• March: Clayton Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) decides to take on Project: Build a Library for the Clayton Community.
  • June: Steering Committee forms; includes representatives from all major community organizations.
  • July: Clayton Community Library Foundation (CCLF) is created to raise money for the project.


  • CCLF begins fund-raising for books and electronics.


  • City of Clayton receives Prop. 85 Grant of $2.8 million (65%) to build a library.


  • March 12: Groundbreaking ceremony for Clayton Library.
  • August: City approves $542,000 for book collection.


  • March 4: Completed Library’s Grand Opening Celebration

The Clayton Community Library Foundation expresses sincere appreciation for the many generous contributions from local business, community organizations, and individuals for electronic equipment and books. Individual recognition is due to: 

  • Odell fund grants 
  • Cowell Foundation grant
  • J.M. Longs Foundation grant 
  • Concord Jazz 600 CD Collection donated by Carl and Nancy Jefferson 

Special thanks to the volunteers who have worked to make this dream a reality.

To Jeanne Boyd and Joyce Atkinson, who have devoted the past seven years to leading this project; to those who ran the book sales, the plays, the crab feeds; those who surveyed the community and developed grant applications; those who helped with book processing and shelving: This library is Yours!