Friends of the Library

Support Your Local Library:
Join the Friends of Clark Memorial Library


The Friends of the Bethany Library Association is a volunteer organization that contributes to Clark Memorial Library’s ongoing educational, cultural, and entertainment programs, as well as other special events hosted or sponsored by the Library. The Friends’ mission is to “support quality library service in the community through fundraising, volunteering, and serving as advocates for the library.”


You can either pick up a physical copy of the membership application downstairs at the Library and mail it to the Friends, c/o Clark Memorial Library, 538 Amity Road, Bethany, CT 06524, or download a digital application and submit it as an email attachment to


Monetary contributions are much appreciated, but your time and talents are even more precious. We don’t expect you to commit to attending regular meetings, but if you can dedicate time or resources to help set up or run one of our special events or an ongoing activity, it would be greatly appreciated.


Used Book Sale
Details: The Library has an ongoing book sale set up in the foyer, and occasionally hosts various short-term pop-up sales as well.
Tasks: Donate and sort books for the sales.

Seasonal Baking Events
Details: The Library’s Annual Public Art Exhibit in August typically includes a bake sale, and the Friends contribute to the town’s Fall Harvest Festival and other celebrations.
Tasks: Create tasty homemade baked goods!

Museum & Park Passes
Details: These passes allow free or discounted admission to museums and parks across Connecticut, available to anyone with a Connecticut library card. Currently, passes are available for the Beardsley Zoo, the Wadsworth Museum, the Old State House, the Shore Line Trolley Museum, the Mattatuck Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, and all Connecticut State Parks.
Tasks: Provide funding for the purchase of passes.