All branches of the Newport Beach Public Library have reopened to the public. Please check hours and locations here.   

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 Virtual Happy Hours with NMPL

Did you miss your favorite author talk at NMPL's Virtual Happy Hour?

Click Here to see past happy hour interviews.

Lily King Interview



Support NMPL - Every T-Shirt Sold Supports Literacy

We now have t-shirts available for purchase that support Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy. Made of high quality, soft cotton, this tee would be a great gift for everyone. It is the gift that keeps giving! 

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Literacy T-Shirt



Literacy Services Online or Live?

Distance Learning

The library is open, and some tutor/learner pairs are now returning for socially distanced meetings.

However, until the City and the library opens its doors for public gatherings, classes and trainings are still being held virtually. 

The pandemic has shown us how nimble NMPL can be.  Very quickly and successfully we moved our services online so that we could continue to engage our literacy family through various platforms like ZOOM and Skype.  Learners and tutors responded filling classes and continuing with 1:1 tutoring online.  Perhaps, in the future weeks and months to come, a new way of tutoring and learning will evolve.  NMPL will be ready!  

The need for improved skills continues to be great.  Now, more than ever, many people are in search of employment, dealing with health issues, or in need of understanding the facts they hear.  NMPL provides help to those with poor English Literacy skills who want to be self-sufficient.  

We are looking forward to finding our new normal and to seeing the literacy family here at the library soon.

Contact us for more information. 

Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy is a program of the Newport Beach Public Library which provides free literacy instruction to adults who live or work in the Newport Beach area. Our dedicated volunteers have helped hundreds of people improve their English skills. In doing so, these volunteers have helped change lives. Literacy is a concern for everyone in our community as it affects not only the learner, but employers, healthcare providers, schools and more.

For many in our population, English is their second language. All second language learners benefit from learning better English skills. Job opportunities improve with English proficiency, children perform better in school if their parents are able to help them and healthcare providers can more easily care for their patient if they are proficient in English. NMPL is dedicated to achieving literacy for all members of our society. Literacy does change lives!



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