Maine Student Book Awards

The Readfield Library has recently purchased the Maine Student Book Award nominees, and the majority of the books have already arrived. The Maine Student Book Awards honors great books for students grade 5-8. They always award a great variety of books and this year’s list is no exception. Check out the full list here before stopping by and picking up a few. If you would like us to put any on hold for you, please give us a call in advance- 685-4089

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LAST MINUTE REMINDER- Poetry Night

Poetry night be will tonight at 6:30 PM. This is the perfect opportunity to share your poetry, poetry that means a lot to you, and socialize with other poets. Refreshments will be provided as well.

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New Items for April

Most of our new items have arrived for April. There are a handful that are still in transit, but you can find the full list here. New books include works by Kazuo Ishiguro, Dennis Lehane, Debbie Macomber, Harlan Coben, Laurie R King, James Patterson, Jacqueline Winspear, Erik Larson and Gayle Foreman. New movies include The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1, Into the Woods, Unbroken, and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. For those looking for high quality children’s books, we have just received all of the nomination for the Chickadee Awards. The nominations for the Maine Student Book Awards are on their way!

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Chickadee Nominees

The Chickadee Nominees have arrived at the Readfield Community Library! For those unaware, the Chickadees are a Maine book award that honors picture books intended for Kindergarten to Fourth Grade. If you’re looking for a high quality new picture book, then I’d recommend starting here. Here is what we’ve received for this year’s nominees:

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox
Dragon’s Extraordinary Egg by Debi Gilori
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko
The Highest Number in the World by Roy MacGregor
Who Was Here? Discovering Wild Animal Tracks by Mia Posada
A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz
Going Places by Paul A. Reynolds
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki

Looking for books for older children? The nominees for the Maine Student Book Awards will be announced soon!

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04/15/15- Readfield Poetry Night

Are you a poet? Love to read poetry? Want to celebrate National Poetry month? Then come to our Poetry Night, on April 15th 6:30PM. Come and share poetry (read your own, or pick one that means a lot to you), and meet local poets.

Special thanks to patron and local poet Omer Zamir for coming up with this idea!

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New Books for March 2015

Looking for something new to read? Then check out our list of new arrivals for March. New books include works by Jonathan Kellerman, Anne Tyler, Laura Lippman, Neil Gaiman, and Alexander McCall Smith. New movies include Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Big Hero 6, and Whiplash. Check out the full list here.

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03/25/15- Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

The Readfield Community Library book group will be discussing Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn on Wednesday, March 25th at 6:30PM. We do have a couple extra copies if you’d like to jump in this month. Just let us know, and we’ll hold one for you.

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