Alert: Your library will be closed July 3rd and 4th in observance of Independance day. We will resume regular hours once again on Monday, July 6th. The book drop will remain open 24/7 for you to return materials. Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

Alert: THE LIBRARY WILL BEGIN A PHASE 2 REOPENING TO THE PUBLIC AT 9:00 AM TUESDAY, MAY 26TH. Library hours are shortened temporarily to 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday with the addition of SATURDAY HOURS 10AM – 2PM BEGINNING MAY 30TH. All library materials returned will continue to be quarantined for three days before being recirculated as a precautionary measure. 10 ITEMS MAY NOW BE PLACED ON HOLD either by using your online library account (use your library card number and 4-digit pin), or by calling the library for assistance at 931-648-8826. A browsing room is available at the library where 10 ADDITIONAL ITEMS MAY BE SELECTED FOR CHECKOUT in addition to holds. PHASE 2 WILL ADD ACCESS TO A LIMITED NUMBER OF PUBLIC COMPUTER STATIONS WITH ADDITIONAL AREA FOR UP TO 10 PATRONS WAITING FOR COMPUTERS ON THE 2ND FLOOR. THE COPY MACHINE ON THE 1ST FLOOR MAY NOW BE USED. Social distancing will be enforced - a limited number of patrons will allowed in the library building at any given time. We recommend the use of masks by patrons. During this phase 2 period, which will extend through June and July, the library will continue with the suspension of all programming, meeting room use and acceptance of donations. 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