Library Happenings

In the interest of public health and safety, Newton Public Library closed at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, and will remain closed until further notice.

Print books, DVDs and other physical items will no longer be circulated.

Returns are not being accepted. Late fees will not be charged. Patrons should keep all library items at home until further notice.

Newton Public Library’s “online branch” remains open at Patrons are invited to use their library cards to borrow ebooks, e-audiobooks, magazines and streaming movies through services such as the Sunflower eLibrary (accessed through Libby or Overdrive); Hoopla; Flipster; and State Library of Kansas Digital Book eLending.

More information on the library’s digital offerings is available at

Staff will be available via phone from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, and are happy to answer questions and help with digital resources. Call 316-283-2890.

Staff can also be reached via email: Email will be monitored periodically.