Category Archives: Friends of the Library

The Friends Nook

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!

Friends of the Library

Special Thanks to the Friends of the Library

The Bethany Library Association thanks the Friends of the Library for providing funds that cover the cost of charging electric vehicles at the library charging station for the entire calendar year of 2022. 

The EV charging station installation was made possible by a generous grant from the Connecticut Clean Cities Coalition and is a part of the Library’s strategic plan focus on sustainability in community services.  We are grateful to the Friends for their support of the Library Board’s vision and far-reaching efforts to help provide clean energy access for the Bethany Community. 

For more information about the Friends or the charging station, please contact Gayle Bogel, Library Director at 203-393-2103 during library hours, or email director@bethanylibrary.org.

Buy a Brick – Sponsored by Friends of Clark Memorial Library

Every Brick Tells a Story

Help enhance our front
Reading Garden and contribute to the renovation of the Children’s Room.

Download order form here.

Your brick can be a part of the Library’s celebrated history.  Take advantage of this opportunity for a permanent and ongoing legacy, sponsored by the generous efforts of the Friends of the Library.

Honor friends, family members or pets, celebrate a special occasion, memorialize loved ones or celebrate a business or organization.

$100  –  4 X 8 Brick      $150  –   8 X 8 Brick

Please address questions to the Friends of Clark Memorial Library at friends@207.210.128.40 or call the Friends at 203-393-3626.  Order forms are available on our curbside table or for download here.