More on Summer Reading this month!

On July 23, our Super Hero Fire Fighters came to read, talk about their jobs, and show us how to use the hoses to put out fires. Thank you to Jeff, Justin, Natalie and Joseph!


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Summer Reading this month!

On July 9th, we enjoyed a presentation by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire on High Flying Heroes! Here are some of our participants and the kites they made:

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On July 16th, we had our Super Hero readers (rising 7th graders) come talk about their favorite books,  Mrs. Lieberman read to our group as well! Lots of wonderful suggestions – see Teen Section of this website for the listing of their recommendations.

Rosemary Jack HBeth

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July Calendar

You can download the calendar here:  July 15 calendar

ALL MONTH – stop in to log your books read and enter our raffles for children, teens & adults!

July 1-3 – children can stop by for 4th of July crafts! Drop in at your convenience

Saturday, July 4– Library is closed for Independence Day

Wednesday, July 8 – Book Club meets at 1:00 pm to discuss City of Thieves; Family Movie Night at 6:45 pm – we are showing The Incredibles, water & popcorn provided

Thursday, July 9 – Summer Reading presentation – High Flying Heroes! at 10:30 am at Town Hall – by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

Monday, July 13 – the Library Board of Trustees meet at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, July 15 – the Friends meet at 7:00 pm

Thursday, July 16 – Summer Reading presentation – come hear our 7th graders talk about their favorite books & do a Super Hero craft activity at 10:30 am at the library

Monday, July 20 – Book Club meets at 6:30 pm to discuss The Rosie Project

Wednesday, July 22 – Happy Birthday to Lee! Family Movie Night at 6:45 pm – we are showing Mulan – water & popcorn provided

Thursday, July 23 – Summer Reading Program – come meet our Superhero Fire Department! Children should be prepared to get wet – 10:30 am at the library

Thursday, July 30 – Summer Reading Program – our Superhero Police Department will be here and a canine from the State Police Department at 10:30 am at the library

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Summer Reading starts June 19th

Once school gets out, it’s time for the Summer Program at the library!

Here is a flyer that will give you all the details:  Summer Reading Program 2015

Children can come sign up and get their reading logs starting on June 19th. Our first event will take place on Thursday, July 9th at 10:30 am – the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire will be here to present High Flying Heroes!

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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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