Clark Memorial Library

538 Amity Road

Bethany, CT 06524



 Greetings from Clark!



Libraries are all about stories. This past year your generosity has enabled a lot of new stories to develop at the library. Some are about friendship, others about creating hope, and even more are about learning.  All share two things in common.  They made Bethany an even more vibrant community.  And,  they all happened because of individual and business donations to our Annual Drive.

annual-drive-fye-17Donations to our Annual Drive are crucial to our existence because we are a private nonprofit providing a public service. We are grateful to the Town for our annual grant and to the Friends of the Bethany Library for their gifts.

These combined with individual donations will help create new stories as we expand to 40 hours of direct library service a week. Most importantly, these contributions mean for the first time in our history we now have a full-time children’s librarian!

By giving to the library’s Annual Drive you become part of the library’s story, and the library becomes part of your story.


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


Hundreds of free magazines available digitally!


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 a digital 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.


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!