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Adopt a Book at the library. Books for all ages. You pay the cost of the book and it belongs to the library, but you get to put a label inside the book with your name or the name of the person it is given in honor of. You also get 1st chance to check it out after it is cataloged. Help us purchase new books for the library! The books will be on display at the front desk until Nov. 1st or until they are all adopted. Pass the word and adopt-a-book! Great idea for a Christmas or birthday present in honor of someone special.

The library has updated our cataloging system. You can now access our catalog and your account on line at:

To log on to your account use your first initial and last name for user name and your library card number (4 digits so will need a 0 in front of 3 digit library card numbers) for password. Please call 272-4334 if you have any problems or questions. We hope this new feature will be enjoyed and used by our patrons.

Little Tikes Story Time is being held on Thursdays. Story time for ages 2-5 at 10:00 am. Please pass the word. We Hope to see you there.

Ever heard of Learning Express?  Go to  and you will be able to take practice tests for elementary through high school, check out college preparation, view popular software tutorials, search for jobs, learn computer basics and much more!

 Newell NEWSPAPERS 1879 - 2008 & Fonda newspapers are NOW DIGITIZED for Your Convenience! Check out the website at   Let us know what you think of this service. Special thank you to the library friends group for purchasing the microfilm throughout the years!


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    We are now on Facebook! Feel free to 'Like' us and give us your feedback.

 The library now has Iowa Workforce Access Points on all public computers available for use.

*****WILBOR has changed its name to BRIDGES!! Same services as before, just a different name. Check out audio books and ebooks with your current library card.

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 The Newell Public Library building was built in 1982 & dedicated to C.J. Hunter,  lifetime resident of the Newell area and to all others who contributed to its realization.    In memory of Horace Sidney Hunter, Civil War Veteran and Newell area pioneer.

"The great objection to new books is that they prevent our reading of the old ones".   by Joseph Joubert

We invite you to spend a few moments looking at our library Web site. With help from the State Library of Iowa we were able to create a place on the Web where you, our customers, can explore, learn and get help with all your information needs.  We are very grateful to the State Library for all their help.


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Upcoming Events
Library Board meeting Oct 31, 2016 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Book Club Meeting Nov 02, 2016 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — library
ncn meeting Nov 09, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
friends meeting Nov 14, 2016 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
holiday closing Nov 24, 2016 - Nov 25, 2016 — newell library
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