Middle School Book Club meets March 28 at Kirkland Town Library

CLINTON — Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., will host a Middle School Book Club from 6-7 pm Monday, March 28.

Students in grades 6-8 can join the library to read and talk about great books. This month, club members are reading, “Starfish,” by Lisa Fipps, a novel-in-verse about a girl who learns to take up space like a starfish even though her bullies de ella, including her mom, try to make her feel small.

Call 315-853-2038, e-mail clinton@midyork.org, or stop in to get a copy of the book to participate. Also at the library:

StoryWalk in the village

Ends on Friday, March 11

Take a stroll through the Village of Clinton and read “Big Snow” by Jonathan Bean. The route starts at Snip-n-Clip and ends at Krizia Martin. (A detailed map is available on the library’s website.) While you walk, solve a riddle; bring the answer back to the KTL and get a prize.


In addition to books, the KTL also has its own collection of art that hangs on the walls throughout the building. The pieces convey a variety of subjects from landmark buildings to local scenes to significant events in the life of the community. They are done by painters, photographers and textile artists who either lived in Clinton or have a special connection to the area.

If you stop to see the art in person, stop by the circulation desk to pick up a copy of a scavenger hunt and see if you can locate some of the pieces. If you want to look at the art from home, you can see the collection online by visiting the link at www.kirklandtownlibrary.org/finding-beauty. After you look at the art, you can take an online quiz to test your knowledge.

Take and make projects

Every week the library offers a new project for patrons to take home and make. On Fridays, pick up a special project just for children; on Wednesdays will be projects geared for adults. To see this week’s project, go online to www.kirklandtownlibrary.org.

virtual story time

Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

Even though story times are back in person, participants can still join on Zoom on Mondays for stories, songs and fun. Email KTL at clinton@midyork.org to get the Zoom link.

Park pass available

Borrow one of the library park passes and get free or discounted admission to New York Parks, Onondaga County Parks, and the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Call 315-853-2038 or stop in to see if a pass is available. Use your library card to check it out for a week and get outside and explore.

raffle winners

KTL received more than 70 book reviews for the raffle to win a heart mug from Clinton Pottery. Winners were Jillian Giacomo, Amanda Briggs, Nikki Banghardt and Marianne Smith.

Available at the library

Pick up your federal and state income tax forms at the library.

Free COVID-19 test kits: The library is only allowed to distribute one test kit per person and the individual must appear in person. If you have a family member who would also like a kit, bring them with you to the KTL. There are two tests in each box. Supply is limited.

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