Events postponed until February 25th

The Owl Moon Story Walk event and the Take Your Child to the Library Event, both originally scheduled for Saturday February 4th, have been postponed until Saturday February 25th due to the extremely cold temps forecast for February 4th.

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February ADULT BOOK GROUP MEETING

Our monthly Library Adult Book Group is open to all! The Book Group generally meets on the last Monday of the month at 6:30pm. Our February meeting will be on February 27th to discuss the Maine-interest novel Fellowship Point by Alice Elliot Dark. Note that for the winter months, we are meeting by Zoom rather than in person. Please call 207-685-4089 or email librarian@readfieldmaine.org if you would like to participate and/or need a copy of the book.

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IMPORTANT! LIBRARY HOLIDAY CLOSURES

The Library will be CLOSED on the following days in February:

– Monday, February 20th in observance of President’s Day

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MAINE’S WASTE POLICIES and PATHWAYS to a LOW-WASTE FUTURE with Natural Resources Council of Maine

Did you know that the average Maine resident tosses out nearly 4 pounds of trash every day? There are lots of ways that individuals and businesses can reduce their impact on Maine’s environment by cutting down on their trash. Please join Vanessa Berry of the Natural Resources Council of Maine at the Readfield Town Office on Thursday, February 16th at 6:00pm to learn about what waste experts and lawmakers are doing to address waste issues in Maine, and how you can help support waste solutions and hold polluters accountable for wasteful packaging. This event is live and in-person at the Town Office, but those who prefer to join by Zoom may do so by registering here: https://networkmaine.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvc-6tqT8rHtaFvCK7_D4Qx6Vlnc72o5oK

About the presenter: Vanessa joined the NRCM in April of 2022 as the Sustainable Maine Outreach Coordinator. With a background in elementary education and waste management, she uses her expertise to “talk trash” and build public support for policies that promote the Solid Waste Management Hierarchy. Prior to her role at NRCM, Vanessa spent nearly four years working directly with municipalities, schools, and local organizations to provide education and support on their waste reduction and diversion strategies. She graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and with a master’s degree in Sustainability Science from Unity College.

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FULL MOON SNOWSHOE/HIKE—Monday, February 6th   

Please join us for a community all-ages “Full Moon” evening snowshoe/hike on Monday, February 6th at 6:00pm! Last year we had participants from age 1 to 80 and everything in between!! We will meet at the Library parking lot and walk (at your own pace) on the Library Trail and continue to the Fairgrounds trails. After the walk, enjoy cocoa and cookies back at the Library. Dress warmly, and bring your own headlamp/flashlight, water bottle, and snowshoes/poles if you have them. Please call ahead to reserve a pair of library snowshoes to borrow if you do not have your own. The Library is excited to offer this event this year in partnership with the Trails Committee. Note: if weather does not cooperate, we will try to reschedule.

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MEET MAINE OUTDOORSMAN AND AUTHOR TOM ROTH—Thursday, February 2nd

Tom Roth, 25-year regional columnist for The Maine Sportsman, recently published his first book A Sporting Year in Maine. Please join us for an Author Event with Tom on Thursday February 2nd at 6:00pm at the Readfield Town Office to hear about his new book and his 4-season adventures as a Maine outdoorsman. (Note this event was rescheduled from Jan 26th due to weather.) Tom will have books available for purchase and signing after the event. If you are unable to attend in-person, you may attend by Zoom instead by registering at this link: https://networkmaine.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcuyvpzMuH9wz1GW9YHfy898Wifa67p4U

From the publisher: “In A Sporting Year in Maine, Tom walks you through each month, detailing what the great state of Maine has to offer, complete with how-to, some where-to and a healthy dose of humorous events that happened along the way. Written in his folksy, conversational tone, Tom brings the reader along on all his forays and will entertain sporting and non-sporting folks alike.”

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TAKE YOUR CHILD to the LIBRARY DAY—Saturday, February 4th

Stop by the library for our Open House event any time from 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday, February 4th to enjoy cookies, cocoa, crafts, and more! We will have live music as well, including student musicians from the Pineland Suzuki School from 12-1pm. Also, be sure to check out lots of books to read together with your child once you get home!

SPECIAL EVENT: At 1:00pm on Saturday February 4th, please join us for an OUTDOOR group Story Walk on the Library Trail to enjoy our February book Owl Moon together.

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FEBRUARY STORY WALK®S

February STORY WALK® at the Readfield Community Library—Owl Moon

The Library StoryWalk® is always open for all to enjoy! The walk begins on the trail behind the Library and goes about ¼ mile to the Readfield Union Meeting House. The picture book featured for February is Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, sponsored by an anonymous donor. Please feel free to walk the StoryWalk® at any time that works for your family, regardless of whether the Library is open. And, be sure to stop by the Library to pick up the take-home craft that accompanies the story. 

February STORY WALK® at Readfield Elementary School—The Mitten

The RES StoryWalk® is always open for all to enjoy! The RES Story Walk is located along the edge of the back soccer field behind the school. The picture book featured for February is The Mitten by Jan Brett, sponsored by Lori Clark and Family.

STORY WALK® EVENTS on February 4th and 7th 

Join us as we enjoy the February Story Walk (Library location) together, plus music and crafts! Meet outdoors behind the Library. Check Facebook for any cancellations due to weather.

  • Saturday February 4th at 1:00pm
  • Tuesday February 7th at 10:00am
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Library CLOSED today due to winter storm

The Library will be closed today (Monday January 23) due to the winter storm. We plan to open tomorrow (Tuesday) for regular hours 10am to 4pm.

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HOLIDAY CLOSURE

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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