Story Time this week!

Children at both of our Story Times this week planted sunflower seeds – so fun! Miss Mary read some wonderful books about gardening and led in some planting songs.Preschool Planting2

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Next Library Lecture: the Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt

Please join us for the next in our Library Lecture Series – author Michele Albion will speak on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 pm on her book The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt.

Her slideshow will include quotes from this fascinating woman as a way to learn more about all her accomplishments.

All of Michele’s books will be available for purchase and signing.


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May Calendar

You can download our May calendar here May 15 calendar

Wednesday, May 20 – Infant/Toddler Time at 10:00 am, Friends of the Library meet at 7:00 pm

Thursday, May 21 – Preschool Story Time at 10:30 am

Monday, May 25 – Library is closed for Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 26 – Infant/Toddler Time at 10:00 am (last time – we will be taking the month of June off)

Thursday, May 28 – Preschool Story Time at 10:30 am (last time – we will be taking the month of June off)

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In memory of Doris Goerner 1924-2015


We are sad to report the passing of our former librarian, Doris Goerner this past week. She had worked at the library from 1974 until March of this year.

Doris was a very dedicated staff member – she loved the library, reading mysteries, and helping our patrons here. She also enjoyed being part of our Afternoon Book Club.

Here is her obituary:

Doris H. Goerner

NEWFIELDS – Doris H. Goerner, 90, of Old Lee Road, died at home on Sunday morning, April 26, 2015, in the comfort and company of her family.Born November 12, 1924, in Ogunquit, Maine the daughter of Goodale and Hazel (Pender) Dixon, she lived in Newfields since 1950. She was a librarian at the Newfields Public Library for 41 years.

Doris was the widow of the late Robert E. Goerner who died April 3, 1997. Her surviving family are her daughters Lois Klein and her husband Matthew of Fletcher, S.C.; Janet Rawn and her husband Jim of Durham, N.H.; her Granddaughters Susan Santy and her husband Chad of Alton, N.H.; Sara Perillo and her husband Todd of Belpasso, Italy; Maggie Fuentes and her husband Ed of Kearny, N.J.; Jessica Ward and her husband Brett of Farmington, N.H.; her Great Granddaughters Kendall Santy of Alton, N.H.; and Victoria Perillo of Tuftonboro, N.H.; her three sisters: Patience Dixon of North Berwick, Maine; Louise Ford of North Berwick, Maine; and Betty Naimey of Surfside Beach, S.C.; and her brother George Dixon and his wife Pam of Ogunquit, Maine.

Visiting hours will be held at the Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home, 77 Exeter Street, Newmarket on Thursday, April 30th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. funeral service, and then burial in the Newfields Cemetery.

It was Doris’s wish that should friends desire memorials be made to the American Cancer Society .

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Books for Babies Breakfast held on April 11th

Welcome to our newest community members! Our annual Books for Babies Breakfast was held on Saturday, April 11. Parents picked books that the library has dedicated to their child. Years from now they can come back to find their book in our collection!

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Jen Marshall and Mila, Hallie Stanisewski and Camden, Nancy Morris and Gradon

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Brian and Ali Johnson with Reid

Welcome everyone! Glad we can get them off to a good start here at the library.

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Great Pancake Breakfast!

Thank you to everyone who turned out on Saturday, March 21 for the Trustees Annual Pancake Breakfast! We raised about $400 for new raised beds for our Library Community Gardens.


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LEGO Contest Pictures

Thanks to all the children who participated in our first Annual LEGO Contest today: Sam, Megan, Aselin, Tristan, Sophia, Lydia, Cecilia, Tegan, Charlie, Jacob, Anna and Sarah.

Our winners were Aselin Fream and the team of Charlie Sununu and Jacob Brown. Congratulations to all who participated! Wonderful creativity was happening at the Paul Memorial Library on this snowy Saturday.

Here are some pictures from the event:



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Shop Amazon Smile and help the library!

Any time that you shop on Amazon, you can help our library!

What is Amazon Smile?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Just select Friends of the Newfields Public Library as your charity!

Thank you.


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Boo Parade held on October 30th

Lots of cowboys, witches and little animals joined us for our annual Boo Parade on October 30th. We had fun decorating bags, trick-or-treating to the Country Store, Town Hall and the Police Station and returning to the library for Halloween songs and stories. Thanks to our Children’s Librarian, Miss Mary for leading it!


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Fall Festival Held on September 27th

Thank you to everyone who turned out for our Fall Festival last Saturday! Our Chocolate Making Basket raffle has been extended until October 4th – so you can still stop by to get a chance at winning this fun basket with Lindt chocolate and molds to create some special sweets.


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