Saturday Hours are Back!

We have added back our Saturday hours to give you another opportunity to pick up your requests!

Beginning Saturday, September 12, the Library will now be open for curbside pickup on Saturdays from 9 - 1 PM

Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickup has been working for a couple months now and we are thrilled to be able to get your books to you!

Please visit this page for details about how curbside pickup works. We are always happy to put together a package of books, movies, etc. for you, just give us a call or email.
Reminder: Please return all items in our book drop, delivery has restarted and you can now order books and items from other libraries in our consortium.

Submit to our Poet Tree!

During these uncertain times, why not rest awhile and dream beneath our Poet Tree! Please email us your favorite poem or a poem you wrote yourself and we will add it to our Poet Tree outside the library. Poems for all ages encouraged! Send submissions to:

The Poet Tree
Underneath the poet tree
Come and rest awhile with me
And watch the way the word web weaves
Between the shady story leaves.

The branches of the poet tree
Reach from the mountains to the sea.
So come and sit . . . and dream . . . and climb –
Just don't get hit by falling rhymes.
-Shel Silverstein

Who's Trip-Trapping in our Library
Story Walk?

It's a fairy tale and has 3 animals in it who are traveling over a bridge...
After you read it - please let Miss Kate know.
You can knock on the door or email her at

...with a little help from my Friends...
Friends Mini Book Sale Cart
Thank you! Over $200 donated so far.
Now, when you stop by the library, you'll see the Friends of the Library mini book sale cart on the sidewalk. Books are free, but all donations are welcome and appreciated. Donated funds will help defray library virtual programming costs.

Sorry, we are not able to accept book donations at this time.

What's Happening?

A World of Food on hoopla hoopla has a cookbook for every taste! Their World of Food collection features recipes that are perfect for any occasion, including sushi-making, Mexican cuisine, vegan favorites, and more! They've also included some favorite eBooks about inspirational figures in the culinary industry. All of these titles are available now with no holds or waiting.

Back to school on hoopla Check out these great lists on hoopla all with no holds or waiting:

The Library of Congress is collaborating with the photo-sharing site Flickr to expand documentation of American experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you use a cell phone, a professional camera or graphic design software, they would like to see your images of how the pandemic has affected your daily life and community. Library curators will review submissions and select images to feature in Flickr galleries and to preserve in their permanent collections. For information, click here.

Enjoy Tracy's updated reviews and recommendations of some of the newest books and audiobooks - Visit her Joy of Books website

The September issue of BookPage is here. If you'd like a paper copy, contact the library and we can put a copy in your next pickup.

The teen and children's librarians for the Pentucket area need your feedback to help create an array of interesting programs this Fall and Winter for kids and teens. Virtual programs are new to everyone and we would love to hear how the library can better reach families. If you have a few minutes, please fill out this survey. Thank you!
Fun Fall Activities for All
Upcoming Programs

All programs are virtual and require registration. Please visit our website ( and register via our event calendar or call (978-363-1105) or email (

Wednesday September 16
Creative Writing Club - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Do you write for fun? Are you a fan of fanfiction? Or are you a poet (and you didn't even know it)? Then join the Creative Writing Club for Teens and meet fellow writers! This club meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 3:30 pm. Email Kristen:

Wednesday September 23
Alternative Healing & Hypnosis - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Please join Andy Morris from A Better Life Hypnosis & Reiki for an exciting, informative and fun presentation on Alternative Healing. Andy will focus mainly on Hypnosis, but will also cover Reiki and EFT (Tapping). Click here to register.

Tuesdays September 29 thru November 16
Family Storytime - 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Join Miss Kate on Zoom for a fun story time! Miss Kate’s storytimes begin on Tuesday, September 29. Sign up each week for the link! Ages infant and up.

Monday October 5
G.A.R. Book Group - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This longstanding book club meets on the first Monday of each month. October’s read is Circe by Madeline Miller. All are welcome!

Tuesday October 6
Stories, Stones and Superstitions of New England - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
This event was scheduled for last Fall but had to be canceled due to illness. We're excited to welcome Roxie Zwicker this year, virtually! Paid for with funds from The West Newbury Cultural Council. Take a virtual tour directly from the pages of Roxie’s three books on New England’s legendary graveyards. Learn about Colonial and Victorian burial customs and beliefs and the ghost stories from some of the most beautiful and some long forgotten cemeteries in the northeast. Learn the symbolism and stories behind some of New England’s oldest gravestones.

Thursday October 8
Who Done It? Mystery Book Group - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Are you a Mystery fan? Ready to figure out who done it? Join this lively group and tackle a new kind of mystery each month. October’s read is Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen. Please contact the library by phone or email to sign up and join this group. All are welcome.

Tuesday October 13 – November 17
Memoir Basics: Finding your Story - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
What is memoir? What's a theme and why does it matter? What would be the story of my memoir? Find answers to these questions and more with published writer and instructor Artemis Savory. The focus of this class is to begin brainstorming and outlining the story you want to write with other beginning writers. Sign up and prepare to learn all things memoir, perform writing exercises, and find your story. This is a 6 week class running on Tuesdays from October 13 - November 17. Class size is limited. Click here to register.

Many thanks to the Friends of the West Newbury Library for their generous support!