Welcome to the emma!

Founded in 1886, we are a lending library and a local activities center for adults and youth greater Newburyport, MA.

Hours and contact

Monday: 1:00 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 1:00 - 8:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

77 Purchase Street, Newburyport, MA

(978) 358-8097

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Featured Events

Join us for youth and adult programs, plus many great community and fundraiser events.

Featured news

Stay up to date on happenings at the Emma.

Wednesday Story Hours still have openings

The Emma Andrews Library Story Hours are currently underway at 77 Purchase Street, Newburyport.

November 15, 2017

Reminder for the Calendar Raffle!

We are having a Calendar Raffle with 31 prizes ranging from $20.00 to $265.00 with the majority of gift certificates valued at $50.00.

November 15, 2017

history of the library

Founded in 1886 as a lending library and a local activities center for adults and youth greater Newburyport, MA.

Newburyport schoolteacher Emma Andrews (Landers) proposes a lending library to serve the children of Newburyport's South End.

Locals donate $52 to establish a local reading room.

Library Association purchases a Victorian house at 77 Purchase Street for $3,500

The Emma L. Andrews Library & Community Center is dedicated and named for its founder.

The "Emma" continues to offer programs and reading opportunities for adults, teens, and children.

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