Summer Reading@ NCPL

New Castle Public Library Planning Festival of Trees Fundraisertrees

The New Castle Public Library will be sponsoring the Festival of Trees during the Thanksgiving weekend, November 27, 28, 29.   The festival will be held at the Neshannock Township School District.

The event will include dynamically decorated Christmas trees, craft booths, and entertainment.   The committee is currently seeking tree donors and crafters for the craft sales booths.

Click here for Tree and Donor Information

Click here for Craft Booth Registration

 The festival will be modeled after the Festival of Trees that was held in New Castle for many years to support the former St. Francis Hospital.  The last Festival of Trees was held in 2000.

On Display

Check out our display case on the first floor near the main entrance to see works from local artists.  The display for July and August is Adventures of Daphne and her Gal Pals. See scenes from the movie with the same name, which will be aired on NCTV45 (Comcast 183). Photos and props from the movie will be on display by Daphne Sadiki.

Lawrence County’s Summer Meals Program @ the Library

Primary Health will be at the Summer Food Program on Wednesday, August 5th from 11:00 am to noon sharing with the children the importance of dental health and giving out the tools needed to promote a healthy smile!

Lawrence County FREE Summer Meal Program will be every Wednesday and Friday from 10:45am-Noon beginning on June 10th and continuing through August 26th.   Lunch will be served in the Copernicus Room on the first floor of the library.   No paperwork is required.  Youth up to age 18 are eligible.

See the program flyer and Facebook page for more information.

Local Author Pat Galbreath

Pat Galbreath, New Castle resident and author of Merry Mouse in Our Father’s House, will join us on Saturday, August 22nd at 1:00 pm. She will read her book and chat with children & parents. Books will be available for sale and signing at $12.99 each. If you don’t know Pat, she will inspire you with her enthusiasm and her heart for children.


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!