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Newport Public Library

210 Howard Blvd.
Newport, NC 28570
Telephone: (252) 223-5108


Fax: (252) 223-6116


Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Alice Chavez, Librarian  



Summer reading wrap-up!!!
The summer reading program has come to an end! We had 132 children signed up for the program this year and together they read almost 500,000 minutes!! Awesome job! The child that read the most read over 5,000 minutes. SRP parties were held on August 8th, 9th, and 10th. Those who completed the program and turned in their minutes received lots of fun prizes like whiffle ball bats, jump ropes, sports rockets and coupons for free food. Our sponsors this year are Dick’s Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart, Taco Bell, Subway, Buffalo Wild Wings and the Friends of the Newport Library and we greatly appreciate them all for helping us have a great reading summer!
     The first day of school is August 29th. For the remainder of August, we will read and talk about going back to school. Crafts will include making a school bus, paper plate apples and writing our names with glitter and glue. We will also begin learning the sign language alphabet.



See our updated SUMMER NEWSLETTER (pdf)



Newport Library welcomes patrons to sit a spell and help complete the puzzle that is always out on the table.  These puzzles are made possible through the kindness and generosity of  patron donations and staff donations.  Puzzles are available for checkout.  

Children's Program Schedule

Book Worms Book Club for grades 6-8 will be on Mondays at 3:30 p.m.

Please sign up for Book Worms in advance by calling 252-223-5108

Preschool Read-to-me Storytime for ages 2-5 will be on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Book Buddies Book Club for grades K-5 meets Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

“Big Wheels,” our special needs adult programming, is on Mondays at 3:00 p.m.  
  Twice Read Tales used book store in Newport



Friends of the Library book sale will be on the third Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at their bookstore, "Twice Read Tales", 203 Howard Blvd.

To volunteer at "Twice Read Tales," please call Ona Scruggs at 828-291-7060.

Become a Friend!

Our Friends meet on the fifth Tuesday of the month at 4:00 pm at Newport Town Hall. New members are always welcome! Please volunteer your time to support Your town library!




 Display Case Alert!
Each month our glass display case features a different theme and we welcome our patrons to take part. If you have a special collection you would like to share with the library community, please let us know!
Please call Robin at 223-5108.



Our display case theme for the summer is "Newport Library has all the pieces of the puzzle", with a collection of mystery books with puzzle themes, jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, sudokus, etc., to go along with the adult summer reading program theme of "Exercise Your Mind - Read".

Want to help your library?  
Newport Library offers several opportunities to do just that with the following programs:

     Adopt-A-Book is a wonderful way to honor or memorialize an individual or group while supporting your local library. A bookplate will be placed in the front of all adopted books in acknowledgement of the gift.

     Adopt-A-Shelf is a perfect way for youth to help the library and earn community service hours. The sign-up sheet is at the front desk and you will need written permission from a parent or guardian. This program is for both middle school and high school students.

     Adult volunteers are also welcome to come and straighten shelves. Applications are available at the front desk.

Library Databases:
A wealth of information at your fingertips. Some resources require your library card number, ask a staff member for help.

LearningExpress Library

NCLive, library card required

Pronunciator: online language learning


HeritageQuest Online for genealogy research, via NCLive, library card required

We are proud to provide Fold3 - access to US military records

OneClickDigital - downloadable audiobooks


And Many More! Check out our Online Resources Page.

Reader's Advisory
Need the next title in a series? Need a good mystery, adventure or romance? Need a read-a-like for your favorite author?

Try one of these Reader's Advisory Resources!