09/14/16- Autumn Author Talk- Leonard Kalkwarf

This fall, learn about history, near and far at the Readfield Community Library during our Autumn Author Talks! For our first program, local author Lenoard Kalkwarf will tell us all about his experiencing researching and writing his book, Exploring the Libraries of the US Presidents. This is highly recommended for fans of US History. Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase. The program will take place on Wednesday, September 14th at 6PM.

If you’d like to learn more about our fall programming, check out our events page. 

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End of Summer Reading

School is just around the corner, which means that our summer reading program is coming to an end. Here are a few things that you might want to know.

This morning, we will hold our final Children’s Hour at 10:30AM. Thank you to library volunteer Jan Tarbuck for leading our last storytime and craft program.

Monday, August 29th, Chewonki will be returning for their animal fitness program, which includes three LIVE ANIMALS. The program begins at 6PM and is expected to run for 1 hour. This is one of our more popular programs, so if you want a guaranteed seat, it’s best to come early, or bring a lawn chair of your own. This will be an outdoor program, a rain location has been set for the Readfield Elementary School.

Have any reading logs hanging around? You’ll be able to turn them in for one more week. The prize shelf will be up until September 1st. After that, it will be taken down to make room for an exciting new display. So far, our readers this summer have read 728 books! Congrats to them for making it this far!

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Labor Day + Summer Hours

The library will be closed Monday, September 5th for Labor Day. During this week, we will also be transitioning from out summer hours to our year round hours. Our year round hours are:
Monday: 6-8
Wednesday: 2-8
Thursday: 10-12
Saturday: 10-4
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August Book Order

Our order for August has started rolling in! New books include works by Julian Fellows, Daniel Silva, Louise Penny, Charles Todd, Sebastian Junger, and Shannon Hale. For movies, The Angry Birds Movie, The Jungle Book, and The Nice Guys are all heading to the library. New audio includes works by Mary Roach and Janet Evanovich. You can find the full list here. 

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08/29/16- Chewonki Returns!

On August 29th, The Chewonki Foundation returns for its fourth year in a row, and this
time they’ll be teaching us all about Animal Fitness! Three LIVE animals will be
presented. This is an all ages program, but keep in mind that it does involve sitting in
one place for an hour. This is also one of our most popular program of the year. If you
want a guaranteed seat, it?s a good idea to bring your own lawn chair. If it rains, the
program will take place at the Elementary School. The program begins at 6PM. We hope to
see you then!

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Silent Auction Update

I just updated the silent auction page to reflect some of the newest bids. If you’d like to take part in the Silent Auction, we only have a couple weeks left. Final bids will be accepted on August 13th during the booksale. If you would like to take part in the auction, or see any of the items here at the library, please contact me, the librarian, to set up an appointment. Our phone number at the library is 685-4089. The best email is librarian@readfield.lib.me.us

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Would you Like to Help us set up for the Library Booksale?

Our annual summer booksale is just around the corner- August 13th! Would you like to help us make it happen?

We are looking for people to both help set up and break down the booksale at the end. Setting up consists of carrying full boxes of books down the library stairs and loading them into pick up trucks. Once the books are moved to the Fire Department, volunteers will unbox the books and set them up on the appropriate tables. These volunteers should be at the library by 7:30AM.

After the sale, we are looking for people to box up the unsold books and load them into trucks. We do plan on donating as may as possible to local organizations so some quick sorting may be involved. These volunteers should be at the Fire department by 1:45.

If you are up for joining either group of volunteers, please let me know! My email is librarian@readfield.lib.me.us. And to answer a popular question, yes we still are taking donations until July 30th, BUT if you have a large donation (more than a couple boxes), it’s best to wait until after the sale, as usable storage space is limited at the library.

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