New Items for March

Looking for something new to read? Then check out our list of purchases for the month of March. New Books include works by Debbie Macomber, Lisa See, CJ Box, Jacqueline Winspear, and Neil Gaiman. New movies include Fences, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Moana. The full list can be found here.

Some of these items are still en route, and are marked as such. If you would like to get on the waiting list for anything, please contact Nancy at librarian@readfield.lib.me.us.

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New Service! Check out the State Park Pass

Looking to spend a little more time outside? Maybe visit some of Maine’s beautiful State Parks? Then why not check out the Readfield Community Library’s very own State Park Pass!

The Readfield Community Library has recently acquired a vehicle pass, which will allow the pass holder, and the occupants of their vehicle (up to seventeen passengers total) access to the day-use facilities of the Maine State Parks. The park pass can be checked out just like a book. All you need is a library card. The pass can be checked out for up to one week. Once the due date arrives, it must be returned when the library is open. It cannot be left in the book drop. If you are planning a trip, you can reserve the pass in advance. Just check with the librarian so you can be sure of its availability.

For more information on the park pass- including a list of parks who will not accept the pass- please check out the park pass section on the State of Maine Website.

Thank you to the Harris family for making this wonderful new feature possible!

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Book Sale This Saturday

We are all set up for our annual winter book sale! If you’d like to support your local library and pick up a few great books, stop by the library any time between 10AM-1PM on Saturday, the 4th. Prices range from twenty-five cents to a dollar per book.

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Library Booksale in March!

Fight cabin fever by checking out our annual winter booksale on March 4th. The sale runs from 10AM to 1PM and consists of books for adults, kids and teens. Prices range from twenty-five cents to a dollar per book. Support your local library by purchasing slightly used book or two (or more!).

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Library Program Tonight- Year of Wonders Discussion

Library Program Tonight- Have you finished Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks? Then come to the first meeting our our new book club- put out by the Maine Humanities Council. We will meet from 6:30-7:30PM. This program was originally scheduled for last Wednesday but was postponed due to bad weather.

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Big Changes Coming for Library Ebooks/Downloadable Audiobooks

Starting March 1st, the Readfield Community Library will have access to a new service for ebooks and downloadable audiobooks. Called “Cloud Library” (or Bibliotecha), this app is much more user friendly that our existing ebook service, Overdrive. Cloud Library allows each library card to check out up to three books at a time, for a period of three weeks. Books that you would like to read on a future date can be flagged for later use. Also, you may have multiple library cards saved on one device- which should work well for families. The service requires no memorization of usernames and passwords. You just need to enter your library card number to register. Cloud Library is similar enough to Overdrive that existing Overdrive patrons should be able to transition over with minimal confusion, and the more streamlined appearance provides less of a learning curve to new users.

Unfortunately, MaineInfoNet’s decision to bring us Cloud Library means that we will have to bid goodbye to the Overdrive app, which will stop functioning as of March 1st as well. In addition, Cloud Library is not compatible to specific kindle models. If you have a Kindle Fire, your Kindle will work just fine with Cloud Library. If you have a Kindle Paperwhite or another Kindle eink device, your Kindle will not be compatible with Cloud Library. Other devices that work with Cloud Library include various kinds of tablets, laptops, smart phones, Nook readers, Kobo eReaders, desktop computers, Iphones, Ipads, and Ipod Touch. Hopefully, if you are used to using your Kindle Paperwhite to read library books, you already own one of these compatible devices.

MaineInfoNet, the organization who provides the library with its ebook/downloadable audiobook service, has provided a web page further explaining what will occur during this transition. If you would like to ask me any questions, please send me an email at librarian@readfield.lib.me.us or call me at 685-4089. I am currently educating myself on how the new app will work, and hope to run a program in March to assist people who may need a little help with the new service.

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New Items for February

The February order has arrived! New books include works by Sophie Kinsella, Christina Baker Kline, Alexander McCall Smith, Miranda James, Charles Todd, Veronica Roth, and David Pilkey. New DVDs include Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge, and Manchester by the Sea. New audiobooks include works by Anne Tyler and JD Vance.

The full list can be found here. A handful of items are still in transit, and are marked as such. If you would like to get on the waiting list for any of these items, please contact Nancy at librarian@readfield.lib.me.us.

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