Magician Jolly Roger entertains young and old at the closing event of the Summer Reading Program on July 22, 2023.
Kid’s Corner updated:
New furniture, along with new games,
crafts & books!
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.
Art in the Clark Manager Promotes Local Artists
Local artist Jenny Emminger, who is a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of Clark Memorial Library, is Manager of the Art in the Clark exhibits and activities. 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 asked Jenny to take over the task of curating Art in the Clark, Jenny stepped up and has arranged wonderful art shows since then.
The Friends of Clark Memorial Library is grateful for the fabulous exhibits that local Clarkdale artist, Jenny Emminger (pictured below) has brough to Art in the Clark.
"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 exhibits 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 past exhibits go to the Art in the Clark page and then come in person to CML to admire the craft and creativity of local artists.
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.
Old feature restoredand 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.
From card catalog to crafts materials storage
This beautiful antique card catalog, which was returned to CML by the Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum shortly after CML’s grand reopening in 2017, is being repurposed to store art and craft materials that are now available for use by patrons. Thanks go out to donors of various art and crafts materials, with particular thanks to Town of Clarkdale’s Chell Smart for a donation of fabulous knitting yarns and beads. Art in the Clark manager Jenny Emminger (pictured right) shows some of the art supplies accessible for classes as well as for individual patrons for fun and creative projects.
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
39 N. Ninth Street
Clarkdale Town Complex
Open Tuesday–Thursday 1 pm–5:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 10 am–2:30 pm
Jeff Neugebauer & Mary Kuzell-Babbitt,
CURRENT & UPCOMING
EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Games & puzzles,
276 digital periodicals,
Magazines & newspapers,
E-books & audiobooks,
plus an ever‑expanding
selection of in‑library
videos and books!
YAVAPAI LIBRARY NETWORK
Select from more than 1.3 million items.
Place a hold on your choices.
Pick them up at CML…