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For more than 100 years, the New Castle Public Library has worked to expand and introduce new services that enhance the educational and recreational needs of our residents. The library continues to play an important role in the Lawrence County area. Good libraries don’t just happen; they have to be planned, cared for, and guided through change.

Learn more about us by reading our magazine

Learn more about us by reviewing the strategic plan





From 1910-1925, the library was housed in a large room on the second floor of the Heilman Building (later known as the Haney Building) on East Washington Street, the site of the current Rite Aid parking lot next to the Community Y. After outgrowing that space, the library moved to the remodeled Hoyt Residence at the southwest corner of Jefferson and North streets in 1925 where it remained until its relocation to the Old Post Office Building on North and Mercer streets in 1938. The present-day library at 207 E. North St. opened to the public in 1981.

New Castle Public Library inspires lifelong learning and fulfills the educational, recreational, and informational needs of the community.



Board of Directors

Philip Tramdack - President

Atty. Dennis McCurdy - Vice President

Terri Squeglia - Secretary

Joseph Ambrosini - Treasurer

Dr. Patricia Kardambikis 

Dr. Michele Campbell

Elizabeth Berkely

The Board of Directors sets policy and direction for the library, act as advocates for the Library with the both the general community and elected officials


Board members are volunteers appointed to 3 year terms and represent the communities in NCPL’s District Service Area.



The New Castle Public Library Board of Directors meet at 4 p.m. on the third Tuesday in the New Castle Public Library, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public.   

2024 Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 16 (1:00 PM)

Tuesday, Feb. 20 (1:00 PM)

Monday, March 18 (1:00 PM)

Tuesday, April 16 (4:00 PM)

Tuesday, May 21 (4:00 PM)

Tuesday, June 18 (4:00 PM)

Tuesday, July 16 (4:00 PM)

Tuesday, Aug. 20 (4:00 PM)

Tuesday, Sept. 17 (4:00 PM)

Tuesday, Oct. 15 (4:00 PM)

Tuesday, Nov. 19 (4:00 PM)

Tuesday, Dec. 17 (4:00 PM)

Department Contacts:

Phone: 724-658-6659 (extensions listed)

Director : ext. 113                        

Help Desk: ext. 108, 109             

Circulation : ext. 105                   

Youth Services Manager : ext. 105

Youth Services

     Programming Manager: ext 106

Young Adult Librarian: ext. 106

Genealogy/History : ext. 129    

Outreach/Bookmobile : ext. 110

Cataloging : ext. 127                             

Interlibrary Loan : ext. 101       

Development: ext. 115               

2024 Library Closings:

Jan. 1 -  New Year's Day

Jan. 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

Feb. 19 - President's Day 

May 27 - Memorial Day

June 14 - Staff Training

June 19 - Juneteenth National Independence Day

July 4 - Independence Day

Sept. 2 - Labor Day

Oct. 14 - Columbus Day

Nov. 11 - Veterans Day

Nov. 28 - Thanksgiving Day

Dec. 25 - Christmas Day

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