Annual Appeal – Community Grows Here!

We do more than lend books. We recognize that people need people and will seek out the spaces and places where human interaction is safe and pleasant.  With your contribution, we are creating this environment. This is because every dollar helps to provide lifelong learning opportunities, exposure to the arts, and makes sure that we are able to provide space for families and individuals to learn by being creative and by listening to the stories of others. Please continue to give as generously as possible. Your donation is put to immediate work and makes a giant difference for all those who need and use Clark Memorial Library. Together we are growing a small but mighty library!

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An Announcement from the Bethany Library Association

The Bethany Library Association announces, with great sadness, the departure of Melissa Canham-Clyne as Director of Clark Memorial Library effective January 1, 2020. For the past seven years, Melissa has played a critical role in the development, growth, and success of the Clark Memorial Library. We will miss her and her inspiring leadership and tremendous dedication. We wish her luck in her new endeavor as Executive Director of the Hamden Public Library. We wish to thank her for her dedicated service to the Library and to the Bethany Community.

Over the next few months, we will conduct a search to find a new director. If you or anyone you know might want to apply for the position, click here Library Director.

During this transition period, it is our top priority to find the best individual to lead and provide a stable and effective library for our Community. Please feel free to contact Kathryn Sylvester, President of the Bethany Library Association ( or Betsy Thornquist, Search Committee Chair. ( with any questions or comments.

In collaboration with the Bethany Clean Energy Task Force, we are hosting a One Book, One Town reading and book discussion of The Uninhabitable Earth-Life After Warming by David Wallace Wells. The town wide discussion is on Sunday, Nov 17, 2-4 pm, at the library. All readers of the book are welcome to participate. Copies of the book are available at the library and were donated by our partner. To participate in the facilitated book discussion, register by calling the library at   203 393-2103.  Ridesharing can be arranged!



Clark Memorial Library Newsletter NOV 19

Publish your art, music, and writing!

Clark is proud to offer a self publishing platform. See below for how to make the most of this new service! Click on the photos below to be taken to the publishing and reading platforms. Now, go create!


And, visit our digital branch to borrow downloadable music, movies, magazines, manga, and, of course, books! 




Enjoy digital magazines, books, and more on the go!







Enjoy E-books & Audio Books!