Shoutbomb is a free SMS service that automatically lets you know when materials you’ve checked out are due and when materials you have on hold are ready for pickup at the library. You can also request a list of materials you have checked out, renew items, and more from your cell phone using its various service commands!
The only information you’ll need to provide when signing up is your phone number and library card barcode. Individual alerts, and even your entire subscription, can be canceled at any time using the service commands. For a more in-depth explanation of Shoutbomb’s services and instructions for signing up, visit our Shoutbomb page.
Melt My Heart: a special arts and crafts project for all ages. Create a meltable heart with our melty beads – a perfect valentine surprise! Takes place Saturday, Feb. 11th. Drop in 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
Make sure to visit Clark Memorial Library for Take Your Child to the Library Day 2023 between February 1st and February 4th! And while you’re here, enter our TYCLD Book Basket Raffle for a chance to win one of two gift baskets filled with award winning books! This year we are offering aCaldecott Basket and aNewbery Basket.
The Caldecott Basket contains Hot Dog(Doug Salati), Knight Owl (Christopher Denise), We Are Water Protectors (Michele Goad), Hello Lighthouse (Sophie Blackall), Wolf in the Snow (Matthew Cardell), and Farmhouse (Sophie Blackall).
The Newbery Basket contains The Last Mapmaker (Christina Soontornvat), New Kid (Jerry Craft), Hello Universe (Erin E. Kelly), The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Kelly Barnhill), Aviva vs. the Dybbuk (Mari Lowe), and Marshmallow Clouds (T. Kooser and C. Wanele).
Take Your Child to the Library Day is a celebration of the opportunities and benefits that children receive from libraries, from simple access to books, films, and online media, to fun activities and chances to learn and socialize. Founded in 2011 at the Waterford Public Library in Connecticut, it has grown into a global event involving thousands of libraries. To learn more about the event, its history, and the importance of libraries in children’s lives, visit the official Take your Child to the Library Day website – and stop in at Clark Memorial Library from February 1st to February 4th to enter our TYCLD Book Basket Raffle!
Bethany Book Club has returned! The Book Club will convene on the first-floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, January 17, at 2:00 PM. The book to be discussed at the first meeting is The Dutch House, by Anne Patchett. Please join organizer Cate Horton for light refreshments and lively discussion. Books for future meetings will also be considered. For copies of The Dutch House, please call the Library for availability.
The LION Consortium has compiled lists of its top circulated items of 2022! Check the lists for books and large print below to see what many of your fellow patrons were reading this year, and make sure to check Hoopla, Libby, and Palace for eBook and audiobook editions. Palace even has a special “Top 22 of 2022” collection in its catalog containing almost all of the entries on both lists!
Create a papercraft gingerbread house with a fun surprise inside! This Paper Magic program will take place on Wednesday, December 14th, from 4:00 to 5:30 PM. Sign-ups are required, and there is a limit of 10 participants; please call the Library at (203) 393-2103 as soon as possible to reserve a spot!
Paper Magic is a series of Makerspace activities run by local artist Ditas Benipayo. Here are a few of the wonderful projects that were created in Fall:
Making a Paper Ball
A Sunset Witch Ball
A Glittery Heart Ball
A Rhinestone Ball
A Butterfly Ball
"The Lifecycle of a Butterfly" Waterfall Card Cover
"The Lifecycle of a Butterfly" Waterfall Card Interior