History: The New Market Area Library opened on November 11, 1974. It was founded by a group of area residents headed by Bessie Tusing, who made space available in the historic Henkel House. The library is now located in a new building behind the Hildeath Municipal building, across from the Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Mission: The New Market Area Library’s mission is to provide an environment that enriches the lives of its patrons and, therefore, the life of its community. By providing a full array of media to New Market and surrounding communities and serving as a place in which the community may hold small meetings and research local history, the library will help ensure New Market’s future. The mission will be achieved through the following objectives:
Providing a wide variety of books for toddlers, juveniles, young adults, and adults in both fiction and nonfiction.
Ensuring that there is a good collection of large-print books
Growing a collection of books on CD
Nurturing the growth of periodicals of interest to readers in the community
Providing a community bulletin board to encourage communication throughout the New Market area of noteworthy events
Keeping connectivity available to patrons and visitors to the Internet through public access computers and WI-FI
Providing an atmosphere that is conducive to all learners, including those who wish to learn English as a second language
Utilizing space in a way to create interest in special events, historical celebrations and publications and media received
Fostering a community spirit to encourage the use of the library by key groups to enhance the scope of the library’s use – book groups, civic groups
Further developing the uses of the library for children’s programs both internal to the library and in conjunction with other programs and with local pre-schools
Continuing to recruit volunteers in order to ensure that the hours are expanded and expanded in a manner to address the needs of the community