Weekly Newsletter

Here is this week’s news at Clinton Community Library: https://bit.ly/39M0NfX In this issue: Vince’s Tai Chi class changes, Samantha’s Yoga class schedule, Storytime online & craft information, plus a resource highlight with RB Digital Magazines. Check it out and make sure to hit ‘Subscribe’ on the top left!

Library Message Regarding COVID-19

The global spread of COVID-19 is a rapidly-evolving situation. Clinton Community Library wants to keep our patrons informed about the virus, as well as preventative measures the Library is taking in response. Check this page for the latest updates from trusted resources, as well as any potential changes to Library programs and services.

Updated: March 23, 2020


In light of Dutchess County declaring a State of Emergency on March 13, 2020 and the ensuing closures of public spaces, as well as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order effective March 22, 2020 the Clinton Community Library will be temporarily closed until it is safe to re-open. Our physical location is closed, but we are still offering support and online services:

  • No fines will accrue while the library is closed.
  • We have been regularly posting all kinds of information on our Facebook page including local updates, free online classes and events, and articles of interest.
  • Any library cards due to expire through April 1st have been automatically renewed until June 1st in order to give you continued access to our online resources.
  • We also now offer “Instant Cards” on our website. You may self-register for a temporary card that is good for 60 days. It will allow you to take advance of all CCL’s e-resources.

One last thing, we ask that if possible you do NOT return items in outside dropbox. If possible, please keep them at home and return them once we re-open. Please feel free to reach out to via email with any requests for information or resources, general questions, or concerns about your account (or if you just want to say hello!): clintonlib1215@gmail.com. CCL staff definitely misses you all, and we hope you are well and healthy.

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Storytime Online

Tuesday, April 7th | 10:30 AM

Let’s listen to stories and prepare to do an easy craft. (This will be held as a Facebook Live event.)

Tuesday’s craft is Egg-cellent! You will need:
– cardboard egg carton (bottoms cut out to use as stampers)
– paper plate to use as paint palette
– colorful paints
– paintbrush (for green paint of leaves and stem)
– paper for painting

See you on Tuesday at Storytime!

Miss Susan and Miss Marie

Online Tai Chi Classes with Vince

Learn how to lower stress and keep calm with Tai Chi. Join our Tai Chi instructor Vince Sauter for free online classes at any of these times: Mondays at 2:30 PM and Wednesdays at 9:30 AM. Class will focus on breathing in the calm and breathing out the tension. Check out Vince’s video below to get started.

4/6 Update:

Newcomers please sign up for an account with Zoom.us and email Vince at vincesauter@gmail.com for meeting room ID and password. This is a safeguard against “Zoom Bombing”, a new kind of phishing attack that has been growing in the wake of a global switch towards teaching and learning remotely.

Hello from Samantha Free!

Our amazing chair yoga instructor, Samantha Free asked us to post a quick note on our website to let everyone know she has you in her thoughts! If you are in her chair yoga class, she invites you to reach out to her via email: sfree1928@gmail.com or via phone: (917) 710-2125 if you’d like to check in and say hello.

Samantha is doing LIVE yoga on Facebook on her Facebook page several times a week. In addition, she has videos on YouTube that you can watch when it fits your schedule.

Here is her live class schedule for the week of March 30th

Get a CCL Library Card Instantly!

The Library’s physical building may be temporarily closed, but we are doing everything we can to supply you with resources that you can access from home 24/7. If you do not currently have a library card, you can now register for an Instant Card here: https://midhudsonlibraries.org/selfreg~S26 and have immediate access to eBooks, eAudio, TumbleBooks for Kids, Universal Class, Kanopy video streaming and all of the available MHLS online resources!

Check it out!

Resource Highlight: TumbleBooks

Want instant access to books without logging in with a library card? TumbleBooks has you covered! Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. No checkouts, holds, or downloads needed. Books are available instantly. All e-books and e-audiobook databases are available for free until August 31, 2020.

TIP: Before left clicking on a link to visit the webpage, please RIGHT click and select ‘Bookmark This Link’ for future access. Each link already contains login credentials for your convenience.

TumbleBook Library
K-6 children’s ebook database
Username: tumble735
Password: books


K-6 math ebook database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6


Grades 7-12 ebook database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

All ages audiobook database
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6


A collection of romance novels for mature audiences
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Learn Mah Jongg

Learn Mah Jongg (4-week class)

Fridays, April 24th–May 15th

Want to play Mah Jongg but don’t know where to start? Join us for this 4-week class to learn what this game is all about! Cards will be provided for instruction. Must commit to all 4 sessions (April 24–May 15) and registration is required. Call 845-266-5530 to register or click here.

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.