Our Mission

The Newport Public Library seeks to strengthen the community by providing opportunities that support lifelong learning, encourage inspiration, imagination, and enjoyment, and connect people to each other and to the rest of the world.

This mission will be carried out by providing members of the community with services that will:

  • assist them to continue to grow and learn throughout their lives whether enrolled in a formal program of instruction or not,
  • provide the materials and programs needed to support their recreational reading and information needs,
  • provide a means for residents to interact in the community and to participate in public discourse about community issues,
  • provide information resources needed to answer their questions,
  • enable members of the community to find, evaluate and use information effectively,
  • assist people in their exploration of the cultural heritage of the community.

These services will be provided in a clean, comfortable and safe environment that will make members of the community proud of their library.  Some key services will be made available online 24/7.