Friends of NPL

Friends at booksaleBecome a part of a group of men and women who believe in a vital, progressive public library in our community.


Join the Friends of the Newton Public Library by completing and returning this membership form to the Library. If paying by check, make it out to “Friends of Newton Public Library.”

Annual membership: $10

Lifetime individual membership: $50

Basic Principles

  • Appreciate good books, art, audiovisual materials and all information sources that enrich our lives
  • Believe in the Freedom to Read
  • Endorse the philosophy and objectives of the Newton Public Library
  • Support Library legislation
  • Host Library events
  • Serve as volunteers
  • Hold a Book Sale in the spring and donate the proceeds for the benefit of the Newton Public Library
  • Support the Second Century Endowment Fund established for the benefit of the Newton Public Library

Cart SalesBook Sales and More

Specialty book sales featuring mysteries, romance, and children’s books are held periodically. Check for occasional cart sales.

Friends Annual Book Sale: usually last half of April. All booksale proceeds benefit the Library. A semi-annual sale is usually held mid-October.

Donating Materials for Book Sales: The Friends of Newton Public Library appreciate donations of materials in good condition. Encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, and magazines are not accepted. In the case of large donations (e.g. five or more boxes) please contact the Library before bringing donations.