March 28th is Rhode Island Library Day

Newport Public LIbrarySaturday, March 28th is Rhode Island Library Day.

Visit your library and find out about programs, services and resources - for you and the whole community.

Our Event Calendar lists specific programs and events happening today.


Behind every great community is a great library.

Books and Authors Series – March is Mystery Month

Night, night, sleep tight
March is Mystery Month

Come see authors who write mystery thrillers or nonfiction about mysterious people.

Sat., March 28th – Hallie Ephron, author of Night, Night, Sleep Tight.

Hallie Ephron’s visit is also part of Newport Public Library’s Rhode Island Library Day celebration.  Check our event calendar for details on this special day celebrating all that libraries do for our community.



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.

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!



LEGO Club for Kids

Lego Club
Friday, Aprul 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.



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.