“Libraries take us on journeys and open us up to new worlds.”              – Josh Gad from the movie,  Artemis Fowl

Dear Friends,

Libraries are being left behind in Congress’s pandemic response.  When libraries are left behind, our communities are left behind.  We need you to take action and urge Congress to provide emergency relief for libraries.

There is currently no dedicated support for America’s libraries in new COVID-19 relief packages – though healthcare, small businesses, and numerous other sectors have been included.  Representative Andy Levin (D-MI) and Senator Jack Reed (D_RI) are sponsoring legislation calling for $2 billion in emergency recovery funding for America’s libraries through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)  The Library Stabilization Fund Act would allow libraries across the country to retain staff, maintain services, and safely keep communities connected and informed. 

Please  TAKE ACTION and urge our Senators and Representatives to cosponsor this legislation and keep #LibrariesStrong.


We are still able to sell our Newbury hats and flags.  If you are interested, please email us at friendsofnewburytownlibrary@gmail.com and we will make arrangements for curbside pickup at the library. 

Newbury Hats – $20.00

Newbury Boat Flags

          Small (12” X 18”) – $35.00

          Medium (2’ X 3’) – $50.00

          Large (3’ X 5’) – $65.00

We look forward to seeing you at the Newbury Town Library.



*LIVE YOGA on the LIBRARY LAWN with Chris Howe, Thursdays 10:30-11:30. Click here for specific dates and to register.

*VIRTUAL WRITER’s WORKSHOP, 8 week series on Fridays, September 11-October 30, 10:00 am-12:00 pm.  Registration is closed.

*AGING WITH EASE YOGA with Chris Howe, Tuesdays, October 20th and 27th, 10:30-11:30.  Click here to register.

* Sponsored by the Friends of Newbury Town Library


Mission Statement:  The Friends of the Newbury Town Library is a volunteer organization primarily focused on raising funds to support the Library and staff, to enhance the resources and services of the Library, and to enrich the community.  As a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, it is a legally distinct organization and all donations are fully tax-deductible.



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