Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Day

The Library will be closed Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 27th.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Logo

We now have a new and improved logo, to go along with our new and improved library. With the support of local businesses, we had been accepting submissions for a new logo design from community members since August. Prizes for winning entries were donated by the library, Ameriprise Financial, Graham’s LP Gas, Plassche Lumber, the Mead-Molloy Agency, and Reliant Federal Credit Union.

Prizes were awarded to Nancy Brevet and Daniel Barnes for their submissions.  A committee then worked with local graphic artist, Kenneth Townsend, to create the final product. Ken Townsend incorporated the owl into the logo, with the wings resembling pages of an open book. The goal was to link the Newark library logo and colors with the other libraries in the Pioneer Library System, which includes libraries in Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston counties. The owl with pages for wings as a logo, however, is unique to Newark.

We have a new logo thanks to many people, including Kenneth Townsend, the library staff, and Newark community members.

Friday, October 10, 2014

We are closed on Monday, October 13th 
Columbus Day
Enjoy the weekend!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Adult Reading and Book Discussion Program

We are hosting another intellectually stimulating adult reading and book discussion program series. The themed topic is Women and the World Wars. A total of five different novels will be read during this program series. At each meeting, Joe O'Toole will lead an engaging discussion on the various responses to the conflicts, suffering, and struggles caused by direct or indirect consequences of war.

The meetings will be held in the community room of the Newark Public Library on every second Wednesday of the month, at 6:30 p.m.This is a free program, but registration is required. You can register on our website on our events calender (link below), or you can call the library at 331-4370.

Information on meeting days and novels is as follows:
October 8th-Introductions
November 12th- The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
December 10th- A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
January 14th- The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
February 11th- Dragon Seed by Pearl Buck
March 1th- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

This program is made possible with a grant from the New York Council of Humanities.

Calender of Events -

Newark Library homepage -

New York Council for Humanities -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Update

If you stopped in to visit the library in the past few weeks, you noticed our many changes. We had a grand re-opening last Tuesday to show off our new renovations, and it was a lot of fun. The library looks like a new place: there is new carpeting, paint, and furniture, and doorways have been taken out, which leaves more room for books, activities, and people. We have a coffee station now, so feel free to enjoy coffee while reading a good book in one of our new chairs!

We have a lot of exciting programs and events this summer for both children and adults. We have an adult summer reading program in addition to the children’s summer reading program. You can find the link on our website to sign up, read and review books, and win prizes! We offer many other fun programs for adults including mahjong night, and an adult craft class. You can find more info about these on our website.

Our children’s programs are extra fun this summer. We offer Movie Monday, Science Storytime on both Tuesdays and Thursdays, Teen Tuesday, Weird Science Wednesday, and Family Thursday. You can find more information about these on our webpage as well, but be sure to register ahead of time, as these are always full of children who are eager to participate, and space is limited.
Image from our grand re-opening Tuesday, July 15th

 Newark Public Library website:
Adult Summer Reading Link:
Calender of Events Link:

We hope to see you soon!