Bernstein Bard Trio Outdoor Concert (Weather Permitting)

Bernstein Bard Trio Outdoor Concert (Weather Permitting)
Saturday, September 19th, 3:00 PM–4:30 PM

The Bernstein Bard Trio has become an acoustic music phenomenon in the Hudson Valley of New York over the last 15 years, known for their imaginative arrangements, diverse repertoire, and infectious grooves. Latin, Swing, Waltz, Tango, Reggae, World Music, Pop, and beyond … anywhere you can imagine or can’t even begin to comprehend … The BBT will take you there.

Things to know:
1) Please bring your own chair and respect social distancing guidelines (patrons that come to the concert together may sit together as a group).

2) The concert will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather (rain, excessive heat, etc.) because we cannot safely move the performance indoors.

3) A staff member will maintain an attendee count so we do not exceed 50 people (per Phase 4 guidelines)

We encourage you to bring your own refreshments to enjoy during the performance. Bottled water will be available for a donation to the library.

This event will take place as long as the Mid-Hudson Region continues to meet the appropriate metrics. If local or state government rolls back the region to an earlier Phase, the event is subject to cancellation.

Sunday sessions for Yoga in the Park

Sunday morning (11am) sessions have been added to our Yoga in the Park program! Join us while the weather permits. Email Mia at to register or sign up in a previous class.
Please bring a yoga mat, towel and water. Social distancing & mask are required. Masks will not be worn during class. All levels welcome.
*Registration is limited and required for every session.

Monday Evening Book Club

Monday Evening Book Club
Monday, September 21st | 7:00 PM
Masonic Hall and Online via GoToMeeting

Our Monday Evening Book Club theme for 2020 is “literary tour of the world”. We are reading and discussing recently translated prize-winning literature from authors based in various countries in Europe and Asia. Books picked for this list are curated by former trustee Zachary Snow. New members welcome.


In September, we will be discussing Abigail by Magda Szabó, a beloved coming-of-age tale set in WWII-era Hungary. There is something of Jane Austen in this story of the deceptiveness of appearances; fans of J.K. Rowling are sure to enjoy Szabó’s picture of irreverent students, eccentric teachers, and boarding-school life. Above all, however, Abigail is a thrilling tale of suspense.

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

***This program will take place in the Masonic Hall. If you do not wish to meet in person, please email for the Go-To-Meeting log-in information.***

Online Workshop: Free Music with Spotify

Online Workshop: Free Music with Spotify
Tuesday, September 22nd | 2:00 PM–2:30 PM
Online via GoToMeeting

Register here

Is free music possible? Why, yes! Join Jenny for a 30-minute online workshop to learn about how you can access Spotify on your computer and mobile. We’ll go over how to find and listen to your favorite songs, discover new tunes, and share playlists you create with friends and family. All you need is an email address to get started.

Community Shredding Day

Saturday, September 26th | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Record Storage Solutions, Inc. will be at the library to shred your documents. Three bankers boxes per person. There is no cost for the shredding, but donations to the library will be accepted and appreciated.

The Great Give Back

The Great Give Back
October 1st–October 17th

Drop off donations anytime the library is open!

Every October, public libraries across New York State encourage their patrons to give back to their local community through The Great Give Back. This year, Clinton Community Library will collect pet food and supplies for animals in need on behalf of the Dutchess County SPCA. Please stop by the library or visit here for the DCSPCA wish list. Donations can be dropped off anytime the library is open from October 1st to October 17th. We hope you’ll join us in this opportunity to serve our community!


Virtual Presentation: History of the Town of Clinton
Tuesday, October 13th | 11:00 AM
Online via GoToMeeting

Register here

Town of Clinton Historian Craig Marshall will present the “History of the Town of Clinton” from the time of the early land grants through the present. Projected images will accompany the talk, including early maps, significant historical sites, notable people, and important events. Topics such as early roads and settlers. schooling, government, agriculture, and businesses will be reviewed.

Craig Marshall is the Town of Clinton Historian and Vice President of the Clinton Historical Society. He gives presentations on local history, develops and presents historical exhibits, and is currently working with the Dutchess County Historical Society (DCHS) on their Veteran’s Oral History Project. He is Chair of the DCHS Vice Presidents Group which is a collaboration of seventeen historical societies and municipal historians of Dutchess County. He and his wife Mary have been residents of Clinton for 48 years.


If you were a ball field and your season was curtailed, wouldn’t a literary purpose be the ticket! Clinton Community Library took the opportunity to do a StoryWalk. The book on outdoor display is The Birdwatchers by Simon James. With the help of a team of teens and adults, this tale about a child and grandfather is ready to read. Come on over to 1215 Centre Road! Ages 3-8 recommended.

What is a StoryWalk?

“StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are […] installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story… StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.”

Kellogg-Hubbard Library

Our StoryWalk was installed brilliantly on the lawn of Clinton campus:

Thank you to Angela, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Joshua, Gabriel and Teresa (not pictured) for help with the installation!



2019 Annual Report

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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!