New Hours effective Tuesday, September 2nd

We are making a few changes to our library schedule to make our hours more convenient for you. Starting on Tuesday, September 2nd, we will be open:

Mondays & Fridays          12:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays   10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesdays                       10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturdays                             9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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We are looking for a Children’s Librarian

We have a job posting here at the library. You can view the information here:

Newfields Children’s Librarian Job Description

We will be accepting resumes through August 8th.

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Summer Reading Program

Children can come in and get their reading logs anytime. They can choose to record books by time (15 minute blocks) or titles. We are completely flexible so ANY reading counts – being read to, reading to a sibling, listening to an audiobook, reading on a Kindle or other device, reading a magazine or newspaper.

They can also sign up to come read to Ruby, our reading dog on Tuesdays from 2:00-4:00 pm for something completely different!

We will wrap up Summer Reading on Thursday, August 7th from 10:30-noon at the library. Everyone is welcome to join us for reading, fun science experiments, and games. Healthy snacks will be provided and reading certificates awarded.


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July/August Calendar

Here is what is happening – call us with any questions  778-8169

July 29 – Come Read to Ruby from 2:00-4:00 pm

July 30- Babies and Toddlers Story time at 9:30 am

July 31 – Summer Reading – The Boston Museum of Science will present Science Magic! at 10:30 am at Town Hall for ages 6+, signups are required

August 5 – Come Read to Ruby from 2:00-4:00 pm; the Library Board of Trustees meet at 6:30 pm at the library

August 7 – Summer Reading – join us at the library from 10:30 am – noon  for some reading, fun science experiments, games and wrap-up – snacks and beverages too!

August 13 – Our Daytime Book Club meets at 1:00 pm to discuss Peyton Place; Come learn how to finance your child’s college education at 7:00 pm – see details below

August 18th – Our Evening Book Club meets at 6:30 pm to discuss The Language of Flowers



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College Cost Seminar is Wednesday, August 13th

Please join us for a lecture on College Costs & Funding on Wednesday, August 13th at 7:00 at the library.

Presented by the Center for College Planning at the NHHEAF Network Organization, this is a great way to learn how to fund your future college student’s education!



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Here is our new shed!

Here is our new tool shed for the community gardens! Now you can find everything you need much easier and it will be dry. Our thanks to Erik MikkelseIMG_3376n for selecting this as his Eagle Scout project! We still have a few garden plots available for this summer.

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Come see the Graffiti Knitting at the library (and around town)!

Come see the knit graffiti around Newfields – check out displays at the library, Main Street Art, the Country Store, and the elementary school! More information about Womenade is available in the library. “The Mitten” by Jan Brett inspired the knitting for our town.

What is this all about? Here is the press release:

Exeter, NH, March 28th, 2014 – It’s a craze called graffiti knitting and ‘tag’it for Womenade is striking again on April 1.For the last few months, women and men from all over have been busy crocheting and knitting getting ready to “tag” the public libraries in SAU 16.

“It is street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn on things like trees, street signs, railings and even library book return boxes,” explained Kari Lazerowich, Womenade Board Member. Volunteers are coming out on the morning of April 1st to decorate the local public libraries with their handiwork. The library knitting groups at each library took inspiration from a children’s book and created imaginative yarn graffiti to decorate each building. In addition to adorning the libraries Womenade has also created ‘tag’it passports for kids (and kids at heart) to pick up at their local library.  The passports are then stamped for visiting the libraries, viewing the knit-graffiti and reading the books that inspired the knit-graffiti.




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Great Pancake Breakfast!

Thank you to everyone who came to our Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 29th at NES. We raised Trustees Pancake 2014ErikIMG_3258IMG_3261IMG_3262IMG_3268IMG_3263over $600 to help fund Erik Mickelson’s Eagle Scout project – building a new tool shed for our community gardens!

We appreciate the hard work of our Trustees in putting this event together – Kim Crisp, Win Fream and Lisa Cloyd. Erik helped get food items donated, Charlotte and Leroy Legg kindly donated cooking and food supplies, and Natalie Fream flipped hundreds of pancakes!


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Books and Babies Event on March 15

Please see below for some pictures from our Books and Babies Breakfast held on Saturday, March 15th. If you know of someone in Newfields having a baby or adopting in 2014, please let us know so we can include them in the this special event in the future.IMG_3209IMG_3214IMG_3215IMG_3220

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Our New Telescope!

Thanks to a very generous donation from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, we now have a new telescope that can be checked out (soon)! We join about 80 other libraries in the state that offer this unique item to share.

Keep posted for a Star Gazing event to be held in the near future!

The library staff will try out the telescope and learn exactly how to use it before it can be checked out. Then we can give you the right information for successful star gazing in your own backyard.

Here is a picture of Pete and Gerry Smith who delivered our telescope on July 13th.IMG_2928

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