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 Thursday, October 8 - Sussex County Library Staff Development Day

Monday, October 12 - Columbus Day


Help the Friends of the Library Name Their New Shop!

When the Library opens in its new building in Spring 2016, the Friends will have a shop in the facility. This store will offer used and new books, products related to literacy with an emphasis on unique local items, art works on consignment showcasing local artists, Friends merchandise including the Friends cookbook, t-shirt and tote bag, and snacks and sundries.

Proceeds from the new Friends' shop and the annual membership campaigns will be the principal fundraising vehicles for fiscal year 2016 and beyond. Monies raised will pay for 100 percent of the books added to the Library’s collection, as well as many of the free programs offered.

The Friends are looking for community input into the name of their new shop. To suggest a name (limited to 2 – 3 words), please submit the following by October 9, 2015 to FLPL19958@gmail.com or drop off the information at the Library’s Circulation Desk:suggested shop name, your name, phone number, and email address. For more information about the Friends shop, call 302-703-2212.

 Upcoming Family Programs


Saturday, October 10 at 6:00 PM: Family Game Night. All ages are invited to join the Library for a night of board games, Wii games, Xbox, and 3D printing demonstrations. Refreshments will be provided.


 Beebe Healthcare Programs

Wednesday, October 14 at 3:00 PM: Integrative Medicine
Dr. Uday Jani will explain the basic concepts of Integrative Medicine.
Please register at the Library's Circulation Desk or by calling the Library at 302-645-2733.

Tuesday, October 20 at 3:00 PM:Tai Chi - Sun Style
This workshop is led by Martha Barney. Help reduce stress with gentle exercise and breathing practice.
Please register at the Library's Circulation Desk or by calling the Library at 302-645-2733.

These are cooperative programs between the Department of Integrative Health, Beebe Healthcare and the Lewes Public Library.



SAT Practice Test

  Satuday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

SAT practice test provided by Princeton Review.

The test is FREE but students must register online here.

No students will be admitted without registration.

Call the Library at 302-645-2733 with any questions.



Pumpkin Painting

Saturday, October 17, 6:00 PM




Open to students ages 11 and older. We will decorate pumpkins with paint, sequins, ribbon, etc.

This program is free but registration is required to ensure enough supplies.

Please register at the Circulation Desk or by calling the Library at 302-645-2733 during business hours.

PFLAG Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 PM

Join PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays – Rehoboth Beach) in discussing "This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids" by Danielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo.

A limited number of copies of this book are available at the Library's Circulation Desk.


Sorry, we're full!

In anticipation of our move into the new building, the Lewes Public Library will no longer be able to accept donations of books and other materials.

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!


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