A hearty thanks to the Friends of the Newburyport Public Library and all of the amazing visitors for making the 2023 Spring Great Old Book Sale a huge success! The Friends of the Library is an all-volunteer organization whose work supports a number of library resources including programs, museum passes, books, furniture, Archival Center materials, digital databases, special projects and more.
Whether you’re a Friend of the Newburyport Public Library, an avid reader, or a Friends volunteer, your patronage makes all the difference in supporting these great community services. You helped raise almost $11,000 in proceeds! Thank you for your support!
Do you have a tween or teen at home who devours books? Are they looking to branch out of their comfort zone and do not know where to start? Consider a Bookup Subscription Bag!
The Bookup Subscription Bag is your hookup for everything young adult books! Each bag will be filled with snacks, goodies, a craft, and books. Tweens and teens need to register and fill out a form. This form allows us to curate a personalized bag tailored to their preferences.
For information about the Bookup Subscription Bag, including June’s theme and important dates for sign up and pick up, click here.
Spots for the subscription bags are limited. Register today to reserve your bag!
As of May 1st, Overdrive took it’s last bow and have ceased to function as a resource to access e-books and e-audiobooks available through the library. Patrons are encouraged to download and use Libby for all their e-content needs. No special login is needed. All you have to do to get started is log in with your library card number and PIN. Not sure what your PIN is? If left unchanged, your PIN is the last four digits of your telephone number. Still not working? Give us a call at the library or come chat with us and we can reset your PIN.
This change does not affect any current Libby users. Feel free to download and enjoy content as normal.
Want to find out more about accessing e-content? Come chat with a reference librarian who will be happy to help get you started.
The library is excited to offer our patrons two additional museum passes to add to our exciting lineup of passes currently being offered.
With the weather getting better, patrons can reserve our new Historic New England and Mass Audubon passes to get outdoors and explore the beauty and history of our state. For more information, as well as to place an online reservation on a pass, click here.
Museum passes are funded by the Friends of the Newburyport Public Library. If you are curious about all the wonderful work the Friends do for the library and to get involved, visit their website here.
The Newburyport Public Library is proud to partner with Newburyport Youth Services to talk about all things parenting!
Join us for two moderated discussions of “Long Days, Short Years: A Cultural History of Modern Parenting,” by Andrew Bomback. We hope to engage in multigenerational discussions about parenting, how it has changed, and what today and tomorrow look like.
Utilize current literature as a way of exploring parenting ideas and experiences through engaging community conversations! We can learn so much from books, but we learn so much more from each other, and hope this community read will spark some great discussions.
Parents and caregivers will have two opportunities to chat with other members of our community in May. Our first discussion will take place on Monday, May 8th from 6-7:30 PM. The second discussion will take place on Wednesday, May 10th from 6-7:30 PM. Both discussions will take place in our Program Room and no registration will be required.
Want to know what programs are happening at the library for an upcoming week? Not sure about anticipated holiday closures? Are you curious about our growing Library of Things collection? Sign up for our e-newsletter!
Our e-newsletter is emailed once every week and offers a quick snapshot of programs for all ages, book groups, and highlights of our incredible variety of resources. It is one of the quickest and easiest ways to stay current with events happening at the library.
To stay up-do-date with everything happening at the library, sign up for our e-newsletter here.
Tip: Signed up for the e-newsletter and cannot find it in your inbox? Check your spam/junk folder. E-newsletters arrive in inboxes on Sundays.
The library is so pleased to offer two new movie experiences for our patrons in April.
On Monday April 3rd & April 24th, from 2:30-4:30, we will be hosting the Sensory Friendly Movie Matinee.
The room will be lighter, the volume will be lower, and audience members will be welcome to move around, talk, and sing or do anything they feel they need to do in order to be comfortable, unless the safety of the audience is in question.
On Monday April 10th, from 2:30-4:30, we will be hosting the Stroller Movie Matinee.
Stroller Matinees are a baby-friendly, judgment-free space for adults to enjoy films with babies who may otherwise be unwelcome in traditional movie theaters. The room will be lighter, the volume will be lower, and audience members are welcome to move around, talk to their babies, and bring their strollers or car seats inside.
Information about these unique movie viewing experiences, the movies we will be showing, and runtimes, visit our event calendar by clicking here.
The City’s licensed professional social worker Trish Boateng offers regular drop-in hours at the Newburyport Public for any Newburyport resident who may need assistance on behalf of the City of Newburyport. Consultations and referrals are confidential and free to all. Get connected with assistance for food, housing, transportation, health, child care, or other necessities.
Location: 3rd Floor Conference Room
Time: Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 pm
Availability: First-come, first-served. Evening hours can be accommodated by appointment only.