I believe that a library outranks any other one thing that a community can do to benefit its people.” – Andrew Carnegie

Beloved for generations since it first opened in 1903, the city-owned and operated Carnegie Library was returned to library service September 15, 2009. The Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation, a 501(c)-3 charitable corporation, was founded in 2008 to fund and further enhance library programming, literacy and learning for all ages … honoring the legacy of its great benefactor, Andrew Carnegie.

Please visit our site and discover how you can become involved as a patron, supporter and advocate of the dynamic, relevant and continually inventive Newnan Carnegie Library!

Not to be missed – Summer 2015 kicks off with the inaugural fun-filled Southern Litfest Weekend June 5th & 6th plus  exciting children’s programs for every age and interest all summer long!

Upcoming Events

  • June 17th | 3:00pm | Carnegie Auditorium

    Arthur Atsma’s Secrets of Magic

    Magician Arthur Atsma presents a workshop for children AGES 8 and above.  Arthur’s shows are filled with captivating sleight of hand magic, audience interaction, comedy, and most important of all, educationally significant material.  Prepare to be amazed! Program begins at 3:00pm.  Recommended for ages 8 and older.


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  • June 18 | 2:00pm | Carnegie Auditorium

    Rob Cleveland presents: AFRICAN FOLKTALES

    Master storyteller and actor Rob Cleveland presents the folktales of Africa and early America, including the story of High John the Conqueror. Infused with mystery and excitement, this thrilling collection of folktales uses history, humor, and even song to bring the students on a journey beginning in Africa, though the Middle Passage, and finally landing […]


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  • June 23rd | 2:00 PM | 1st Avenue Park

    Birds of Prey

    Dale Arrowood presents his birds of prey in a special outdoor presentation at First Ave Park. We will all meet at the park at 2:00pm.  Or pack a blanket or lunch and go to the park early; covered picnic tables are available as well as a playground area and large covered pavilion. This is an All Ages […]


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  • July 6th | 10am | Carnegie Auditorium

    A to Z Animals

    Wildlife educator Vicky Beckman Smith visits the Carnegie Library Monday July 6th to introduce a number of special creatures to Carnegie children.   Mrs. Vicky’s presentation will include a mammal, bird, reptile and an amphibian.  Children will get to touch some of the animals in a safe way and also get hands-on experiences with biofacts (skulls, preserved specimens, […]


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  • July 7th | 10:00am | Carnegie Auditorium

    Manners & Etiquette for 1st graders

    Mrs. Rosalyn Boyd is the Director of the National League of Junior Cotillion -Coweta and Fayette county chapters.  It is her mission to plant the seed of civility, the value of good manners, and the life-long skills of treating others with honor, dignity, and respect in each student she teaches.  She encourages each individual to […]


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  • July 14th | 3:00pm | Carnegie Auditorium

    Rashan Ali

    Join television anchor and sports host Rashan Ali for an afternoon of ‘good character’ and sporty fun!  Get to know “Piper Sky,” the main character of her first children’s book then head outside with Rashan and the Newnan High School Lacrosse coaches for a free Lacrosse mini camp! Rashan Ali is a freelance sports anchor […]


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