Support Your Local Library:
Join the Friends of Clark Memorial Library
The Friends of the Bethany Library Association is a non-profit 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.”
ANYONE CAN BE A FRIEND!
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 Friends@bethanylibrary.org.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
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.
Croquet Our Way
Details: Planned for June 16 & 17, 2023. Join us for an afternoon of fun, food, and fierce croquet in the Library garden.
Tasks: Help recruit local businesses as sponsors, & solicit both businesses and individuals to participate in a Silent Auction.
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, and all Connecticut State Parks.
Tasks: Provide funding for the purchase of passes.