About 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!).

Magic ShowMagician Jolly Roger entertains young and old at the closing event of the Summer Reading Program on July 22, 2023.

Magician Jolly Roger entertains young and old at the closing event of the Summer Reading Program on July 22, 2023.


Fun at our 95th Anniversary-Halloween Party
on October19, 2022

Fun at our 95th Anniversary-Halloween Party on October 19, 2022

Summer Reading Program – Fun at Closing Day Celebration on July 20, 2022

Dave Rentz

Dave Rentz, local musician and artist, performing at the Closing Day celebration of the Summer Reading Program on July 20, 2022.
(Photo by Friends of Clark Memorial Library)

Fun on the 4th of May at the Library

Fun on the 4th of May


Summer Reading Program Library Night in the Park

On June 18, 2021, the first Library Night in the Park was hosted by the Friends of Clark Memorial Library as a Clark Memorial Library Summer Reading event. Games and activities, including animals from the Verde Valley Humane Society were part of the fun with music provided by Dave Rentz.

Library Night
Library Coordinators KC Anderson and Mary Kuzell-Babbit with Clarkdale Mayor Robyn Prud’homme-Bauer at Library Night in the Park.

Library Night
Friends of Clark Memorial Library table at Library Night in the Park with volunteer Henry Melody and Treasurer/VP Fundraising Ron Clark seated at the table and Board member Linda Dettman, volunteer Carol Cain and Board member Sybil Malinowski standing.

VVHS Volunteer at LIbrary Night
Verde Valley Humane Society volunteer with young artist enjoying Library Night in the Park.

Celebrating 2020 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.

Ron Clark
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.

Eleanor Mooney
Library Coordinator Eleanor Mooney reaching into bucket of prizes for older kid and adult readers.

Eleanor Mooney
Library Coordinator Eleanor Mooney overseeing the youngest readers selecting prizes.

Eleanor Mooney & Ron Clark
Cool refreshments being handed out by Library Coordinator.

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.

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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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