The Board of Trustees of the New Providence Memorial Library will be unveiling the library’s four year Strategic Plan in late January, 2016.

We have listened to what you said in the library survey, and we are working to bring you what you  told us that you want. It includes improvements to our programs, our publicity, and upgrades to the library's technology - the things that you told us were your  priorities.

Did you know –

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  • That more than 2,000 items were checked out every week this year? These included books and audiobooks, DVDs and music CDs, e-books, magazines and museum passes.

  • That there were over 300 library programs for children this year, fostering early learning for academic success, and a love of reading in young children?

  • That 137 free movie screenings were attended by 1,200 individuals?

  • That the library provides free access to the Internet, and computers with MS Word and Excel? Over 12,000 free Internet sessions were provided to library visitors this year.

  • That the library provides free wifi? That over 40 distinct users connect every day? That’s over 14,000 a year in free wifi sessions.

In 2016, we’ll be improving our services. We will continue to provide over 300 programs each year for children. There will be more new books purchased with a bigger book budget: more bestsellers, novels, history and travel books, and more books for kids.

The Internet computers will have high speed Internet and easy printing.  The programs for adults will be selected based on community feedback. There will be more technology instruction every month to help you with your iPads, Nooks and Kindles.

We will let you know about everything that is going on at the library via Facebook (New Providence Memorial Library), TAPinto, TV35/37, and the website. Or you can pick up a monthly Calendar of Events at the library. You can make suggestions to the committees – or volunteer to be a member of a committee.  Details will be released in the January announcement.

Thank you to all who participated in the library survey this year. We are improving based on what you told us were the priorities in the survey.

The New Providence Memorial Library is your library.