The Library Will Be Closed July 27 - August 2!

While we plan and prepare to reopen the Library to the public, we are taking advantage of this time to complete a remediation project that will improve the overall environmental health of the library building. As a result of excessive moisture in the concrete subfloor, the flooring in the Children’s room must be replaced.

This work is scheduled to take place beginning Monday, July 27th and will take approximately 5 business days to complete. During this time, library staff cannot be in the building and curbside service will be temporarily unavailable. In an attempt to lessen the impact this will have on our patrons, we will extend our hours and offer curbside pickup on Saturday, July 25th from 10-2 pm.

Our hope, assuming all goes as planned, is to resume curbside service on Monday, August 3rd at 10 AM. We will send out notification on the exact date and time curbside service will resume as soon as is possible.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we look forward to welcoming you all back into a cleaner, healthier Library in the future.


Curbside pickup has started with great enthusiasm from all!
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.
Also, delivery has restarted and you can now order books and items from other libraries in our consortium.

Mike Mulligan is
visiting our library
Story Walk
"Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel" by Virginia Lee Burton is starring in our next Story Walk. It's a story with special meaning for West Newbury. Why?. Read it and find out! There are more story walks coming all through the summer and into the fall.
30 New Bricks!
Be sure to check out the sidewalk in front of the library entrance. 30 more commemorative bricks have been added. Have you ordered yours? Click here. Thanks to all who have participated and supported the Friends of the Library.
Jungle Jim's Wild about Balloons Magic Show 
July 20 - Aug. 2

A virtual magic show full of giant animals, silly magic and a 6-foot balloon. Check out Jungle Jim's crazy balloon show. This performance is available at home via a YouTube link. (30 minutes long and enjoyable for all ages).

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Newbury Library.
What's happening?

S.T. E.A.M. on hoopla The components of STEAM - science, technology, engineering, art, and math - are the backbone of an education that encourages learning by doing, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the creative process. Visit the STEAM Look Book on hoopla for exciting resources.

Family Community Connection (FCC) can't visit the West Newbury Library right now, but they are offering activities via Facebook. Follow FCC on Facebook.

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

The July issue of BookPage is here . Or contact the library and we can put a copy in your next pickup.

A ccess BookBrowse for further ideas for your reading pleasure. BookBrowse has extended their access thru August 31. If asked to login, enter: staysafe

Kids Activity Kits How to keep kids busy during the summer with something new and different. Check out this article presented by Boston Consumers' Checkbook comparing different types of kit services that bring the fun right to your door.
3 Weeks left of Summer Reading
Did you get your scoop yet?
Our building may be closed, but we have a lot going on virtually this summer! This year's Summer Reading theme is Imagine Your Story . All you need to do is READ and you are eligible to win prizes! Click here for details on how to enter . Your first entry automatically wins you a scoop of ice cream from The Big Scoop at Long Hill!
Each week we've been raffling off three, $10 gift cards from Jabberwocky Books, Henry Bear's Park, Long Hill Orchard, The Big Scoop at Long Hill Orchard, Lexie's, The West Newbury Pizza Company, or Nick's Place. Make sure you've entered.
Our end of Summer Reading Grand Prizes include a razor scooter for children, a Fujifilm Instax Camera for teens, and a $100 gift card to Nunan's for adults. Get reading & win!
Virtual Programs (some require registration)
For Teens: 
To sign up for any of these programs, email Kristen at
Creative Writing Club
Wednesdays, 7/22, 8/5, 8/19 @ 3pm
Want to meet other writers your age and discuss your work? Join the creative writing club! This group will meet via Zoom. Email Kristen for a Zoom invite.
Graphic Novel Book Club
Tuesdays, 7/21, 8/18 @ 3 pm
We'll be reading Raven by Kami Garcia and Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell. Join from wherever you are! Email Kristen for a Zoom invite. Books available on Hoopla .

Virtual Trivia Night (Families welcome)
Thursday, August 6 @ 7pm
Show off your knowledge of pop culture and mythology. Email Kristen for a Zoom invite.
For Children:
Check our calendar for Miss Kate's craft challenges. Each entry earns you a Summer Reading raffle ticket to win weekly prizes! Coming up - Harry Potter, Aliens, and Games. Contact Miss Kate to receive a kit!
Family Storytime 
Tuesday, August 11th @ 10 am
Let's Zoom into a fun time as Miss Kate tells stories, sings songs, does fingerplays and gives you craft ideas.
Please email and get your Zoom invite.
Everyone welcome!
Don't forget to visit our YouTube channel for recorded storytimes with Miss Kate and other guest readers! If you would like to be a guest reader, email or call Miss Kate.
Many thanks to the Friends of the West Newbury Library for their generous support!