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. (approx. 2 mi.)
    Clinton Community Library will be on the right.

Directions from Hyde Park

  • Follow NY-9G N
  • Turn right onto Hollow Rd.
  • Turn left onto Centre Rd. (approx. 3 mi.)
    Clinton Community Library will be on the left

Contact Us:

Clinton Community Library
1215 Centre Road
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Phone 845-266-5530
Fax 845-266-5748

About the Library:

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

The library has 8,000 volumes, including a comprehensive children’s collection and a basic reference collection. In addition, the library offers computer, fax, and photocopier services. Photocopy fees:  B&W – 20 cents/page, Color or double-sided – 40 cents/page. Fax: $1.00/page.

The library has two public computers available for use with free access to the Internet and word processing programs. Free WiFi is also available. Printing costs: B&W – 20 cents/page, Color – 40 cents/page.

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). There is a $1 fee for a replacement card for lost cards.

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. Other libraries in the Mid-Hudson system may have different fees, so please return materials on time to avoid being charged.

The library offers a broad complement of community programming including a monthly book discussion group, computer help and training, and adult coloring programs. It provides children’s programming throughout the year including a weekly preschool story hour and a middle grades Battle of the Books team. Check our program calendar or call the library at 845-266-5530 for information.

Director: Teresa McGuirk
Programming Coordinator: Carol Bancroft
Clerks: Mary, Eric, and Chris

Board of Trustees: cclboard1215@gmail.com

Barbara Burns
Sue Ellen Fairbanks
Matthew Pfisterer
Wilfred Relyea
Zachary Snow
Mary Pat Sternberg
Johanna Whitton

2017 Board Meeting Dates:

January 9
February 13
March 13
April 3
May 8
June 12
(No July Meeting)
Aug 14
September 11
October 9 (Columbus Day)
November 13
December 4 (Annual meeting and holiday party)

Board of Trustees Agenda:

August 14, 2017

Board of Trustees Minutes:

June 12, 2017
Attachment (Committee and Director’s Reports)

May 8, 2017
Attachment (Committee and Director’s Reports)
Attachment (Committee and Director’s Reports)

March 13, 2017
Attachment (Committee and Director’s Reports)

February 13, 2017
Attachment (Committee and Director’s Reports)

January 9, 2017
Attachment (Committee and Director’s Reports)

All 2016 Minutes

Library Reports

Annual Report October 2015
March 2016 – Busier Than Ever
June 2016 – Turning A Whisper Into A Roar
September 2016 – CCL Inside and Out
December 2016 – A Library for All Ages
Annual Report to Community 2016
June 2017 — Energy
414 Vote Information

Trustee Application:

Trustee Application


2015 Final Budget
2016 Final Budget
2016 December Balance Sheet
2016 Full Year Budget vs. Actual
2017 Final Budget

2017 Holiday Closing Schedule:

January 2 — New Year’s Day (Observed)
May 29 — Memorial Day
July 4 — Independence Day
September 4 — Labor Day
November 23 — Thanksgiving
December 25 — Christmas