Library fundraising campaign enters final month

It’s October, and that means we are in the final month of the campaign to help fund a new Newton Public Library! The campaign has reached its original goal of $2.7 million, but costs have increased since the initial estimates for this project were made, about two years ago. Through the Newton Public Library Foundation,…
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New library campaign receives major gift

The WHERE COMMUNITY CONNECTS Campaign for a new Newton Public Library building has received a $50,000 gift from the Lewis H. Humphreys Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., of Lebo, Kansas. This moves the campaign past the $2.4 million mark in total funds raised. Lewis Humphreys was a farmer, rancher and World War II veteran.…
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Library campaign receives $300,000 gift from Sunderland Foundation

The Sunderland Foundation of Overland Park, Kan., has generously gifted $300,000 to the WHERE COMMUNITY CONNECTS Campaign, pushing the campaign over the $2.2-million mark. The campaign is an initiative of the Newton Public Library Foundation (NPLF), an affiliate of the Central Kansas Community Foundation (CKCF), and seeks to raise $2.7 million to help fund construction…
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Ladies Reading Circle supports new library campaign

The Ladies Reading Circle of Newton recently made a $1,000 donation in support of the campaign to build a new Newton Public Library building. Founded in 1880, the Ladies Reading Circle is the oldest continuously-meeting women’s group in Kansas and has a long history of civic engagement, especially with the library. Many members have served…
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Buntings provide leadership gift to library campaign

The Newton Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce that Barbara and Bob Bunting have made a substantial leadership gift to the WHERE COMMUNITY CONNECTS fundraising campaign for a new library building. Barbara and Bob Bunting are well known to the citizens of Newton. A lifetime of living and working in Newton has made the…
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StoryTime is back! Spring session begins March 23

Newton Public Library is pleased to announce the resumption of in-person StoryTime events for young children and their caregivers. The library’s eight-week spring StoryTime session begins March 23 and continues through May 13. StoryTime for toddlers (18-36 months) will be held on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. StoryTime for preschoolers (3-5 years) will be available at…
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