Books for Sale at the Library

The stocking stuffier shelf has returned! Looking for a few good books to pick up as gifts this year? Then check out our selection for sale. Our better than Black Friday prices range from twenty-five cents to a dollar per book. It’s a great way to support our library and pick up a gift for someone you love (or yourself!).img_1377

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Thanksgiving Week

Next week is Thanksgiving, so our hours will be changing a little. They are:

Monday- 6-8
Wednesday- 2-5 (closing early)
Thursday- closed
Saturday- 10-4

Don’t forget about us during your holidays! We have cookbooks for Thanksgiving dinner, audiobooks for travel, and books and movies to keep the kids entertained.

Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Annual Tree Lighting Just Around the Corner!

Kick off the Holiday season with our annual tree lighting on Friday, December 2nd! The event begins at the Readfield Community Library with carols at 6:30PM, then will continue down at the Town Office with cookies and cocoa. There’s even rumors that a special guest may be there! A bad weather date has been set for Sunday, December 4th at 4:30PM.

We recommend bringing a flashlight for a short walk.

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New Items at the Library for November

Hello! A new book order just arrived this afternoon. A few items (including all of our movies and audiobooks for the month) are still in transit. New books include works by Jeffrey Archer, Margaret Atwood, Alice Hoffman, Debbie Macomber, Stephenie Meyer, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Janet Evanovich,  Jojo Moyes, Jeff Kinney, Rachel Renee Russell, and Shannon Hale. New movies (which, again, are still in transit) include Finding Dori, Bad Moms, and Star Trek Beyond.Check out the full list here.

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On the Lookout for Snowshoes

Readfield Community Library is looking for donations of modern, good condition snowshoes and ski poles.  The donated snowshoes and poles will be available for patrons to check out as they would a book.

Donations can be dropped off at Readfield Community Library during business hours:  Mondays 6-8 p.m., Wednesdays 2-8 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m.-noon, and Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Please let us know if you have any questions either by phone 685-4089 or email

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11/09/16-Laura Bantly Book Signing

The Readfield Community Library invites you to join us on Wednesday, November 9th at 3PM for a reading and book signing of “How Ladybug Bear Came to Maine.” Yarmouth author, Laura Bantly, will share some insights and background that led to the writing of her picture book, written especially for 4 to 9 year olds.

“How Ladybug Bear Came to Maine” is a toy black bear’s adventure that is hopeful, frightening, and finally fulfilling, and will resonate with any reader who has ever struggled with being different. She travels from a toy workshop in West Virginia to a gift shop in Michigan, where it seems no one wants her. At last she is discovered and sent to a perfect home in Maine. Illustrations are beautifully done by Maine artist Thomas Block, a retired art teacher from the Boothbay area. The book was published by Maine Authors Publishing in Thomaston.

Laura Bantly’s background includes teaching elementary school, opening a private kindergarten, and owning Stepping Stones Country Day School in Falmouth for 15 years. She has been a summer resident of Readfield for the past 35 years.

Can’t make the book signing? Visit the author’s website if you would like to order the book.

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New Books at the Library- October 2016

Looking for something new to read? Then check out our list of acquisitions for October! A few items are still en route, but the majority is already in. We have new books by John Grisham, Elin Hilderbrand, Ian McEwan, Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks, David Rosenfeld, Amy Schumer, Rick Riordan, and Mo Willems. New movies include Independence Day Resurgence and Ice Age 5: Collision Course. The audiobooks are still on their way, but they include the new John Grisham and Jodi Picoult title as well.

The full list can be found here.

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