Clarkdale’sPublic Library

Clark Memorial Library

Established 1927

39 N. Ninth Street in the Clarkdale Town Center • (928) 634-5423

Open Monday–Thursday 1–5:30 pm and Friday 8 am–12 noon

KC Anderson & Mary
Kuzell-Babbitt, Coordinators

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CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS

Art in the Clark

Storytime, Writing Workshop,
and Tai Chi

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REGULAR FEATURES

Computers, Wi-Fi, Print/Copy/FAX, Notary Public, Bookstore, Meeting room, Games & puzzles, 276 digital periodicals, Magazines & newspapers, E-books & audiobooks, plus an ever‑expanding selection of in‑library videos and books!

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YAVAPAI LIBRARY NETWORK

Select from more than 1.2 million items.
Place a hold on your choices.
Pick them up at CML…

Open the YLN catalog.

Clark Memorial Library is 94 years young!

Clark Memorial Library’s 94th Birthday Celebration was October 19, but the question asked in the birthday video can still be answered “YES!” by visiting the library and saying “Hello!” to our library coordinator (KC on Mon-Tues-Wed, Mary on Thu-Fri).

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After a brief Covid closure, the library re-opened on August 30 with no restrictions. You can still put a hold on items and have them brought out to your car. Call the library for instructions.

FCML’s official website is online

This website was created by the SaveCML Squad to support Clark Memorial Library and its Friends group, but is independent of both. Friends of Clark Memorial Library subsequently launched their own website at www.friendsofcml.org, designed and managed by Nick of Time Productions under the auspices of the FCML board. Most of the content on this site was copied to the FCML site, and news and information regarding CML and FCML is now being published there.

Just 365 days ago…

From left to right, Clarkdale Mayor Doug von Gausig, Vice Mayor Richard Dehnart, YCFLD Director Corey Christians, YC Supervisor Randy Garrison, and FCML President Jimmy Salmon combine their strength to close the scissors that cut the ribbon to officially reopen Clark Memorial Library, while an ecstatic throng of library lovers record the event.

Much has been accomplished since the ribbon was cut at Clark Memorial Library’s 90th Birthday Grand Re-opening Celebration.

Transition from a historic Clarkdale Town Library to a historic Yavapai County Free Library District Branch Library went without a hitch (three cheers for Third District Supervisor Randy Garrison, YCFLD Director Corey Christians, Assistant Library Director & County Librarian Susan Lapis, the District’s staff, Clarkdale Town Manager Gayle Mabery, and all the Town staff who aided in the seamless transfer!).

Check the About page for new features, services, and programs.

Community Outreach Appreciation

Clark Memorial Library’s successful reopening is always cause for celebration. So it’s time to thank the volunteers who continued to expand awareness of the benefits offered by our unique community asset—particularly through promotion of the 2017/18 Art in the Clark project.

Mary Liggit (r.) with Clarkdale-Jerome Art Teacher Erika Bergamini at the 2018 C-J students’ exhibit.

Mary Liggit, Clarkdale artist and one of the tenacious ten who put their backs into helping CML reopen, planned and manages Art in the Clark. This project not only kept Clarkdale’s arts community involved and our library lively all last year; ever-changing exhibits gave other volunteers the opportunity to promote CML. (Click here for the current Season.)

Carol Cain, CML patron and long-time Clarkdale volunteer, took posters for each exhibit to the many civic and church organizations in which she’s involved, as well as keeping C-JSD, C-OCSD, and MUHS informed.

Kathy Ivey, CML patron, took on the 89-A corridor, visiting every business and retirement community from Phoenix Cement to Yavapai College with materials and boundless enthusiasm for what’s happening at the Clark.

Patrons Zana Dirksen, Therese Hearn, Cynthia Mala, Henry Melody, David Perrell, John Sherman, and Ruth Wicks each distributed materials to locations convenient to them, lightly but personally covering the Verde Valley.

(As a bonus, Kathy’s enthusiasm motivated Alice Pulido, Manager of the Dollar General at 89-A and Lisa St, to donate holiday decorations and to urge FCML to apply for a Dollar General grant. This ultimately resulted in a $2,000 donation for literacy programs. Library lovers wishing to return the good will can thank Ms Pulido by going to the DGCustomerFirst.com website after making a purchase at her store, entering the code numbers on their receipt, and clicking “highly satisfied.”)

This is synergy!

Ongoing…

Art exhibits in the library have drawn much appreciation. Visit the Art in the Clark page for the season schedule and sample images, then come to ‘The Clark’ and admire the craft and creativity in person.

new dvdsClark Memorial Library’s financial support from its Friends group is apparent in the abundant new videos and books on the “new items” shelves in front of the check-out counter. More of both arrive regularly. Come on in and check them out!new chair

Friends have also provided 6 new padded chairs in the meeting room, for a total of 10. Groups seeking a pleasant place to hold meetings will find it here.

Get involved with CML

Clark Memorial Library is offering more services to the community, but suggestions for improvement and offers of assistance are always welcome. Talk to the Library Coordinator.

Check back here regularly to see what’s happening at Clark Memorial Library!