New Website to debut

This Wednesday, April 1st – NO fooling! – the Newport Public Library will introduce its new website.  Features include:

  • Easily viewable on all devices – smart phones, tablets, etc.
  • Our catalog, directions and contact information will be at the top of every page
  • Lots of new pages for you to explore
  • Many “tried and true” pages are still there.

Preview us!

Library Page position open

Library pageNPL is accepting applications for a part-time library page.

A reliable person is needed for a part-time page position.  Duties include re-shelving library materials, pulling holds lists and helping to maintain the general appearance and neatness of library materials.

Send a letter of application to or request an application form at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street, Newport, RI  02840.


Application deadline is March 31st, 2015.

LEGO Club for Kids

Lego Club
Friday, April 3rd at 4:00 p.m.

LEGO building fun! No registration is required.

LEGO creations must stay in the library, so bring a camera!  Please leave your own LEGOs at home.

Held in the John Clarke Children’s Program Room.



Kids’ Guitar Sing-A-Long

First three Wednesdays in April at 10:30!


Come check out our new weekly program!

  • Ages 0-5
  • Sing, dance, and enjoy classic kids songs
  • No registration required
  • Held in the lower level program room



New on the eBook Shelf for March

Dreaming Spies Twelve Days God, guns, grits and gravy

Check out the 3M Cloud Library- a free source of eBooks.  The Cloud Library is only for those with a Newport Public Library card.

Also check out the Overdrive eZone (which also offers audiobooks and streaming video) for anyone with a card from a Rhode Island public library.

Come see our Early Literacy Station

The Children’s Department is happy to welcome a new Early Literacy Station to the library!  Come visit and check it out!


  • Great for ages 2 – 8!
  • Over 70 pre-loaded educational programs!
  • Content spanning all curriculum areas!
  • Safe standalone computer with no internet access!
  • Colorful and intuitive – great for readers and pre-readers!
  • Touch screen capabilities!



Learn a new Language


Mango Languages

Mango Languages is one of many educational and informational online resources available through your Library.  And don’t forget the mobile app for learning on the go!

See Research Databases for more online resources.