Friends of the Library


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


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


Book Donations 

Due to COVID and storage issues, we are currently not accepting book donations. Check back for updates!

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 added to the library collection. The majority of donations will be placed in the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Proceeds from the sale are used 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: hardcover and paperback books (fiction & nonfiction), children's books, CDs, DVDs, and video games.

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