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!
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 Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), 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!
This fall we will be offering three story times for our youngest library lovers! Our new Children’s Librarian, Mary Duquette will be on board for these programs:
Toddler Time - for children ages 17 months through age 3 – on 10:00 am on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am, starting on September 10th – lots of music, movement, nursery rhymes and reading
Baby Lapsit - for infants through approximately 17 months – on Thursday mornings at 9:30 am, starting on September 11th – a half hour program with music, instruments, finger plays, nursery rhymes and stories
Preschool Story Time – for children ages 4 & 5 – on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am, a longer program with music, lots of reading, and a craft activity
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 Mikkelsen for selecting this as his Eagle Scout project! We still have a few garden plots available for this summer.
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.
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.
Did you know as library users and residents of Newfields, N.H. you are entitled to access subscription databases including the New Hampshire Union Leader and the Concord Monitor newspaper banks? The State Library also subscribes to Health Source, ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) for Education professionals, and a number of EBSCOHost databases including Academic Search Premier, MAS Ultra, Middlesearch, Searchasaurus as well as Novelist. Looking for a book review, or a good book to read, ask about searching Novelsit! We have the passwords, all you need to do is ask!!