About the Clark Memorial Library

From left to right, Clarkdale Mayor Doug von Gausig, Vice Mayor Richard Dehnert, YCFLD Director Corey Christians, YC Supervisor Randy Garrison, and Friends of CML 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!).

Second Anniversary-Halloween Party October 19, 2019


2019 Summer Reading Program:

The final Special Event and Celebration of the Summer Reading Program, a Universe of Stories on July 25, 2019, featured juggler extraordinaire James Reid, food and prizes.


Summer readers had Fun With Music as Dave Rentz performed on July 11, 2019.







Summer readers make musical instruments with help from Storytime Reader Andrea Meyer in anticipation of More Fun With Music on July 18, 2019 with Claudia Tulip.

Photos courtesy of David Perrell




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.

Val Chanda
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 talk
Joe Wise, author, painter, musician, reads from his books on March 10, 2020.

What's Inside...

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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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