Save a Seal Program for all children on April 30th

All children are invited to join us for a special Save a Seal Program on Thursday, April 30th at 2:00 pm at Town Hall. This event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The Seacoast Science Center’s Marine Mammal Rescue Team is starting their second year of rescue efforts for New Hampshire.  Last year our Marine Mammal Rescue Team responded to 73 dead and live marine mammals which include, seals and a porpoise.  To promote our efforts and to educate the public on what we are doing we have created a NEW! Save A Seal outreach. Seals come on to the beach to rest and soak up the sun. But what happens when a seal is in distress and in need of rescue? Children will learn all about the common species of the Gulf of Maine, find out how our Marine Mammal Rescue Team responds to seals on the beach, and perform a mock rescue. Children will earn “seal of approval” after learning how to protect marine mammals that haul out on the shore.

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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!

Books for Babies1

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

Books for Babies2

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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April Calendar

You can download the calendar here: April 15 Calendar

Wednesday, April 15 – Baby & Toddler Time at 10:00 am, Friends of the Library meet at 7:00 pm

Thursday, April 16 – Preschool Story Time at 10:30 am

Friday, April 17 – Family Movie Night at 7:00 pm showing Big Hero 6, popcorn & water provided

Monday, April 20 – Evening Book Club meets at 6:30 pm to discuss The Husband’s Secret

Wednesday, April 22 (EARTH DAY) – Baby & Toddler Time at 10:00 am, Lecture at 7:00 pm – Get Your Dirt On! Vegetable Growing Made Easy (see details below)

Thursday, April 23 – Preschool Story Time at 10:30 am, LEGO Club meets from 3:15-4:30 pm

Wednesday, April 29 – ALL PRESCHOOLERS Story Time at 10:00 am

Thursday, April 30 – For all children: SAVE A SEAL Program at Town Hall at 2:00 pm (Thank you to the Friends for funding this program!)

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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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Get Your Dirt On! Vegetable Gardening Made Easy

This is the next topic in our Library Lecture Series – please join us on Wednesday, April 22, Earth Day at 7:00 pm!

Our speaker will be Amy Antonucci, permaculturist, organic gardener and lecturer.

Come learn about growing your own vegetables here in NH.  Soil building organically, crops to plant, smart water use, using vertical space and weed-less gardening will be discussed.  How to get more enjoyment and veggies from your garden with less work is the goal.  Whether you are starting your first garden or are a seasoned grower, we will have tips and techniques to help you be more successful.  There will also be time for questions so bring yours!

Growing your own vegetables is a low-cost way to insure you are eating higher quality food with less negative impacts on the environment than what you get at the store.  And it is so satisfying and fun!

Amy  worked in organic agriculture for over ten years and now co-owns a permaculturally managed homestead in Barrington NH.  She is a certified permaculture designer, and keeps bees, poultry and dairy goats.  She especially loves her gardens and helping others learn to grow food for themselves!

This lecture is being co-sponsored by the Newfields Garden Club




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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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Happy Birthday Doris!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to wish Doris a happy 90th birthday on Friday!


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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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