Art Display Policy


The New Providence Memorial Library (NPML) seeks to provide access to educational, informational and cultural resources to the community. As part of that mission, the library encourages artistic and cultural interests of the community by providing a showcase for art by community and area artists.


The New Providence Memorial Library allows artists to display their artwork for a specified period of time, to be determined by the Art Curator. The Art Curator is a volunteer member of The Friends of New Providence Memorial Library who takes on the responsibility for curating, scheduling and assisting with installation. Installation and take down dates shall be coordinated with the Curator. Artists interested in displaying their artwork should obtain an application from the circulation desk or the Library’s website. The completed application should be returned to the attention of the Art Curator.

The artist will work with the Art Curator to install the exhibit. Overall, the artist is responsible for setting up his or her own artwork, arranging, and dismantling their exhibit. The library staff is not available to assist the artist with setting up or taking down their exhibit.

The New Providence Memorial Library is not responsible for any artwork that is lost, damaged or stolen while on exhibit or display. NPML is also not responsible for copyright infringement while art is displayed. Artists must file a Waiver of Liability for each exhibit as part of the application process.

The New Providence Memorial Library will not charge for the right to display artwork. Sale of artwork from an exhibit is solely between the artist and the buyer. NPML is not liable for such transactions. A tax deductible donation made to the Friends of the Library of 10 – 20% of the sale would be appreciated.

The New Providence Memorial Library reserves the right to decide what is appropriate for display in the presence of minors. The Library and Art Curator reserve the right to reject any part of an exhibit or to change the manner of display.

The presentation of any artwork does not imply an endorsement of the exhibit by the New Providence Memorial Library, its Trustees or its staff.

Approved November 20, 2018

At long last..

.....we are starting to circulate our collection again!

We are very happy to be back and allowed to offer contactless pickup service.  Materials will be circulated from a table behind the front doors.  Holds can be placed for items not currently available and now you can also request items that are on the shelf.  Place holds and requests through the online catalog or call us.

There are some limitations so please be sure to check else where on this site for the complete list of instructions.  

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