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Friends of the Library is a nonprofit advocacy organization which supports the Library. Our volunteer members advocate, educate, and raise funds on behalf of the Library, its patrons, and the community.



The Friends of the Newton Public Library is an organization of volunteers who have enriched many lives in Newton through their contributions of time, money, and effort.

Friends have purchased equipment and materials to enhance the Library's collections and services, and Friends continue to donate many hours of their time for library sponsored functions and programs.

Here are just a few of the many worthwhile projects the Friends have supported this year.

  • Begin With Books: Friends create complimentary packets for mothers of newborns at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
  • Children and Adult Summer Reading activities: Friends donate their time to help with library programs held in conjunction with summer reading programs and their monetary gifts provide prizes for participants in the library's summer reading programs.

  • Adult Programs: Friends assist library staff by providing refreshments and volunteers for adult programs throughout the year.

 Friends Yellow Bag

* NEW* Purchase a Friends' Bag for $3.50!


To Contact the Friends of Library for more information, phone Friends of the Library President Rita Baker at 641-831-0420.

Library Hours
Monday        10am-8pm
Tuesday       10am-8pm
Wednesday   10am-8pm
Thursday      10am-8pm
Friday          10am-6pm
Saturday      10am-2pm
Sunday        Closed


Contact Us:

100 N 3rd Ave W, PO Box 746
Newton, IA 50208

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Upcoming Events
Toddler & Twos Storytime Jul 26, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM — Carousel Horse Room
Reading Road Trip with Dan Wardell Jul 28, 2016 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM — Library Lawn
Reading Road Trip with Dan Wardell Jul 28, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Summer Reading Pool Party Jul 29, 2016 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM — Maytag Pool
Star Wars Teen Event Aug 02, 2016 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM — Library Meeting Room
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