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

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Signs of life!

As the snow begins to melt, we see positive signs of brighter days ahead.  Infection rates in town continue to drop and the COVID Committee of the Board of Trustees continues to monitor virus progress in the community.  We have been meeting regularly to evaluate whether conditions are right for re-opening.  As always, the safety of our patrons and staff is of prime importance. 

We are happy to announce that we will once again open to computer use by appointment on Monday, 3/1.  As before, we ask that you make an appointment for a 45 minute slot at least the day before and we will not take advance appointments beyond 1 week.  Social distancing requirements only allow us to make 2 computers available. 

We look forward to safer conditions as vaccinations proceed and will continue to update you as our re-opening plans progress.