Clark Memorial Library Open By Appointment
Clark Memorial Library is open for indoor services by appointment only during regular business hours (Monday through Thursday 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to Noon). It is best to call the library at (928) 634-5423 in advance to arrange a time to visit. However, if you’re in the neighborhood you can call the library to find out whether you can make an immediate appointment to come inside. To keep patrons and staff safe only seven patrons will be allowed inside the library at one time. In addition to checking out books and DVDs, Clark Memorial Library offers computers and Wi-Fi connections, notary public, print, copy and fax services in person as well as regular online services at http://ycfld.org/
Celebrating Summer Reading Program Participants
On July 30, 2020 the top reader and other participants in Clark Memorial Library’s READsquared Summer Reading Program gathered in front of the library. Library Coordinator Eleanor Mooney handed out prizes to participants with the grand prize handed out by Friend’s Vice President Ron Clark. Refreshment also handed out by Eleanor Mooney were provided by Friends of Clark Memorial Library.
Friends of Clark Memorial Library Vice President Ron Clark presents the grand prize ($50 in Amazon gift cards) to Addie Linford who had the most READsquared points.
Library Coordinator Eleanor Mooney reaching into bucket of prizes for older kid and adult readers.
Library Coordinator Eleanor Mooney overseeing the youngest readers selecting prizes.
Cool refreshments being handed out by Library Coordinator.
Recent Author Talks at Clark Memorial Library
Val Chanda, author of the Zorn and Grayall mysteries and Psy Mind series, discusses the art of storytelling on March 4, 2020
Joe Wise, author, painter, musician, reads from his books on March 10, 2020.
Meet the Library Coordinators
There’s a new Library Coordinator at Clark Memorial. Her name is Becky Jones-Pierce (pictured below) and she works on Thursdays and Fridays. Library Coordinator Eleanor Mooney works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
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.
“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. If you are interested in participating in Art in the Clark or have an idea for a show feel free to contact Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call (928)300-9577.
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 DGCustomerFirst.com website after making a purchase at the Clarkdale Dollar General store, entering the code numbers on their receipt, and clicking “highly satisfied.”
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.
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 Monday–Thursday 1 pm–5:30 pm
Friday 8 am–12 noon
Eleanor Mooney & Becky Jones-Pierce,
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…