The annual book sale starts next week, and with the number of books that have been generously donated (thank you!), it’s going to be HUGE!
And these books are priced to move: $1 for hardcovers, DVDs and music CDs; $0.50 for kids’ books and paperbacks; library discards are 1/2 price.
We are looking for some help, too. Stop by the front desk or call to sign up for a shift as cashier at the sale, or contact Melissa to help with set up.
Thanks SO much for your donations and your help.
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 email@example.com 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!
This year, National Library Week is April 8 – 13. In celebration, we are kicking off Library Fines Amnesty Month, and we’re giving everyone a fresh start! Come to library to return your overdue materials any time from April 8 through May 8, and you don’t have to pay any overdue fines.
Don’t have any overdue books or movies? That’s OK, because we want you to have a fresh start, too. Just stop by any service desk and we will forgive your old overdue fines, no matter how old they are.
So come in, let us forgive your fines, and get that library card back in action!
“Kids & Teens Read Free” also starts during National Library Week. Anyone 18 or younger can borrow books without worrying about overdue fines – there won’t be any! In an effort to remove barriers to reading, we are eliminating overdue fines on books for kids and teens. Many thanks to the library board for supporting this change, and the Friends of the Library for helping to make it financially possible.
Humanities NY and the Newark Public Library are excited to announce the start of a new reading and discussion series, led by Celeste Schantz. Stop by the desk to sign up, or register through the library’s online calendar.
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.
Join us for our newest fun…Mexican Train Dominoes Wednesdays at 1:00pm.
Don’t know how to play? No worries! We can teach you in a flash.
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.
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.
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!