Friends of the Newark Free Library

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New Children’s Book Reading House 
to Open this Fall

By Sue Peters 
FNFL Board Member

Thanks to a $2,500 grant from the New Castle County Council, the Children’s Library will soon welcome young visitors with an eyecatching new place to read and play. 
The Book Reading House is designed for both young booklovers and children new to books and reading. Used as part of the Library’s outreach efforts, the colorful, inviting structure will help encourage more Newark residents to explore the library and its many cultural and educational programs.
Displaying books, covers-out and at child’s-eye level, the Book Reading House makes it easy for kids to pick a title and start reading.

New Castle County Councilwomen Lisa Diller and Janet Kilpatrick supported the grant, which is for the maximum amount awarded by the council.  Funding from the Friends of the Newark Free Library will provide the balance needed to purchase the house and seating for reading and quiet conversation. 

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Caroline Todd Visits NFL

Caroline Todd, half of the best-selling mother-and-son writing team known as Charles Todd, visited the NFL on February 6, 2019 to read from her new novel. Prior to the book talk some Life members of the Friends of the Newark Library were invited to a special meet and greet dinner with Caroline

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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