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Mission Statement:

The Friends of the Newark Free Library is a non-profit organization that provides volunteer and financial support to the Newark Free Library to enhance its ability to serve our community.

Our accomplishments:

  • Contributing over $5,000 annually for music and cultural programs, including high-quality performances that many people would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend.
  • Securing grants for the Reading House in the Children’s Room and to launch the Library of Things
  • During COVID, donating $10,000 for the purchase of e-books
  • Purchasing equipment and technology such as an educational computer for the Children’s Room; Zoom licensing and equipment used during the pandemic; and a video camera and editing software for staff to use to create promotional and instructional videos.
  • Distributing 2,000 gently used children’s books to local child care centers
  • Contributing funds for children’s and teen programs and summer reading incentives annually










Recent News

Thank you for an incredible turnout at our Annual Brunch! We're excited by the plans we got to see for the new building project!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pyxis Piano Trio
Wed, May 22 | 7 PM - 8 PM      Come on by to hear this timeless and classic blend of violin, cello, and piano with Pyxis Piano!

Kate Albus Children's Author Event!
Wed, May 29 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  Hear from Kate Albus, author of A Place to Hang the Moon! Attendees will receive a free copy of her book and a chance to get it signed.

Horey-Swinchoski Duo
Sat, June 1 | 3 PM - 4 PM          Indulge your ear by listening to this unique percussion and flute duo!

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