Friends of the Library

A BOOK SALE is currenently running in the library lobby.  Be sure to stop by and check out the wide range of books, paperbacks, music CDs, Books on CD and DVD's available for a small donation.   

Friends of the Newton Falls Public Library 

Formed in 1979, the Friends of the Newton Falls Public Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to strengthening the library and encouraging its use to promote lifelong learning and a more informed citizenry. The Friends are people who help share the news about the services, needs, and development of the library. Dues and fund-raising activities help with programs, meeting and workshop expenses, and children's events. Volunteers from the Friends serve on planning and evaluation committees. The Friends sponsor and participate in many activities, including:

  • Harvest Fest & costume parade
  • Book sales
  • Building improvements
  • Eight monthly business meetings
  • Free library programs
  • Summer reading events
  • Community outreach

 

Book Donations 

The Newton Falls Public Library accepts donations of used books, music CDs and DVDs on behalf of the Friends of the Library.  A small number of books donated will be passed on to the library for addition to the library collection.  The majority of donations will be placed in the Friends of the Library Book Sale.  Money raised will be used by the friends to support library programs.  Materials that cannot be sold or donated are disposed of by the Friends of the Library.

 

**Due to the lack of storage space the Friends DO NOT accept donations year round, please CALL the library (330) 872-1282 in advance before bringing in donations.**  

 

The Friends accept GENTLY used:

  • hardback books: fiction & nonfiction 
  • paperback books: fiction & nonfiction 
  • children's books 
  • CDs 
  • DVDs 

 

We CANNOT accept:

  • Damaged books (including: dirty, mildewed, water damaged, broken spines, torn cover or pages, books highlighted, written or marked in.)
  • Musty smelling books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Medical books more than 3 years old
  • Computer books/manuals more than 1 year old 
  • Magazines
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books 
  • Textbooks 

 

 

How to Get Involved

You can join the Friends by picking up a membership form at the library. Membership is for one year, January-December. Membership contributions are tax-deductible and can be paid by cash or check. Please make checks payable to Friends of the Newton Falls Public Library.  You can follow the Friends on Facebook for updates and information.

Membership Types:

  • Student -$5.00
  • Senior - $5.00
  • Individual - $8.00
  • Family (Limited to parents & children under 18 years of age) - $15.00
  • Organization - $15.00
  • Patron (Can apply to couples) - $25.00