Monthly Archives: April 2023

The materials for this Grab-And-Go Craft will be available on the curbside pickup table in the Library’s foyer while supplies last – for the instructions, visit creativebug, sign in or create an account using your library card number (on the back of your library card), and type “Yarn Birds” into the search bar. They should be the first result!

National Library Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries of all kinds – school, public, academic, and specialty – all across the country. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians to the communities they serve and to promote library use and support.

This year’s theme is “There’s More to the Story” – a reminder that the Library offers a lot more than just print books! We can provide resources like audiobooks, digital media, DVDs, puzzles, museum passes, meeting and study space, technology access and assistance, a variety of programs and activities, and more. But books are still a big part of what the Library is, and we’ve been bringing in all sorts of new material. Most of it can be found on our New Books display, to the right of the public computers upstairs. If there’s something you’d like to see in the Library’s collection but don’t right now, please fill out one of our book request forms (available at the Library) to let us know!

Bethany Rid Litter Day 2023
Many hands can accomplish amazing things
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Rid Litter Day is an annual event meant to foster community involvement in cleaning up Bethany. This year it will take place on April 22, from 9AM – 12PM.
You can sign up to participate on; please commit to a road/neighborhood (as individuals or as a group) on the signup sheet. For more information, please email Gloves and bags will be available for pickup at the Library on Friday, April 21, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

Graphic Novel & Illustrated Fiction Displays

During April, Clark Memorial Library is celebrating graphic novels, comics, and illustrated fiction. They’re a great place to start for young and beginner readers, and a whole new way of experiencing stories for those of us used to text-only media. Stop by and give one a try today!

Our YA and Adult graphic novel displays
Our Teens & Tweens displays
The Children’s Room graphic novel and illustrated fiction displays
An image of one of the storywalk signs, backed by bushes.

Spring has sprung, and a new storywalk is up at Clark Memorial Library. Take a stroll around the outer edge of the Library’s front lawn and read through When Spring Comes, written by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Laura Dronzek.

We also have some exciting news: starting Friday, April 14, the Library will be increasing its hours of operation! We will now open at 12:00 PM on Fridays, and close at 5:00 PM as usual. We hope you enjoy these extended hours!