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Friends of the Newark Free Library


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  • TAX UPDATE: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act has changed some of the tax laws for charitable donations which may help Friend supporters like you.
Even if you don't itemize your income tax deductions, you will be able to deduct up to $300 in cash donations for the balance of 2020. Check for the latest information.
  • Donation of $15 or more makes you a member of the Friends of the Newark Free Library for a year.
  • If you would like to designate your gift, please add this information in the "write a note" field after clicking on the Donate button below.
  • To give by check, make your check payable to Friends of the Newark Library and send it to:
Friends of the Newark Free Library
750 Library Avenue
Newark, DE 19711

Who are the Friends of the

Newark Free Library?

  • We are book lovers, information seekers, readers, listeners, music and movie buffs.
  • We are young and old, with varying interests and backgrounds.
  • We treasure ideas and value the public library as a vital community resource.
  • We believe libraries are an important community resource.

The Newark Library Hours

The library is currently closed, but is now providing phone service Monday through Wednesday from 10 am - 7 pm, and on Friday and Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm.

The book drop is now open and you may return your library materials any time. Please note that returned items will be quarantined for 3 days before they are checked in.

Libraries are offering curbside pickup service by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am - 6:30 pm, and on Saturday from 10 am - 4:30 pm. You may place items on hold by speaking to a staff person at the information desk or by using the library catalog. Please visit our website at for more information.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00-9:00

Closed on Thursdays

Saturday                      10:00-5:00

Sunday                          1:00-5:00

Newark Free Library knows that it's an annual tradition for many of our patrons to attend the First State Ringers holiday concert at the library. This year, First State Ringers have asked us to share this information: 

We are very excited to announce we will be recording a Christmas concert this season! We will be recording at Westminster Presbyterian Church in their beautiful sanctuary.   

The link to the recording will be posted on the First State Ringers Facebook page on Sunday, December 13, at 3:00 pm: