At the Library
The Children’s Department has a variety of things for you and your children to explore any time we are open! In addition to browsing our collection, there are playhouses with a kitchenette, reading nook, and laundry room. There are 2 AWE Station Computers and 4 desktop computers with internet connection for homework, research, or games.
While we ask you to enjoy your snacks outside, there is a Mamava Lactation Pod that provides a clean, comfortable and private environment for breastfeeding parents. The pod is made possible through generous donations from the community and the Friends of the Newport Public Library.
Take and Make Crafts
Come to the library and grab a craft to take home and create! These crafts are prepackaged and available for pickup at the Children’s Desk during regular Library hours. One craft per child while supplies last.
- September 18: Pirate Ship
- October 2: Black Cat
- October 16: Pool Noodle Monster
- October 30: Acorn Craft
Children’s Library of Things
The Children’s Department now has board games, puzzles, STEM toys, DVD players, activity kits, Escape Room kits, telescopes, and microscopes, to name a few things!
Click here to see what board games are available.
Click here to see what puzzles are available.
Click here to see what activity kits are available.
Click here to see what technology is available.
I Spy Challenges
- I Spy (throughout department): Each week we change the location of things you need to find and you can receive a prize!
- Spot It (tabletop): We will have a tabletop “Spot It” challenge and you will have to find different items on it each week! This activity is sponsored by the Friends of the Newport Public Library.