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

Contact Us:

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

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. Parking is free and abundant.

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: Tracie, Kyra
Teen Tech/Page: Samantha

2019 Holiday Schedule
January 1, 2019 New Year’s Day — CLOSED
May 27, 2019 Memorial Day — CLOSED
July 4, 2019 Independence Day — CLOSED
September 2, 2019 Labor Day — CLOSED
November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Day — CLOSED
November 29, 2019 Day after Thanksgiving — CLOSED
Tuesday December 24, 2019 — EARLY CLOSING: 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday December 31, 2019  — EARLY CLOSING: 1:00 p.m.

Board of Trustees:

E-mail address: cclboard1215@gmail.com
Sue Ellen Fairbanks
Matthew Pfisterer
Zachary Snow
Mary Pat Sternberg
Johanna Whitton
Marion Auspitz
Tim Sullivan
Kim Lewis

2019 Board Meeting Dates:

All meetings start at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10
July (No Meeting)
August 12
September 9
October. 7
November 18
December 9 (Annual Meeting)

Board of Trustees Agenda:

December 9, 2019

Board of Trustees Minutes:

November 18, 2019

October 7, 2019
Director’s Report
Finance Committee Report

September 9, 2019
Director’s Report
Finance Committee Report

August 12, 2019
Director’s Report
Finance Committee Report
Governance Committee Report
Long Range Plan

July 6, 2019
Finance Committee Report

June 10, 2019
Director’s Report
Finance Committee Report
Governance Committee Report

May 13, 2019

April 8, 2019
Director’s Report
Finance Committee Report

March 11, 2019
Director’s Report
Finance Committee Report

February 11, 2019
Director’s Report
Finance Committee Report
2019 Board of Trustees & Committee Objectives

All 2018 Minutes
All 2017 Minutes
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
September 2017 – Your Community.  Your Library.  Your Vote.

Trustee Application:

Trustee Application


2015 Final Budget

2016 Final Budget

2016 December Balance Sheet

2016 Full Year Budget vs. Actual

2016 Independent Audit of Financial Statements

2017 Final Budget

2018 Final Budget