New Castle City Directories NOW ONLINE 24/7! 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.


Alice in Wonderland presented by the Hampstead Stage Company – Friday, August 1

Come to the library to see Alice in Wonderland. It will be presented in the Copernicus Room (1st floor) on Friday, August 1 at 1 PM. All ages welcome to attend!

Summer Reading Program – Registration

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Sign-up for SRP here!

Special and ongoing programs ALL SUMMER!

Teen SRP info here! SPARK A REACTION!

For more information, call the Children’s Department, 724-658-6659, ext. 106.

Adult Summer Reading – Submit 15 reviews of books you have read this summer and have a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD! Adults 18 and up are eligible!

Extended Library Hours!

Our new hours are as follows:

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
Friday-Saturday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

We hope you can visit!

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
1400 Wilmington Ave. (Rear)
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!

Start Your Garden With Our Seed Lending Library!

Interested in growing your own vegetables or providing a garden for hummingbirds or butterflies? Ask about our SEED LIBRARY and how you can put your green thumb to work! A variety of seed packets are available on the first floor of the library. Check out our display! You might catch Stacks if you are lucky!

Seed Lending Library Brochure