Newark Public Library

Library Updates

While the library is closed due to Coronavirus

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Thank you for your continued understanding and patience as we all deal with this unprecedented situation and work together to protect the health of everyone in our community.

Please don’t worry about anything you have checked out from the library. Nothing is going to be due while we are closed and nothing will accumulate fines. You may keep your books, movies, etc. until we reopen, or you may return them in the outside book drop.

Because of the lack of hard data regarding how this virus is transmitted, we have been advised against making any modifications that allow people to borrow actual, physical library materials like books and DVDs, as the virus may possibly be transmitted by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching your own mouth, nose, etc.

This is a great time to take advantage of the OWWL system’s great selection of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks books available through the Libby app or through The app is free and you just use your library card to “borrow” books.

Since the library is not staffed at this time, we are unable to answer questions by phone, but you can reach us via email at or through Facebook. We don’t have a reopen date, but we will do our best to answer all other questions.

If you have an appointment with WayneCAP to have your taxes done, I assume they will be reaching out to you with an alternate location, but if you need to contact them, you can call 315-332-0107.

Stay home, stay safe. We look forward to seeing you all again.

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Announcing Emergency Closings for Weather

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At times, the library has to close due to weather and unsafe travel conditions. We would much rather know people are safe at home instead of trying to get to the library to return their books or movies that are due that day.

Closure of Newark Central School District schools does not automatically mean that the library will also be closed.

When the library closes for any emergency reason, including weather, the closing will be listed on FOX Rochester, 13 WHAM ABC, as well as on the library’s Facebook and website pages, when possible. Unfortunately, we are unable to access the phone system from home and therefore cannot have a “closed for weather” message as a greeting when you call the library. Instead, the phone will ring and ring without being answered.

Thank you

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One-On-One Computer Classes

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Did you know that the library offers individual computer instruction?  At your convenience and by appointment, you can sit down with our instructor and get help with your online job application, setting up and using an email account, signing up for Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family, or anything else you might need help with. Call the library to sign up.

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Puzzle Exchange

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NEW at the library, at the request of a community member, we have added a jigsaw puzzle exchange.

Bring in a puzzle from home and trade it with one here.  Or just borrow one and bring it back when you’re done with it.

Donations of puzzles is greatly appreciated — just drop them off on the puzzle exchange shelves, which can be found near the new books in the upstairs of the library.

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Cookbook Club

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Join us on the first Monday of each month at 1:00pm as we explore a new category of food and try new recipes.

Borrow a cookbook (optional) and try a new recipe at home.  Then bring the food you made and the recipe to the library to share and talk about your experience cooking the recipe.  If possible, please bring your recipe in ahead of time so we can make copies for everyone.  We will make and share a different kind of food each month.  Check the library’s online calendar for more information and to sign up.

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Learn a Language

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If you’re looking to learn new languages and meet new cultures from near and far, you’ve come to the right place. From Spanish and French to Azerbaijani, English, and even Pirate, Mango Languages has got you covered. All you need is a library card and you can jump right in!

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Discover Your Family History

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Search over 11 billion records spanning from the 1500s-2000s including census, immigration, military & vital records.

This version of  the Ancestry product is available free of charge but only on site at the library. Library visitors can use their own internet-connected devices (laptops, tablets, etc.) at the library, or use library computers.

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    Tuesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Wednesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Thursday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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