Please Participate in Our Survey

How do you envision the Clinton Community Library in bloom? We would very much like your ideas, wishes, and needs to seed the Long-Term Plan we are developing. We invite you to come talk with a Trustee at the Library on the last Saturday of each month. Or just answer our shortsurvey at to give us feedback. Thank you for growing with us for 50 years!

Representing Clinton Community Library at the Fourth of July Parade in Hyde Park!

Fourth of July Parade 2015!


Everyone had a wonderful time this morning at the Fourth of July Parade in Hyde Park! Thank you to Jamie and George, Sage, and Stephen for respectively building our glorious float, driving our glorious float, and recreating our logo! Happy Fourth of July!

Don’t forget about Library Camp! We have some really exciting activities in the works!!

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Summer Writers’ Group – Register Now!

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Writers of all levels + genres are invited to attend a weekly workshop at CCL throughout the summer. Writers’ groups are a great way to meet people with similar interests and get precious feedback on your work. Thursdays at 5:30pm, starting July 9. Please bring up to 5 double-spaced pages of your work with copies for the group. Please contact us to register.

Fax Is Back!!


Our fax line is back for and ready for use! Please don’t forget to think of us next time you need to send something! And you can send us faxes at 266-5748. Thank you to our trustee Annie for getting this done. <3 Charlotte (P.S., did you know that fax is short for facsimile? I didn’t!)

With Interim Director Charlotte Victoria Marriott’s hands very capably on the Library steering wheel, the Board has turned its searchlight on and is scanning for a hard-working, dedicated, smart and community-minded individual to serve as Library Director.  We invite you to go to our website’s About Us page for a description of how we envision the role of a Library Director.  Please help extend our searchlight beam by sharing this information with friends and associates you think may qualify.  Our searchlight will be on through June.

Encore Performance June 5 at Town Hall

“The History of Schultzville Hamlet” will be presented on Friday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall on Centre Road. Back by popular demand, this encore presentation features Craig Marshall, town historian and Clinton Historical Society vice president as Theodore Augustus “Gus” Schultz (1839- 1862). Schultz’s grandfather settled the area in 1807 and Gus was raised in the hamlet. Many rare vintage photographs of Schultzville will be exhibited, as well as hamlet artifacts dating from 1797. The event is free of charge and refreshments will be served. For more information, please call (845) 242-5879. Co-sponsored by Clinton Historical Society and Clinton Community Library.

Wine-Tasting Event on June 12

Community member and certified wine educator Scott Sherk will be giving an educational Italian Wine-Tasting to benefit the Library on Friday, June 12 at the Creek Meeting House on Salt Point Turnpike. Please get your tickets beforehand at the library. Space is limited! Suggested donation is $20 per person. Wines donated by John Given Wines. Thank you!

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A Message from Our New Interim Director

Hello, fellow community members. As some of us are already aware, our director Alice has resigned from CCL. We are grateful for her presence and leadership at the start of the healing process our library community so needed, and she will be missed by many members of our community.

In the interim, I will be serving as director of the library until the Board appoints a permanent occupant for the position. Having worked closely with Alice as a clerk and programmer, and given the resources available to me, I feel confident that my term as Interim Director of CCL will bring about more positive changes in our library and community.

I am a resident of Clinton Corners and have lived here since I was nine years old. Getting to know the patrons of CCL so that I can provide the best library experience possible has truly been the highlight of my time at this library. I will continue to receive training through MHLS to enhance my own librarianship and encourage staff and board members to do the same. We are a tiny community, but we are a strong one, and the cooperation of the staff and board continues to see the interconnected goals of healing and growth as being of paramount importance.

I thank the Board for their confidence in me. As always, the director of CCL invites patrons and community members to share their hopes, dreams, and ideas for our very special community. The library email address remains the same, but if you would like to get in touch via my personal email, I can also be reached at Thank you, and we hope to see you soon. ♥ Charlotte Victoria Marriott, Interim Director of Clinton Community Library

The Board of Trustees has accepted the resignation of Alice Graves as Library Director.  We wish Alice the best and thank her for her assistance during this critical period of Library history.
The Board has appointed Charlotte Victoria Marriott as Interim Director and is pursuing the hiring of a permanent Director for the Library.