New Items for January

Looking for something new to read? Then take a look at our January order. It includes books by Chris Bohjalian, Fannie Flagg, Michael Lewis, Ransom Riggs, James Patterson, and Chris Duffy. New movies include The Girl on the Train and The Light Between Oceans. Please check out the full list here.

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Check out Snowshoes from the Readfield Community Library

The Readfield Community Library is proud to announce its new snowshoe collection. The library currently has six pairs, ranging from child to adult size, available to check out. Like everything else in our library, borrowing snowshoes is completely free. Once you have them checked out, you can keep them for one full week. We just ask that you return them while the library is open, as the shoes cannot fit in the drop box. You can check them out as soon as today!

This collection was made possible due to generous donations- both monetary and of gently used snowshoes- from our community. Thank you for supporting us in this new endeavor, and reminding us why we call ourselves the Readfield Community Library.

If you have any questions about this new collection, feel free to contact the librarian. Nancy’s email address is The library phone number is 685-4089.

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01/25/16- Origami Light Craft


Don’t put your Christmas lights away just yet! Come to the library to learn how you can turn them into year-round decorations. Library Board Chair Deb Peale returns after her popular tote bag craft, for another great upcylcing program. The program begins at 6:30. Bring your own string of lights, and we’ll show you how to get started.

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Closed for MLK Jr. Day

The library will be closed, Monday January 16th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will be open our regular hours during the rest of the week.

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Maine Humanities Council to Return this February

Last year, one of our most popular programs was “Let’s Talk about it” by the Maine Humanities Council. Over four different sessions, our patrons read five books as part of MHC’s “Refreshing the Whodunt” series. This year they will be returning for a new series, “Where Am I? The Individual and the Community.” Over five months, we will be reading five great books-both new and old- about the relationship between the individual and their community. Our first will be Geraldine’s Brooks fantastic Year of Wonders, which we will be discussing on February 15th. If you would like to receive a copy of this book to participate, please let Nancy know, and she will hold one for you when they arrive.

Nancy can be contacted by phone (685-4089), and email (

For a full description of this program (including the list of books), please check out the Maine Humanities Council Website. We will be reading “Choice II.” For a list of our upcoming programming, take a look at our events page.

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Top Titles in Readfield for 2016

Curious to see what you’re neighbors have been reading this year? Then check out our list of top titles. We have most popular books, movies, and audiobooks in circulation for 2016. How many of these did you read/watch?

Top Books
1. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
2. The Girls she Left Behind : a Lizzie Snow Novel by Sarah Graves
3. The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon Hale
4. Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich
5. The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
6. The Waters of Eternal Youth by Donna Leon
7. Fool me Once by Harlan Coben
8. Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen
9. As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark
10. Finding Winnie : The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick

Top Movies
1. The Intern
2. Room
3. Bridge of Spies
4. Spotlight
5. Mission impossible: Rogue Nation
6. The Walk
7. Woman in Gold
8. Brooklyn
9. Inside Out
10. The Big Short

Top Audiobooks
1. The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
2. At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
3. X by Sue Grafton
4. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
5. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
6. Badlands by CJ Box
7. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer
8. Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman
9. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
10. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

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Library Fundraiser- Handmade Keychains for Sale

Looking for a last minute gift? Then check out these handmade keychains we have for sale. One keychain for $5, or three for $12, if you’d like to use them as stocking stuffers.

Thank you to Diana O’Toole for making and donating these to the library.


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