Read Beyond the Beaten Path : Summer Reading fun, events and prizes for all ages. Click here to sign up and get all the details and join the fun.
G.A.R. Library announces new hours
We're excited to announce that starting July 5th the Library will have new hours! Thank you for voting to pass our FY23 budget!
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 10-7pm
Thursday & Friday 10-5 pm
Saturdays 9-1 pm YEAR-ROUND!!

Summer Reading with Wildlife Encounters on the Library Lawn
Tuesday, July 19 at 2:30 PM on the Library Lawn

Join us for a live-animal presentation by Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center. Come take an imaginary safari - meet animals and learn how they adapted to a changing world. Maybe we'll see a macaw, a wallaby or a giant tortoise. Fun for the whole family. We'll meet on the library lawn - bring a blanket. If it rains or is too hot - we'll meet in the old Town Hall across the street.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Newbury Library

Beachcombing for Signs of Wildlife with the Mass Audubon
Wednesday, July 27 at 11:00 AM via Zoom.

From the rolling dunes of Cape Cod to the rocky North Shore, the beaches of Massachusetts offer unique opportunities for life to converge. Learn how to read the landscape, search for wildlife, and understand the ecological relationships between species you may be familiar with. How do horseshoe crabs, least tern, ribbed mussels, and people interact on the coastline? Explore best practices when combing the beach in search of wildlife clues and leave with recommendations from Mass Audubon Teacher-Naturalists on the best places to explore.

This event is hosted by the Tewksbury Library in partnership with other local area libraries.
This is a virtual event. Please click here to register for the Zoom link. If you do not receive the link, please check your junk mail folder.

Monday, July 25 4:00-5:00 pm
Let's have fun with Legos. Join Miss Kate and create a wonderful Lego scene.
We provide the Legos and you bring your imagination. We display it in the Library for the next month. Families welcome. Please drop in.
Impromptu Magic with Ed the Wizard
Wednesday, July 27 at 6:30 PM

Learn how to perform easy to do magic with items you might find on
a camping or hiking trip. Ages 6 and up. Sign Up and have fun.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the West Newbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Comics 4 Culture - Graphic Storytelling Workshop
Thursday, July 28 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ages 9 and up
Join us for an hour long workshop to introduce students to the powerful storytelling potential of comics. 

Comics 4 Culture creator Eric Bao is a Senior at The Brooks School. He strives to educate elementary
and middle school students about comics and graphic novels, and encourages them to tell their own
stories through comics. You can find out more about Eric and his workshops at his website -click HERE

An Evening with Bestselling Author B.A. Shapiro discussing her new book, Metropolis: A Novel
Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00 PM

New York Times Bestselling author B.A.Shapiro will be interviewed by Gary Braver, a bestselling and award-winning author of eight critically acclaimed mysteries and medical thrillers in this Zoom webinar.

The author of The Art Forger delivers a spellbinding and moving novel about what we hang on to, what we might need to let go, and how unexpected events can lead us to deeper truths. Six people, six secrets, six different backgrounds. They would never have met if not for their connection to the Metropolis Storage Warehouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When someone falls down an elevator shaft at the facility, each becomes caught up in an intensifying chain of events. Taut and emotional, Metropolis is impossible to put down and impossible to forget.
Learn more about B.A. HERE.

This event is hosted by the Tewksbury Library in partnership with other local area libraries.
This is a virtual program. Please click here to register for the Zoom link. If you do not receive the Zoom link, please check your junk mail.

Museum and park passes

Did you know we offer 15 different park and museum passes with free or discount opportunities. All you need is a library card!

Be sure to check their websites for lots of fun to explore this summer both outdoors and in.

What's Happening?

New databases from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and the Massachusetts Library System (MLS). New products and vendors include Gale Presents Peterson’s Test Prep, Gale Legal Forms, Gale Interactive Science, Gale in Context Environmental Studies, Transparent Language Online, Capstone PebbleGo Animals and Biographies modules, and Britannica Moderna.
Click here to visit and see all of these and more.

OverDrive Big Library Read
OverDrive's latest Big Library Read title is The Girl in His Shadow, a historical novel by Audrey Blake. It is now in the shared MVLC OverDrive collection through July 27 as both eBook and audiobook with unlimited access – no waitlists or holds.

Going On Around Town
Check out the new Page School Playground
This project was supported by a vote of Town Meeting in June 2020, and funded by Community Preservation Act funds. The community’s main focus for this project was to create an inclusive playground that welcomes all types of users. As part of the design process, the community received hundreds of concept drawings and ideas from students in Page School Grades K-6. We look forward to seeing this playground become a gathering place for families and friends to play for many years to come.

Thank you for reading. We welcome your comments and suggestions!