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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
Blank Park Zoo Animal Show and Tell Jul 24, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM — Library Lawn
Stargaze at the Library Jul 24, 2017 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM — Library Lawn
Toddler & Two's Storytime Jul 25, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM — Carousel Horse Room
Preschool Storytime Jul 27, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM — Carousel Horse Room
The Art of Henna - Teen Class Jul 27, 2017 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM — Library Meeting Room
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