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The Newport Cultural Center (NCC) Friends of the Library is excited to announce that they have been chosen by the Sparkle 2014 committee the participate again this year. This will be their fifth year joining the cause.
The Friends support library programs, raise funds for special purposes, volunteer, promote and advocate for community and town funding of the library, and support the freedom of individuals to read what they wish.

Jane Briggs, Daryl Lynn Prosser, Maureen Scott, Debbie Ferrell, Sylvia Milholovich, Chris Fowler, Victoria Lane and Pam McKinley
Last year The Friends of the Library received 1560 for their Sparkle efforts which went to support programs such as the Children’s Summer Program and an Annual Membership to the Ebook Online Library for their patrons. The Friends also set up a book of the month purchase for “Librarian’s Choice” books.
Another project the organization has sponsored for the past three years and plan to do again this year is the Short Story Contest which inspires writers to write and submit original stories which are evaluated by a team of experienced judges. Winners read their stories and are awarded prizes at a reception. They will also sponsor the Children’s Short Store Contest for the second year in hopes to inspire young writers. The NCC library provides many services not only to Newport, but to many nearby communities as well. NCC Friends of the Library is a 501 (c) (3) ;public charity.
Sparkle 2014 will take place on Saturday, November 8th at the St. Martin’s Church in Palmyra. If you would like more information, please call the Chamber at 207-368-4698 or e-mail