Welcome!

Illustrated by Simini Blocker

We hope you, your family and friends are safe and well and hanging in there.  We, the Friends of Newbury Town Library, are hanging in too, and we are working behind the scenes to provide the much needed funding for virtual programs. 

Our membership is decreasing.  We miss you and need your support.  Your generosity can have a lasting impact on our library and our community.  Memberships assist in funding adult and children’s programs.  Please consider becoming a “Friend” or renewing your membership by clicking HERE.

The holiday season is quickly approaching.  You can support the Friends by purchasing Newbury hats and flags and other merchandise we sell (click HERE for our merchandise page) and we will arrange for curbside pickup at the library.

 

You can further support the Friends by selecting us as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to the Friends.

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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.

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Events

*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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