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The library is moving: What you need to know

Newton Public Library is getting ready to move into its new building. Here is what you need to know about our plans for closing, reopening, and library services. Closing and Reopening Dates • Our last day serving the public in the current library will be Saturday, March 2. The library will be closed starting Monday,…
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Library staff’s favorite books of 2023

Newton Public Library staff members were busy readers in 2023! Here are some of our favorites from the year that was. To view this list within the library’s online catalog, click here. (A few staff picks are available only via interlibrary loan.) Zamora, Javier. Solito. In Solito, Javier Zamora tells his own story of crossing the U.S.-Mexico…
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Announcing our new logo!

Newton Public Library revealed its new logo during a Newton Chamber of Commerce event on Thursday, Aug. 31. “With the new library building slated to open this spring, we thought this would be a great time to refresh our visual identity,” said Dr. Cari Cusick, library director. “This new logo is contemporary, it’s colorful, and…
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We’re switching catalogs! What you need to know

Newton Public Library will roll out new catalog and circulation software on Monday afternoon, Aug. 28. The new system has some great features that we can’t wait to share! There are a few things you need to know as we get ready to execute the switchover: • The library will be closed on Friday, Aug. 25, in part so that staff can train on…
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August’s book club picks

August’s book club picks are now available for borrowing! Just ask for a copy at the public service desk. These books are for anyone to borrow; you don’t have to attend the associated discussion. Here’s a bit more about each book: Mystery Lovers Book Club, 5 p.m. Aug. 2 Blindsighted, by Karin Slaughter. A small…
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Four books are displayed on a counter: "The Dispossessed," "Cold Comfort Farm," "One Summer: America, 1927," and "Death by Bubble Tea."

July’s library book club picks

Newton Public Library’s adult book club picks for July are now available for borrowing! Anyone is welcome to check out these titles, whether or not you’re planning to attend the associated discussion. Mystery Lovers Book Club, 5 p.m. July 5 Death by Bubble Tea, by Jennifer J. Chow When Yale Yee discovers her cousin Celine…
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State Library of Kansas announces 2023 Notable Books

Editor’s Note: All of these Kansas Notable Books are, or will soon be, available to borrow from Newton Public Library! Go to the online catalog to check availability, or contact us. By Sam Bailey, Kansas Reflector A serial killing family, a child trying to survive WWII-era Ukraine, the 50-year history of an acoustic music festival,…
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Get ready for Summer Reading 2023!

Newton Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program officially kicks off June 1 and continues through the end of July. The library will present more than 100 youth, teen and adult programs this summer, including StoryTimes, performances, science programs, teen events, book clubs, lectures and talks. Click here for the full run-down of everything we have…
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