The Newtown Library Company has a rich history going back to its founding on August 9, 1760. Ever since then, annual shareholders’ meetings have been held on the last Saturday in October. Incorporation was granted by a Special Act of the Pennsylvania Legislature, approved March 27, 1789. The collection of books was kept at the homes of the various librarians from 1760 until…


The library is open for book pick up in our vestibule! Reserve your books on OPAC for pick up on Tuesday through Friday from 1 pm to 5 pm.

We also offer limited in-person appointments at our library. Click here for details.

Check out children’s books with our new book bundle service!

Questions? Visit newtownlibrarycompany.org/COVID-19 for details about our action plan.

It’s Time to Renew Memberships!

Click here to renew your library membership today!

Fundraising Programs

The Newtown Library Company is a non-profit library, run almost entirely by volunteers and not affiliated with the local branch system. To keep our beautiful, historic library running, we rely on our membership and local businesses for support. With the continued challenges brought on by COVID-19, we are looking for new ways to bring the community together despite important social distancing measures. We strive to enrich the community through our programs and special events while also keeping a steady stream of popular bestsellers available for checkout. To that end, we need your help!

Please consider making a donation to the library and remembering us when you shop at McCaffrey’s Food Markets or with Amazon Smile. See below for details about all of the ways you can help the library!

The Gift of Reading Book Fundraiser

To help us provide the newest and greatest book collection for our members, please consider making a donation for the Library to purchase books in your name or in memory of a loved one! Your donation will go directly towards our new book fund. Donate $25 for hardcovers or $15 for children’s books. Click here for details.

NLC Souvenirs

Get Newtown Library souvenirs! Mugs, tote bags, and notecards are available for purchase. Pick up from the library or if you live in Newtown Borough, we’ll drop your items off on your porch! Click here for details.

Remember the Newtown Library when you shop!

Shop with Amazon Smile? Remember the Newtown Library Company when you check out and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchase.

The library is still collecting McCaffrey’s receipts outside of the front entrance. We receive a 1% rebate on what you spend at McCaffrey’s Food Markets. Drop off your receipts at our front entrance or in a sealed envelope in our book return slot. Note: Receipts must be less than 3 months old.