About The Newman Riga Library

Newman Riga Library Building

Safety Protocols (updated 5/25/21)

(based on recommendations from the CDC, New York State and the Monroe County Department of Health)

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times while inside the library if you are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  To accommodate anyone who is unable to wear a mask, curbside delivery will continue to be available.  Please call the library for details.
  • Observe social distancing guidelines.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at the door and throughout the building.
  • Plan your visit and limit your time in the library

Services Available:

  • Curbside pickup (same hours the library is open)
  • Book drops open for returns
  • Browse shelves and check out material
  • 2 Public Computers available for 30 minutes
  • Copy, fax and printing services (staff operated)
  • Reference services
  • Pay fines
  • Get a library card

Services Not Available at this time:

  • Seating and tables
  • In-library shared material such as newspapers, magazines and toys.

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.