Clark Memorial Library

538 Amity Road

Bethany, CT 06524


Greetings from Clark!


  Borrow books and magazines through our website by using these services:



Thousands of e-books and downloadable audio books await your devices – ereaders, tablets, phones, laptops,…etc…


Hundreds of free magazines available digitally!


Eat Local and Support your local Friends of the Bethany Library!  Friends of the Bethany Library and Country Corner Diner are teaming up to support the Clark Memorial Library on Weds, April 13. The folks at Country Corner Diner will give 20% of the proceeds from a diner’s meal when the order is accompanied with our coupon for the Country Corner Diner.

Proceeds help The Friends support children’s activities, summer reading, and museum passes at the Clark Memorial Library.


Why you are waiting longer for your non-Clark loans:  Due to vendor changes the state will now be the sole provider of library item transportation.  What this means for Clark Memorial Library users is that we are moving away from daily delivery of non-Clark items. Instead we will receive weekly delivery of such items.  Delivery will be every Wednesday. This change includes items we order from LION/Library Online libraries, as well as from any other library in the state.  You will receive your request.  It will take a little long. At a annual cost of only .08 cents per taxpayer, this state service remains one of the best around.

Need it quickly? Staff will check on availability of an item at another library, in case you would like to pick up the item. Also, your item might be available as an electric or audio download through Overdrive or the state’s digital portal: OneClickdigital.  Please be aware that you may still return or borrow items anywhere in the state with a valid library card.

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Explore libraries!   Receive Prizes!  Libraries all over Connecticut are participating in this exciting program to make people of all ages aware of the power of their library card.  Take your library card and passport to at least five libraries on the list to be eligible to win a $150 gift card for adults or a $100 gift card for children.  Simply visit Clark to get your passport, or download and print it from here Passport template, and then go forth and explore the wonderful world of libraries.



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Adult and Teen Visionaries Wanted!   The Bethany Library Association is recruiting new members to join us as we grow a thoughtful learning and knowledge center for Bethany.  Our library’s mission is to Engage. Connect. Grow. It is the purpose of the Bethany Library Association to strategically govern the library in a manner which will serve the community as a whole.  The most important qualification to serve on the Bethany Library Association is to have a passion for the power of the public library to transform lives and communities.  To apply, click on application to download one.  To read about policies and other information about the Bethany Library Association, click here.




Calling all artists!  We are now accepting applications to display visual art in the library.  Our library gallery includes our meeting room, used for programming and community events.  We also offer display cases to exhibit sculpture, pottery, and other multi-dimensional works of art. To access an application to exhibit visit click here:  ART!  To learn more about our policies regarding art in the library click here:  LIBRARY!


Do you dmvhave a soon to be driver in your family? Getting ready to take the learner’s permit test has never been easier. Through a generous offer from the, we are able to offer teens and all drivers an interactive database for studying the rules of the road and for making sure you understand those rules by taking practice tests. As you know driving is all about planning, anticipation and maneuvering. This new service will help you plan, anticipate and maneuver one of the most important tests of your life. Just click the picture and get started!