Welcome to the Lewes Public Library


Seasons Greetings!

The Library will be closed on the following days:

Wednesday, December 24 & Thursday, December 25

   closing at 5 PM on Wednesday, December 31

Thursday, January 1, 2015  

Library Groundbreaking

Photo: Nick Roth

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Lewes Library was held December 10, 2014, on the grounds of the new library. Emceed by Campaign Committee Chair and Library Trustee Emeritus Dennis Forney, the ceremony featured comments from Governor Jack Markell, Senator Ernie Lopez, Representative Steve Smyk, and Mayor Ted Becker on the importance of the library to the community. Attended by more than 100 library supporters, the groundbreaking marks the formal start of a 14-month journey towards the opening of a 21st century library to support the Lewes community for the next 50 years.

For more information, check the page on the Library's building project site.


 Construction Update
December 18, 5:00 p.m.
 Brad Hastings of Becker Morgan Group and Dean Johnson of Richard Y. Johnson & Son will discuss the unique, forward-looking aspects of the Library design, including energy features that will save 30% of cost, the outdoor children’s area that will support programs to get kids outdoors, and meeting rooms
equipped with latest technology.
They will also provide insight into how large projects like this proceed, what a construction manager is, how the bidding process goes, inspections to ensure quality, new construction techniques, and the construction schedule might also be interesting so people will know how this will proceed.
Front view of library 


Our Annual Appeal is Underway - We're Halfway to Our Goal!

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We’re halfway to our goal of $50,000. The money we raise helps us continue to provide collections, classes, and technology to enrich the lives of all members of our community. Like all independent libraries in Sussex County, we receive some financial help from government sources – but only one-half of what we need to provide library services.
Your tax-deductible gift will help ensure we remain a hub for self-directed education in our community and continue to provide you with what you have requested. 



Family Story Time, Saturday, December 20, 10:30 AM
LEGO Building Time 11:00 AM

Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month throughout the Winter for Family Story Time and LEGO building time in the library. All ages are welcome!



Noon Year's Eve Celebration, Wednesday, December 31, 11 AM


Families and kids of all ages are welcome to join us for our Noon Year's Eve Party on December 31.  There will be crafts, games, snacks and Miss Maureen will have a celebratory balloon drop at the stroke of Noon.  Perfect for those little ones who need their beauty sleep at Midnight! 



Teller Wines Expo*, Saturday, March 28, 2015, 1 PM - 4 PM
*A Portion of proceeds benefit the Capital Campaign for the new Library

Teller Wines is holding a Wine Expo on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Lewes Yacht Club. A portion of the ticket sales benefit the Capital Campaign for the new Lewes Public Library.
The event Includes over 100 wines and gourmet fare from The Buttery, Lewes Yacht Club, Plate Catering, The Essential Chef, Nage, Patty's of Georgetown, Touch of Italy, and Michy's Relaxed Dining.  

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