NO LIBRARY BOOK SALE IN AUGUST; POSSIBILITIES OF A FALL EVENT

Unfortunately, due to a variety of logistical factors, the Readfield Community Library Board of Trustees has decided to postpone the annual August Book Sale. There is a possibility of a fall Book Sale event, so please hang on to your book donations a bit longer if you are able!

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WiFi Service Restored

Please note that the Library’s 24/7 WiFi internet service was down for about a week. Service has been restored. Apologies for any inconveniences this may have caused.

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WiFi Service Interruption

We are currently having trouble with our WiFi. Please note that the Library’s 24/7 WiFi service will be unavailable at least through Monday. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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“Read ME” program highlighting MAINE authors!

The Readfield Community Library is pleased to participate in the annual “Read ME” program sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State Library. This program highlights books by Maine authors; and we feel this Maine bicentennial year is the perfect time to celebrate and explore Maine writers!

Please check out the various summer/fall program offerings below. You are welcome to participate in any or all of the FREE events listed below. Or, feel free to simply read one or both books, with or without participating in the events. We have multiple copies of The Vigilance of Stars by Patricia O’Donnell and Roughhouse Friday: A Memoir by Jaed Coffin at the library for patrons to check out, thanks to a generous contribution from the Friends of the Readfield Community Library.

“Read ME” Program Highlights and Events

  • RADIO EVENT: Maine Calling program with authors Lily King, Jaed Coffin, and Patricia O’Donnell on Friday, July 17that 1:00pm on Maine Public Radio
  • ZOOM EVENT: Maine Humanities Council Author Event with author Jaed Coffin, Wednesday, August 12th at 6:00pm; registration details forthcoming
  • ZOOM EVENT: Maine Humanities Council Author Event with author Patricia O’Donnell; details soon (likely in August)
  • BOOK GROUP: Readfield Community Library September Book Group Wednesday, September 30th at 6:30pm (tentatively scheduled to meet upstairs at the Town Office)We will be discussing the fiction selection The Vigilance of Stars by Patricia O’Donnell
  • BOOK GROUP: Readfield Community Library October Book Group Wednesday, October 28th at 6:30pm (tentatively scheduled to meet upstairs at the Town Office)We will be discussing Roughhouse Friday: A Memoir by Jaed Coffin
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Story Time at the Beach!

Readfield Community Library Story Time, 9:30-10:30am on Thursdays
From July 9 through August 20, 2020, Story Time will meet at the Readfield Town Beach. Please bring a family blanket/chairs, as we will practice physical distancing.
This Story Time is geared for children ages 0-5 and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers.

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Library building OPEN to patrons again!

Beginning on July 6th, the library will be open to patrons again during regular hours. We do have some new procedures to keep patrons, volunteers, and staff safe. Please see all details at: https://readfieldlibrary.wordpress.com/covid-19-response-info/
Note that Curbside Pickup Lending services will continue as well, for those who prefer that method of lending. Also, all returns should be made to the OUTSIDE Book Drop.

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Library Closed on Saturday, July 4th

The Library will be closed for all services (including Curbside Pickup) on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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June Book Group

Our June Book Group will meet on Wednesday, June 24 at 6:30pm. The book to be discussed will be the nonfiction selection American Nations by Maine author Colin Woodard. We hope to hold this meeting outside (behind the library) in a physically distanced fashion, as long as the weather permits. If weather is uncooperative, we will meet by Zoom. The Zoom login ID for the June Book Group is 837 9289 8822.

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Curbside Pickup Lending & Book Drop AVAILABLE beginning June 1st!

We are please to begin our phased reopening of library services! Although the library building still remains closed to the public (at least through the month of June), the outside Book Drop will be available for book returns and we will also start with a “Curbside Pickup Lending” service on June 1. Please see the COVID-19 page of the website for details: https://readfieldlibrary.wordpress.com/covid-19-response-info/

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May Book Group

We plan to get back to our monthly Book Groups! Our May Book Group has been scheduled as a Zoom Meeting, and we are hoping for an in-person Book Group in June! We will meet virtually on Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30pm. Please call or email the library for the Zoom Meeting login ID.

The book to be discussed will be an eBook from the “Always Available and Unlimited Usage Indie Author Project Collection” in Cloud Library—Still Breathing by E.A. Fournier. Since we still do not have access to InterLibrary Loans for this month, we decided to choose a title that everyone could have access to for free through our Cloud Library.

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