Newport Way Library
Newport Way Library Association
The Newport Way Library Association is a nine member volunteer board that plans, executes, and raises funds to financially support Newport Way Library programs and projects. Founded on the premise that a neighborhood with a first rate library is a better place to live, the Association supplements the services provided by the library's budget and works to make Newport Way Library a truly excellent resource for all members of the community.
You can contact the Newport Way Library Association at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Newport Way Library Association annually sponsors many programs and events including:
- Opera Preview Lectures
- Musical presentations
- Children's programs
- Summer Reading Programs
- Licensing for public performances of films and DVDs
- Recognition Events for volunteers and staff
The Newport Way Library Association has also provided funding for furniture, equipment, and art for the Library building including:
- Enamel artwork, "Primer" by Harold Balazs (1987)
- Stone Sculpture "Cairn" by Kirk McLean (2002)
- Fountain "Endless Column" by Barry Namm purchased with a generous donation from NWLA board member Leif Bjorseth (2004)
- "Herb Mutschler Memorial Bench" by Sam Davis in honor of the late Herb Mutschler, former NWLA board member and King County Library System Director (2001)
- Leif Bjorseth Memorial Bench generously endowed by the Bjorseth Family (2012)
The Newport Way Library Association spearheaded the project to create a sculpture garden for the library. It arranged loans of sculpture from local artists, purchased individual pieces and worked with King County Library System on the installations and landscaping of the current garden.
The Newport Way Library Association maintains an ongoing book sale, using the proceeds to fund library programs. Book donations are always welcome. All book donations are tax deductible and receipts are available at the library's check out services desk. Thanks to everyone who has donated books, purchased books or made a charitable contribution to the Newport Way Library Association.
Last Updated: April 11, 2013