It's National Friends of the Library week!

Woohoo! Let's celebrate the Friends of the West Newbury Library!

Did you know you can thank the Friends for funding:
·        Programming for patrons of all ages
·        All summer reading prizes
·        Museum passes
·        Extra items not covered in the library budget

As you can see, the Friends make the Library FUN!
How can I help?

The Friends is a volunteer, nonprofit, organization whose goal is to actively support G.A.R. Memorial Library. The group, which is open to all, raises funds to support library programming and improvements and also seeks to create interest in and awareness of the library's services and its needs through outreach to the community. Your support is essential to our goals.

The Friends are actively seeking and welcome new members!

Download a Friends Membership Form and join today and like and follow us on Facebook!

See below for other ways you can support the Friends
and your Library
[Click here on our unique link to select the Friends to receive your support. Once you select our organization, we will receive 0.5% of the price of all your eligible 
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A great way to show you care about your library and your community. Order a custom brick for our walkway. Families, businesses, organizations can all share in this lasting remembrance. Download and print the
order form or visit the donor website at
Easy to order and tax deductible! Only $100.00
A beautiful and lasting memory
Questions? Contact the library at 978-363-1105 or email us at

Mini Book Sale
Now when you stop by the library, you'll see the Friends of the Library mini book sale cart on the sidewalk. You are welcome to take a book for free, but all donations are welcome and appreciated. Donated funds will help defray library costs.

Sorry we are not able to accept book donations at this time.
Please join us at these October and November 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 ( the library.

Wednesday, October 21
Creative Writing Club- 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Do you write for fun? Are you a fan of fanfiction? Then join the Creative Writing Club and meet fellow writers! We will be discussing what we like to write, the craft itself, and even have an in-club writing exercise.
Email Kristen at ​​ if you’re interested. We will be meeting via zoom.

Halloween Origami Craft Kit
Contact Miss Kate to pick up a Halloween Origami craft kit with papers and instructions to make your own Halloween fun. Call the Library or email Miss Kate at

Thursday, October 22
The Ultimate Red Sox Presentation - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The World Series is just around the corner! Take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with Martin Gitlin, author of The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book for an evening of fun facts, stories and trivia that cover Sox history from the Royal Rooters all the way to the four World Series championships and beyond. This is a Zoom event. Register here.

Fridays, October 23 and 30
Friday Night Frights - 7:00 PM
Get into the Halloween Spirit with the Teen Advisory Group's Friday Night Frights! Register to join the party and watch one of the Tri-Town Teen Librarians read a spooky, scary, creepy, and unforgettable tale. Each Friday at 7pm a new video will be premiered. For students in grades 6-12.
Email Kristen at for the link.

Is that a Raven in the library?
Week of October 26th - November 2
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing...." Edgar Allan Poe's narrative poem, The Raven, will be on display in the library windows the week of October 26th. Make your way around the building after dark and bring a flashlight to reveal hidden messages for an extra spook and fright!
This Story Walk is for all ages and can also be enjoyed during the day, but is best enjoyed after dark! 
Out of respect for the neighbors, please enjoy the Story Walk before 9pm.

Tuesdays, October 27 and November 3, 10 & 17
Story Time - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Zoom Story Time with Miss Kate. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and more. Sign up each week on our Calendar of Events. All are welcome.

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