Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Warren-Newport Public Library is a group of community volunteers committed to supporting the library through fundraising, programming, and raising awareness of library services. The Friends share a belief that a good library is essential to the intellectual and cultural growth of the community.

The Friends raise money for the library through BookEnds, their used book store, and other projects. BookEnds is open for browsing during library hours.

The Friends also sponsor special Saturday book sales. All book sales are held from 10am-3pm in Meeting Room A.

Dates for Saturday books sales in 2017 are below. All sales begin at 10am and end at 3:00 pm:

  • March 11
  • June 3
  • September 16
  • December 2

The Friends will meet on the following dates in 2017. All meetings begin at 1:00pm and are held in Meeting Room A:

  • January 26
  • February 23
  • March 23
  • April 27
  • May 25
  • August 24
  • September 28
  • October 26

There are no meetings in June, July, or December.

The Friends appreciate book, DVD, and music CD donations for Book Ends and their Saturday Sales. Please note that the Friends do not accept donations of textbooks, computer manuals, magazines, or VHS tapes. Please view our donation guidelines here.

Current WNPL Friends of the Library Officers

  • President: Diana Vickery
  • Vice President: Jim Hunter
  • Secretary: Karen Mueller
  • Treasurer: Mark Mueller
  • Directors: Betty Sporten, Dave Kublank and Lynn Kublank

If you are interested in joining the Friends, please complete and return an application. Applications are available at the check-out desk or online (PDF). Membership dues are as follows:

  • Individual (annual) : $5.00
  • Family (annual) : $25.00
  • Best Friend (annual) : $75.00
  • Friend for Life (lifetime): $250.00

Follow the Friends of WNPL/Book Ends on FaceBook.

To contact the Friends, please use this form.