Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Newport Library

The Newport Library and Community Center, located at 405 7th Avenue, provides multiple programs for children and adults including, monthly crafts, book clubs, adult craft groups, movie events, tutoring, family story times, and PAWS to Read. All programs are offered without charge.  Services available include public computers, printing, photocopying, scanning, small laminations, and wireless internet access. Holdings available for checkout include books, audio books, DVDs, magazines, games, and puzzles. Residents may also reserve space in the library to hold meetings.

Library Phone Number:  (651) 459-9631

Library Events Calendar 

Library and Community Center Policy
GENERAL HOURS (may vary based on volunteer staffing availability) 
Mon 1:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Tues 9:00 am-8:00 pm 
Wed 1:00-8:00 pm
Thurs 1:30 pm-5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Closed Fridays, Sundays, and Holidays


The Library and Community Center has several programs for patrons of all ages.
Weekly Programs include:
  • Peer Tutoring for Youth
  • Cribbage
  • Adult Crafting
  • Cursive Club
  • Homework Help
  • Family Story Time 
We also have many one-time programs. Programs are posted in purple in the calendar section of the City Website. If you would like to receive email notifications of programs, please contact Sara-Marie Malewitz, Coordinator, at library@newportmn.gov. 

The Library and Community Center is staffed by volunteers. These volunteers give a minimum of two hours a month to this community. Volunteers serve as librarians, assisting patrons and answering questions. All volunteers are required to complete an application and background check.  Please contact 651-459-9631, library@newportmn.gov, or stop in at the library to start the process and join our volunteer team.

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Adult Activity Groups

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Adventure 55055- Summer Program

All children aged 0-18 years are encouraged to participate in this fun summer activity in Newport. 
Stop by Newport Library & Community Center or City Hall to receive an Adventure 55055 envelope. The envelope will lead children to parks throughout the city to find blue activity pouches. Take an activity sheet from the pouch, complete the activity, and add it to your envelope. Bring your envelope to Newport Library when you have 3 different activities completed to receive a prize. Return to the Library when you have 6 of the activities completed for a second prize. Your name will also be added to a drawing when you bring in 3, 6, and 7 activities. The prize drawing will be at the Back-to-School event in September. (Youth need not be present to win.) The last day to submit envelopes is August 31, 2024.

Washington County Library System- Library Express
Washington County installed a kiosk at the Newport Transit Station, 250 Red Rock Crossing, for residents to utilize for checking out items through the Washington County Library system. Residents can reserve items online at www.co.washington.mn.us/library. Once a resident's items are ready, they may pick them up and drop them off at the Transit Station.