Welcome to the Lewes Public Library

Opening Monday, June 20th!
Official Ribbon-Cutting, June 25th at 11:00 AM

Join us on Saturday, June 25 at 11 AM for the official Ribbon-Cutting. Honored Speakers will include Governor Jack Markell, Mayor Ted Becker, and State Librarian Dr. Annie Norman.

There will be tours of the Library, light refreshments, a special story time with Governor Markell and Ms. Maureen, interactive children's music program with Nancy Marvin, balloon animals by Chuckles the Clown, and face painting!

 The Library will open to the public following the Ribbon-Cutting on June 25th.


Adult Coloring Club
Tuesdays, beginning June 21, 2:00 PM

Our Adult Coloring Club will meet on Tuesdays at 2 PM beginning on Tuesday, June 21st. Join us for meditative Adult Coloring accompanied by Zen Music & Herbal Tea - for stress relief and relaxation. Weekly 1 hour sessions, ages 18 and over.  Coloring sheets and materials provided - or bring your own.


Adult Zentangle Workshop
Saturday, June 25, 9:00 AM


 Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, & fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed world-wide by people of all skills. Join Claudia Leister, certified Zentangle instructor for this FREE workshop. Participants will get to keep their "goodie" bags of paper, pens, pencil, etc. Ages 18 & up. Space limited. Register by calling 302-645-4633, or email: lewes.library@gmail.com
This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com

This program will be held in the Old Library.

Shop Volunteers Needed

The Friends of the Lewes Public Library are organizing volunteers to set-up, run, and manage their shop, Just Between Friends, in the new Lewes Public Library. Scheduled to open in June, volunteers will serve as Cashiers, Customer Service representatives, Book Sorters, or Shop Leaders. All those interested in volunteering must commit at least 2-3 hours of their time on a weekly basis.

For more information about this opportunity, click here.


Reserve an Engraved Tribute Paver - deadline has been extended!

Don't miss this opportunity to honor or memorialize family and friends with an engraved tribute paver at the new Library. Pavers will be installed within the "allee" - a shaded walkway across from the Library entrance that is the centerpiece of the grounds.

Click here to download a Tribute Paver brochure.


The new Library is Going Solar... and You Can Help!

We are installing 540 solar panels on the new Library. These panels are expected to generate ALL the energy needs to heat and cool our new, larger Library. Combined with passive lighting, LED lights, and a new VRF system, solar will make the new Library one of the greenest, most cost-efficient buildings in the greater Lewes region.

You now have the opportunity to sponsor one or more of our array of solar panels. Click here for a brochure .

Thank you for supporting clean energy at the new Library!


Celebrate your child or grandchild with a leaf on the
new Library "Learning Tree"

  Celebrate the children and grandchildren of greater Lewes by having their names and special messages engraved on a “Learning Tree” at the new Library.

One wall of the new Children’s Room will be dedicated to the colorful tree, whose branches will expand as more engraved leaves are added. Up to 300 leaves can be featured.

Engraved leaves may be purchased in three colors – gold, silver and bronze – for $300, $200 and $100 each, respectively. Reservations can be made now for the tree, which will be unveiled when the new Library opens in spring of 2016.

For more information, please click here to download an order form.

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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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