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Summer Reading Program!

Kid’s Corner updated:
New furniture, along with new games, crafts & books!

New Kid's Corner

Clark Memorial Library is open for in-person service

You can use the computers, browse the shelves, use regular library services and view the current Art in the Clark exhibit.

Regular hours remain the same: Monday through Thursday, 1 pm to 5:30 pm and Friday 8 am to Noon.

For more information on in person as well as continuing curbside service, please click here.

Meet the Library Coordinators

Library Coordinator Jeff Neugebauer (top photo) works Monday through Wednesday and Mary Kuzell-Babbitt (second photo) works Thursday and Friday.  Stop in and get to know our Library Coordinators and find out what’s happening at Clark Memorial Library. Make sure you get a library card if you don’t have one already.

Mary Kuzell-Babbitt

New Art in the Clark Coordinator “Art for Art's Sake”

The Friends of Clark Memorial Library is honored to announce that local Clarkdale artist Jenny Emminger has agreed to be the Coordinator of Art in the Clark. Jenny is a native Arizonian, who has spent the last 20 years calling the Verde Valley home. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in Ceramics from NAU. Since graduation she created many “objects of Art” and has art works in collections all over the world.  As a concerned citizen she joined the Friends of Clark Memorial Library back in 2017 when the Town of Clarkdale closed the library and the Yavapai County Free Library District agreed to reopen it. When Mary Liggit, the original Art in the Clark Coordinator, had to step down due to failing health she asked Jenny to take over the task of curating Art in the Clark. Jenny stepped up and has arranged wonderful art shows even during this time of limited operations.

The Friends of Clark Memorial Library is honored to announce that local Clarkdale artist, Jenny Emminger (pictured below) has agreed to be the Coordinator of Art in the Clark.

Jenny Emminger

“I see libraries as the great equalizer. Libraries allow everyone access to resources to improve their quality of life and pursue happiness. The Art in the Clark art exhibits provide an opportunity for local artists and students to share their creative talents with the public. The art (and the stories behind it) keep Clark Memorial Library interesting for its staff and patrons. I love to showcase the vast amount of talent we have here in central Arizona. It’s a win/win/win situation,” explains Jenny.

This year’s exhibit schedule was interrupted by the COVID pandemic but with flexibility and understanding the shows have all been interesting and relevant thanks to Jenny’s dedication and connections with the local art community.

To check out what is currently on display as well as upcoming exhibits go to the Art in the Clark page for this season’s schedule and sample images and then visit CML to admire the craft and creativity of local artists in person.

A Special Friend

Alice Pulido, Manager of the Dollar General at 89-A and Lisa St., has donated decorations to CML for several holidays. Alice urges store patrons to ‘round up’ their purchases to benefit Dollar General’s literacy fund. Alice’s support of CML resulted in a $2,000 donation to the Friends of CML to support literacy programs. Library lovers wishing to return the good will can thank Alice by going to the website after making a purchase at the Clarkdale Dollar General store, entering the code numbers on their receipt, and clicking “highly satisfied.”


New DVDs

Clark Memorial Library’s financial support from the Friends of CML 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!


Old feature restored and new features introduced:

Newspapers and magazines to peruse in-library
CML’s antique, solid oak magazine rack was located and restored to the library. You’ll now find it filled with current issues of The Wall Street Journal, The Arizona Republic, and The Verde Independent, as well as National Geographic’s History magazine, The Atlantic, AARP, Smithsonian, Mother Jones, and WebMD, plus various issues of magazines donors thought might be of interest, such as Arizona Highways, Country Gardens, The New Yorker, and Sunset Magazine.

More powerful state-of-the-art computers
Equipped with Full HD monitors and MS Office productivity software.

Seed bank and crafts materials dispensary?
The Clarkdale Historical Society returned this beautiful antique card catalog to CML, where it belongs. It could become Clarkdale’s own seed bank if a volunteer horticulturist steps up to stock it with seeds patrons can check out, plant, harvest, and share. Could you be the one? Talk to one of the Library Coordinators.

Notary Public
Patrons can now have documents notarized without charge.

New books and DVD/Blu-ray videos
A growing selection, with the most recent arrivals on the shelves in front of the check-out counter. Tell the Library Coordinator if there is something missing you would like to see.

Clark Memorial Library

Established 1927

39 N. Ninth Street
Clarkdale Town Complex
(928) 634-5423

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

Jeff Neugebauer & Mary Kuzell-Babbitt,


Art in the Clark

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276 digital periodicals,
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This website is an effort to encourage patronage and community support for Clark Memorial Library. It is not affiliated with the Yavapai County Free Library District, whose official website for Clark Memorial Library is at

Friends of Clark Memorial Library is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) Arizona non-profit corporation dedicated to the financial support of Clark Memorial Library. Friends of CML is committed to raising funds for to pay for all of CML’s library materials (all new books, newspapers and periodicals, DVDs, Blu-Ray videos, audio books and similar items) and to support CML’s programs and activities.
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