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Please Note: The Library will be closed on Friday, April 18 & Saturday, April 19.  Thank You!


Veteran's Benefits Program

Tuesday, April 15, 6:00 PM

The Library will be hosting "How to Sign Up for Your Long Lost Veteran's Benefits" on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:00 PM Laurie White from the Delaware Commission of Veteran's Affair will be here to discuss how to sign up and receive your Veteran's Benefits.


Lewes Library Community Presentation

Tuesday, April 22, 3:30 PM

Perhaps you’ve noticed . . . The Lewes region is getting busier – and younger!

By 2030, the number of people living in and around Lewes will nearly double. New residents will include both retirees and many families with children.

Our Lewes Public Library has served us well, but it is too small to accommodate even current needs, let alone this expected level of growth, and the building cannot feasibly be expanded. As our region’s population grows, there will be increased need for new library services, including additional programs for children and teens, technology access and training classes, cultural programs and community meetings, and expanded space for historic resources. The digitization of reading materials will not replace the need for community services and interactions.

The key question for everyone is: how can we create a new library that will adequately meet our community’s needs for the next 50 years? And, given emerging technologies, just what are those needs?

We’ve brought in national experts, consulted with the Delaware Division of Libraries, talked with our patrons and visited numerous libraries in many states. After years of analysis and discussion, the Lewes Public Library Board, staff and committees – people just like you – have identified five primary community needs to which the library must respond.

The Lewes Public Library invites the community to a special presentation, Tuesday, April 22, 3:30 p.m., at the library, to learn about the project to construct a library to serve the Lewes area for the next 50 years.


Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, May 3, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Friends of the Library are holding a Book Sale for the general public on Saturday, May 3rd,  9 AM - 3 PM at the library. The Book Sale is free and all proceeds benefit the Library. The first floor “Booktique” will feature books starting at $3. In the second floor meeting rooms there will be hardback and trade paperbacks priced at $2 and paperbacks at $1, and will include a large selection of children’s books at great prices. 

A Friends Members ONLY Preview Book Sale takes place on Friday, May 2nd from 4:30 pm - 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 one up at the Library.  Individuals also may become a Friends member the night of the Preview Sale.

Volunteers are needed to set-up, run and clean up the Book Sale during the week of April 28 – May 4. Please sign up here to volunteer.  At this time, the Friends are not accepting donations for the Book Sale. Donations will be accepted again beginning Tuesday, May 27th.

For additional information, please call the library at 302-645-2733.

Healing & Spirituality Series

Wednesday, May 7, 3:00 PM

This Spring, a lecture series exploring healing and spirituality will be presented at the Library. All lectures are free but registration is required. This series is sponsored by the Lewes Public Library, Integrative Health – Beebe Healthcare and The Delaware Commission for Women. You can register online or by calling the Library, 645-2733.

At the final lecture, Jayne Smith will discuss “Lessons of Love from a Near Death Experience” on Wednesday, May 7 at 3:00 PM. Ms. Smith will share insights for living and loving gained from a near death experience in 1952 while giving birth to her second child. She is a member of the International Association for Near Death Studies (www.iands.org) and has been active in consciousness raising studies and speaking. She has been a guest on Oprah Winfrey, CBS Morning News, Charlie Rose Show and People Are Talking. Register online for this lecture

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