The Clark Memorial Library

The Bethany Library Association was founded in 1930 as a non-profit organization made up of Bethany townspeople for the purpose of acquiring and circulating books and other holdings as a service to Bethany residents. The Association operates and maintains the Clark Memorial Library using funds provided by annual grants from the town of Bethany and the State of Connecticut, by funds raised by Friends of the Bethany Library, and by income from endowments provided by many generous townspeople and local organizations. Noyes Clark donated the Clark Memorial Library in 1936. In 1995, a major addition was built that more than tripled the size of the original building. The building project was made possible by the donations of hundreds of Bethany's generous townspeople, businesses and organizations. In its objective to provide Bethany residents with information, educational, and recreational literary materials, the Library Association has equipped the library with several computers and word processing and reference programs as well as internet access for use by the public. The computerized card catalog is now in use, as well as the new bar-coded library cards, which are distributed to library patrons.

Contact

Clark Memorial Library

538 Amity Road

Bethany, CT 06524

203-393-2103

Hours

Hours: *NEW HOURS in 2013* Mondays closed, Tuesdays 10 AM - 8 PM, Wednesdays 2 PM - 8 PM, Thursdays 10 AM - 6 PM, Fridays 2 PM - 6 PM, Saturdays 10 AM - 4 PM


Please feel free to access our catalog by going to:

Image BETHANY LIBRARY CATALOG

Please feel free to visit our website by going to:

Image CLARK MEMORIAL LIBRARY

FAQs

Who may borrow materials from the library?

What do I need to get a library card here?

How long may I keep materials?

How much does it cost if I don't get my materials back on time?

Can someone else use my card, or can I use someone else's card to check out materials? Can I check out materials for someone else on my card?

Where can I return materials?

Can I renew my materials?

What programs do you offer for children?

What are the services and programs?

Is there a used book sale?

What is the Bethany Library Association?



Who may borrow materials from the library? Back Image

People who:

  • live in Bethany

  • live in other towns in Connecticut

  • work or go to school in Bethany

What do I need to get a library card here? Back Image

Town residents need one of the following:

  • Phone or utility bill with Bethany address

  • Valid driver's license

  • Bank statement or check with name and address printed on it

People who live in other towns in Connecticut need to present a valid library card from their home library.

People who work or go to school in Bethany, but live in another state need to give proof of this status.

How long may I keep materials? Back Image

  • New adult fiction may be borrowed for two weeks.

  • Magaizines and some books on tape may be borrowed for two weeks.

  • Books, some books on tape, children's books and young adult books may be borrowed for four weeks

  • Videocassettes and DVDs may be borrowed for two days.

How much does it cost if I don't get my materials back on time? Back Image

Overdue fines vary:

  • Adult books, childern's books, books on tape and magazines: $.05 a day, $5.00 maximum

  • Videos and DVDs: $1.00 a day, $5.00 maximum

  • Interlibrary loans: $1.00 a day, $5.00 maximum

Can someone else use my card, or can I use someone else's card to check out materials? Can I check out materials for someone else on my card? Back Image

Patrons are required to have their card with them to check out materials, and patrons are responsible for all materials checked out on their cards. Parents are responsible for items borrowed for or by children under 18 years of age.

Where can I return materials? Back Image

You may return materials during open hours at the main desk or at the Children's room desk. When the library is closed, you may return materials in the Book Return and Video Return located to the right of the main entrance.

Can I renew my materials? Back Image

Yes,, as long as no one else has requested the item you want to renew. You can renew materials in the library or by phone. You will have to tell us your name and the titles of the materials you want to renew. You may be denied renewals or further borrowing priviledges if you fail to return overdue materials, especially if the materials are long overdue and you have been notified more than once.

What programs do you offer for children? Back Image

  • Story time every Wednesday at 4PM in the Children's room. Six special craft story times a year.

  • Summer Reading Program for K through sixth grade.

What are the services and programs? Back Image

  • Adult books

  • Children's books

  • Magazines

  • Large print books

  • Books on tape and books on CD

  • Children's book and cassette read-a-long

  • Computer and Internet Services

  • Electric Library

  • Children's story time every Wednesday at 4:00 PM

Is there a used book sale? Back Image

The Friends of the Library hold a used book sale on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Volunteers are needed to help with the book sale. Volunteers are also needed to cover and stamp new books.

What is the Bethany Library Association? Back Image

The Bethany Library Association was founded in 1930 as a non-profit organization made up of Bethany townspeople for the purpose of acquiring and circulating books and other holdings as a service to Bethany residents. The Association operates and maintains the Clark Memorial Library using funds provided by annual grants from the town of Bethany and the State of Connecticut, by funds raised by Friends of the Bethany Library, and by income from endowments pro-vided by many generous townspeople and local organizations.

Noyes Clark donated the Clark Memorial Library in 1936. In 1995, a major addition was built that more than tripled the size of the original building. The building project was made possible by the donations of hundreds of Bethany’s generous townspeople, businesses and organizations. In its objective to provide Bethany residents with information, educational, and recreational literary materials, the Library Association has equipped the library with several computers and word processing and reference programs as well as internet access for use by the public. The computerized card catalog is now in use, as well as the new bar-coded library cards, which are distributed to library patrons.

 

 
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