Friends of the Newark Free Library

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Justin Weber's Wacky Yo Yo Show

On Saturday February 27th, Justin Weber amazed an audience of more than 125 children and adults at the Newark Free Library with his yo-yo artistry. Justin started his hour - long performance by demonstrating familiar yo-yo moves like Walking the Dog and Shoot the Moon. But he quickly moved on to more complex tricks using a variety yo-yos, including diabolos which evolved from the Chinese yo-yo. Along with performing yo-yo tricks, Justin juggled balls, told stories and provided a bit of history about the origins the yo-yo. The audience loved it all. But perhaps the most applause came after a segment where Justin demonstrated contact juggling using a crystal ball. The fun continued well after the show for 50 children whose parents had registered them for a yo-yo workshop with Justin. They all received free yo-yos via the Friends of the Newark Free Library and learned beginning yo-yo skills.

Friends of the Newark Free Library Annual Thank You Brunch and 50th Birthday Celebration

Yarnivores do Tree Bombing!

Honor someone with a book in their name

Any time is the perfect time to purchase a memorial or honor book for someone on your list.

Here is the wish list for terrific additions to our Newark Free Library.

Download a form here and fill it out and take it to the reference desk along with your check.

A nameplate will be placed in the book of your choice

Questions about our electronic offerings?

Are you having difficulty locating your favorite e-book in our catalog?  Are you unable to find Heritage Quest to access a critical record?  Are you just plain confused about when your item on hold will get to you?
If you have concerns such as these with our electronic offerings, please send an e-mail to

Gently Used Children's Books


Gently used children's books donated by Newark Free Library patrons repeatedly overflow the attractively decorated milk crate near the book check-out counter.


The Child Development Center at DelTech,  Head Start branches, Bear YMCA reading program, and Hudson Center, Newark, are among the recipients of over one thousand children?s books distributed.


Donations are still being accepted at the Newark Free Library. Patrons are encouraged to continue to support the effort. The importance of getting books into children?s hands cannot be overstated.


The members of Alpha Chi National Honor Society of Goldey-Beacom College under faculty director, Ann Kneaval, held a children's book drive and were responsible for the donation of many of these books. 


Delaware Does More- Food Drive Ongoing

Please join us in helping our neighbors. 

  • Delaware Does More is a collaboration among local nonprofits, businnesses, schools, and faith-based organizations and others in the community to help Delawareans with three basic needs –food, shelter, and utilities.
  • The Friends of the Newark Library will be collecting food for the Delaware Food Bank.  There is barrel for donations at the library check out desk.


 We thank you in advance for your contributions.

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