Library Lecture Series

Our library lecture series returns Thursday, August 23 @ 6:00pm with A Time to Dance: a contra dance lecture by program presenter, Richard Nevell.

Richard Nevell will discuss the role of country dancing in American history. Country dancing “gives dancers a sense of belonging, the country dance helps build what is now popularly called social capital.” Mr. Nevell will show excerpts from his 2 films, Country Corners and Full of Life A-Dancin” which are based on his book, A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash.

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Summer Reading Winners!

Basket #1 : Aurora Marcott

Basket #2 : Charles Kotsonis

Basket #3 : Lucy Blackburn

Basket #4 : Reina Johnson

Canobie Lake Tickets : Maddy Bassett

Water Country Tickets : Sylvie Kotsonis

High School Prize : Camilla McAleer

Adult Prize : Lee Woodworth

Thank you to all of our participants for another great year! Prize basket #2 was a particular favorite this year, as one of the prizes was a highly sought after Pokemon book. Thanks to the interest, we will be adding several Pokemon books to our library collection. They will be here soon! 🙂

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Summer Reading Ice Cream Social!

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The Summer Reading program ends Saturday, August 4th! Please stop by the library this week to have your reading logs checked, and put your tickets in the prize jars. This year, our ice cream social will be held….

WHERE: At the library

WHEN: Wednesday August 8th 6:30-8:00pm

The winning tickets will be drawn prior to the event. Prize bags will be handed out at the social. If you are not able to attend….no worries! Winners who are not in attendance will be notified, and their prizes kept at the library circulation desk. Winners’ names will also be posted on the website 8/9.

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Mind-Blowing Matter Rocks!

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Thank you Katie @ the Dover Children’s Museum for your interactive presentation of Mind-Blowing Matter that Rocks! We learned about the various stages of matter, and everyone made a fun project to take home!

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Please take note:

Someone has been removing the letters from the library sign in front of the building. As a result, some have gone missing, and others have been broken. We have alerted the Newfields police department to take note….that no one (other than library staff) should be touching that sign. If you notice someone removing letters from the sign, please alert the Newfields police department immediately. Thank you for your help!

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LEGO Club will meet Wednesday, August 15, 3-4:30 pm

This activity is for ages 6-12. Younger siblings are welcome to attend, but parents will be expected to chaperone them. Goldfish crackers and water will be provided.

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Future Babysitters for Newfields

Ten girls in grades 6 through 9 recently completed an 8-hour 4H certified Babysitting Course at the library taught by Pam.  Topics covered included child development, nutrition, first aid, child and infant CPR, when and how to call for help, how best to entertain children and most importantly, how to be responsible and keep the children safe at all times.

They are ready and enthusiastic to start babysitting!

A list of contact information for them will be available at the library desk.

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LEGO Contest Winners

Thank you to all the children who participated in today’s LEGO Contest! We saw lots of hard work, creativity, problem-solving, teamwork, and fun as the entries were put together.

The winners were: (left to right)

Honorable Mention – Nicole Johnson

LEGO that showed something from a favorite book – Noah Lynch, from the books Holes

LEGO that showed the most creativity – Sylvie Kotsonis

Best LEGO from a kit – Charles Kotsonis


Here are photos of some of the entries: (check back tomorrow for the rest!)


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LEGO Club Photos!

    On this cold day in December, the children had lots of fun at LEGO Club!

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Boo Parade held on October 26th

Here is a picture!

Here is a link to the story that appeared in the Exeter Newsletter on October 27th:

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