Newport Public Library

Contact Information

Address: 316 N. 4th St. Newport, PA 17074
Phone: (717) 567-6860
Fax: (717) 567-3373
email: nppublib@pa.net
Comments, questions, ideas? Email: NewportPublicLibrarytrustees@gmail.com
Note: Anonymous emails cannot be considered.

COVID-19 Hours & Information

Currently, we are open:

  • Mondays- 1-6 PM, Seniors noon- 1 PM
  • Tuesdays 10 AM – 3 PM, Seniors 9 to 10 AM
  • Wednesdays- 3-8 PM,
  • Thursdays- 1-6 PM, Seniors noon- 1 PM
  • Fridays- 3-8 PM,
  • Saturdays- 10 AM – 3 PM,
  • Closed Sundays

Newport Public Library is pleased to announce that  patrons may visit the library building for computer use and browsing the library shelves. At this time all persons over the age of 2 must wear a mask while in the building. Any person who does not wish to enter the building for services may still request curbside service at the door. Senior hours are still in place for seniors and immunocompromised persons.

Open Position:

Operations Manager – Newport Public Library

This position will work closely with the Library Director, and will report directly to the Board of Trustees. The Operations Manager supports the day-to-day library activities to meet the library’s mission.

Primary duties of this position include:

  • Staff management and scheduling
  • Library programming management
  • Community based programming management
  • Maintaining agency databases and information (Patron database, user fees, bank deposits, supplies, mailings, statistics)
  • Community room scheduling
  • Coordination with Friends of NPL regarding book sales and projects
  • Building and grounds management
  • Circulation desk
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Collection management
  • Opening and closing library as scheduled, some weekends and evenings required.

It is required that the Operations Manager functions with effective responsiveness to unexpected tasks and situations, short deadlines, and requests from the Board of Trustees and the Library Director.

The Operations Manager interacts in a cordial and assisting manner with patrons, staff, volunteers, trustees, friends of the library, community members, and the general public, always acting with the positive public image of the library in mind.

This full-time position has a six-month probationary period with starting hourly rate of $15.00. Hourly rate will be increased as training occurs. Full-time is 35 hours per week, not overtime exempt. Starting salary for the permanent full-time position (after successful six-month probationary period) is $30,000.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be expected to grow and develop their skills over time. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher. Willingness to acquire credit hours in library science over time.
  • At least two years of job-related experience, preferably in a library, educational or nonprofit setting.
  • Must be able to carry boxes and bags of books weighing 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to perform essential functions of the job with minimum supervision.
  • Must be able to learn and use the computer programs necessary for assigned duties
  • Must be attentive to details.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to serve the public with courtesy and sensitivity.
  • Must be able to work effectively as a team member.
  • Must provide PA Criminal History Record, Childline Child Abuse Clearance, and FBI Fingerprint Check prior to beginning employment and when renewals are required.

Interested persons send the following to nppublib@pa.net: letter of interest in the position and resume.

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Library Staff

Jeanne Heicher, Director
Katie Miller, Library Assistant
Ciaran McGuigan, Library Assistant

Overdue charges

  • Books, magazines, audio books, kits – .25 cents per day per item
  • Videos – $1.00 per day per item

Renewals may be done at the library, online by logging into your account at https://pecoinfo.org/or by phone 717-567-6860.

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For Donors and Grantors

IRS-990 information

NPL’s most recent financial statement

Our Commitment to Our Donors:
We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
This policy applies to all information received by Newport Public Library, both online and offline, on any Platform (‘Platform’, includes the Newport Public Library website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.
To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

 

Newport Public Library History

Newport Public Library was started in 1914 by Newport Civic Club members. The library’s first location was in the director’s office of the old Fourth Street school building (currently an apartment building). The women of the Newport Civic Club spent countless hours gathering donated books, and raising funds to purchase new books to make up the 400-volume collection. When the day of the grand opening arrived, the Newport Band played for the triumphant celebration, as Mayor John S. Eby made the presentation of the new library to Newport Borough.

After being housed in a number of rented spaces, the library celebrated another grand opening in November ,1988, when the doors of its new building were opened to the public. The dream of having a permanent home was realized through the generosity of Philip and Carolyn Bosserman, and Charles and Gladys Bosserman; as well as through matching funds from the State of Pennsylvania; private contributions from individuals, businesses, and organizations; and countless donated hours of assistance by volunteers.

Today, Newport Public Library contains over 35,000 materials in its collection, and offers a progressive program of library services to inform, enrich, enlighten, and entertain all members of the Newport community. The library aims to be a leading resource for information, a center for lifelong learning, and a meeting place that actively integrates life in the community with change in the world.

Do you have anecdotes, memorabilia, or pictures of previous Newport Public Library locations, functions, or volunteers, which you would allow the library to add to this history? Please contact the library at 717-567-6860 to arrange the details!