Now is a great time to find your favorite book and join us for our Virtual Reading Challenge. You can sign up with the link below. The requirements are to read 20 new to you books in 2020, read one book from each category, (we have a suggested list for each category) but you are free to choose to read a book of your choosing for the category requirement. We will have a get together in December for all adults that sign up and complete the challenge; each participant will have their name entered for a literary raffle basket drawing.Â Â Join the NCC Reading Challenge Discussion Group on Facebook and let us know what you are reading, share your opinion about your current book, add suggestions for books, and personal recommendations.
As a service to our community, you can call (368-5074) to request materials or send an email to email@example.com. When we have fulfilled your request we will call or email you and you may pick up your books at the front door.
WeÂ place the requested books with the patronâ€™s name on a cart inside the front doors of the library. The inside doors to the library are locked so there is no face to face interaction with the public. When the books are returned to the book drop, we collect the books and place them in separate bins. We wait one week before we circulate the books again. They will not circulate within that time and will be unavailable in our catalog. Returning the books to the book dropÂ is not a requirement and patrons can keep the books until we reopen if they wish.
We would be happy to select a bundle of children’s books for your child/children to read. Let us know their interest and reading level and we willÂ work to keep your child/children supplied in books.Â Any child in the RSU #19 district is eligible for a free library card.Â If you would like to request booksÂ or search for specific titles youÂ canÂ alsoÂ search our catalog by visitingÂ newportculturalcenter.orgÂ – locate the tab Readers Corner, pull down the tab and search our collection.
We are unable to fulfill request from other libraries as that system is not in operation at this time.Â You can search our catalog by visiting newportculturalcenter.org – locate the tab Readers Corner, pull down the tab and search our collection.
The NCC also offers free downloadable ebooks and audio books through cloud library you can access cloud library at – https://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/. If you do not have a number please feel free to call the Cultural Center (368-5074) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org Â and we will provide you with a number to access this free service.
The Town of Newport has reassessed, and The Newport Cultural Center will be closed until May 1st. As we receive new information, we will update you on the NCC website and social media. Although the library is closed, the library staff continues to work and can be reached by phone at 368-5074 or email at email@example.com. Please call the library if you currently do not have your number to access the Cloud Library site.
Due dates for checked out materials will be extended. eBooks and eAudiobooks will continue to be available via the Cloud Library https://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/.
A decision to close the Library is not made lightly. We appreciate your understanding during this uncertain and difficult time. Thank you for your support. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
We send our best wishes to the community to stay safe and healthy.
All programs and events at the Newport Cultural Center have been cancelled until further notice. Please stay informed for updated information.
The NCC calendar raffle has been postpone until after the Cultural Center reopens. NCC board members will continue selling tickets until that time. Please reach out to a NCC board member for tickets. Thank you for your understanding and support!
Current Board Member of the NCC are –
Tonya Parker â€“ President
Daryl Lyn ProsserÂ – Vice President
Kelly Rowell â€“ Treasurer
Sylvia Kennedy â€“ Secretary
We have some fabulous prizes donated by local businesses. Tickets are
$10 each or $15 for two. All winning tickets will be put back into the
drawing for the chance to win multiple times throughout the month.
Tickets can be bought at NCC or from any board member. Proceeds
benefit future programming at NCC.