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Clayton Library:


Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Normal Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
​Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m to 2 p.m.​


Our 2021 Summer Reading Program is for ALL ages, and it starts on Saturday, June 12th with a registration kickoff and popsicle party! Join us at the library from 10-12. You'll be able to sign up, grab a popsicle, and browse for books so that you can start the summer off with plenty of great reads!

This summer, we'll be offering a host of in-person programs for children, teens, and adults! We'll also be doing our traditional reading challenges. ...And we're excited to announce that you can register with our new ReadSquared app to track what you read, learn about programs and activities, and receive updates from library staff. Just click on the registration link and sign yourself or your whole family up for  a summer of great reads!

Follow this link to ReadSquared to register and participate in the summer reading program!

Check out our Summer Reading Program Calendars for CHILDREN, TEENS, and ADULTS.

Sign up to attend children's programs here. Registration is required for all children's programs.


*To encourage and motivate children and families to read for pleasure
*To help school age children maintain their reading skills while on school holiday
*To introduce children and their families to the resources of their public library
*To attract new customers to their library
*To establish the library as a vital part of community life
*To promote community involvement in the mission of the library
*To create positive publicity for the library
*To establish a partnership with the school community

Latest News
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  • Rich Cappola was sworn in as the Interim Town Manager for the Town of Clayton on May 6 at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Cappola, who has worked with the Town for the past four years, was joined by his w...

  • The Clayton Police Department has added three new officers to its ranks. Officers Ashton Anderson, Kavon Banks, and Mark Fidler were joined by their families and friends for a swearing-in ceremony he...

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