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The 2015 Summer Reading Program has begun.

Learn more about our programs by clicking on the links below.




 Children's Summer Reading

 Teen Summer Reading

 Adult Summer Reading


 Picasa 101 - image organization and editing

Tuesday, July 28, 10:00 AM

Learn to use Picasa to organize and edit photos. Open assistance will be available after the session so that all your questions can be answered.

Please register at the front desk or by calling 645-2733.

 Feel free to bring your own laptop.


Art Sale to Benefit the New Lewes Public Library

The Friends of the Lewes Public Library are partnering with the Cape Artists of Lewes to host an art sale benefitting the new Lewes Public Library. The sale will be held at The Net House at Canalfront Park, 211 Front Street in Lewes, beginning with a reception and sale on Friday, July 31st from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

The Sale will continue on Saturday, August 1st from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday, August 2nd from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The reception and sale are free and open to the public. All proceeds benefit the new Library.

For more information, click here.



Possum Point Players’ New Faces of Shakespeare to perform at the Library

Tuesday, August 4, 6:30 PM

New Faces of Shakespeare, an affiliate of Possum Point Players of Georgetown, will perform scenes from five of Shakespeare’s following plays: As You Like It, Othello, All’s Well That Ends Well, Romeo & Juliet, The Tragedy of King Richard the Third, and Much Ado About Nothing. The performers are seasoned actors who have played in local community theater groups for many years.

This program is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.  



 Eighth Annual Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference


The Eighth Annual Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference will be held on Saturday, August 22nd from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Workshops on a variety of writing-related topics will be held throughout the day. Workshop descriptions and registration information can be found here.

In addition to the Conference on Saturday, there will be an Evening of Readings on Friday, August 21st from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the Library. Several recipients of Delaware Division of the Arts Artist Fellowships will be reading from their works.

The Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference is sponsored by the Lewes Public Library, the National League of American Pen Women, Diamond Branch, The Delaware Division of Libraries, The Delaware Division of the Arts and the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild.


 Friends of the Lewes Public Library Book Sale


The Friends of the Lewes Public Library are holding a Book Sale for the general public on Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Library. The Book Sale is free and all proceeds from the sale benefit the Library. The first floor “Booktique” features fine quality books starting at $3 and best sellers for $5. In the second floor meeting rooms there are hardback and trade paperbacks priced at $2 and paperbacks at $1, including a large selection of children’s books at great prices.  

A Friends Members ONLY Preview Book Sale takes place on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 PM. Entrance to the Preview Night requires a current Friends membership. Anyone wishing to join the Friends, or renew their membership, may download a membership form or pick up one at the Library during business hours.  Individuals also may become a Friends member the night of the Preview Sale.

On Saturday book lovers can enjoy the Biblio Bistro. Breakfast and snacks include Surf Bagel bagels, coffee, soft drinks, and home-baked treats.


 Sorry, we're full!

As of June 30, the Lewes Public Library will no longer be able to accept donations of books and other materials.

The storage room has filled for the Fall Book Sale, which will be the final book sale before we move into the new Library building.

Once we have moved into the new Library in the Spring of 2016, we will resume acceptance of book donations. The Friends will have a shop in the new library to sell books and other items to pay for new books for the library and programs offered to our community.

For a list of other libraries and thrift that accept book donations, click here.

Thank you for your understanding!



Check Out Our Summer Story Times with Miss Maureen

Mondays, 10:30 AM: Learning Garden Story Time

Tuesdays, 10:30 AM: Pre-School Story Time & Craft

Wednesdays, 10:30 AM: Toddler Story Time & Craft

 Wednesdays, 6:30 and 7:00 PM: Story Time @ Hopkins Farm Creamery

Saturdays, 9:00 AM: Story Time at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market





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