Town Wide Yard Sale will be on October 15th

For those of you who are cleaning your closets, basements and garages this summer – the Town Wide Yard Sale in Newfields will be held on Saturday, October 15th from 8:00 am to 12 noon.

This is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the charge to be involved is $25.00. This places your yard sale on the map that is highly valued by many yard salers who come from all of the area for this event!

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Stop by to make your own Olympic Torch!

During the week of July 25 – July 30, children can stop by the library to make their own Olympic Torch – come by when it works for your schedule. Here is what it looks like:


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Summer Reading Photos

The kids (and adults) enjoyed the presentation on July 13 – Amazing Inventions by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.


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Summer Reading in full swing!


Our Kick-off Event took place on Friday, June 3 at the Newfields Elementary School. Steve Blunt got all the students and teachers singing about our theme this summer – Fitness! Funding for this Kids, Books and the Arts event was provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and  is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Everyone is welcome to join us for our Summer Reading Program this year – children (K-5), teens (6-12) and parents!


Here is our schedule – please come when you can! We have planned our activities for early evening to accommodate your schedules. Reading logs can be picked up after school on June 17th. Lots of wonderful prize incentives await you.


Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30 pm at Town Hall

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire will present Amazing Inventions: Healthy Minds Spark Makers! Join us on a jog through history as we investigate some of the most amazing inventions of all time – incredible ideas from electricity to the chocolate chip cooking and also the makers who had the creative (and healthy!) minds to make all of our favorite inventions come to life.

Wednesday, July 27 at 6:30 pm at Town Hall (signups are required, ages 5 and up)

Magician Debbie O’Carroll will present Yoga Cadabra! She will present a magic show and a yoga class in tandem. Children will learn the benefits of yoga and relaxation – classic poses  and also have the opportunity to make up some of their own design. Debbie is a certified yoga instructor.

Wednesday, August 10 at 6:30 pm at the library

Summer Ice Cream Social, Prize Drawings, Kickball and more!


For each book you read this summer, you can enter our raffle to win a prize at the end of the summer



For each book you read this summer, you can also enter a raffle for a prize at the end of the summer.


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LEGO Contest winner!

Thanks to all the children who participated in our 2nd annual LEGO Contest on January 30th. Our first place winner was Mia Cook!


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Come Knit at the Library!

A new knitting group is forming at the library – please join us. Bring a project that you are working on or something new that you want to start.

Thursdays at 1:00 pm, starting January 21st

Coffee, tea and water are provided.

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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 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.

Effective July 25, 2016 the Overdrive Address is:

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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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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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