10 Unexpected Library Services

By |September 18th, 2017|

You already know about the selection of books, movies, and music available at the Newton Public Library, but you might be surprised to learn what else the library has to offer. We’ve compiled a list of the top ten unexpected services that you can access with your library card.

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Breaking the Cycle of Addiction through Collaborative Substance Abuse Initatives

By |May 2nd, 2017|

Substance abuse reached epidemic levels across the U.S. decades ago. Addiction is a chronic disease that does not discriminate based on age, gender, race or socio-economic status. It’s an illness that affects family members, employees, friends, neighbors ,and everyone in between. Successful substance abuse initiatives require collaboration and a balance between prevention, enforcement, treatment, and […]

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Summer Reading Program | Building a Better World

By |April 20th, 2017|

The Newton Public Library has another great summer planned for children and teens this summer. The theme of this summer is “Building a Better World” – from building blocks to community service projects! All children and teens who bring canned goods for the local food pantry to the kickoff picnic will be entered into a […]

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Ideas for DMACC’s Greenspace

By |January 10th, 2017|

Over the course of the fall semester, the City of Newton, through the Hometown Pride program, partnered with the Iowa State University Landscape Design Studio to develop concepts for the three acre greenspace between DMACC’s Newton campus and the recently-acquired DMACC Maytag Campus. The class, which was composed of senior and graduate students, brought energy […]

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

By |January 10th, 2017|

Earlier this year, the Newton Public Library launched a new program, “1000 Books Before Kindergarten”. It is a nationwide program in which many public libraries are participating. The program’s purpose is to encourage parents and caretakers to make daily reading with their child a habit.

Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is […]

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Good luck on another great school year at Newton Community Schools

By |August 25th, 2015|

The excitement surrounding the beginning of a new school year is unmistakable. For elementary students, the anticipation of meeting the teacher and stepping foot in their new home for the next nine months is enough to keep a child up at night. For secondary students, the thought of reconnecting with friends and taking classes that […]

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Coffee with a Cop

By |April 23rd, 2015|

On May 9, 2015, officers from Newton Police Department and community members will come together in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 9:00 AM on May 9, 2015 at Uncle Nancy’s Coffee House & Eatery, 114 N 2nd Ave […]

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Introducing the 1st Avenue of Sculpture & Art

By |April 8th, 2014|

The Iowa Sculpture Festival, Centre for Arts and Artists, Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, ReNew Newton, individuals and businesses with the encouragement and collaboration of the City of Newton, Iowa have joined to establish the “First Avenue of Sculpture and Art” program with the intent to Educate, Excite and Entertain the Citizens and Visitors […]

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Get to Know the Newton Community School District

By |April 7th, 2014|

The motto of the Newton Community School District is to do whatever it takes to ensure all students learn to think, innovate and succeed. This can-do attitude is reflected in many ways:

  • Our four elementary schools have small class sizes, up-to-date facilities, and capacity to grow. No temporary trailer classrooms or kindergarten lotteries here. The personal […]
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