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 adjacent 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

2022 Holiday Schedule

Saturday, January 1 – New Year’s Day — CLOSED
Monday, February 21 – Presidents Day – CLOSED
Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day — CLOSED
Monday, June 20 – Juneteenth (observed) — CLOSED
Monday, July 4 – Independence Day — CLOSED
Monday, September 5 – Labor Day — CLOSED
Thursday, November 24 – Thanksgiving — CLOSED
November 25 – Day after Thanksgiving — CLOSED
Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve — CLOSED
Monday, December 26 – Christmas (observed) — CLOSED

Approved by Clinton Community Library Board of Trustees, December 13, 2021


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’s collection includes a wide variety of adult fiction and non-fiction, a comprehensive children’s collection, YA books, a variety of DVDs spanning all genres, 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, TumbleBooks, Universal Class, 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.

CCL patrons also have access to unique online resources including Kanopy, Hoopla!, and CreativeBug. Patrons may also borrow hot spots, museum passes, and laptops.

The library offers a broad complement of community programming including monthly book discussion groups, computer help and training, lectures and author visits, wellness programs, and adult craft programs. It provides children’s programming throughout the year including a weekly preschool story hour and a teen 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.

The library offers free WiFi and computers for public use. Fax, scanning, and photocopier services are available.

To sign up for a library card, 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 call 266-5530, log in to your account online or ask at the circulation desk. 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.

Library Director: Carol Bancroft
Programming Coordinator: Leah Arnold
Program Assistant: Susan Rohrmeier 
Clerks: Eric Johnson, Diane Johnson
Tech Help/Page: Samantha Campbell