Our storywalk has been updated to reflect the changing of the seasons… each stand now contains an assortment of fall foliage and a section from Aaron Blabey’s Halloween picture book Pig the Monster. Stop by and read about Pig’s silly adventures, take in the fall colors that have started to appear from the sitting area, then come inside to get some more autumn reading materials!
Local artist Ditas Benipayo will be offering a series of paper craft activities in our new Makerspace area downstairs, intended for students grades 1 – 5. Each week, visitors will explore a paper sculpture theme using 3-D cutouts and architectural origami. Drop-in sessions are on Wednesdays, October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th, from 2:30 – 5:30 PM, while supplies last.
The Friends of the Library have added a historical photo of Amity Road as it appeared in 1908 to the wall of the nook that will hold their resources once the Library’s renovations are complete. The road is made of dirt and there are fewer trees, but the hill leading up towards Christ Episcopal Church and the First Church of Christ is still recognizable; the building that now houses Clark Memorial Library (sans extension) was constructed in the open area on the left from 1936 into 1937. Feel free to stop by and see the photo in person – and take the opportunity to grab a Friends of the Library membership application!
Clark Memorial Library has a new Instagram account!
We only have one post so far, but we hope that it will be only the first of many. Click the link in the upper right hand corner of the main page or visit clarkmemoriallibrary on Instagram and follow us to get updates and see images of fun library events and activities. This week we showcase the completion of the display puzzle on the upstairs landing activity table!
Check out the assortment of books now for sale in the Library’s foyer! You can purchase them either by leaving the correct amount in the payment jar on the small table to the left of the book display, or speaking to the librarian at the main desk upstairs.
“Off the Beaten Path” – Third Annual Public Art Exhibit Sunday, August 14, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Join us Sunday, August 14th (rain date Sunday, August 21st) for Clark Memorial Library’s third Annual Public Art Exhibit! The theme of this year’s show is “Off the Beaten Path.” As we continue to navigate these challenging times, what roads do we take towards the future? What paths do we forge ahead through our creative responses to the world? This outdoor exhibit will feature paintings, sculptures, drawings, and site-specific installations by local artists. Artwork will be located throughout the front garden and the back lawn, with entry by our lush Pollinator Pathway walk-through; parking will be available at the Bethany First Church of Christ and Bethany Historical Society. Free art-making activities will be available for visitors of all ages!
Every time you read a book this summer, whether it’s for the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge, a school assignment, or just for fun, you can add a footprint to our footprint path! We’ve already made it all the way around the first bookshelf in the children’s section; how much further do you think we can get the path to reach?