Halloween Storywalk October 27 – 31

Our new library Story Walk installation is ready for viewing from October 27-31.   We are offering a special  humorous Halloween story “The Hallowiener” by Dav Pilkey. 

Stop by our outdoor stations on the south side of the library to enjoy a walk and reading. Begin your storywalk near the Reading Garden and then afterwards head over to the curbside table for a special Halloween treat (available during regular curbside hours.)

(Special thanks to Harrison Brinton for creating the StoryWalk as his Eagle Scout project).

Curbside Crafts Are Back!

Join Clark Memorial Library in celebrating the birthday of author Crockett Johnson.
Come to our curbside table and pick up a free copy of Harold and the Purple Crayon. Along with your book, you will receive your own purple crayon and some paper for creating Harold adventures!
October 20 – 24th – (While supplies last.)


Buy a Brick — Sponsored by the Friends of Clark Memorial Library. 

Proceeds will help with our Children’s Room Renovation, and the bricks will be added to our front Reading Garden.

Please address questions to the Friends at friends@bethanylibrary.org or call the Friends at 203-393-3626. 

To download packet of instructions and order forms click here.


Listen to the new episode of our recommendation podcast   —–Alone in the Library – hosted by Tom Nolan — with reviews and suggestions for enjoying our online resources!  



.Try Kanopy — our new digital service for 

Documentary, Independent and Classic Films

  • Use your email address and Library card number to create a Kanopy account from your internet-connected device, and start watching now
  • The Kanopy app is available for iOS, Android and Roku. You can also watch with ChromecastApple TV and other TV apps
  • View up to five titles per month with your film credits
  • Watch Kanopy videos as much as you want within three days (72 hours) after pressing play
  • All films have closed captions, subtitles and transcripts that are fully ADA compliant.
  • Film credits reset on the 1st of the month


Connect with Clark — Our Digital  Branch remains open!.

If  you need a new library card (or to renew your existing card) to access our digital resources —  we can help!  Please send an email to director@bethanylibrary.org for more information.


 Official Statement from the Connecticut Library Association – June 5, 2020

The Connecticut Library Association condemns racism and injustice and is deeply saddened by the recent events in our country. We stand with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), all our colleagues and library users who are subject to acts of racism, threats of violence and discrimination based on their race or ethnicity.

Libraries, by nature of their definition, are bastions of equal treatment, equal access and hope. I’m proud of Connecticut libraries as we serve our communities through these difficult times.  We’re actively providing resources, and safe virtual spaces for those wishing to educate themselves, as well as supporting those who depend on us. Racism in all its forms destroys communities. Let’s continue to stand together to support those who need us most.

Lisa Karim
CLA President


_____.Have You Met Libby?


It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a title from the library.  Libby is a free app that has an easy to use e-book reader and a beautiful audio book player – you can choose either format for each title.

  1. Download the Libby app to your phone or tablet.
  2. Enter your Clark Memorial Library card number (listed on the back of your card).
  3. Enjoy!

Hoopla from Clark 

Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card. Available for both desktop computers and  mobile devices.

“Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet,  or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips.  Anytime.. Anywhere.”



Visit our Digital Library page for more resources.