Adult Book Group -
    We enjoyed discussing American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar. Our next meeting will be Monday, May 1st; we will be reading and discussing A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.  Please join us; all are welcome.  Click here to order a copy.

    Visit the Book Club Page for all the details.

  • Library Update!
    April 2017
    New Hours!
    The Library will be open Saturdays through the month of June. June 24th will be the last Saturday that we are open 9-1. Previously, we closed Saturdays after Memorial Day.
    During the months of July and August, our hours will be:
    Monday 9-8
    Tuesday 9-8
    Wednesday 9-8
    Thursday 9-8
    Friday 9-5

    As always, if you have any questions, please ask the staff! We are here to help you!
  • Friends of the West Newbury Library
    Many of you joined last year at this time, so it's time to renew!   Join now, support your library.  Download this form and mail it or drop it off at the library.

    Book Drop Off
    Saturday, May 6th from 10:00 - Noon
    Click on the Friends page for all the details.  Please do not leave boxes outside the library.  Donate now.
  • NEW at the Library
    The Library has many online resources for you to use from downloading a book or song to learning a language. Sometimes it may be overwhelming to try to learn which resources are most useful to YOU.

    The Library now has quick tutorials on how to get started on some of these resources. In most cases, there is a short introduction with additional videos on how to get started. Instructions on how to download books also include specific devices. You'll  see them on the Resources and Databases and Downloadable Books as a nifty side slider page! And within those pages, there are also links to the tutorials. We hope they will help you!

    We will list here tutorial additions on using social media programs:
    New!  Consumer Reports - Video

    Facebook - Video
    New!  Gale Legal Forms - Video
    Goodreads - Video
    Google - Video
    Instagram - Video
    Pinterest - Video
    Snapchat - Video
    Twitter - Video

  • New System Coming for Checkout and Online Catalog!
    Turn up the volume—Symphony® delivers a great performance for the G.A.R. Memorial Library!

    Whether you like to browse our on-site collection or download the newest bestseller, the G.A.R. Memorial Library and the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium are proud to announce Symphony®, our expanded online software that will be music to your ears! Starting May 18th, Symphony lets you start exploring and find what you love without missing a beat.

    Symphony brings harmony to your library experience: improved search functions, personalized lists and suggestions, multiple language capabilities, 24/7 mobile-friendly accessibility, and online payments for fees, fines, and lost materials are now all at your fingertips.

    It’s easy to get started. Beginning May 18th, anyone with a current library card will be able to check out all that Symphony has to offer, simply by logging in to our online catalog via the library’s home page. Don’t have a library card? Anyone in our community can visit us during regular business hours with a current photo ID and proof of residency to register for a library card—your ticket to the library’s ever-expanding collection of books, ebooks, audio books, music, videos, magazines, and more.


Thursday, May 18 - Delayed Opening! We will open at noon. Staff is using the new system and we want to make sure we are ready for you!
There will be no Storytime that morning.
Thank you for your patience!