New Library Catalog and sign in for Overdrive!

We now have a new library catalog system – you can click on it from this website – on right hand side side. We hope you find it very user friendly!

Here is what will be different:

You can sign in to your own account using your library card number (ask us!) and the password is your telephone number without area code. Now you can renew your own books, see what you have checked out and send us suggestions. If you don’t get the online library newsletter, you can sign up for that also.

If you use Overdrive to download books and audios – the way to sign in has changed:

Your account number is still your four-digit library card number but without the 4272 in front of it. Your password/pin is your telephone number without area code and as 7 digits all together. Please let us know if you have any trouble – send us an email to or give us a call at 778-8169.

You will be receiving automatic emails to reminder you when materials are due.

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Friends Fall Festival is Saturday, Oct 17th


Come join in the all the fun here at the library on Saturday, October 17th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (rain or shine)

Pumpkins & cider for sale

Yummy bake sale items!

Fall crafts for children

To volunteer a baked good, please come sign up at the library or give us a call at 778-8169

All funds raised will benefit the library through our wonderful Friends organization!


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NH Cemeteries and Gravestones Lecture on October 14

Please join us on Wednesday, October 14 for New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones – a lecture by Glenn A. Knoblock

Rubbings, photographs, and slides illustrate the rich variety of gravestones to be found in our own neighborhoods, but they also tell long-forgotten stories of such historical events as the Great Awakening, the Throat Distemper epidemic, and the American Revolution. Find out more about these deeply personal works of art and the craftsmen who carved them. Learn how to read the stone “pages” that give insight into the vast genealogical book of New Hampshire.

Kindly sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council

Glenn Knoblock has a BA in History from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Since his move to New Hampshire nearly 30 years ago, he has specialized in researching and writing about a variety of aspects of Granite State History. He has written over 13 books including New Hampshire Covered Bridges, Brewing in New Hampshire and Historical Burial Grounds of the New Hampshire Seacoast.

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October Calendar

You can download the calendar here:  Oct 15 calendar

Monday, October 5 – Library Board of Trustees meets at 6:30 pm; Garden Club meets at 7 pm

Wednesday, October 7 – Story Time at 10:00 am “Clouds”

Thursday, October 8 – Story Time at 10:00 am “Clouds”; LEGO Club meets from 3:15-4:30 pm for grades 1-5

Monday, October 12 – Library is closed for Columbus Day

Wednesday, October 14 – Story Time at 10:00 am “Moving our Bodies”, Book Club meets at 1 pm to discuss “We are All Completely Beside Ourselves”; Library Lecture Series at 7 pm New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones (Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council)

Thursday, October 15 – Story Time at 10:00 am “Moving Our Bodies”

Friday, October 16 – Family Movie Night at 7 pm – showing Hotel Transylvania (rated PG)

Saturday, October 17The Friends Annual Fall Festival from 10:00 am to 1 pm!

Monday, October 19 – Evening Book Club meets at 6:30 pm to discuss “The Round House”

Wednesday, October 21 – Story Time at 10:00 am “Pumpkins”; Friends of the Library meet at 7 pm

Thursday, October 22 – Story Time at 10:00 am “Pumpkins”

Thursday, October 29 – The Annual BOO Parade for all preschoolers at 10:00 am – please meet at the library in costume – rain or shine – strollers and wagons welcome

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Summer Reading Wrap Up Photos

Thank you to everyone who turned out for our Summer Reading Wrap Up event held on Thursday, August 13th at Town Hall.

We appreciate our ice cream scoopers – Kim Crisp, Chris Fernandes and Lee Woodworth. Thank you also to the Boston Museum of Science who gave us a grant to present their program “Heroes in the Sky” in their portable planetarium – everyone enjoyed the program!

All the raffle winners were announced too! Here are some pictures:

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Butterfly Heroes!

Jerry Schneider, butterfly expert, came to talk to us on August 5th. We learned all about butterflies, moths and their migrations.

Following the presentation, the children decorated t-shirts. See how they came out:


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Thanks to our Police Officers!

Our Super Hero Police Officers joined us on July 30th – they read, talked to us about their work, and the State Police shared a search and rescue dog with us.


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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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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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