• G.A.R. BOOK GROUPS
    Adult Book Group -

    We next meet on Monday, January 7th at 6:30.  Our December book will be The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel. 
    The unforgettable true story of Christopher Knight, who found refuge from the pressures of modern society by living alone in the Maine woods for twenty-seven years.
     
      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, January 17, at noon in the Fireplace Room. The Mystery Book Club has chosen to read Crimson Shore by Preston and Child! The mystery takes place in Exmouth, MA! Which is really Essex! Click to order a copy of the book. Click on the image to order a copy of the book.

    For extra reading, if you have time, read the next book in the series
    Library will supply beverages.

  • Friends of the West Newbury Library

    Friends Holiday Basket Fundraiser
    And the winner is ...
    Jean Berkenbush!

    Congratulations and thank you for supporting the Friends and the G.A.R. Memorial Library!  You helped us raise over $700 for programs and museum passes.



       Book Drop Off
    March 9th from 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. 


    JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
    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.
     
  • Lost and Found!
    Did you know we have a Lost and Found bin?

    We are going to clear it out for the New Year. If you think you might have left something here, come on by and check with us. There are a couple of bicycle helmets!
  • Bicentennial Quilt Talk
  • NEW in OVERDRIVE
    NEW!  Now magazines can come to you!
    Overdrive now offers a collection of popular magazines.  These are available in digital format alongside the ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video already found in the Overdrive shared collection.  50 popular titles are available.
    Magazines are searchable by title and also in the collection.  These are able to be borrowed simultaneously so no waiting list!  Click here to see all the available magazines.

    Magazine titles are accessed and read through the OverDrive app, in a web browser (via OverDrive Read), or in the Libby app. Readers can also download magazines on Libby for offline use.


    Overdrive now has a collection of 25 Gaiam workout videos including some kid-friendly ones.  These are also simultaneous use.  Check them out!


     



Closing due to weather events -
The Library will follow the Town of West Newbury in closing due to a weather event.
We will post here, on Facebook, signs on the library door, and our phone machine if we are able to.