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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,  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.

What do the Friends do?

The Friends support the growth of library services at the Newark Free Library and encourage their use. To accomplish these goals the Friends:

  • Support library programs with funding, refreshments, and our time.
  • Raise funds for library improvement projects.
  • Promote Community awareness of libraries.
  • Advocate for better state and local funding for libraries.
  • Collect and donate books for children and local agencies.
  • Improve the library's collections with donations to purchase special collections of interest to local users.

Music At the Library 

Join us to hear Peter Fletcher on guitar at the Newark Free Library on Tuesday, May 2nd ,at 7:00 pm.

His audience friendly repertoire will feature the famous Bach Chaconne in d minor,

Four Preludes by Manual Ponce, Giuliani's Variations on a Theme by Handel, and the ever-popular Recuerdos de la Alhambra.

 In addition he’ll perform Paganini’s Caprice No. 24 and music by Tansman, Scarlatti, Albeniz and Santiago de Murcia.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Newark Free Library (FNFL)