Friends News and Events

Upcoming Events


Friends of the New Carlisle Library monthly meeting: March 5, 2020, at 4 p.m.

Spring 2020 Book Sale:

Save the Date: the Spring Book Sale will be April 23-25. There will be a raffle and tickets will be $1 each or $5 for six and a coupon for a free book. Details of the raffle prizes will be advertised soon!

Hours will be Thursday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

We will also have a coloring table set up for children and popcorn for sale during the book sale. Teachers and Friends members receive a 25% discount on Thursdays and Fridays. On Saturday, you can fill a bag for $3!


HotSpot Sponsorships available!

The Friends of the New Carlisle Library has purchased Internet HotSpots that can be checked out for people to use for Internet access. There is a need for more and we are looking for individuals or businesses to sponsor a HotSpot for $150 a year. Your name or logo would be placed on the HotSpot, you would get a shout-out on our Facebook page and on the library TV displays and you would have an annual membership to the Friends.

These hotspots are being used by students to complete research or homework if their home doesn't have internet access, or by adults who are searching for jobs and don't have transportation to come to the library every day. This program provides the library an opportunity to reach beyond our doors and impact the community beyond our physical location. 

If you are interested, please call the library and ask for Bonnie or email


Recent library projects/programs the Friends of the New Carlisle Library supported:

Purchased 5 mobile hot-spots for the library to circulate

Helped fund Beanstack

Funded the summer reading program: Crystal Clear Science

Purchased shopping carts and stands for library patrons to use while browsing for books

Purchased book bags for the summer reading programs

Purchased tablets and covers for Children’s Library

Support for Imagination Library for community

Purchase movie license for movie programs

Microfilmed copies of New Carlisle Sun

Supported library expansion through building purchase

Purchased library sign

Purchased shed for donated books

Purchased a bicycle rack

Purchased computers and special bookcases

Helped replace library carpet

Paid for guest lecturers

Purchased materials for Children's Library

Donated to Children's Summer Reading Program

Provided funds for Pet a Penguin Program