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Friends of the Library Annual Fall Book Sale
October 20 - 24
Our fall book sale will be here soon.  This is one of our biggest fundraisers.  Please come out and support the library.  Proceeds are used to fund programs and museum passes.

Tuesday, October 20            5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  - Friends Preview Night.  Members get first choice before the sale opens to the public.  Join now or that night.  Download and return a membership form.
Wednesday, October 21    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 22        10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday, October 23              10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 24          9:00 AM - 12:00 PM -
Fill a bag for $5.00
New Chairs at the Library!
Come on down and enjoy while you can!

Thanks to the Board of Trustees of the West Newbury Library, we can offer this wonderful configuration of outdoor seating!
Cady and Erin Seaton enjoy a special afternoon at the Library. It was Cady's birthday and she got a library card! And she was the first to sit in the new chairs!
We still have a few months to enjoy these chairs - come on down!

Library Awarded Grant!
The G.A.R. Memorial Library in West Newbury was recently awarded a two year Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant for $15,000 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). "We're excited about the innovative local library projects being developed with the help of these grants," said Cindy Roach, Head of Library Advisory and Development at the MBLC. "They benefit local residents and communities."

The West Newbury Library plans to create a place and programs for West Newbury teens and tweens.  “Teens and Tweens Making Connections” will:
•        provide a warm and welcoming teen designed space with cool new furniture
•        develop programs such as Homework Assistance, Device Night, and Mentoring
•        facilitate a TAB with input from the teens
•       present a wide range of programs, from crafts to authors

Libraries use LSTA grants from the MBLC in a variety of ways, including implementing literacy programs that benefit all ages, increasing library access to underserved populations, providing advanced automation services, training staff, and preserving valuable historical documents.

In addition to the direct library grant program, the MBLC uses LSTA funds to support statewide programs and services, including summer reading programs, databases, the Commonwealth eBook program, the Commonwealth Catalog (the new virtual catalog), and which provides information and resources for residents.

LSTA is administered on the federal level by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in the Commonwealth by the MBLC.  More information about LSTA can be found at

Elizabeth Triglione and Sue Stasiuk - Artists on display in the Fireplace Room
A brand new display at the G.A.R. Library.  A combination of two local artists' paintings, pottery and miniture chairs has transformed the Fireplace Room.  Exhibit on display through October

Read more about Elizabeth and Sue here. 

Adult Book Group - Our next meeting is Monday, October 5th at 6:30.  We will be discussing The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. Visit the Book Club Page for all the details.

Nonfiction Book ClubThursday, October 8th at 1:00 pm.  For all you readers who love nonfiction, join our newest book group.  We will be reading and discussing The Road to Character by David Brooks.  Please join us for a lively discussion.  For more info visit our Book Club Page.
Friends of the Library - Book Donations
Drop off your books and donations Saturday, October 3,  from 10:00 - Noon at the Town Hall building across from the library.
Donate your gently used, newer books, dvds and cds and books on cd from 10:00 - 12:00 at the old Town Hall across from the library.  Sorry, we cannot accept encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines, vhs videos or damaged/moldy items; if in poor condition, donate them to Got Books whose bin is behind the Safety Complex.   Ask yourself, would you want to buy this at the book sale?
Thank you for helping support the library.
Two New Museum Passes are Available!

We have one pass for Plimoth Plantation and two passes for Old Sturbridge Village!

The pass for Plimoth Plantation admits 2 adults at $12 per adult and 2 children at $8 per child. Admission is for Plimoth Plantation, the Grist Mill, and Mayflower II. Check out Plimoth Plantation!

The two passes to Old Sturbridge Village allow 4 individuals per visit per pass at 50% discount. Check out Old Sturbridge Village!

Purchased by the Library for a one year trial.  Click here to go to our Museum Pass Reservation page.

New resource at the Library!
For ebooks, audio books and more!
Click on our link for the Commonwealth eBook Collections to search or click here to get going!

Look for bestsellers in fiction and nonfiction at Axis 360 from Baker & Taylor

Find primary sources, historical documents, images, video and so much more from the collection at BiblioBoard

Museum Pass Reservation and Program Registration are online!

Please visit our Museum Pass Reservation Page! to reserve passes or Calendar of Events for program registration.  You will need your library card to make the reservation.

For program registration, scroll down to the day of the event and click register. When signing up for Story Times scroll down to the first day of the session.

If you are unable to use a pass you have reserved or attend a program, please contact the library as soon as possible so it can be made available other patrons!  978-363-1105

NEW! TumbleBooks for Kids
eBooks for Kids, read along and read to me, games and puzzles.  See our Children's Pages,  Things to Do

Mango Languages and Mango's Little Pim
Language learning for all.

Mango Languages - Learn a new language at your convenience.  Over 64 languages to choose from.
Try Little Pim!  10 Languages for kids ages 0 - 6 to learn.  Click here for Little Pim

We welcome your suggestions and comments on programs and activities you'd like to see here at the library.  Stop in and see us or email Susan Babb, Library Director, at