May 27, 2024

Library News

Library Closed April 10-15

The Newton Public Library will be closed April 10-15 to replace the library catalog. Here’s what you need to know:

• Replacing our catalog software will significantly reduce our technology costs — this means more money for books, programs, and building needs!

• Keep your books a little longer! No overdue fines will accrue during the closure

• You are welcome to return materials during this time by using the outdoor book drops by the parking lot entrance

Technology changes can be difficult and there are still a lot of unknowns, so call us at 641-792-4108 with any questions. We appreciate your patience and understanding!

Introvert Book Club

Want to join a book club but just don’t have the time for a regular meeting? This is the book club for you! Each month there’s a new book selection, but there’s never a meeting. Pick up your copy of the book of the month at the library information desk. The April selection is “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell.

April Mystery Bag

Wondering what to read next? Check out our FREE monthly mystery bags for adults! Mystery bags have a different theme every month and contain a surprise selection of 4-5 books and an adult craft. Return the books when you’re done with them - keep the craft! The April theme is “The Great Outdoors,” and will include a selection of fiction and nonfiction books about animals, nature, and outdoor adventures. The craft is a teacup bird’s nest. Registration opened March 27. Call 641-792-4108 to register. Ages 18+.

Blues Under the Blue Roof

Thursday, April 6, 5 p.m.

Join musician, Bob Pace for a live blues music concert at the library! This event is free to attend and will be held inside the library meeting room. Music lovers of all ages are welcome to attend. This program is sponsored by the Arts Connection, South Skunk Blues Society and the Newton Public Library Foundation.

New B.Y.O.B Book Club

Thursday, April 20, 3 p.m.

Join our NEW afternoon book club for adults! Choose your own book to read, based on our monthly theme, and share what you read at the meeting. It’s like a potluck for books! The April theme is “Mystery”.

Spring Book Swap

Book Drop-Off: April 24-29

Book Swap: May 1, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Clean out your bookshelves and pick up some new-to-you books at our autumn book swap! Drop off your gently used books at the library April 24-29 and pick up a book swap ticket for each book you bring in. Bring your tickets back from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 1 to pick out new books from the swap to take home! Books should be in good condition, very clean, and gently used. All covers and pages must be intact and should have minimal markings. Books cannot have mold or water damage. Questions? Contact public services librarian Becca Klein at 641-792-4108.