Newport Library celebrating centennial

Rebecca Storyweaver will be telling stories on the outdoor stage at Literacy Park as part of the Newport Public Library’s Centennial Celebration Kickoff Party this Saturday, Sept. 14. (Courtesy photo)

Staff members at the Newport Public Library are excited to announce that the library is turning 100. To recognize this milestone, a kickoff celebration party will be held this Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Throughout the day, there will be a variety of outdoor activities, such as lawn games and bubbles, face painting, food vendors and more. There will also be entertainment on the outdoor stage at Literacy Park, which is located just west of the library. The schedule of events in Literacy Park is as follows:

  • 11 a.m. — Linda Yapp & the Lemon Drops
  • Noon — Coastal-Aires
  • 12:30 p.m. — Riptyde
  • 1:30 p.m. — Rebecca Storyweaver
  • 2 p.m. — Ribbon Cutting and Celebrity Speakers
  • 2:30 p.m. — Past Forward
  • 4 p.m. — Sons of the Beaches

Activities both inside and outside the library include a Library Geocache event, beginning at 10 a.m., and Americana Mayhem, hula hooping, storytelling and other entertainment, from noon to 2 p.m.

There will be activities and events taking place inside the library, as well. At 11 a.m., the new mural in the library’s Teen Room will be unveiled. There will be library tours at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The will also be a speakeasy, photo booth, crafts, a time capsule and various displays. A number of other organizations from the area will be on hand to help the library celebrate 100 years.

People are encouraged to pick up a Centennial Celebration Passport and have it stamped at each location on Saturday. This centennial celebration program is free, open to the public and proudly sponsored by the Newport Library Foundation, Thompson’s Sanitary, Oregon Coast Bank, Western Title, Canyon Way Dental, The Muscle Studio and Domino’s Pizza.

For more information, go online at www.newportlibrary.org or call 541-265-2153. The library is located at 35 NW Nye St.

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