Thanks to a grant from the Rochester Area Community Foundation, the library will be offering a year-long Health & Wellness program. It all starts with a quick kick off event on Friday, September 6 at 5:30pm (healthy snacks & and door prize!). Participants will receive a journal to track the year of healthier living.
Throughout the year, the library will be offering classes, workshops & information on mental, physical & dietary health. Every month, our Health & Wellness @ the Library “support group” will meet to check in, share ideas, strategies & recipes, celebrate successes and collect tokens that earn raffle tickets for end-of-the-year prizes, and at the end of the year-long journey, grand prizes will be awarded for the most engaged, committed and improved participants.
Sign up at the library or through our online calendar of events. And get ready to get healthier!
Starting September 9th we’re going to be having a Monday Night Euchre League! On the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month until April 20th, you can come to the library and play Euchre! Each session is from 6 -8pm with a small fee of $5 per night/$10 per month with the playing fees acting as both a donation to the library and prizes for the winners. Hope to see you come out and play!
Check out the library’s new literary journal!
Welcome to Mason Street, the new literary magazine hosted by the Newark Public Library, located in Newark, NY.
We’ll showcase both established and emerging authors. We’ll also feature authors and artists on our blog page, and offer a link to young authors (ages 12-17.)
Have you got a fantastic photograph? Artwork? A video of a spoken word performance? Maybe a short story or poem?
Email us your fabulous work at MasonStreet@newarklibrary.org Deadline is August 15th at midnight.
Want to see our literary magazine? Click here
The library has purchased an Empire Pass and you can borrow it with your library card!
According New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, “The Empire Pass is your key to all-season enjoyment at New York State Parks. It provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry to most facilities operated by New York State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more.”
The library’s Empire Pass can be checked out on your library card for one week. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis, can be used once per quarter per household, and can be reserved ahead of time if you’re planning an outing.
Enjoy the outdoors and fabulous parks in our beautiful state, complements of the Newark Public Library!
Our summer Saturday hours start soon. Saturdays in July and August, the library will be open 9:30-1:00 instead of 9:30-3:00.
Regular Saturday hours will resume after Labor Day.
Thanks so much and enjoy your summer!
Want to earn tickets for a chance to win prizes just for reading? Then you should sign up for our Summer Reading for Adults.
Log the hours you spend reading July 1 through August 31. For every 2 hours, you earn one ticket. Turn your reading logs in weekly and collect your tickets, which can be redeemed after August for a chance to win prizes.
Good luck and get ready to read this summer!
The library is looking to the future and we need your help! We are creating a strategic plan that will help us plan for the future and meet the needs of the Newark community. We will be convening community focus groups next month to talk about our community and the library. Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be included in a focus group.
We are also gathering information about how people use this library and if we are meeting your needs. To help us, you can fill out a brief survey by clicking this link:
Thanks so much for your help!
Did you know that the library offers individual computer instruction? Monday mornings 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.
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.
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.