Beginning Birders this Saturday

April 18 at 10:00 am, join the Winnakee Land Trust and the Waterman Bird Club for a fun program, “No Child Left Indoors.” Walk our nature trail and learn to identify birds and their habitats. Do a craft at the library. Sign up for a library card and take home a book (or books) on birds to learn even more. It’s going to be a fun morning!

Battle of the Books Bake Sale Saturday May 2nd


CCL’s Battle of the Books* team is holding a bake sale to help raise funds for their books and t-shirts.  If the weather permits, they will set up a table outside.


Battle of the Books is a teen program that promotes reading and teamwork. It is very important to many young people in our community.

Magazines & Newspapers @ the Library

The Library is a great place to relax and read the daily newspaper or magazines. We hold the following:

The Poughkeepsie Journal, Hudson Valley News, River Chronicle, Hudson Valley Sampler.

American Hunter, American Rifleman, AC Sport Flyer

Air & Space, Smithsonian

Consumer Reports

Money, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune

Natural History

Hudson Valley, Home + Travel, Good Life, Spirituality & Health

People, Real Simple

Time, New Republic, The Nation

New York Magazine



Beginning Birders April 18, 10:00 am

This Saturday we’re having a very special program about birds. Walk our nature trail, learn to identify the different kinds of birds, make your own bird house, and browse our collection of bird books. Fun for all ages!


Blood Drive May 29

blood drive

Give the gift of life at the Town of Clinton’s next Blood Drive, May 29 at the Youth Center, and sign up for a FREE library card. Both are gifts with unlimited value.

Register Now for Summer Reading Program

You can register online for the Summer Reading Program, or come to the library to sign up. The program is for all ages–even those who need someone to read to them. See how many books you can read this summer and how many prizes you can win!


summer reading

The spring issue of Spotlight on Seniors is now available at the Library! Pick up your free copy today!

Book Club April 20th


The Book Club will meet on Monday, April 20 at 7 pm to discuss “Transatlantic” by National Book Award winner Colum McCann.

Join The Big Library Read


For more information on Shakespeare Saved My Life, the Big Lbrary Read, go here.

About the book

Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before — supermax solitary confinement. In this unwelcoming place, surrounded by inmates known as the worst of the worst, is Larry Newton. A convicted murderer with several escape attempts under his belt and a brilliantly agile mind on his shoulders, Larry was trying to break out of prison at the same time Laura was fighting to get her program started behind bars. Thus begins the most unlikely of friendships, one bonded by Shakespeare and lasting years—a friendship that, in the end, would save more than one life.

2 Story Times a week!

story time

We now offer two Story Times each week: Tuesday at 10:30 and Thursday at 2:00.

Guitar Lessons at Clinton Community Library!

Starting on February 27, Friday nights at Clinton Community Library will include a group lesson on acoustic guitar with Charlotte. Please bring your own guitar if you can, and give Charlotte a few days’ notice to restring one if you can’t. All ages are welcome to learn, listen, and jam! Charlotte has played guitar for 12 years and is comfortable teaching guitarists of various levels.