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The next Friends meeting is on Thursday, August 11, 12:30 at the Library, and  all are welcome.

Lois W. Smith Endowment Fund

The Lois W. Smith Endowment Fund is a permanent fund at the Essex County Community Foundation.  The purpose of Lois’ memorial fund is to continue her dedication to the Library in supplementing and enhancing programs and services.

Please use this link for donations to her cause:
  To learn more about the Fund and the library’s efforts to honor her unwavering contribution to the Newbury Town Library, please contact Melissa Mashburn (Library Trustee) at (978) 376-1883 or Jean Ackerly (Library Director) at (978) 465-0539.

All donations are tax deductible. If you have any questions regarding your online donation, please contact us directly at ECCF: (978) 777-8876 or email Maria Mahdasian at m.mahdasian@eccf.org. Thank you!


The Friends of the Newbury Town Library are proudly sponsoring  exciting events during the Summer Youth Reading Program such as Roots to Wings Yoga classes, Minecraft and more.  For the full listing, please see the library website.


Harvest Festival

Save the date October 29, 2016 from 10am to 2pm for the annual HARVEST FESTIVAL!  We’ve lined up children’s activities, music, chili and chowder contests and have Blue Man Group tickets to raffle off once again with many other prizes.  Please email us if you can help by cooking for the chili and/or chowder contests, set up and/or breakdown that day:  friendsofnewburytownlibrary@gmail.com.  More details to come.


childrens museum

The Friends are pleased to announce that the discounted Museum  passes are available to all patrons (Not just Friends members). The museums are:  Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Museum of Science, Museum of Fine Arts, Peabody Essex Museum, MA State Parks Pass and the USS Constitution Museum.  Please call the library to reserve yours!


mugs, flags, prices

The Friends now sell “Newbury” ceramic mugs ($8.00), hats (on re-order) and boat flags (large and small).  We also sell prints of paintings of local historical buildings in the newly renovated Book Sale Room.  Prices are posted – come in and take a look!

framed schoolhouse

artwork prices


Shop AmazonSmile and the Friends receive .05% of your purchase as a donation!  Choose the Friends of the Newbury Town Library as your charity on Amazon.  We appreciate your support in our efforts to helping the library pay for programs and technology!

All the best,

Maureen Haley, President

Tammy Cotter, Vice President

Pam Myers-Kinney, Treasurer

Belen Wieler-Hawes, VP Communications

Patty Olson, Secretary

Friends of the Newbury Town Library

Your Friends Membership Dues, donations, purchases and attendance at Events/Fundraisers enable the library to continue Programs and Events.  Visit the Membership page to join/renew your membership, see programs & events and sign up to volunteer.

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 501c3 organization, it is a legally distinct organization and all donations are fully tax deductible.


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