Summer Reading Program:

Universe of Stories

Entering the Universe of Stories at Clark Memorial Library with Storytime Reader Andrea Meyer and Library Coordinator Mary Griffith and two helpers.

Kelly Taylor

First Special Event on June 13th: Kelly Taylor sharing her scarlet macaw Bonita with young summer readers and parents.

Author Talks:

David Hatcher Childress

David Hatcher Childress, author/investigator and co-star of History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, speaking to a full house at Clark Memorial Library on April 13, 2019. David’s appearance was co-sponsored by Adventures Unlimited Bookstore, 1020 N. Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ.

Photo courtesy of Tom Nye.

Meet the Library Coordinators

Come in and meet Clark Memorial Library’s (CML) two Library Coordinators: Eleanor Mooney (on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and to Mary Griffith (on Thursdays and Fridays).

Time to Appreciate our Friends

CML’s successful reopening is always a cause for celebration. It’s time to thank Friends of CML volunteers who continue to expand awareness of the benefits offered by our unique community asset—particularly the 2018/19 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 helped get CML reopened, plans 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.  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.personally covering the Verde Valley.

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!

Meeting Room available for classes & meetings

Friends of CML have provided 6 new padded chairs in the meeting room, for a total of 10. Groups seeking a pleasant place to hold meetings can reserve the meeting room by talking to a Library Coordinator.


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

Eleanor Mooney & Mary Griffith,


Art in the Clark

Fourth Friday Film
Watch a free film at 10 a.m. on July 26th.



Computers, Wi-Fi,
Notary Public,
Meeting room,
Games & puzzles,
276 digital periodicals,
Magazines & newspapers,
E-books & audiobooks,
plus an ever‑expanding
selection of in‑library
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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.
To make a donation, click the button below to use your credit/debit card, or mail a check to: Friends of Clark Memorial Library, P.O. Box 301, Clarkdale, AZ 86324

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