Friends of the Library

Friends of the Newton Public Library

The Friends of the Newton Public Library is a nonprofit advocacy organization which supports the Library. Our volunteer members advocate, educate, and raise funds on behalf of the Library, its patrons, and the community. The Friends purchase equipment and materials to enhance the Library's collections and services, and donate many hours of their time for library sponsored functions and programs.


To join the Friends of the Newton Public Library, make a contribution, or for additional information, please contact:
Rita Baker  (641) 831.0420

"Catch Your Pet Reading" Calendar Photo Contest

Show off your furry friends! Post a photo of your pet "reading" a libraryPets Reading 2019 Opens in new window book on our Facebook page for a chance to be featured in our Friends of the Library fundraiser calendar! In addition, two lucky entries will win a prize bag for their dog or cat.

Here's how to play:

1. Post your photo to our Facebook page. Include your pet's name and tell us what they like to "read". Photos must include the pet posing with a book, to be considered for the calendar contest.

2. Winners for the prize bag drawing will be randomly selected on June 24th.

3. Vote for your favorite photos! Voting for the calendar contest will begin on June 24th, inside the library. Pet Photos will be displayed inside the library through July 6th. You may vote for your favorites up to once per day!

The top 12 pets will earn a place in our 2020 calendar and a free copy of the calendar, courtesy of the Friends of the Library!