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Who are the Friends of the Newark
We are book
lovers, information seekers, music and movie buffs.
We are young and old, with
varying interests and backgrounds.
We treasure ideas and value the public
library as a vital community resource.
We believe libraries are an important
What do the Friends do?
support the growth of library services at the Newark Free Library and encourage
To accomplish these goals, the Friends:
· Support library programs with funding, refreshments,
prizes, and our time.
· Raise funds for library improvement projects.
· Promote community awareness of libraries.
· Advocate for better state and local funding for libraries.
· Provide and maintain artwork for the library, the copiers,
and a piano for musical programs in the library.
· Fund a scholarship in memory of former library manager
Charlesa A. Lowell for area students working towards a master’s degree in
· Collect and donate books for children and local agencies.
· Arrange exhibits of local artists’ work in the library’s
· Improve the library’s collections with donations to
purchase special collections of interest to local users.