Support Your Library at Ruby Tuesday!Ruby Tuesday Community GiveBack

Enjoy a meal at Ruby Tuesday at 2543 W. State Street between April 30th and May 1st and 20% of your purchase will be donated to the New Castle Library!  See our flyer for more information.

Spring Gardening Workshops

spring gardening

The New Castle Public Library and the Master Gardeners of Lawrence County will present a series of Spring workshops from 6:30-8:00pm on April 16th (Night Gardens by Kathy Taylor), April 23rd (Companion Gardening with Jo Altman and Brenda Swogger), April 30th (Native Plants of Western PA with Dave Hughes), and May 7th (The Mighty Little Worm with Don Harper and Pat Demko).  Cost is $5.00 per session.  Register by calling 724-654-8370 or e-mail r…@psu.edu.  Be sure to include your name, phone number, and date(s) you will be attending.  Registration fee is payable at the door.


The IRS has informed the Library that due to budget cuts, it will no longer send copies of instruction booklets for Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ to distribute to the public.

Copies of these instructions can be obtained in the following ways:

  • IRS.gov/Forms – to view and download
  • IRS.gov/orderforms – to order tax products to be delivered by mail
  • 1-800-829-3676 – to order tax products to be delivered by mail

For this filing season, the Library will have the following products:

  • Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ (forms only, no instructions)
  • Publication 17, one reference   (Taxpayers will be able to access Publication 17 in English and Spanish online from irs.gov/Pub17 and, new this year, it will also be available as a free e-Pub for downloading from IRS.gov and viewing on most e-Readers and other mobile devices.)
  • Publication 1132, Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions

Forms can be printed using the library’s computers or our staff can print them.  Printing or copying from the reproducible book  is $.15 per page.

State Tax forms and envelopes are now available.

On Display

“The Art of Maturity” is on display at the New Castle Public Library in March and April.  The artwork features the art of New Castle resident  Ricki  Naples Guarnieri.  Several of her line drawings, black and white as well as color , are on display in the exhibit cases on the first floor of the library.  Ms. Guarnieri has had no formal instruction but starting in early childhood, has always loved to draw.  Her mother Nora  Naples was a former employee of the library .

Check out our Kindles!


Did you know you can check out a Kindle pre-loaded with books?

Want to read popular new books without waiting on holds? Want to try out a new technology? Check out a Kindle!


Pre-loaded themes include Mysteries, Best-Seller Fiction, Adapted for Screen, Young Adult, and more! See the full list here.

Whether or not you’ve checked out a Kindle- please take our online survey to help us improve our e-book services!

New Castle City Directories NOW ONLINE! FULL-TEXT SEARCHABLE from 1872-1928

We are pleased to present our newest digital collections! Along with the Lawrence County Historical Society, we have digitized our oldest City of New Castle, Lawrence County, telephone, farm, and regional directories! Please take the time to view and search them and fill out our survey! We will be constantly updating these collections to help you find information more efficiently, so check back often. If you are not able to find what you need, please contact the Genealogy Department, 724-658-6659.

Help the New Castle Public Library LAST!

LAST (Light a Spark Together) is an initiative of New Castle Public Library that features collaborations with New Castle and Lawrence County businesses to promote each other’s efforts.

Our current partners are:

Turning Heads Hair Studio
909 Adams Street
New Castle, PA 16101
Purchase discount card for $10.00. New Castle Public Library receives $5.00
Card provides discounts on various services.

If you have any questions about this initiative, or would like to partner with us on LAST, please contact our director, Sandra Collins, at 724-658-6659, ext. 113, or email scollins@ncdlc.org. Thanks for your support!