Annual Appeal 2013-2014

The library offers the community many vital programs and services.

Free Internet Storytimes Mysteries, Sci-Fi and more
Free Internet and Wi-Fi
eBooks and e-Audiobooks
Online Magazines
Meeting Rooms
Picture Books and Easy Readers
Books for all ages
DVDs and Blu-Rays
Graphic Novels

Our Annual Appeal campaign is now underway.
Please mail your generous contributions to

Newport Public LibraryNewport Public Library Annual Appeal
300 Spring Street
Newport, RI  02840

A personal letter to you from Robin Skuncik Jones, President of the Newport Public Library Board of Trustees

Dear Library Supporters,

A few months ago I assumed the Presidency of the Board of Trustees of the Newport Public Library.  I come to this position after serving for two years as its treasurer, where I watched almost daily the challenges affecting our library’s budget and the services we strive to provide.

  • one of the best book collections – for adults, children and teens, in the state
  • free audio and eBooks from two online collections, the eZone and 3M Cloud Library
  • over 95 downloadable magazines, from Newsweek to The Food Network Magazine to Bloomberg Business Week
  • IndieFlix which brings the newest from independent filmmakers and film festivals streaming direct to your TV or device
  • an internet cafe and coffee machine.
  • and lots more.

The library’s challenges, going into the future, are many.  Whatever your reading style – print or virtual – I hope you will line up with me to assist our library.  A gift of any amount is welcomed and will be greatly appreciated.


With regards,

Robin Skuncik Jones
President, Board of Trustees