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 2020 Saturday book sales:

  • March 7, 2020
  • June 6, 2020 cancelled
  • September 19, 2020 cancelled
  • December 5, 2020  cancelled

Friends 2020 meeting dates:  All meetings are on Thursdays and begin at 1:00pm and are held in Meeting Room A. There are no meetings in March, April, June, July, September, November or December.

  • January 23, 2020
  • February 27, 2020
  • May 28, 2020  cancelled
  • August 27, 2020 cancelled
  • October 22, 2020 cancelled

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. Please Note: Unfortunately, due to space and quarantine restrictions, WNPL is not able to accept book donations on behalf of the Friends of WNPL until further notice. In addition, the Book Ends bookstore is not currently open..

Current WNPL Friends of the Library Officers

  • President: Jane Lindquist
  • Vice President: Diana Vickery
  • Secretary: Betty Sporten
  • Treasurer: Mark Mueller
  • Directors: Bill Ballock, Lynn Kublank, and Karen Mueller

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.