Ongoing programs 2017-10-31T20:42:53+00:00

After-school program

Tuesdays – Grades 1-3

Thursdays – Grades 4-5

3:40 – 5 pm

The after-school program takes place during most of the school year, typically running from mid-September until the end of May. Various themes take place throughout the year, including, but not limited to: Lego robotics; art; nature; reading/homework; and STEM. Sign-ups and permission forms are required to participate.

Story time

Wednesdays

10:30 – 11:30 am

Story time takes place every Wednesday at 10:30 am and is open to all ages and families – sign-up is not required. Books, songs, activities and crafts take place during this time.

Reading buddies

As scheduled

Newbury Public Library offers a reading buddies program for any child (ages 3-17) who needs extra reading practice or just wants to read to someone new. Children can bring books they are working on or select items for the library’s collection.

Reading buddy sessions will last no longer than 30 minutes, and must be scheduled with a librarian ahead of time.

Book discussion

First Monday of every month

6:30 pm

The library book discussion group meets on the first Monday of every month at 6:30 pm. Each month the group picks one book to read and discuss. Biographies, histories, and stories about New England are popular subjects, although the range of topics vary with the interest of the group. All book aficionados are welcome to participate – and can pick up a copy of the month’s book at the library.

John Hay Poetry Society

Second Monday of every month

7 pm

The John Hay Poetry Society meets on the second Monday of every month at 7 pm to share their work, which is centered around a theme each month. The group is led by award-winning author and Newbury poet laureate Dianalee Velie. Anyone who has an interest in writing or listening to poetry is invited to participate.

Mahjongg

Last Wednesday of every month

6:30 pm

Mahjongg, a Chinese tile game similar to Dominoes, takes place once a month at the library. All are welcome — including beginners and those who have never played before (we will teach you!).