The Newman Riga Library is an Association library and a member of the Monroe County Library System, located in the village of Churchville, New York, approximately fifteen miles west of Rochester. The library was built in 1952 due to efforts of Floyd Newman, a philanthropist and native of the village.
In 1989, Mr. Newman, along with other area residents raised funds to add a major wing to the library effectively doubling its square footage. Originally located above a Hardware store across the street, where all 2800 volumes of books were donated and workers were volunteers, the current staff supports a library of approximately 20,000 volumes. The annual circulation approximates 25,000 annually and serves a community of 5400.
The library building was dedicated to the memory of Mr. Newman’s father, John, his mother, Hattie, and his sister, Ruth on October 17, 1952.
The original collection of popular fiction has grown to include many other forms of media. Today, the library boasts Internet access, Books on CD, DVD’s and more. An Electronic Doorway library, it still offers a personal touch to its largely pedestrian village patronage.