The next Friends meeting is on Thursday, November 17, 12:30 at the Library, and  all are welcome.


Harvest Festival


is on Saturday, October 29 from 10-2!

Please help to make this year’s Harvest Festival as great as the last by clicking on this link to volunteer or enter the chili and/or chowder contests:  Signup Genius.  

Here are the prizes you could win:

1st Prize Chili is awarded $50 Butcher Boy Gift Card

2nd Prize Chili is awarded $25 Simard’s Gift Card

1st Prize Chowder is awarded $50 Andiamo’s Restaurant Gift Card

2nd Prize Chowder is awarded $25 Barking Dog Restaurant Gift Card

We also need bakers  !

 Raffle Tickets are 5 for $5.00 or 25 for $20.00:

2 Blue Man Group Show Tickets value $150

Newburyport Chamber $50 Gift Card

Buddhaful Souls Yoga, Rowley, 5 classes (Value $70)

 Hawthorne Hotel, Salem $60 Sunday Jazz Brunch

Plum Island & Salisbury Memories – coffee table book (value $39.95)

Precision Pilates 10 classes

 Turkey Hill Farm, free Christmas Tree ($70)

Newburyport Brewery, 4 VIP passes  for samples, a mug, apps and music

 Laser Quest, 4 game passes

 Launch Trampoline Park

The Book Club Cook Book

NH Speedway:  2 car passes for the 2 miles long Holiday Light Show

Planet Fitness 1 yr. Membership plus gym bag and T-shirt.

The Pub at Ould Newbury Golf Club Gift Card $50.00

Please email any questions to friendsofnewburytownlibrary@gmail.com and we will promptly respond.


To read the Friends Fall Newsletter, please click on the link below:

Friends of Newbury Town Library Fall Newsletter


The Friends now sell “Newbury” ceramic mugs ($8.00), hats ($20) 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!



The Jewelry Making Workshop raised $190.00 on it’s first night, and $220.00 on it’s second!  Thank you to all that attended and made beautiful bracelets, necklaces and earrings while helping to support your library!  Pam Myers-Kinney donated all of the hand-blown glass beads along with cloissone, hematite, obsidian, garnet and sterling silver charms.  Thanks for your generosity Pam!  Here are some of the pictures from our fun night:


Shop AmazonSmile  and the Friends receive .05% of your purchase as a donation!  It’s as simple as choosing us as your Charity:  Friends of Newbury Town Library, Inc. on this link:   AmazonSmile.We appreciate your support in our efforts to helping the library pay for programs and technology!


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!


To donate to the Lois W. Smith memorial fund, please click here:  Lois W. Smith Endowment Fund.


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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