Adult Book Group -

    We next meet on Monday, June 3rd at 6:30.  Our June book will be Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman.

    Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. But meeting two other loners may rescue them each from their lives of isolation.
    Click here to order a copy for yourself.

    All are welcome; please join us.

    Visit the Book Club Page for all the details.

    Who Done It?
    Do you love mysteries?

    We meet on Thursday, June 20, at noon in the Fireplace Room. The Mystery Book Club has chosen to read The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan! This is the first book in the series about Jane Ryland, rising newspaper star, and Detective Jake Brogan.
    Click here to reserve a copy.

    Library will supply beverages.

  • Friends of the West Newbury Library

    Buy a brick - build a community
    A great way to show you care about your library and your community.  Order a custom brick.  Families, businesses, organizations can all share in this lasting rememberance.

    This will be an ongoing fundraiser.  Bricks will be done in batches and installed on the walkways near the entrance to the library.  Easy to order and your donation is tax deductible.
    Download and print the order form
    or visit the donor website at

    Book Drop Off
    June 8th - 10:00-Noon across the street at the old Town Hall
    Please donate your newer, gently used books, dvds, books on cd, and puzzles.  Click on the Friends page for all the details.  Please do not leave boxes outside the library. 

    Support your library.  Fundraisers and donations to the Friends of the Library pay for over a dozen discount museum passes for your use and programs and entertainment for all ages.
    The Friends are a 501(c)(3) corporation and donations are tax deductible. 

    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.
  • West Newbury Council on Aging 1st Annual Art Show
    May and June 2019
    Bicentennial Quilt (left)

    Heather Karp and quilter Amy Friend (right)

    Please view the Bicentennial Quilt project/talk as a rolling slideshow!


    Installed in the Library on March 14, 2019!

  • New West Newbury Library Director

    Corinn Flaherty has been selected as the new Director for the G.A.R. Memorial Library in West Newbury. She will succeed Susan Babb, who has served as Director since 2013 and who is retiring on June 28th of this year.

    “We are very proud to be able to welcome Corinn as our new Director, and we look forward to working with her as we embark on a new chapter for the G.A.R. Library. The library is truly a central feature of our town, and we are excited to look to the future under Corinn’s vibrant leadership,” said Marcia Sellos-Moura, Chairperson of the Library’s Board of Trustees.

    Ms. Flaherty, who holds a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from St. John’s University in New York, has been serving as the Assistant Director for the Salisbury Public Library for the past three years. Prior to that, she held various positions at the Tewksbury and Boxford libraries. Ms. Flaherty also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Arts in Boston.

    Corinn Flaherty will become the eighth director in the Library’s history, the first being Caroline Carr who started as director in 1894. Ms. Flaherty says about her new position, "This is such an exciting time to be a public librarian because libraries are no longer defined simply as repositories for information. An established and beloved library like G.A.R. Memorial has a huge potential to inspire and bring people together in new ways. I am thrilled to have this opportunity and look forward to getting to know the community and learning about their ideas for making the library even better."

    The Board of Trustees extends an invitation to all local residents to visit the West Newbury Library after July 1st to welcome Ms. Flaherty in person.