New Castle Public Library Planning Festival of Trees Fundraiser


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.  For more information contact the organizers at tree…@ncdlc.org

Support the Library at Amazon!

Amazon SmileDo you shop at Amazon? Now you can support the Library with every purchase!  Start from AmazonSmile and a portion of whatever you spend will be donated to the library. Simply click the link to support New Castle Public Library .  And remember to always start from smile.amazon.com to continue donating.


NCPL Book Talk

UnbrokenNCPL Book Talk will meet on Monday, September 14th at 9:30 am in the Copernicus Room.  The September title is “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, and Dr. Alison McNeal will lead the discussion.  New participants are welcome!



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!