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Share a story with a therapy dog!

The Newcastle Public Library’s therapy dog program gives multiple opportunities during May for young readers to make a new friend and practice reading skills.

The dogs' goal is to be good listeners while young readers are able to read them stories in a non-threatening, non-judgmental environment. Time slots for children age 4 to 13 to read to a dog can be reserved at the library or by calling 387-5076.

Dates and times the dogs are available in May:

Enjoy nursery rhyme favorites

The Newcastle Public Library invites families with preschoolers to a morning story time filled with Nursery Rhymes, at 11 a.m. Monday, April 27. The library will welcome Christy Emig from Success by 6 of Norman to lead a program featuring a number of nursery rhyme favorites.

Activities are for preschool-age children and their caregivers. The morning offers a chance to learn more about the library’s Growing Like a Read program and take home a bag of early literacy items, including a book, a CD of songs and a nursery rhyme chart.

Registration is not required to attend the program.  

Newcastle Friends to host annual Book Sale

stack of booksThe Friends of the Newcastle Library invite everyone to their annual Book Sale, set for April 24-25 at the Newcastle Public Library.

  • Friday, April 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (members can buy one book get one free)
  • Saturday, April 25: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you would like to join the Friends of the Newcastle Library, memberships can be purchased at the book sale for $5 for the year. On Friday, memberships are half-price ($2.50).

Proceeds from this book sale help fund library programming throughout the year.