Friends of the Library
The Friends of the New Castle Public Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the library. The Friends donate monies monthly to purchase the current best-selling titles in fiction and non-fiction. As you look around the Library, shelving, display cases, chairs, and even computer tables were purchased by the Friends.
The Friends of the Library group was organized in 1992 through the efforts of Margaret Bidinotto, Jeen Nunn, Ginny Collbridge, Muriel French, and Jody Whitman. Membership has grown over the years as more people learn about the activities and achievements of the Friends. New members are always welcome. Dues are tax-deductible.
Marianne Hooker - president
Gai Bowers - vice president
Vicki Francis - treasurer
Judy Duda - recording secretary
Carol Colaizzi - corresponding secretary
Stacy Brown - board member at large
Kathy Heess - board member at large
Friends of the Library meetings are held in the Library's Copernicus Room on the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m.
From Thursday through Saturday of each week, members of the Friends volunteer to operate and staff the Book Celler. From Monday through Wednesday, staffing is provided through the Library.
The Friends group also organizes and oversees two Indoor Yard Sales each year to benefit the Library.
Over the years, donations from the Friends have supported many Library programs and staff development activities. The Friends have helped with the purchase of books and Kindles as well. Likewise, the Friends have contributed toward a variety of capital improvements. These include the automated doors at the side of the building, the sprinkler and security systems, and furniture.
The Book Cellar
The Book Cellar offers a wide selection of gently used books at a price everyone can afford. Looking for a last minute gift? The Book Cellar also carries a selection of gift items suitable for all ages.
Friends of the Library members volunteer their time to operate and staff The Book Cellar. All proceeds are used to support and expand the services and resources at the New Castle Public Library.
Visit us downstairs in the basement to see what we have to offer, and be sure to check out our monthly specials!
Book Cellar hours are:
Monday - Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call the Book Cellar at 724-658-6659, ext. 131.
Have items you would like to donate to The Book Cellar? See our list of guidelines for donated books.
Book Cellar Phone:
724-658-6659, ext. 131