Who are the Friends of the Library?

Friends of the Library are people like you who enjoy and appreciate the New Castle-Henry County Public Library. The library’s mission is focused on living, learning, and growing. Friends supports this mission by providing financial and volunteer assistance for a variety of library activities. Recurring projects have included programs such as summer reading, Noteworthy Performances, Henry County Author Talks and Henry County Reads.

How Do I Join?

Anyone can join Friends of the Library… it’s easy:

  • Join online here.
  • Download this form or pick one up at the library.
  • Complete the form & bring it to the library along with your dues or send it to:
    Friends of the Library
    New Castle-Henry County Public Library
    376 S. 15th Street
    New Castle, IN   47362

How can I help?


Friends accept donations of new or used books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, videotapes, and audio books. Friends sell these items at quarterly book sales, in the Lower Level Book Room, and Upper Level Book Shop.

Consider serving with the Book Sale, Hospitality, Special Projects/Fundraising Event committees. Make or serve refreshments, process and prepare items for sale, or help with a fundraising event. Leave your contact information at the main desk or send an e-mail to nchclibraryfriends@gmail.com.


Visit the Friends Upper Level Book Shop, located across from the main service desk. Browse a large collection of used books and more in the Lower Level Book Room, located near the auditorium. The Book Shop and Book Room are both open during the hours the library is open.

Watch for information about quarterly book sales on the Friends Facebook page. In addition to used books, there are CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines.

Shop with the Friends on eBay to find more deals on books and other special items.

Support Friends of the New Castle-Henry County Public Library when you shop!