Even though our doors are closed, we are open for curbside pickup! Our librarians are also still here to help with reference questions or book recommendations! We will be here for curbside pickup from 9:30 am-4:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. We will stay open until 6:30 pm on Tuesdays. Hours are subject to change. We are also here to answer your questions other times! You may call 732-388-5999 and leave a message, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or chat on our website at www.clarklibrary.org. We will get back to you if we are not open for questions at the time you call, chat, or email.
The book drop is now open! All items returned will be in quarantine for 7 days. You will not be charged overdues during the time the items are quarantining.
The Summer Reading Program has begun for all ages! Please visit www.clarklibrary.beanstack.org or the free Beanstack Tracker app to register. We have lots of prizes for reading, attending virtual programs, and writing book reviews. You may visit our website for more detailed information.
We will re-open after the governor lifts the ban, but until then, please see our virtual offerings below.
Available Any Time Storytimes for Kids:
Story Shorts with Scout
Every day, Monday-Friday, Scout (our Children's Librarian's cat) listens to a new story and sometimes sticks around long enough for a rhyme, song, or finger play. These are posted on our Facebook Children's Group page or you may sign up to receive a link to our YouTube channel via email by filling out a Google form at this address: https://tinyurl.com/yx3zhh24 . When we have a live storytime session, there is no Story Shorts with Scout that day.
First Chapter Frenzy for Elementary Students
Each day we post a video of our Children's Librarian reading the first chapter of a book for elementary students. These will highlight new books or other good books you may have missed. If you like the first chapter, place a hold for curbside pickup to read the rest!
Read to Sophie by Appointment
Sophie the therapy dog is available to listen to your child practice reading via Zoom! She is available for appointments Monday-Friday from 6 pm-8 pm and weekends from 10 am – 6 pm. Please email ReadToSophie@gmail.com to make an appointment.
Currently, we are offering many of our virtual programs via Zoom. Please register for any programs by emailing email@example.com and state which program you would like to attend and you will be sent a link to the meeting. You may also register through the online calendar on our website www.clarklibrary.org.
Teen Writing Club on Wednesdays in July. July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 2:00 pm
Are you a writer? Always coming up with stories and characters inside your head? Share stories and ideas with other like-minded teens. We'll start each session off with writing prompts to get your creative juices flowing! Register through our online calendar or email firstname.lastname@example.org and a Zoom invite will be sent before meeting.
Teen Trivia - Jeopardy Style! on Wednesday, July 1 at 6:00 pm
Show off your knowledge with categories including YA books, pop culture, movies and more. All participants will be entered into a raffle for a variety of prizes. Open to teens in Grades 6-12. Register through our online calendar or email email@example.com and a Zoom invite will be sent before meeting.
Virtual Maker Monday for Kids on Mondays, July 6, July 20, & August 3 at 4:00 pm
We will be doing activities such as a craft or STEM activity via Zoom. Everyone who registers will be emailed a list of the items we will use in advance along with the link to join the meeting. If you do not have all the materials needed, let us know at least 1 day before the event and we can set up curbside pickup for your missing ingredients!
We will making kitchen potions and unicorn slime in July.
Baby Bookworms on Tuesdays, July 7-August 4 at 10:00 am
Baby Bookworms is back virtually via Zoom! Babies and toddlers are invited to hear some books, and learn some songs, rhymes, lap bounces, and fingerplays! Please register to get the Zoom link to attend.
Pick Up & Zoom on Tuesdays, July 7-August 4 at 3:00 pm
Each week we will have a new craft project. You can pick up the materials for the craft starting the Wednesday before and then join us via Zoom to make it together! Please register to be contacted for a pick up time and for the Zoom login information.
Zoom YoBoo on Wednesdays, July 8-July 29 at 3:00 pm
YoBoo combines Yoga & Bootcamp, giving kids the ability to use their mind, body, and spirit in fast, slow, and freezing movements featuring music and stories for non-stop fun!
For ages 3 and up. Presented using Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom link.
Pajama Time on Wednesdays, July 8 and July 29 at 7:00 pm
Join us in your pjs for an evening storytime session for the family on Zoom. Please register to get the Zoom link.
Fables & Fairy Tales Trivia on Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 pm
Join us for Fables & Fairy Tales Trivia via Zoom. We will also discuss our favorite fables or fairy tales after the game. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. A zoom meeting invite will be sent to all who register.
Preschool Story & Craft on Fridays, July 10- August 7 at 10:00 am
Stories, rhymes, songs, and simple craft on Zoom. Please register to be sent a materials list in advance of the program. If you need some of the materials contact us at least a day in advance to get them through curbside pickup. Please register to get the Zoom link.
Teen 3D Printer Program on Monday, July 13 at 2:00 pm
Join us as we show you the basics of our 3D printer. We will go over how to print out models and how to request your 3D print item from the library through our homepage. Please email email@example.com to register. A Zoom meeting invite will be sent to all who register. Open to Grades 6-12
Kid’s Game Time on Monday, July 13 at 4:00 pm
Join us on Zoom to play a fun kid’s game-Name, Place, Animal, Thing! Please register to get the Zoom link.
3D Printer Basics on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:00 pm
Join us as we show you the basics of our 3D printer. The Clark Public Library has the LulzBot Mini 3D printer and uses Cura software for the slicing application. We will go over how to print out models and how to request your 3D print item from the library through our homepage. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. A Zoom meeting invite will be sent to all who register.
8 Minute Lego Challenges on Wednesday, July 15 at 4:00 pm
Join us via Zoom to express your creativity with our Timed Lego Building Challenge. Kids will get a prompt, such as a "piece of furniture" and then have 8 minutes to build it with Lego. There will be an hour filled with different prompts! *You must provide your own Lego.
Fossil Dig with Pearl Observatory on Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 pm
We will have a Zoom presentation with our friend John from Pearl Observatory about fossils and his fossil hunting expeditions searching for megalodon teeth! He
Has provided kits for you to pick up curbside in advance of the program to dig through together after we hear his presentation. He will be there to answer questions about what you find in your fossil kit! Registration is required, as fossil kits are limited.
Teen Cricut Vinyl on a Decorative Mirror on Monday, July 20 at 2:00 pm
Decorate a small mirror with a favorite quote or your name using a Cricut vinyl. Open to teens in Grades 6-12. Register through our online calendar or email email@example.com and a Zoom invite will be sent before meeting.
Air Fryer Recipes on Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 pm
Do you have an air fryer or thinking of getting one? Join us for a fun presentation about cooking with an air fryer! We'll be discussing some of our favorite recipes and attendees may share their favorites as well. Register for a Zoom invite.
Family Bingo on Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 pm
All ages are welcome to join us for a session of virtual Bingo games via Zoom. Please register to get instructions and the Zoom link.
Book Club for Kids on Monday, July 27 at 4:00 pm
Join us for a virtual meeting of the Kid’s Book Club via Zoom. We will share some of our favorite books, new or old! Register for the link to the meeting.
Cricut Design on a Writing Journal on Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 pm
Join us as we explore Cricut Access and decorate a writing journal cover with your name and a title using a Cricut vinyl.
Harry Potter Trivia on Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 pm
We are celebrating the birthday of Harry Potter (the character) who was born on July 31, 1980, with a trivia game. Questions will be based on the books and the movies. For any Harry Potter fans! Prizes will be awarded and raffled.