Clinton Township Public Library
Welcome to the Clinton Township Public Library! Clinton Township is located in Lenawee County, Michigan with a population of 3,600. We are right on the River Raisin, close to Ann Arbor and the beautiful Irish Hills area. It is our mission here at the library to provide high quality library services while maintaining a strong connection to the people in our community.
Founded in 1937, the library is funded primarily by the taxpayers of Clinton Township and is supervised by an elected six-member Library Board. The library was moved to its current location in December 1990. The collection comprises 35,000 books and audio-visual materials. Computers with high-speed cable Internet access are available for public use. WiFi is available within the library.
The mission of the Clinton Township Public Library is to empower our community members to be effective, ethical users and producers of ideas and information, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners in order to allow them to participate fully in our global society. To that end, we are committed to making our library a welcoming place to community members of all ages, encouraging the pursuit of personal interests through reading and research, and providing resources in a variety of formats and offering assistance in using them.
Specifically, it is the aim of the Clinton Township Public Library to provide materials which assist patrons to:
Educate themselves continuously
Develop creative abilities
Appreciate art and literature
Enjoy leisure time
To this end the Board of Trustees of Clinton Township Public Library endorses the statements of the Bill of Rights of the American Library Association:
Library Bill of Rights
As a responsibility of library service, books and other library materials selected should be chosen for values of interest, information and enlightenment of all people in the community. In no case should library materials be excluded because of the race or nationality or the social, political, or religious views of the authors.
Libraries should provide books and other materials presenting all points of view concerning the problems and issues of our time; no library materials should be proscribed or removed from libraries because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
Censorship should be challenged by libraries in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide public information and enlightenment.
Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment or free expression and free access to ideas.
A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.
The Clinton Township Public Library offers a variety of services for our patrons.
Library materials for check out, including fiction and non-fiction books, large print, reference, consumer, periodicals, college information, books on CD, DVDs, and Blu-Ray.
Free lending of digital e-books and e-audiobooks through OverDrive.
Free educational programming for patrons of all ages.
Free and unrestricted access to research databases.
Free MeLCat and interlibrary loan services.
Free one-on-one patron technology assistance and support.
Free public computers with high-speed internet access.
Low-cost printing, faxing and copying (per page fee).
Free and unrestricted access to wireless internet (Wi-Fi) inside and outside the building.
Free meeting room use for non-profit groups (usage fee applies to for-profit organizations).
Library Goals & Strategic Planning
Introduction - General guidelines
Circulation - Checkout policies
Collection Development - Mission, scope, selection criteria and more
Meeting Room - Who can use, general guidelines, use by minors
Outreach - Definition, terms and examples
Social Media - Definitions, purpose, and guidelines
User Conduct & Unaccompanied Minors - Behaviors that are not appropriate in the library and consequences
Operations - Processes for the creation/revision of policy
Tamara Denby- Director
Pat Barth-Circulation Services Assistant
Mary Gallup-Youth Services Assistant
Mags Getz-Circulation & Programming Assistant
Emmaleigh Pounders-Technical Services Assistant
Ivy McClelland-Library Page
Charles (Dick) Strauss-Custodian/Maintenance
Nancy Wilt (President)
Paul Warr (Vice-President)
Heather Rymanowicz (Secretary)
Lenore Binns (Trustee)
Debbie Rutherford (Interim Trustee)
Laura Keinath (Interim Trustee)