Closing Early

The library will be closing at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 due to outdoor renovations.

Summer Reading


Stop by the Charles B. Phillips Library and sign up for the Reading Takes You Everywhere summer reading program starting on Monday, May 14. The reading program is open up to all ages. Earn prizes as you read this summer! Throughout the summer, the library will be bursting with fun youth activities including movies, crafts, activities, and special presentations. Adult programs include, Book Chats, Friday Matinees, Hand & Foot Canasta, and special programs.


May 31 2018 1:45 pm
May 31 2018 3:00 pm

Come and have the opportunity to hold authentic dinosaur bones like those seen in museums at the library on Thursday, May 31 at 1:45 p.m. T-Rexplorers will take you on an adventure straight from the cretaceous period with a peek into the world dinosaur science and paleontology. See dinosaur fossil types from numerous species including favorites like Triceratops and T-Rex.


Free event tickets can be picked up at the library starting May 17. Tickets must be presented day of program.

Author Talk: Growing Up Hall and Tall By Lynnette Diane Hall Johnson

May 31 2018 6:30 pm
May 31 2018 7:30 pm

“Newark High school was indeed a family affair.” Local author, Lynnette Diane Hall Johnson will be at the library on Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss her memoir; Growing Up Hall and Tall: A Memoir of Living in the Bosom of a Large Family. Her book addresses living on a farm, memories of attending Newark High, to other memories of local towns including, Lisbon and Morris. 


Friday Matinee

May 18 2018 1:00 pm
May 18 2018 3:00 pm

 Stop in and enjoy the movie The Post on Friday, May 18 at 1:00 p.m. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.


Based on true events about the first female newspaper publisher and her editor releasing a cover-up involving four American presidencies.                                                                                         



May 21 2018 10:00 am
May 21 2018 10:45 am


Dance, sing, listen to stories about dinos, and create a craft on Monday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m. Registration required.



Hand & Foot Canasta

May 25 2018 12:30 pm
May 25 2018 4:00 pm


Don’t know how to play Hand & Foot Canasta? Don’t fret, learn how to play and enjoy the afternoon on Friday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m. playing with other card lovers.


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