The Friends of the Newbury Public Library augment the library budget with funds for the purchase of books, supplies, and equipment. Most programs, audiobooks, DVDs, and other library activities are funded solely by the Friends of the Newbury Public Library.
The Friends of the Newbury Public Library meet quarterly during the year at the library. The next meeting is scheduled for: Tuesday, Sept. 19 – 5 pm
Examples of past support
Programs and purchases the Friends have supported in the past include, but are not limited to: various adult programs, including cooking demonstrations and wildlife talks; children’s summer reading programs; the library’s DVD collection; welcome packages for newborn babies; and much, much more.
The Friends run three book sales throughout the year: the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend; Old Home Day; and the first weekend in December.
The library accepts used books throughout the entire year. If donated materials are new or are of special interest to the community, the Newbury Public Library may add them to its collection. Otherwise, the Library reserves the right to make whatever disposition it deems advisable, including sale as a fundraiser. The library gladly accepts items that are in merchantable condition. The rules:
Yes, please: hardcover fiction and non-fiction; trade and mass-market paperbacks; travel books – current year only; gently used children’s books; audiobooks on CD*; DVDs*
* CDs and DVDs must be operable and include casing with artwork.
Sorry, no: textbooks; audiobooks on cassette; VHS tapes; music; software; puzzles; leftovers from book sales; journals/magazines; National Geographic magazines; encyclopedia sets; Reader’s Digest condensed books
Prohibited: materials that are dirty, moldy, smelly, or water damaged; have yellowed pages; are missing covers or pages; have excessive markings; have damaged bindings or pages
Become a Friend!
Volunteers make many of the Friends’ programs and services possible. We welcome your help in whatever way fits your schedule and interests. To learn how you can help, contact the library at (603) 763-5803.
Your support makes it possible
We urge you to make it possible for the library to offer facilities and programs by becoming a Friend.
The Friends is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, so all donations are tax deductible. To obtain a form, visit the library or download it (PDF) here and leave the completed form and donation with the librarian. You can donate online with any major credit card.