The library is moving: What you need to know

Concept image of the new library building.

Newton Public Library is in the process of moving into its new building. Here is what you need to know.

Closing and Reopening Dates

Our last day serving the public in the current library was Saturday, March 2. The library is currently closed as we move our collection and get situated in the new building.

We anticipate opening in the new library on Monday, April 1. More details on a ribbon-cutting or other opening-day celebration will be announced closer to that time.

• During the closure, the public won’t be able to reach library staff by phone. The best ways to reach us will be email – – or Facebook message.

• After the new library opens, there will still be ongoing work in Phase 2 to demolish the existing library and create off-street parking. This work is expected to be complete in late summer 2024.

Borrowing and Returning Library Materials

• Due dates that would normally fall during the closure have been extended until after we reopen.

• Those who want to return items during the closure may put them in the new library’s exterior dropbox. However, there may be substantial delays in materials check-in, because our computer systems will be offline at various times during the transition.

• The library’s collection of e-books and digital audiobooks is always available, 24/7. For more information on digital borrowing, visit, or contact the library.

Services and Programs

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is operating at Immanuel Baptist Church during the library closure. For full VITA hours, dates and information, go to

• The ENLITE delivery service for patrons who are homebound or live in senior communities will not be offered during March.

• Library-sponsored book clubs (Third Thursday, Mystery Lovers, Nonfiction and Sci-Fi/Fantasy) will not meet during March.

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