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February 1-28, 2022 at the Library

Natasha “Tasha” Hazdra, Teen Volunteer, created a sample of February’s children’s kits! You can pick these kits up at the Library for children ages 0-11.

Newport Public Library News

The Library Hours of Operation are:
Tuesday 10 AM-5 PM
Wednesday and Thursday 11 AM – 6 PM
Friday 10 AM-5 PM
Saturday 1 PM-5 PM
Closed to the Public: Sunday and MondayMasks are currently required for anyone entering the building. You are able to browse the collection, pick up holds, sign up for a library card, check out items, and use our public library computers. Computer use is on a first come, first served basis. You are encouraged to pick up your holds inside the building. The meeting room, conference room, and study room are available for scheduling. The Library building and drive-up book drops will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please visit our website for more information: www.newportlibrary.org.Thank you for your patience as we modify operations during this unprecedented time.

The Newport Public Library Staff

Staff In-Service Day

The Library will be closed on Friday, February 18th for a staff in-service day. The Library will reopen Saturday, February 19th at 1 pm.

Closed for President’s Day

The Newport Public Library will be closed for President’s Day on Monday, February 21st. Staff will be unavailable to answer the phones, but the library will reopen on Tuesday, February 22nd at 10 am.

Love Door Hanger Craft

The Library is handing out Love Door Hanger Craft Kits! These kits are best for ages 0-11.

2022 Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner

“Watercress,” written by Andrea Wang and illustrated by Jason Chin, has been awarded the 2022 Randolph Caldecott Medal! You can reserve a copy of this book by selecting the link: https://tinyurl.com/2p8fzzwv

2022 Newbery Medal Winner

The 2022 Newbery Medal has been awarded to “The Last Cuentista” by Donna Barba Higuera! To reserve a copy of this book, please select the link: https://tinyurl.com/2p8awsk2

Beading with Buddies

The Library is offering a February project for teens ages 12-18 years old. Teens are welcome to come and bead with their buddies in the Teen Room! Beading projects could include bracelets, keychains, art, and more.

2022 Michael L. Printz Award Winner

“Fire Keeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley won the 2022 Michael L. Printz Award! To reserve a copy of this book, please select the link: https://tinyurl.com/325upkay

Winter Book Bingo

Ages 18 and under are invited to participate in our Winter Book Bingo! Complete a Bingo Blackout by March 2022 to win a free book.

Woven Paper Heart Basket

The Library is offering a new kit for adults in February! Adults age 18 and up are welcome to come and pick up a Woven Paper Heart Basket kit.

Newport Community Health Reads

The Newport Recreation & Aquatic Center and the Newport Public Library are presenting a wonderful, collaborative program this spring! As a community, we will be reading “Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, Sexy, and Smart–Until You’re 80 and Beyond” by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, MD. This book read is free to all Lincoln county residents. It is geared towards adults 40 years and older.

The Newport Community Health Reads program kicks off Monday, February 14th and concludes Friday, May 13th, 2022. This includes two opportunities to attend a question & answer meeting led by Brenda Luntzel, the Fitness Specialist at the Newport Recreation Center.

Please register at the City of Newport website so we can stay connected with each person during the book read. We will be communicating additional inspiring information and updates on the question & answer meetings! You can register for this program at: https://tinyurl.com/ycxmxfy4

You can purchase your own book online or check out a copy at the library. To reserve a copy at the library, please select the link here.

3D Printer

Come watch our 3D printer in action! We print new projects every Friday. We will be expanding the use of our 3D printer in the future, so please keep an eye out for future projects!

Teens After School

This fall, the Newport Public Library is hosting after school activities for teens grades 6 through 12 in the Teen Room! Tuesdays will be arts and crafts (and sometimes Legos!), Wednesdays will be game tournaments, Thursdays will be homework help, and Fridays will be 3D printing.

Teen Rebus Puzzles

The Library is offering rebus puzzles in the Teen Room! The first teen to correctly guess the rebus puzzle of the day will win a prize.

Valentine’s Day Coloring Page

The Library is providing a new coloring sheet for children in the Children’s Room!

The Newport Public Library Reading Circle!

Monthly meetings are now held on the second Tuesday of the month at 12 pm in the McEntee Meeting Room and via Zoom. The Newport Library Reading Circle will meet on Tuesday, February 8th at 12 pm to discuss books by Anthony Doerr. The Reading Circle is free and open to the public.

HELP Community Clothing Drive

The Help Program’s clothing drive is here! Every month they will be collecting a different item of clothing for local students. In February, they will be collecting shirts for students kindergarten through 12th grade. New items only, please.

Virtual Preschool Art Display

This month, the Virtual Preschool Art Display is featuring art by Mouse Factory Preschool and Headstart! To view their art, please visit the Library’s website at https://newportoregon.gov/dept/lib/artwork.asp.

February Preschool Activities

Actividades Preescolares de Febrero

Newport Parks and Recreation Activities, Workout Videos, and More!

Over the coming weeks the Newport Parks and Recreation Department, will be posting activities to do with kids, workout videos with our fitness instructor Brenda, and more. For more information, please visit the Newport Parks and Recreation website and their Facebook page.


City of Newport E-Blast

For community-wide news and events, subscribe to the City of Newport E-Blast:  https://newportoregon.gov/citygov/e-blast.asp


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