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Nellie Pederson Civic Library

Welcome to Nellie Pederson Civic Library in Clifton, Texas

Celebrating seventy-one years of service to Clifton and neighboring communities.

Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library.  The only entrance requirement is interest. 

Lady Bird Johnson

Upcoming Closures:
Monday, May 27, 2024 for Memorial Day.
Thursday, July 4, 2024 for Independence Day
Monday, September 2, 2024 for Labor Day.

2024 Scholarship Winners

Levi Knox and Riley Finney are the recipients of the Nellie Pederson Civic Library 2024scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each.  This award, which is administered by the Clifton Civic Improvement Society, was announced at the senior awards banquet on May 14, 2024. The scholarships are for CHS seniors who are interested in attending a vocational/technical/trade school.Both Levi and Riley will be attending the Fire Academy at McLennan Comunity College (MCC) in Waco, TX..  Congratulations to our recipients as they continue their education at the next level.

About Our Library

Online Catalog

Use our catalog to search, renew, and place holds on items from our collection, set up a personal book list, and more.

Electronic Books

Open the eBooks tab above to locate digital items for your portable device.  Many free download links are located there.


View a list of the services we provide, in addition to lending books.   


Visit our cards page for information about obtaining a library card and related facts.


Review our policies governing Internet and computer use, library behavior, and unattended children in the library.

Patron Fees

View a list of the fines, fees, and charges applicable to patron use of services.

Book Donations 

These guidelines should be used when donating books to the library.

Contact Us

Our contacts page provides forms for requesting interlibrary loans, requesting book purchases, asking questions, and providing comments to your librarians.

Are You a High School or College Student and a Caregiver? is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones.  Based on conversations with the caregiver community, more and more high school and college students are taking on the role of caregiver for aging loved ones. To help support these students, has made available scholarships that can provide financial assistance. View the following links.

Attention Students of All Ages!

If you are interested in attending an in-state online college, visit the Online Colleges website for comprehensive information about undergraduate and graduate degree programs and scholarships in Texas. 

New York Times Bestsellers

Titles of Note is a direct link to the NYT lists of currently popular adult and children's hardcover, paperback, and e-books. 

Great Resources for Job-seekers!

JobsForTeensHQ is a site specifically for helping teenagers find jobs and it's 100% free to use. It has very useful information including work permit information, labor laws, jobs for teens by city/state, non-traditional job ideas, and more.

Cover Letters includes templates to assist you in creating your cover letter.

Resume Templates offers several resume formats that target a variety of job levels.

ZipRecruiter is a major job recruitment website with over 8 million jobs where you may upload your resume and apply to jobs with a single click.

Glassdoor helps you find a job and company you love. This dynamic site provides reviews, salaries and benefits from employees, and interview questions from candidates.  Millions of jobs.  Submit a resume if you see a position that interests you.

Also visit the lists in our Career Corner for additional resources.

Attention Genealogists

Visit the Library for Free Access to

Nellie Pederson Civic Library and Bosque County Genealogical Society (BCGS) have partnered to make available at the library free of charge.  The subscription to this exceptional research site is funded by BCGS for use by its members, library patrons, and area residents.   Use is limited to library computers or your laptop connection to our wireless network.

Open the Genealogy tab to go to dozens of recommended research sites.  

Visit the Portal to Texas History

New links provided by University of  North Texas are located on Research tab under General Resources

TexShare Databases

TexShare Database Logo

Click this logo to access the TexShare Databases portal--a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. . 

These comprehensive English and Spanish databases include over 27,000 journals, over 171,000 e-books, and over 15 million images, videos, and interactive resources to use in your research projects.  

Please contact your librarian for an authorized password.