The Newport Beach Public Library is the cultural heart of the community, serving more than one million patrons each year. We are an essential provider of books, information, and technology, through the Central Library and our three branches: Mariners, Balboa, and Corona del Mar.

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How to Get a Library Card

Information about getting a card

About Newport Beach

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History of the Newport Beach Public Library

The Newport Beach Public Library has a long history of service to the community

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Information about the governing board of the library

Library Policies

Rules for using the Newport Beach Public Library

Literacy Services

Project Adult Literacy is located on the lower level of the Central Library, and provides services for adults seeking to improve their English reading and writing skills

Cultural Arts

The Cultural Arts Division of the Newport Beach Public Library, with guidance and support by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission, brings cultural and arts programming to the community

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library fund children's programs, Sunday Musicales, and other library programs through used book sales and donations

NBPL Foundation

The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation funds valuable library resources and services, and presents a variety of literary programs design to engage the community

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International Literacy Day Celebration

 Join Us for PAL's International Literacy Day Celebration 

All of us are excited that we will be able to host International Literacy Day (ILD), IN PERSON, at the Newport Beach Public Library. This is one of our favorite events of the year so be sure to mark your calendar to join us for this special day of celebration that honors the learners in our program.

In 1967, UNESCO proclaimed September 8th as International Literacy Day to remind the global community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies. All of the volunteers at Project Adult Literacy (PAL) work hard to fulfill this directive, and the results are evident by the wonderful accomplishments by our learners.

Rochelle HoffmanOne of the highlights of International Literacy Day is the announcement of the Rochelle Hoffman Memorial Award. Rochelle was a beloved tutor in the program until her death in 2004. Her family and friends started this award in Rochelle's honor to recognize one special learner for their outstanding achievements in their literacy efforts. Because of Rochelle's thoughtful family and friends, the chosen learner is presented with a generous cash award.

Another highlight of ILD is the distribution of a book of learner's writings. In Our Own Words is a collection of stories, essays, poems, and other writings that the learners in the program have worked on throughout the year.


A light brunch will be served. We look forward to having you join us.


For questions please contact us at: (949) 717-3874 or by email at Literacy@newportbeachca.gov

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