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March 20, 2014

World Book Night set for April 23

World Book Night! The Clinton Public Library will once again host World Book Night activities on April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. where we will give away free books to people of all ages who stop in to ask for one. CPL is also pleased to partner with members of the community who designated this library as their pick-up location. Thanks to these givers, Clinton Public Library is the No. 1 individual library in the country with 41 givers signed up to get their boxes of books here.

New Fiction Books @ your library! The library uses the money in our budget to purchase materials for our readers to check out. This month, here are a few of the new books available for YOU: Death of a Policeman by M.C. Beaton; Stone Cold by C.J. Box; Missing You by Harlan Coben; A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante; The Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith; Night of the Hunter by R.A. Salvatore; and Power Play by Danielle Steel. Come into the library to browse the shelves for other new fiction and new nonfiction books.

Minecraft for Kids. Every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m., kids in grades 3 through 5 can face Minecraft challenges and competitions while they enjoy snacks. Sign up at the children’s desk or call 243-2436.

Afternoon Adventures. Children in grades 1 through 5 can explore their world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. On March 26, kids will challenge each other with video games.

Story time. Toddler Time will be held on Tuesday, March 25, at 9:30 a.m. and the theme is Songs! The preschool story time will take place on Wednesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 27, at 10 a.m. and the theme is Pockets. If you have questions, please contact children’s staff at 243-5436.

Mother/Daughter Book Club. Join the book group for children ages 7 to 12 and their moms. The book for March is The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler. Registration is required. Place a hold to get your book or pick up a copy at the Children’s Desk at the main branch. The club will meet at the Lyons Branch Library on Thursday, March 27, at 6 p.m. to discuss the book and do fun activities.

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With the Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission and the Clinton County Board of Supervisors discussing proposals to construct a new jail, do you think the time has come for Clinton County to construct such a facility?

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