Welcome to National Library Week @ your library

National Library Week 2014Celebrate National Library Week – April 14th through April 19th

Come to the library and see

  • New Staff Picks displays for books and DVDs and materials that deserve a Second Chance.
  • Snapshot Day featuring snaps of your library in action.
  • A Display of the Day featuring services and materials always available @ your library.
  • Programs and events for all ages.  For details and dates check out our Event Calendar.

This year’s theme is “Lives change @ your library,” reminds all Americans that the library can help you and your family discover a new and exciting world through collections, digital resources and more.

Meet Dyer Jones from The Herreshoff Museum

Dyer Jones
Saturday, April 19th at 2:00 p.m.

Come join in a conversation with Dyer Jones, director of the Herreshoff Marine Museum at Bristol, one of the nation’s foremost collections of maritime treasures.

This program is free and open to the public.





Did you notice something different?

We are making some changes to the Circulation Desk.

 Self-check station  Holds pickup area  Direct deposit book drop
  1. Self checks are being moved to be more convenient and accessible.
  2. Self-help holds mean no waiting in line to get an item you have already been waiting for.
  3. A direct-deposit book drop – almost operational.

For more pictures, a look at the plans and more information – check out this page.

Children’s Vacation Week Activities

School Vacation ActivitiesMonday, April 21st @ 2:30pm – Casey Farm, Project Chick – Meet a mother hen and baby chicks, Ages 4+

Tuesday, April 22nd @ 10:30am – Music with David Polansky – trumpet, keyboard, vocals + singing and dancing, Ages 4+

Wednesday, April 23rd @ 2:30pm – Movie MatineeFrozen, rated PG, Ages 6+

Thursday, April 24th @ 11:00am – Celebrating Trees! – Go on a tree walk and make a tree craft, Ages 4-8

Friday, April 25th @ 2:30pm – Family Games Day – Play a variety of card and board games, Ages 4+

No registration is required.  All programs are free and will take place in the lower level program room.

RARI Book Discussion @ NPL

Mr. Penumbra's 24 hour bookstore
Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m.

The Reading Across Rhode Island 2014 book is Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.

Come discuss this unique novel that explores the interplay between hard copy and digital books; open access and secret societies; the meaning of friendship, the industry that is Google, immortality and technology.  Details on our Event Calendar.






New on the eBook Shelf for National Library Week

Murder at Westminster Abbey Storied life of A. J. Fikry The king

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) for anyone with a card from a Rhode Island public library.