with resources that you can access from home 24/7. If you do not currently have a library card, you can now register for an Instant Card here: and have immediate access to eBooks, eAudio, TumbleBooks for Kids, Universal Class, Kanopy video streaming and all of the available MHLS online resources!

Check it out!