Donate to the Library

The Annual Appeal

Each year, in November, the Newport Public Library conducts an Annual Appeal, asking for monetary support from the community it serves.

  • We are not a city department.
  • We receive support from both the city of Newport and the state of RI, but funding is never guaranteed.
  • Our primary goal is to keep the Newport Public Library operating at a caliber that brings pride to the community.
  • We need your support to achieve this goal.

To assure that our mission of “life-long learning for the entire community” will not be compromised for the lack of funding, please consider supporting one of our community’s greatest assets, the Newport Public Library. A gift of any size is welcomed and will be greatly appreciated.

Please mail your generous contributions to

Travel Section
Newport Public Library Annual Appeal
Newport Public Library
300 Spring Street
Newport, RI 02840

Thank you


The Perfect Gift is the Perfect Remembrance

The Perfect Gift program, offered by the Newport Public Library is an easy and meaningful way to recognize someone special in your life, while at the same time, supporting the work of the library.

The perfect giftA twenty-five dollar donation will place a bookplate in a new book that can

  • Celebrate a birthday or anniversary
  • Be a unique gift
  • Remember a loved one.

In order to participate in the Newport Public Library’s Perfect Gift program, please contact the Administration Office (401-847-8720, Ext. 100) for details.

Did you know?

The IRA Charitable Rollover is back.

This rule allows individuals who are 70 1/2 or older to make distributions directly to charitable organizations (the library is a 501c3 organization!) from an IRA and exclude the amount of the distribution from taxable income.  The transfer, if done properly, counts towards the taxpayer’s required minimum distribution for the year.

If you are interested in doing this, confer with your tax advisor.  The library qualifies for this form of donation and would appreciate your consideration.