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Help Us Grow Our Art Collection

Be one of 90 people to help the Kirkland Town Library branch out our art collection with the addition of two wood pieces made by local artist Moe Lalonde.

Forest Cathedral II: an indoor or outdoor piece that captures sunlight, casting a beautiful glow. It would be our first sculpture!
Cherry Bench: with a river of green running thru it, this is part of our history as it was made from a tree that used to stand at the library

For a donation of just $20, you can ensure that these unique pieces become part of our permanent collection and bring joy to patrons – now and into the future.

Cash and checks can be brought to the library; Venmo and PayPal lniks are available on the right side of this page.

Thank you for keeping the Kirkland Town Library a beautiful place to connect with others and art created in our community!


Big Tasty and the Sass
Live in Concert

Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m.

Hear live music by this popular local jazz trio, featuring Maren Meyer-Wendt on vocals, Bob Ford on piano, and Brian McDowell on bass. The concert will be held outside on the Library’s front lawn (or inside, if rainy). This event is sponsored by Kogut Excavating. All are welcome!


Nature’s Artistry:
Wood Sculptures and Painting

on view in the bristol room from July 1-31

Moe and Sarah Lalonde are a husband and wife team of artists from Clinton. Moe is an avid woodworker who uses innovative techniques to create wood sculptures from locally sourced hardwoods without mechanical fasteners. Sarah’s work is influenced by her daily immersion in nature. She currently enjoys producing watercolor and acrylic multimedia artwork.


Teen Lit Bags

Teens aged 13-18 can sign up to receive a bag full of goodies from the library! You’ll receive two library books selected just for you, a craft, snacks, and more! Click here to request one.


Summer Reading: Adventure Begins at Your Library

For Kids

Stop in the Library to sign up for Summer Reading and get a Read & Bead necklace. Then, start reading! Keep track of the time you have read and mark it on the log. Throughout the summer, visit the library and show us your log. You’ll earn beads for each box you fill in and you can add them to your necklace. We’ll have a new special collector’s bead every Friday! When you’ve filled in all the boxes, you’ve read 10 hours and completed our reading challenge. Bring your completed log back to the library to get all of the beads you’ve earned plus a ticket for a prize raffle.

For Teens

Teens can pick up their own reading log. Cross off one box for every 30 minutes you read. When you’ve filled all the boxes, you’ve read all 10 hours. Complete the back of the card and return it to the KTL to enter a raffle and earn a gift card to a local business! (There is a limit of one gift card per teen.)

Prizes

Kids and teens participating in the Summer Reading Program have a chance to win some fantastic prizes at the end of the summer! All teens who complete their reading log can earn a gift card to the Clinton Cider Mill, Cremeria, or Tony’s Pizza (one per person). Plus, enter a raffle to win a Lululemon bag, a reading pillow, a Yogibo beanbag chair, or a gift card to Bookshop.org. In addition to earning beads, kids can enter to win a Barnes & Noble gift card, Picasso Tiles, an American Girl doll, a Lego 3-in-1 Creator set, a fossil dig kit, a stomp rocket, or paint sticks and a pad. Be sure to bring in your logs and let us know what you’ve been reading this summer!


Clinton Reading Challenge

After seven weeks of reading in the Clinton Challenge, the gap between first and second place is getting smaller, and third place is not far behind! Iowa maintains its lead this week with 5,955 hours but New York is catching up quickly with 5,027. Meanwhile, Massachusetts is pulling ahead for third place with 3,330 hours and Pennsylvania and New Jersey are in a close race with 2,612 and 2,208, respectively.

Join the team! All you have to do is keep track of how long you spend reading each week. You can read books, magazines, or newspapers, listen to an audiobook, or anything you can borrow from the library. It counts! Click here to download a Clinton Challenge Reading Log, grab a paper copy from inside the library, or use your own method.

Every Friday through September 6, let us know how long you’ve read during the week. You can snip this week from your reading log and drop it off, email your total to clinton@midyork.org, or fill out this online form. We’ll tally the hours and see how we stack up against the competition. Every week that you submit your time, you’ll be entered in a raffle to win a fun prize at the end of the summer.

Check back for updates throughout the summer. Thanks for joining our team and helping us show the country that this Clinton loves to read!


Book Donations Have Ended

We are no longer accepting book donations. Check back in September for our opening date.


New Mid York App

Download the brand new Mid York app for your smartphone or tablet and get quick and easy access to everything the Kirkland Town Library has to offer! Browse the catalog, request items, view your account, browse our calendar of events, register for upcoming programs, and much more! Click here to get started. Once you’ve downloaded the app, enter your library card number and PIN to start exploring. (If you need your PIN, just contact us.)