This Week at the Library: 6/14-6/19

Upcoming Special Programs & Events

Bag Sale Extended Through Saturday
If you didn't have a chance to stop by our book sale last weekend, you're in luck. We are extending it through this week and you can fill a shopping bag with books for just $5! Stop by any time during open library hours. You can pay for your items at the circulation desk.

Book Club News

The Global Literature Book Club
Monday, June 21st 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 June, the Global Literature Book Club will discuss Disoriental by Négar Djavadi, the story of a young girl and her family, at the core of an exploration of Iranian history. In this high-spirited, kaleidoscopic story, key moments of Iranian history, politics, and culture punctuate stories of family drama and triumph.

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, June 17th at 2:00 PM
Outside the Library

The Tea Time Book Club meets for tea and discussion of books that are chosen for diversity, genre variation, and often award-winners. Join us each month for a lively discussion and meet other readers in your community.

In June, the Tea Time Book Club will discuss Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino, a darkly funny and warm-hearted novel about a young woman whose dead grandmother (in the form of a parakeet) warns her not to marry and sends her out to find an estranged loved one.

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

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).

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! ⁠

Universal Class is Here!

Library card holders now have access to Universal Class! Free courses are now available online in over 30 subject areas, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests and options for social media interaction with other learners.

Here is just a few topics of the classes offered:

– Digital Photography
– Babysitting 101
– Exercise and Fitness
– Entrepreneurship
– Arts and Music
– Home and Garden Care
– Cooking
– Computers and Technology
– Health and Medicine
– Homeschooling
– Job Assistance
– Law and Legal
– Parenting and Family
– Pet and Animal Care

… plus hundreds more! Take advantage of this resource and learn at your own pace. For more information, visit: