Nonfiction Book Club -
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    We will be meeting Thursday, October 13, 10:30-12:00. 
    For all you readers who love nonfiction, join our newest book group.  We will be discussing
    The Court and the World by Stephen Breyer.

    For more info visit our Book Club Page.

    Adult Book Group -
    Looking ahead to October 3rd, we will be reading and discussing Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead.

    Visit the Book Club Page for all the details.

  • Library Update!
    We are in motion!

    We want to thank everyone who supported the Library Special Article at the last Annual Town Meeting. The Children's Room has undergone a transformation and isn't quite done yet! Miss Kate has worked very hard to make sure everyone still can find books, play with toys, have a fun experience in the room. In the next couple of weeks, wooden tops and ends will be added to the book cases. In the next couple of months, Yogibos and new tables and chairs will be ordered. We could not have done it without you!

    We are excited and please by the response of all who have come in. One patron said:
    "The library staff and truste
    es have been doing such amazing things! Beautiful new paint colors throughout the library, a much-needed and amazing teen space complete with the ever-popular Yo-gi-bo's, great art exhibits, guest speakers and fun kids/teen programs. Outside, the new walk way and chairs are very inviting. Now this creative new space for the younger kids. All these wonderful changes and a really friendly and creative staff make GAR Memorial Library a West Newbury treasure! Thank you so much for everything you do!"

    The Teen Space will also be receiving more new furniture in the coming year as we enter our second year of the grant "Serving Teens and Tweens" (a grant brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners).

    The walkway was completed as well. As you look at the entry of the Library, the walkway to the right was funded by the Community Preservation Act Funds as voted upon at the last Annual Town Meeting. The walkway to the left was funded by the Trustees of the West Newbury Library. Landscaping will be completed in the next month and this is also funded by the Trustees of the library.

    We have one more change coming up which will take place in the adult wing where currently the newspapers reside. We are going to move the DVD and CD collections there into new moveable book case units. A new reading area will be created in the current DVD space. This will be funded by State Aid funds.

    As always, if you have any questions, please ask the staff! We are here to help you!


  • Friends of the West Newbury Library
    Friends FROYO Fundraiser
    Thank you for your support  at Orangeleaf in Newburyport on Thursday, September 15.  For each cup of FROYO bought, Orangeleaf donated 15% to the West Newbury Library.  We  hope you enjoyed some yummy frozen yogurt and toppings and thanks! from the Friends of the Library.

    Book Drop Off
    Drop off your books and donations on Saturday, October 1st from 10:00 - Noon.

    On the First Saturday of each month (except Jan & Feb) the Friends gratefully accept donations of gently used, newer books, dvds and cds and books on cd from 10:00 am - Noon at the old Town Hall across from the library.  Sorry, we cannot accept encyclopedias, textbooks, moldy or damaged books, magazines, condensed books or vhs videos.
    Because of space limitations, the library cannot accept donations at any other time.  Please do not leave boxes outside the library.

    FALL BOOK SALE - October, 2016

    Our book sale will be held October 19 - 22
    Wednesday, Oct. 19 - 9:00 AM - Friends Preview
    Wednesday, Oct. 19 - 10:00 - 6:00 Open to public
    Thursday, Oct. 20 - 10:00 - 6:00
    Friday, Oct. 21 - 10:00 - 5:00
    Saturday, Oct. 22 - 9:00 - 12:00  -  Fill a bag for $5.00

    Many of you joined last year at this time, so it's time to renew!   Join now, help us out and get first chance at the book sale.  Download this form and mail it or drop it off at the library.

  • Art Show - Paintings by Willie Hayduk
    September - October 2016

    The G.A.R. Memorial Library is pleased to have Willie Hayduk's oil and watercolor paintings on exhibit for September and October. Willie's painting are landscapes and florals.

    Currently living in West Newbury, Willie was born in the Netherlands, grew up in New York, and lived many years in Cape Cod. She has been a juried artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association and the Yarmouth Art Guild.

    Please do come in and enjoy her work! She can be contacted if anyone is interested in her work.

  • 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 videos 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. We list these resources below with links to the  videos. You'll also see them on Resources and Databases and Downloadable Books as a nifty side slider page! And within those pages, there are also links to the videos. We hope they will help you!

    Ancestry Library (Genealogy) - Video
    Axis 360 (Downloadable Books) - Video
    Biblioboard (downloadable Books) - Video
    Freegal (downloadable Music) - Video
    Gale Virtual Reference (online encyclopedias and reference sources) - Video
    Learning Express Library (sample tests) - Video
    Mango Languages (learning languages online) - Video
    Novelist (read-alikes, books, authors) - Video
    Overdrive (downloadable books) - Video
    Rocket Languages (learning languages online) - Video
    TumbleBooks Library (ebooks for kids)  - Video

    Also videos on how to use some of the more common social media!
    Facebook - Video
    Goodreads - Video
    Instagram - Video
    Twitter - Video

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 sbabb@mvlc.org