About Us


The Clinton Community Library is located just 1/2 mile north of the 4 corners of Schultzville at 1215 Centre Road [County Road 18]. It is connected to the Clinton Town Hall.
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Directions From The Kingston Bridge

  • Head southeast on NY-199 E
  • Turn right onto NY-9G S
  • Turn left onto Slate Quarry Rd.
  • Turn right onto Centre Rd.
    Clinton Community Library will be on the right.

Directions from Hyde Park

  • Follow NY-9G N
  • Turn right onto Hollow Rd.
  • Turn left onto Fiddlers Bridge Rd.
  • Turn left onto Centre Rd.

    Clinton Community Library will be on the left

2021 Holiday Schedule

Friday, January 1 – New Year’s Day — CLOSED
Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day — CLOSED
Monday, July 5 – Independence Day (Observed) — CLOSED
Monday, September 6 – Labor Day — CLOSED
Thursday, November 25 – Thanksgiving — CLOSED
November 26 – Day after Thanksgiving — CLOSED
Friday, December 24 – Christmas Eve — CLOSED
Saturday, December 25 – Christmas — CLOSED
Friday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve — EARLY CLOSING: 3:00 PM
Saturday, January 1, 2022 – New Year’s Day — CLOSED

Contact Us:

Clinton Community Library
1215 Centre Road
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Phone (845) 266-5530

Mission Statement:

The Clinton Community Library is the heart of the Town of Clinton. It serves as a community center, a sponsor of a variety of programs for all members of the community, a vehicle for accessing library materials and resources through the Mid-Hudson Library System, and a learning center for children and adults.

Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Clinton Community Library is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the promotion and practice of intellectual freedom, and its leaders are individually and collectively responsible for creating and maintaining physical and virtual spaces, programs, services, collections, and practices that ensure we reach, engage, and value all of our community members, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

About the Library:

Clinton Community Library was founded in 1965 and provided service as a reading room until 2003 when it was granted a provisional charter status. The library was granted a permanent charter in 2018. It is part of the Town Hall and Justice Court complex, situated on eight acres with an adjacent nature trail and free parking.

The library has 8,000 volumes, including a comprehensive children’s collection, a wide variety of DVDs spanning all genres, an ever-growing selection of audio books, and a basic reference collection.

Our membership in the Mid-Hudson Library System gives our patrons access to a variety of online resources such as Mango Languages, downloadable e-books and audio books, a large selection of digital magazines, genealogy resources, and practice exams. MHLS also allows us to share resources, so patrons can reserve materials from other libraries in the system and have them delivered to CCL.

The library has free WiFi and two computers for public use. Tech help is available to assist patrons with basic computer questions. Fax and photocopier services are available.

Library card holders also have access to a free family day pass to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum.

Library cards are free for residents of the Mid-Hudson Valley. Please present an ID (e.g., driver’s license) and proof of residence (e.g., postmarked letter).

Books and audiobooks may be checked out for 3 weeks. DVDs may be checked out for 1 week. To renew material, come in the library, call 266-5530, or log in to your account online. Patrons are responsible for overdue fines. Clinton Community library charges a $1/day late fee for DVDs and a 10-cents/day late fee for other materials.

The library offers a broad complement of community programming including a monthly book discussion group, computer help and training, lectures and author visits, wellness programs, and adult coloring programs. It provides children’s programming throughout the year including a weekly preschool story hour and a middle school Battle of the Books team. Our award-winning Optimistic Aging series presents a variety of topics to motivate, teach, and inspire seniors with Lunch & Learn lectures, Tai Chi, and Chair Yoga classes, and opportunities to try new activities. Check our program calendar or call the library at 845-266-5530 for information.

Library Director: Carol Bancroft
Programming Coordinator: Jenny Chin
Assistant Program Coordinator: Susan Rohrmeier 
Clerks: Eric, Anne
Tech Help/Page: Samantha

2020 Holiday Schedule
Wednesday, January 1 – New Year’s Day — CLOSED
Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day — CLOSED
Saturday, July 4 – Independence Day — CLOSED
Monday, September 7 – Labor Day — CLOSED
Thursday, November 26 – Thanksgiving — CLOSED
November 27 – Day after Thanksgiving — CLOSED
Thursday, December 24 – Christmas Eve — EARLY CLOSING: 1:00 PM
Friday, December 25 – Christmas — CLOSED
Saturday, December 26 – Day after Christmas — CLOSED
Thursday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve — EARLY CLOSING: 1:00 PM