Seeking Additional Trustees

Come help take care of Clinton Community Library.  All are welcome.  To view Minutes of past meetings and Agendas, click on About Us. Applications available at the Library. See Alice or call 266-5530.

Library Closed Tues. Jan 27

The Governor has declared a State of Emergency for Dutchess and neighboring counties, so the Library will be closed. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday. Stay safe and warm everyone!

Closing at 4:30 on Monday, Jan. 26

Stay safe and warm!


Author Jennifer Donnelly on Feb. 6th

The Clinton Community Library presents local author and a great supporter of our library on Friday, Feb. 6th at 6 pm. The award winning author will talk about her books, about writing historical fiction and she’ll answer your questions. Refreshments will be served. Please show your support for our library programming by attending, and bring all your friends. Free.Jennifer Donnelly flyer imageJennifer Donnelly

The Orchardist – Book Club Feb. 16

orchardistSet against the rugged beauty of Washington State at the turn of the twentieth century, Amanda Coplin’s debut novel, The Orchardist, introduces readers to William Talmadge and his lovingly cultivated orchards of apples and apricots. Coplin’s characters are deeply rooted in the mystery of the American West, and she brings them together, like the grafting of Talmadge’s trees, to form a unique family bound not by blood but by the shared experience of tragedy, the land, and ultimately fate.

Story Time Tuesdays at 10:30

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Join us for Story Time tomorrow and every Tuesday at 10:30. A great time will be had by all!

Brain Games at the Library

Join the CCL and SSIP Taconic for Brain Games on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 11:15 am, right after the exercise class.

Estate Planning at the Library

Local attorney Michael Martin will give a presentation on estate planning and everything you need to know to make decisions. Saturday, March 7 at 10:30.

Join us on February 6 at 6:00 for a presentation by visiting author Jennifer Donnelly

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January, 2015 Newsletter

Story Time

Story Time with Charlotte is back on Tuesday mornings at 10:30, followed by a short crafts project or music. Everyone has a great time so mark your calendars for January 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Community Action Partnership

A representative from NED Corps is here every Thursday from 10-2:30 by appointment. NED Corps is a program of the Community Action Partnership. Kim, our representative, will help you with applications for utilities, rent, prescriptions, SNAP, and other services. (845) 264-4675.

Board of Trustees Meeting

The Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, January 12 at 6:30. Everyone is invited to attend.

Community Blood Drive

The Library is participating in a community blood drive on Friday, January 16 from 2:30 to 8:30 at the Youth Center. The drive is to help local resident Kathryn McGarry, who suffers from a rare blood disorder. Everyone who donates will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card. Please join your friends and neighbors and give the gift of life.

Common Threads

Common Threads is back! Beginning Friday, January 23 at 6 pm and the fourth Friday of every month. Bring your needlework projects, learn to knit, teach others, enjoy refreshments and have fun! All levels are welcome.

Pardon Our Appearance

We are in the middle of moving fiction books to the front of the library and non-fiction to the back. We need about a week to complete the process. In the meantime, things will be a little disorganized, so please ask if you need anything. We will find it for you.

Happy Birthday to Us!

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Clinton Community Library. We will spend the year celebrating our wonderful library and all it has to offer—wifi, Internet access, books in print, on CD and for downloading through Overdrive, Story Time, Common Threads, Battle of the Books, DVDs, crafts, and more programs. If you have a skill (dancing, drawing, writing, music, singing) and would like to share it, call us. The library encourages lifelong learning and we all have something to teach others.

Coming in February

Feb. 6 at 6 pm – local author Jennifer Donnelly

Feb. 7 10-12 – Bring Your Child to the Library Day! Stories, crafts, music and more!

Feb. date to be announced: Book Sale and Battle of the Books Bake Sale

Saturday, February 7 is Take Your Child to the Library Day!

Please visit Clinton Community Library with your little one(s) on Saturday, February 7 (10am to noon) for a celebration packed with stories, music, crafts, snacks, and fun! All ages welcome.

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