Clifton Community Library is located in the Clifton Community Center on Route 3 facing picturesque Cranberry Lake. The Clifton Community Center encompasses the Post Office, Town Clerk, Town Justice Office, and the Cranberry Lake Historian Office. Out behind the building we have a beautiful pavilion, tennis courts, and a playground for children.
The pavilion is available to rent, free of charge, for community activities. Please contact us at the library if you wish to rent the pavilion or if you have any questions on upcoming community events.
The Clifton Community Center recently reached its centenial anniversary. When this building was first built, in 1920, it housed the Clifton-Fine K-12 school. Please stop by for a visit and see what we have to offer!
Love for Clifton-Fine Community
A Quilt of Memories
In 1982, a group of Clifton Fine quilters and their friends came together to create a quilt celebrating the community. The quilt was originally used as a fundraiser for the Clifton Fine Hospital Auxiliary.
The fabric arts project was spearheaded by Carol Coufal- and many local quilters joined in creating quilt blocks beautifully celebrating the unique features of our region.
20 quilt squares were made by: Laurie Murray, Carol Coufal, Susan Brown, Elizabeth Reynolds, Marcelle Kraszeski, Maisi Maybel, Ronnie Peterson, Vaughn Gruniesen, Hiroko Carthy, Kathy Kelly, Helene Jaris, Helen Witters, Jean Climeson, Penny Giraud, Cathy Curtis, and Grace Plumley. Even non-quilters joined in the clebration by providing a cash gift and having their names embroidered in the sashing on the quilt. Each block represents a part of the Clifton-Fine Community. All squares were painstakingly assembeled by Marcelle Kraszeski.
The quilt was raffled off (with a profit of $1300) and it was won by Carol Coufal’s mother, who had purchesed quite a few tickets in hopes of winning her daughter’s “project”. The Coufal’s left Cranberry Lake and felt that the quilt belonged here. They donated it to the Clifton Community Library and it hangs here for all to enjoy.
Marilyn Zimber, 2017
New York State Book Collection
We are honored to share with you the New York State collection, which includes books about the Empire State. There are books on hiking, travel guides, histories and biographies. There are fictional works set in our area by local authors, and many, many books about the beautiful Adirondack Park.