Thanks to a generous gift of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society the library has a telescope that can be checked out.
You may have noticed the activity on the library’s side lawn. The Sarah Josepha Hale Memorial Park construction has begun. To learn more about the future park click here.
On behalf of the Friends of the Richards Free Library in Newport, we would like to thank everyone who helped make our Library Festival such a tremendous success. Businesses helped cover the cost of the tents, the dumpster and supplies, hundreds donated and/or bought books and cookies, Newport MHS athletes set up and took down tables and hauled books, volunteers set up, staffed and cleaned up after the sale, the Trustees served lunch on the porch and staff made it all work. Together we raised almost $6,000 to help buy books and other essentials for our library. The perfect weather this year made this a truly wonderful event for Newport residents and visitors alike.
Congratulations to Anna Robertson who was the lucky winner of our LEGO guessing jar. She was the closest guesser of the winning number 320, and Anna won a bundle of books!
57th Annual Library Festival
August 25, 2012
Friends Sneak Preview
Join us for this eagerly awaited annual event! The Book Sale opens at 9am, with admission at 8am for Friends of the Library (you can join that morning!) The Cookie Walk (always a sell out!) features selections from the exotic to the expected, Luncheon on the Library Porch is offered by Library Trustees, and our ever-popular Children’s Tent has new activities each year! Also offered for sale are Friends of the Library items such as note cards and postcards.
Date: August 25, 2012
Time: 9am – 3pm (Special preview at 8am for Friends of the Library)
Location: 58 N. Main Street, Newport, NH