COVID-19 Information

  • Bloomfield Public Library is opening June 1. Social distancing and masks are required. Max number of 5 patrons at a time. We’ll be closing an hour to the public early each day for cleaning, and will be offering curbside service during that hour for patrons who are at high risk or don’t feel comfortable entering a public space at this time.
  • Community Library of Western Perry County will re-open on June 2 at our regular hours: Tues. Thurs, Fri, 2:00pm to 7:00pm, Wed & Sat 8:00am to 2:00pm. Precautionary measures for our visitors/patrons will be provided due to the recent virus pandemic. We request only 2 people enter the library at one time, until further notice. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the library at 717-536-3761 or wppublib@pa.net. If you are not comfortable entering the library at this time, books can be reserved on-line and picked up at the library.
  • Marysville-Rye Library Limited hrs. Mon – Wed 1 to 5, Thurs. 1 to 7and Sat 9 to 1. Curbside pick up only. Passports by appointment.
  • Newport Public Library Beginning August 17, we will be open:
    • Mondays- 1-6 PM,
    • Tuesdays 10 AM – 3 PM,
    • Wednesdays- 3-8 PM,
    • Thursdays- 1-6 PM,
    • Fridays- 3-8 PM,
    • Saturdays- 10 AM – 3 PM,
    • Closed Sundays

    Service will be all curbside, only staff inside the building: Services provided will be:

    • Direct returns of materials,
    • Checkout of materials,
    • New library cards ,
    • Copies, FAX, scanning to email, cold lamination,
    • Reference service,
    • Public wi-fi from outside the building.
    • Hey, Kids! For those of you who like to choose your own books at Newport Public Library, when you visit next, please ask to see the Three Minute Magic Book Cart. A staff member will roll the cart outside, and you can choose the books you want to check out. This service will be available until you can again visit inside the library building.

    Please be patient, as only two staff members will be in the building at any one time. Handling your requests online as much as possible will make it easier for staff working from home to assist you with reference questions and questions of a general nature. Staff will wear a mask when assisting you. Please wear a mask to help protect our staff. If walking to the library for service, please wait at least 6 feet from the building and 6 feet from any other waiting patrons.

The time is coming closer that Newport Public Library will be able to welcome people into the building. We are told that delivery for the in-duct UV lights will be soon. After delivery the UV sanitizing lights will be installed, tested, and allowed to run for a specific period of time to clean the air presently in the building. During this time staff will finalize the protocols necessary to keep everyone safe and healthy. We are anxiously awaiting the time when we can again open our doors for you. In the meantime we will gladly continue to serve you curbside.



PA Power Library and ACCESS PA

Please use the following links for access to the PA POWER Library:

Bloomfield Public Library patrons

Community Library of Western Perry County patrons

Marysville-Rye Library patrons

Newport Public Library patrons
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.


Story Time at Newport- Virtual Story Time Fun

“Stories from A to Z- Part 2!” is the spring 2020 theme for Preschool Story Time at Newport Public Library. Since the library must be closed to help stop the spread of the virus COVID-19, Story Time Lady Cheryl Johnson is posting story time fun activities on the Story Time page. We hope you have lots of fun with these activities at home.   Click here for more information.


August 2020 Used Book Sale at Newport – to be held outside

August 6, 7, and 8, 2020

The Friends of Newport Public Library will have a pop-up book sale on Aug. 6-8 in the rear of the library building. The area is outside, under the overhang, so it will be shady, and with good air circulation. No customers will be allowed in the building during the sale. This is not the usual book sale environment, so the Friends ask that you be patient as they try to give people the chance to stock up on reading material, even during the pandemic . The book sale will include paperbacks, jigsaw puzzles, and other items that are easy enough for volunteers to move out for each day and back into the library each night. Given enough volunteers, if people want specific hardback fiction, the volunteers can bring small numbers of books out of the community room so that they can be sold. Hours for the sale are Thurs., Aug. 6 from 10 AM to 5 PM, Fri., Aug. 7 from 5-8 PM, and Sat., Aug. 8 from 10 AM to 4 PM. A limited number of customers will be allowed into the sale area at any one time, and masks are required of everyone attending the sale. The Friends of Newport Public Library thank all the book sale customers for continuing to support the library in this devastating year for individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Don’t forget, Sat., Aug. 8 will be “bag day,” no limit on the number of bags you can buy for $2 each (Friends of NPL pay only $1 per bag).


*The next book sale will be in November …More info? Click here