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.

Hitchcock Film Series: Topaz

Hitchcock – the master

Our series of classic Alfred Hitchcock films from the mid-1950’s and 60’s continues into the winter months!

All screenings are free and open to the public and begin at 2:30PM. Check our calendar for more info.

Friday, March 27th – Topaz (1969)

Friday, April 10th – Frenzy (1972)




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.



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.

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.

Kids’ Guitar Sing-A-Long

Every Wednesday in March @ 10:30 a.m!


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



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!