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Collections

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Special

For more information regarding borrowing, guidelines, and more, please see our Circulation Policies.
 

Binge Bags

Feeling romantic? Or maybe you're craving a certain actor's work? Maybe you really like sports movies? Come check out a Binge Bag, they include 3 movies of a certain category and some popcorn. A fun and quick way for a binge night in.

BROWSE
 

Cake Pans & Cookie Cutters

Need to make holiday cookies, a character cake, or a special shape that you normally wouldn't keep in your kitchen? Check out our cake pans and cookie cutters, use them for your one time baking, then wash and return. You don't have to worry about pans and cutters taking up space in the cupboard and never getting used again!
 

Fitbits

The Clinton Public Library is excited to have been selected to receive a Resolve to Stay Active: A Fitbit Kit for Your Community award. This award supports public libraries which serve populations that are underrepresented in biomedical research in providing access to health technology and consumer health resources. The award is funded by the NNLM All of Us Research Program, whose mission aims to provide quality health education resources to enable individuals to make informed decisions about their health. To learn more about the All of Us Research Program visit https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us.
 

Seed Library

Have a green thumb? Check out our seed library. Through the time-honored tradition of seed saving we celebrate biodiversity, nurture locally adapted plant varieties, and foster community resilience, self-reliance, and a culture of sharing.

 

Memory Care Kits

Memory care kits are for people with dementia, memory loss, or cognitive impairment. Our kits contain material to support and encourage interaction between dementia patients and their caregivers. They are intended to stimulate conversation or reminiscence with a person with cognitive issues.

How Does It Work?

  • Kits may be checked out for 3 weeks, with no renewals
  • Kits may be reserved
  • Kits may be picked up and returned at the Clinton Public Library
  • Kits may be loaned by Rivershare cardholders

 

Memory Kits

Our custom-made Memory Kits include information and resources for caregivers, and an assortment of various activities which cater towards a specific stage of dementia and a selected topic.

The following books are included in each of our three memory kits.

  • Guide to Dementia by Laura N. Gitlin, PH.D. and Catherine Verrier Piersol, PH.D., OTR/L.
  • About the Alzheimer’s Association.

Animals & Birds

Early Stage Dementia

• Conversation Cards V1: Familiar Words. 52 cards for reminiscing and storytelling.

• Blue Sky Birds (Jigsaw Puzzle). 35 pieces.

Meditations for Relaxation (Music CD). Three guided meditations to relax body and mind.

• Wild Animals (Book). A collection of photographs and facts from the animal kingdom.

America & Patriotism

Mid Stage Dementia

• Historic America Conversation Cards. 68 photos to initiate discussion and simulate reminiscence.

• Road Trip (Jigsaw Puzzle). 35 pieces.

God Bless America (Music CD). The ultimate patriotic album.

America (Book). A collection of scenic wonders and remarkable sites that celebrate the spirit of a nation.

Colors

Late Stage Dementia

• Conversation Cards V2: Nostalgic Items. 52 cards for reminiscing and storytelling.

• Look and Lace (Activity). Four cards, laces, and user guide.

Golden Oldies (Music CD). 60 classic hits on 3 CDs.

• Colors (Book). An exploration of color through poetry and pictures.

 

Stay Sharp Kits

"Stay Sharp" kits from Penworthy offer an even wider variety of fun topics for both caregivers and patients to enjoy.

Cats

Purr-fect for cat lovers!

• DK Eyewitness: Cat (Book)
Cat Bingo
Costumed Cats (Memory Game)
Animal Snap (Card Game)
Cat’s Whiskers (Jigsaw Puzzle). 35 pieces.

Garden

Find peace and contentment!

• DK Eyewitness: Plant (Book)
DK: What’s That Flower? (Book)
Garden Wonders (Aquapaints™)
Garden Gathering (Shaped Puzzle). 100 pieces.
Grow a Garden (Matching Game)

Handyman

Perfect for those who love to work with their hands!

Sears House Designs of the Thirties (Book)
• Handyman (Magnetic Picture Board)
• KEVA Brain Builders. 20 planks, 30 puzzle cards.
• Conversation Cards for Men: Words for Guys. 52 cards for reminiscing and storytelling.

Homemaker

Relive your days as a hard-working homemaker!

Everyday Fashions of the Fifties (Book)
• The Baking Cupboard (Magnetic Picture Board)
• Sew Fast (Game). The head-to-head game of thread-to-thread racing!
• Coastal Escape (Aquapaints™)

Ocean

Dive into the ocean to see what creatures live under water!

DK Eyewitness: Ocean (Book)
• Undersea Friends (Wood Puzzle). 48 pieces.
• Ocean Bingo
• Go Fish (Card Game)
• Ocean Life (Aquapaints™)

On The Road Again: Travel

Revisit the wonders of traveling!

DK: Cars, Trains, Ships & Planes (Book)
• Road Trip (Packing Puzzle)
• Road Trip (Jigsaw Puzzle). 35 pieces.
• Category Snap (Card Game)
• Hobbies (Conversation Game)

Space

Launch into outer space with this out of the world kit!

DK Eyewitness: Space Exploration (Book)
• Solar System (Jigsaw Puzzle). 60 pieces.
• Space Mission (Matching Game)
Qwirkle™ (Game). Mix, match, score, and win!
• Conversation Cards V2: Nostalgic Items. 52 cards for reminiscing and storytelling.

Sports: Baseball

A homerun for baseball fanatics!

The Comic Book Story of Baseball (Book)
America's Classic Ballparks (Book)
• Baseball Mascot (Matching Game)
• Baseball Mascot (Jigsaw Puzzle). 100 pieces.
• Conversation Cards for Men: Words for Guys. 52 cards for reminiscing and storytelling.

Things That Fly: Birds & Butterflies

Get lost in the sky with the things that fly!

DK Eyewitness: Bird (Book)
The Life Cycles of Butterflies (Book)
• Sibley Backyard Birding Bingo
• Sibley Backyard Birds (Matching Game)
• Bathing Birds (Jigsaw Puzzle). 35 pieces.

 

Book Club Boxes

 

Fiction

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The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden. Kit includes: 12 Books, 1 Audiobook, and Author Bio.
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Furious Hours by Casey Cep. Kit includes: 12 Books, Discussion Questions, Author Q&A, and Author Bio.
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It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. Kit includes: 12 Books, 1 Large Print, 1 Audiobook, Discussion Questions, and Author Bio.
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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Kit includes: 12 Books, Discussion Questions, and Author Bio.
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Kit includes: 12 Books, Discussion Questions, Recipes, and Author Bio.
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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Kit includes: 12 Books, Discussion Questions, and Author Bio.

Non-Fiction

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The Blue Tattoo by Margot Mifflin. Kit includes: 12 Books, Author Bio, and Book Summary.
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Hidden History of Clinton, Iowa by Matt Parbs. Kit includes: 12 Books, Author Bio, Sawmill Museum Pamphlet, and Book Summary.
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Heartland by Sarah Smarsh. Kit includes: 12 Books, 1 Large Print, 1 Audiobook, Discussion Questions, and Author Bio.
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I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Kit includes: 12 Books, Discussion Questions, and Author Bio.

All Iowa Reads 2022

Adult

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The Butterfly Effect by Rachel Mans McKenny. Kit includes: 12 Books, 1 Audiobook, Discussion Questions, and Author Bio

Teen

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What I Carry by Jennifer Longo. Kit includes: 12 Books, 1 Audiobook, Discussion Questions, Author Bio, and Q&A.

Kids

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The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane by Kate O'Shaughnessy. Kit includes: 12 Books, Discussion Questions, and Author Bio.

All Iowa Reads 2021

Adult

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Little Faith by Nickolas Butler. Kit includes: 12 Books, 1 Large Print, 1 Audiobook, Discussion Questions, Author Bio.

Teen

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Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay. Kit includes: 12 Books, Discussion Questions, and Author Bio.

Kids

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Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai. Kit includes: 12 Books, Discussion Questions, and Author Bio.

All Iowa Reads 2020

Adult

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The Mothers by Brit Bennett. Kit includes: 12 Books, 1 Large Print, 1 Audiobook, and Discussion Questions.

Teen

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Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka. Kit includes: 12 Books, and Discussion Questions.

Kids

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The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson. Kit includes: 12 Books, and Discussion Questions.

 

Multiple Copies

 

Fiction

Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. (3 copies)
Benjamin, Melanie. The Aviator's Wife. (3 copies)
Dubus, Andre. The House of Sand and Fog. (9 copies)
Enger, Leif. Peace Like a River. (11 copies)
Enger, Leif. So Brave, Young, and Handsome. (5 copies)
Erdrich, Louise. The Round House. (3 copies)
Franklin, Tom. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. (3 copies)
Gaines, Ernest. Lessons Before Dying. (8 copies)
Gruen, Sara. Water for Elephants. (3 copies)
Horan, Nancy. Loving Frank. (4 copies)
Kallos, Stephanie. Sing Them Home. (3 copies)
Kline, Christina. Orphan Train. (3 copies)
Landay, Willaim. Defending Jacob. (3 copies)
Larsen, Deborah. The White. (6 copies)
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. (2 copies)
Maltman, Thomas. Little Wolves. (2 copies)
McCracken, Elizabeth. Niagra Falls All Over Again. (6 copies)
Moriarty, Liane. The Husband's Secret. (2 copies)
Moriarty, Liane. What Alice Forgot. (2 copies)
Oliveira, Robin. My Name is Mary Sutter. (4 copies)
Rhodes, David. Driftless. (3 copies)
Robinson, Marilynne. Lila. (2 copies)
Russo, Richard. Bridge of Sighs. (4 copies)
Shaffer, Mary. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. (5 copies)
Stedman, M.L. The Light Between Oceans. (3 copies)
Stein, Garth. The Art of Racing in the Rain. ​​​​​​​(3 copies)
Steinback, John. Grapes of Wrath. ​​​​​​​(7 copies)
Stockett, Kathryn. The Help. (3 copies)
Strout, Elizabeth. Olive Kitteridge. (4 copies)
Thompson, Jean. The Year We Left Home. (2 copies)
Trigiani, Adriana. The Shoemaker's Wife. ​​​​​​​(3 copies)
Wells, Rebecca. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. ​​​​​​​(10 copies)

 

Non-Fiction

Rodriguez, Deborah. Kabul Beauty School. (4 copies)
Zaslow, Jeffrey. The Girls from Ames. (4 copies)
Larson, Erik. Devil in the White City. (4 copies)
Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken. ​​​​​​​(4 copies)
Horwitz, Tony. Confederates in the Attic. (6 copies)
Maharidge, Dale. Denison, Iowa. ​​​​​​​(4 copies)
Tan, Amy. Where the Past Begins. ​​​​​​​(6 copies)

 

Young Adult

London, Jack. The Call of the Wild. (4 copies)
Chbosky, Stephen. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. (3 copies)
Sachar, Louis. Holes. (3 copies)