Welcome Back! - Note Our Summer Hours
Come in and visit. Curbside still available. No appointments necessary.

Monday & Tuesday 10 - 8
Wednesday - Friday 10 - 5
Closed Saturdays July thru Labor Day

Wishing a safe and happy 4th of July to all. We will be closed Monday, July 5th in celebration.
Sign up the whole family for our Summer Reading Challenge.
Congratulations to Week #1 winners: Charlotte, Penny and Paula!
Go to the Google form found here on our Summer Reading page.
Get some books and start reading and join us for our many activities.
Thanks to the Friends of the West Newbury Library for making Summer Reading programs, prizes and crafts available to all.
VIRTUAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR SERIES: An Evening With Tess Gerritsen & Gary Braver
Tuesday, July 6 at 6:00 via Zoom

Join bestselling authors Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver for a discussion of their new suspenseful thriller, Choose Me, in conversation with bestselling author B.A. Shapiro.

A psychological thriller, a whodunit, and a police procedural, complicated with multiple points of view, Choose Me will delight both longtime fans of these celebrated authors and brand-new readers. It's the story of an affair that leads to murder -- but from both the male and female perspectives. Read more about the authors and this event on our Calendar of Events

This event is organized by the Tewksbury Public Library, in collaboration with the libraries of Andover, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Dracut, Georgetown, Groveland, Littleton, Lowell, Middleton, Newbury, North Andover, Rockport, Rowley, Salisbury, Tyngsborough, West Newbury and Wilmington.


Guided Riverbend Birdwalk - Saturday, July 10th at 10:00 am

Join Dr. Steve Hale from Open World Explorers for a Summer Bird Walk at West Newbury's Riverbend Conservation Area.

We will slow walk the River Road and Tupelo Trails in search of the spectacular breeding birds that nest along the mighty Merrimack, including warblers, vireos, thrushes and more. We will also be on the lookout for eagles and Osprey cruising the Merrimack River corridor.

What to bring? binoculars, field guide, tick prevention and water. Masks and social distancing are highly recommended.

Space is limited, check our event calendar for parking information. Please register here.

Click here for map of trail. Trail is in green at top of map.
Children's Room Activities

Magic by Scott Jameson 
Wednesday, July 14th at 6:30 PM on the Library lawn
Join magician and juggler, Scott Jameson for a wonderful performance that will have
you laughing and wondering. Umbrellas plucked from thin air, basketballs spun & juggled,
and maybe you will be called on to assist him.
Bring the family and don't forget a blanket to sit on.

This program is funded by the West Newbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Virtual Q & A with author Tae Keller 
Tuesday, July 20 at 4:00 PM
Did you ever wonder how an author plans a book? Join us on Zoom for a virtual question and answer with Tae Keller. She won the Newbery award for her book, "When you trap a tiger". Sign up and get the link.

Family Story Time -
Tuesdays, July 6 - Aug. 3 9:30 AM
Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories, singing songs, doing fingerplays and playing games.
You can pick up a craft kit and have fun making something at home. Ages infant and up. Families welcome.

Reading with Lulu
Wednesday, July 14, 21 or 28th
10:00-11:00 AM
Sign up for a 15 minute session to read with Lulu our lovable therapy dog. She has been waiting to see all of you again and she is a wonderful listener. Let's have fun reading outside on the Library lawn.
Call the Library 978-363-1105 or come in to sign up.
Teen Advisory Group Events
Teen & Tween Craft Kits
Once every other week, pick up a craft from the library. This week we are making Woodland Animal Bookmarks. Stop by the library to get your supplies and directions. Crafts are limited so make sure to swing by the library to get your kit. This will be available from July 5 - 16. Watch our calendar for the next craft kit on July 19th.

Teen Creative Writing Club
Wednesday, July 7th and 23rd
@ 3:00 pm on the Library lawn
Let's make a short story! Every other week we’ll be discussing techniques on how to write a short story, from the characters to the plot to the dialogue. The goal is to write one short story by the end of the summer.
Drop-ins are welcome, please register to join! For ages 12-18.

Bring Your Own Book Club Thursday, July 29 @ 3:00 pm
Join us for this new teen book club!
Every month we'll be discussing books we've read or are currently reading.

Email Kristen at ​kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org​ if you have any questions.
What's Happening?

OverDrive Update
The MVLC OverDrive collection now has two new "Reading Rooms." The Teens Room contains curated lists of YA eBooks and audiobooks, and the Available Now Room includes lists of all titles currently available with no holds, no wait. On the MVLC OverDrive website, these rooms appear on the top menu just beneath the logo. In the Libby app, they are listed as "Guides" just below the top banner. Check them out!

Who Done It? Mystery Book Group
Thursday, July 8th - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Are you a Mystery fan? Ready to figure out who done it? Join this lively group and tackle a new kind of mystery each month. July’s read is Special Circumstances by Sheldon Siegel. Please contact the library by phone or email to sign up and join this group. All are welcome.

Dyeing to Wear It: Silk Dyeing Workshop
Monday, July 26th - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dyeing to Wear It” is an interactive workshop where participants will create a beautiful and versatile piece of wearable art. Join textile artist, Rhonda Fazio, for a class infused with storytelling about textile history from the region and around the world, and learn how this history intersects with our shared American culture. This class will focus on the design and function of the classic silk scarf/tie. Each design will be its own unique and beautiful piece of wearable art made entirely by you. Each color is hand crafted from natural, raw materials extracted without the use of harmful chemicals. All materials included. This event will be outdoors on Library grounds. In the event of rain, we will reschedule.
Space is limited, please register here.
Thanks to the West Newbury Cultural Council for sponsoring this event!

Check out Tracy's newest recommendations! Visit her Joy of Books blog here.

West Newbury Community Bandstand Summer Concert Series 2021
Thursday Evenings 6:30 – 8PM (Rain or Shine)

Please contact the library at ask@westnewburylibrary.org. We welcome your comments and suggestions!