Alert: THE LIBRARY WILL BEGIN PHASE 3 REOPENING TO THE PUBLIC AT 9:00 AM TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH. Library hours will return to normal, browsing of the entire library collection is available and patrons may check themselves out without using the holds service. Meeting room use will be allowed but greatly restricted – please contact the library at 931-648-8826 for details – NEW SIGNUPS WILL BEGIN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH. Limited seating will be available in the library along with computer use with social distancing and enhanced cleaning. During this phase 3 period the length of which is unknown at this time, the library will continue with the suspension of all in-person programming and acceptance of donations. Masks are required for patrons to enter the library during the period of the county mayor’s executive order. We continue to push out resources for engagement at home through our FB page https://www.facebook.com/CMCPublicLibrary. Please stay safe and we will see you soon!

Purpose of Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library is a non-profit organization of people working together to support our library.  People who love books and learning, and love spending time with others who have similar passions.  Generally, Friends support the library in one of two ways:

  • They volunteer their ideas, time, and talent.   
  • They make a monetary contribution.

Click here for the Friends of the Library Bylaws.      

Click here for the Friends of the Library Open Meetings Statement.                                          

Benefits of Becoming a "Friend"

  • Members have a special preview night at the annual book sales.
  • Members receive newsletters and flyers that update them on the monthly book clubs and activities going on at the library.
  • Members have the opportunity to become a part of a group of citizens dedicated to the growth of the Public Library.

Friends of the Library Spring 2020 Used Book Sale - We are sorry to report that the book sale this spring is cancelled due to the COVID-19 emergency. 

How Has "Friends" Supported Your Library?

Friends of the Library sponsors receptions and special occasions, supports monthly fish tank maintenance and annually supports the Summer Reading Program.   In the past, Friends of the Library has purchased stained glass windows, folding tables for the library and many other pieces of furniture and equipment.  Friends of the library also regularly buys books and videos for the library.

Click here for the 2014-2015 Friends of the Library Annual Report.

Membership Types

INDIVIDUAL - $5.00
 is defined as a single membership with an annual fee of
FAMILY - $10.00
 membership is defined as all family members living in the same household for an annual fee of
PATRON - $25.00
This category is intended to recognize contributions exceeding those of individual and family memberships-annual fees.
TYLER - $50.00
This category is intended to recognize contributions exceeding those of individual and family memberships-annual fees. By becoming a special Tyler Member, a part of your membership dues will be used to donate a book to the library in your name. The book, carefully selected by our library staff, will have a special plate bearing your name on the inside cover.  As soon as the book has been processed and is on the shelf, we will send you a card notifying you of the title, author, and call number.
GRACEY - $100.00 or more
This category is intended to recognize contributions exceeding those of individual and family memberships-annual fees. By becoming a special Gracey Member, a part of your membership dues will be used to donate two books to the library in your name. These books, carefully selected by our library staff, will have a special plate bearing your name on the inside cover. As soon as the books have been processed and are on the shelf, we will send you a card notifying you of the title, author, and call number.

How to Join

Joining Friends of the Library has never been easier.  You have the option to print out the following form, fill it out, and send it to the library (be sure to indicate your membership type and send your dues with your application). Or, you can stop by the Library and we will be happy to process your membership.

Please Remit to:  Friends of the Library, 350 Pageant Lane, Suite 501, Clarksville, TN  37040