Paper Magic

Paper Magic

Local artist Ditas Benipayo will be offering a series of paper craft activities in our new Makerspace area downstairs, intended for students grades 1 – 5. Each week, visitors will explore a paper sculpture theme using 3-D cutouts and architectural origami. Drop-in sessions are on Wednesdays, October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th, from 2:30 – 5:30 PM, while supplies last.

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!

Liz Scott Recycled Art

Recycled Art Displays

Thank you to local artist Liz Scott for these recycled art pieces, which are currently on display both in and outside of the Library!

New Instagram Account

Clark Memorial Library has a new Instagram account!

We only have one post so far, but we hope that it will be only the first of many. Click the link in the upper right hand corner of the main page or visit clarkmemoriallibrary on Instagram and follow us to get updates and see images of fun library events and activities. This week we showcase the completion of the display puzzle on the upstairs landing activity table!

An series of images showing the puzzle at various stages of completion.

Third Annual Public Art Exhibit

“Off the Beaten Path” – Third Annual Public Art Exhibit
Sunday, August 14, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Join us Sunday, August 14th (rain date Sunday, August 21st) for Clark Memorial Library’s third Annual Public Art Exhibit!
The theme of this year’s show is “Off the Beaten Path.” As we continue to navigate these challenging times, what roads do we take towards the future? What paths do we forge ahead through our creative responses to the world?
This outdoor exhibit will feature paintings, sculptures, drawings, and site-specific installations by local artists. Artwork will be located throughout the front garden and the back lawn, with entry by our lush Pollinator Pathway walk-through; parking will be available at the Bethany First Church of Christ and Bethany Historical Society.
Free art-making activities will be available for visitors of all ages!

Summer Reading Footprint Path

Leave Your Footprint at the Library!


Every time you read a book this summer, whether it’s for the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge, a school assignment, or just for fun, you can add a footprint to our footprint path! We’ve already made it all the way around the first bookshelf in the children’s section; how much further do you think we can get the path to reach?

Summer Activities

Summer Storywalk

Come take part in the Summer Storywalk! Each of the six stands in the library’s front yard has a different summer-themed riddle on it for you to solve; once you’ve thought it over, you can look behind the stand or scan the QR code on the upper right to check your answer. Enjoy the summer foliage and renovated sitting area while you’re here!

Story Times

Join us at 10:00 AM every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a drop-in story time! For children ages 2-5.

Saturday Crafts

Drop in and join Miss Dorothy at the craft table every Saturday afternoon – a new summer craft to do every week!