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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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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Coding for Kids 101

Learn basic coding principles using Scratch in this four-part workshop on the first 4 Mondays in October. Participants will be taught the basic vocabulary of Scratch and then get hands-on experience with the programming language including opportunities to create an animation based on their code. No coding experience required. For ages 6-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Attend one session or all four! Space is limited and registration is required for each session. Workshop session topics and registration links listed below.


Register for Coding for Kids 101 Week 1: Learning the Basic Functions (October 2).

Register for Coding for Kids 101 Week 2: Customizing Characters (October 9).

Register for Coding for Kids 101 Week 3: Design and Animate your Name (October 16).

Register for Coding for Kids 101 Week 4: An Unusual Discovery (October 23).


Funding is generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

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