Monday, August 24, 2015

Book Discussion Series

Sign up for another wonderful reading & book discussion series facilitated by Joe O'Toole! Plan on attending all 6 sessions to ensure the success of this great program! Space is limited. This series is called An upstate new york frame of mind: fiction set in the empire state.

The dates, and the books being discussed on each day are as follows:
September 2-Introduction
October 7-The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
November 4-Ironweed by William Kennedy
December 2-The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates
January 6-Nickel Mountain by John Gardner
February 10-Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo

All discussions will take place on a Wednesday from 6:30 until 7:45 in the Fayetta Hall small meeting room.

Registration is required. Please register here

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Reading 2015

Our Summer Reading program kicks off on July 6th from 10am to Noon here at the library.  Bring a clean, white article of clothing and tie dye it on the lawn, then come inside to the community room and sign up for the Summer Reading Program! All ages welcome!
You can register ahead of time online by clicking the link provided: Register for Summer Reading at NPL

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Afternoon at Downton Abbey

Do the names Lord Grantham, Mr. Carson, Mrs. Patmore, and Lady Violet mean anything to you? Do you shed a tear at the love story of Mary and Matthew? Does the word “weekend” bring to mind Maggie Smith’s classic line? If so, join us for a fun afternoon at the Abbey. We will show more episodes from Season One and snack on British refreshments, too. The event will take place in the Community Room, from 1-4pm, on Friday, May 29th. Space is limited. Register online  here or by calling 315-331-4370.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Budget Proposal and Elections

Click Here for information on the 2015-2016 Proposed NPL Budget and Board Elections.

Voting will take place in the Newark Public Library Community Room on Tuesday, May 12th from 9:30 am until 8:00 pm.

A Message form our Director - Annual Report 2014

2014 Newark Public Library Annual Report
As you can see by the graphics in the right hand column, 2014 was a very busy year for Newark Public Library.  120,000 people visited the library in 2014—up 4,000 from 2013.  Public computer use increased from 12,090 in 2013 to 13,027 in 2014.  Although circulation transactions decreased slightly this year (largely due to the renovations in May and June), the library remained an important resource for the Newark community. 
The library will continue to offer the services our community expects in 2015.  We plan to evolve and offer new services our community demands as well.  Books still out-circulate any other items in our collection, but movies, CDs, video games, magazines, and audiobooks are extremely popular as well.  The library offered amazing programming last year and will continue in 2015.  Access to technology and the internet are increasingly important to our patrons, therefore we’ve added more public access computers.  We hope to offer new services, like 3D printers, and will continue to give one-on-one technology assistance.