In 1930 a group of town residents formed the nonprofit Bethany Library Association to bring library services to the growing community. All Association members are volunteers with connections to the town. The Association operates and maintains the Clark Memorial Library using funds provided by annual grants from the town of Bethany and the state of Connecticut and by income from endowments provided by many generous townspeople and local entities.
The Association’s emerging concern is sustainability. Recognizing that the Clark Memorial Library provides a variety of services to patrons, the Association meets on a regular basis to review, develop and implement strategies to nurture and grow the library. These meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.