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Newport, OR 97365

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Library Foundation

The Newport Public Library Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization promoting private donations to enhance and enrich Newport Public Library's resources and services. The Library Foundation has established an endowment fund with the Oregon Community Foundation to plan for the library's needs far into the future.

Gifts and Accomplishments

The Newport Public Library Foundation has supported the following Newport Public Library projects:

The 2014-2015 Building Renovation. The Foundation contributed over half of the funds towards a $400,000 renovation project. Improvements include new paint, carpeting, furniture for the children's area and teen room, shelving, meeting room space, and computers.

Programs. With Foundation support, the Library carries out NEWPORT READS, a series of community events to encourage everyone to read and discuss the same book. The Foundation supports additional programs with community partners throughout the year.

Library Outreach Vehicle. The Foundation provided half of the cost for a new Prius Wagon for use by the Newport Public Library's Adult Outreach Service. The program serves retirement and assisted living residences, rehabilitation and recovery facilities, and individuals in their homes. Over 10,000 items are circulated each year.

Drive-up book drop. Proceeds from the Foundation Book Sale on the main floor of the library purchased a curbside book drop.

Foundation Board Members

Karen Apland
Sharon Beardsley
Autumn Belloni, President
Sue Fowler
Ellen Franklin
Gretchen Havner, Vice-President
Terri Lippert
Patti Littlehales
Evonne Mochon-Collura
Freddy Saxton
Laura Kimberly, Library Director


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How to Contribute

There are many ways contributors may choose to give, including:

  • Gifts of money
  • Gifts of property
  • Gifts of stocks or bonds
  • Gifts of capital gains
  • Gifts of life insurance
  • Bequests in wills
  • Charitable trusts and estate arrangements
  • Memorials to an individual
  • Honor with Books
  • Donations of items to library book sale
  • Donations through PayPal



If you match your contribution to the Newport Library Foundation with a donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust, your gift might qualify for a tax credit. For details, see the Trust web site, www.culturaltrust.org

Donations to the Foundation may be tax deductible. The Foundation is registered as a private, 501©(3) non-profit with the IRS. The Foundation's endowment with the Oregon Community Foundation provides the opportunity for life income and charitable remainder trusts. Donors should consult their financial advisors regarding specific tax benefits of their gifts.

For more information about the Foundation, please contact any member of the Foundation Board or the Library Director at:

Newport Public Library Foundation
35 NW Nye Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
(541) 265-2153

Newport Library Foundation