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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

English & Irish Inspirations: Romantic Works for Clarinet  Wed, June 11 | 7 PM - 8 PM          University of Delaware faculty present a program of beautiful romantic pieces from across the pond!

Children's Author Visit: Erin Entrada Kelly                         Wed, Wed, June 22 | 1 PM - 4 PM          Newbery Medal award winning author, Erin Entrada Kelly, will visit to help kick off our Summer at the Library program! 

Unsung Heroes of Jazz         Wed, June 26 | 7 PM - 8:30 PM          Witness the famed improvisation of jazz with this stellar performance!

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