Change to User Fee Policy at Newport

Starting January 1, 2022 NO resident of Perry County will have to pay a user fee to use Newport Public Library. The NPL board of trustees made the decision to eliminate these barriers to library use for the benefit of the whole county, recognizing life-long learning to be essential for everyone. Cardholders who have paid in advance for a year of service will be upgraded to Gold Card status for the remainder of their paid time. Gold Card status gives the cardholder the ability to check out DVDs free of charge. It is important to note that NPL relies heavily on the financial support of the community to continue to operate. We take this opportunity to thank our community members, townships, and businesses for their continued support for our programs and library collection. See our newsletter for details.

Our COVID-19 Protection Plans and Current Hours

Bloomfield Public Library
In accordance with the recent changes in COVID guidance from the CDC masks are still highly recommended, but are optional for patrons and staff. We still encourage social distancing but no longer have a limit on the number of people who can enter the Library. Computer use is limited to one hour if there are people waiting to use a computer.

Community Library of Western Perry County is open our regular hours: Tues. 1:00pm to 7:00pm, Wed 8:00am to 1:00pm, Thurs. & Fri. 2:00pm to 7:00pm, Sat. 8:00am to 1:00 pm.  If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the library at 717-536-3761 or

Newport Public Library
Masks are highly recommended inside the library, starting Monday, March 7. Any person who does not wish to enter the building for services may request service at the door. Business hours are Mondays noon to 6, Tuesdays 9 to 3, Wednesdays 3 to 8, Thursdays noon to 6, Fridays 3 to 8, Saturdays 10 to 3. The first hour of business each day is reserved for seniors and immunocompromised persons.

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.