Welcome to Teresa McGuirk, our new Library Director.  Teresa is a Town of Clinton resident who brings 20+ years of overseeing a small community library.  Teresa has a hands-on working knowledge of the best practices for a community library, including budget preparation, financial management, library operations, strategic planning and 414 campaigns for public funding.  Teresa previously took a responsibility-driven role at CCL as chair of our fund raising committee.  Teresa knows well and cares passionately about the intersection of community and library needs.
Thank you to Charlotte Victoria Marriott who served as our Interim Director during the busy months of early Summer.  Charlotte led the library’s two-week Summer Camp for the children in our community and taught classes for our Seniors to introduce them to the machines and methods of the digital age.

Library Closed September 7 for Labor Day


Just a reminder that the Library will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day. We wish everyone a relaxing (and hopefully long!) weekend.

The Library IS open during construction project!

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Please use the Town Hall entrance when visiting the Library for the next day or so. Construction should be finished by the end of the week. Thanks for your cooperation!

Don’t forget to reserve your booth for our October 10 Tag Sale! All proceeds benefit the library.

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Good Luck Novel Ninjas!

The Clinton Community Library Battle of the Books team is ready to face the competition from over 20 other libraries in the Hudson Valley. Under the direction of coaches Susan Gausepohl and Terry Sennett, the members of the team have been reading the selected books and meeting regularly to prepare for the Battle which will take place on September 12 at George Fischer Middle School in Carmel, NY. Go Get ’em Novel Ninjas!!

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.