This Week at the Library: 7/26-7/31

Museum Passes Now For Checkout

We are excited to offer two new Museum Passes! You may now check out a family pass for Mass MoCA (gallery admission only for up to 2 adults and 2 children under 16) or Storm King Art Center (up to 6 people — children under 5 do not need to be counted in the total). Museum passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis, check out for 1 week, and must be picked up and returned to the CCL circulation desk.

2020 Annual Report to the Community

Our 2020 Annual Report to the Community is now available online! It goes without saying that 2020 was a challenging year in many regards. The global COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our lives and tested our creativity as we transformed our offerings to align with the unique restrictions we all faced.

As New York state moved through the different phases, Clinton Community Library remained committed to serving our community reimagining services and program offerings in order to meet required health guidelines.

Please take a moment to look at our year “by the numbers” and you’ll see the positive impact we have on the Town of Clinton. Thanks to all for your continued support!

Upcoming Special Programs & Events

Submissions due by July 24th

Book Club News

The Global Literature Book Club
Monday, August 16th at 7:00 PM
In-person at the Library

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. We welcome new members.

August’s Selection: Difficult Loves by Italo Calvino

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


Tea Time Book Club
Thursday, August 19th at 2:00 PM
Outside the Library

In August, the Tea Time Book Club is discussing The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley, “a story about a solitary green notebook that brings together six strangers and leads to unexpected friendship, and even love.”

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

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 clintonlib1215@gmail.com.

Thank you to SSIP Taconic for sponsoring this service!

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: https://www.creativebug.com/lib/clintonlib

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: www.midhudson.org/universalclass

Support the Library With Amazon Smile!

Help the library when you shop on Amazon!
Your shopping makes a difference. Amazon donates to Clinton Community Literary Association Inc when you shop for anything:  smile.amazon.com/ch/14-1699640
Amazon shoppers, consider doing your shopping through AmazonSmile and helping the Clinton Community Library! With each purchase you make, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the library.When asked to pick an organization to support, choose Clinton Community Literary Association Inc. Shopping at AmazonSmile is no different from shopping at Amazon, with the sole exception being financial support for the library. There is no additional cost to shop through AmazonSmile.