Thursday, March 20, 2008

4th and 5th Grade Book Club

We will be reading The Report Card by Andrew Clements. The book club will meet Wednesday, April 23rd at 3:15pm. Snacks will be provided! Sign up at the front desk to reserve your book or call 778-8169. Parents are also encouraged to attend!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Book Club

During April we will be reading People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. The book club will meet Monday, April 21st at 6:30pm. Refreshments will be provided. Copies of the book can be picked up at the library. We hope to see you there!

Brooks tells a believable and engaging story about sympathetic but imperfect characters—"popular" fiction demands all of that—but she also does the business of literature, exploring serious themes and writing about them in handsome prose. She appears to be finding readers and admirers in growing numbers, and People of the Book no doubt will increase those numbers.
-The Washington Post

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Reach for the Stars is Back!

The Newfields Public Library is participating in "Reach for the Stars" again! This program will last until March 19th. "Reach for the Stars" is a wonderful program where children are encouraged to read and are rewarded with educational, award-winning books of their choice.

"Reach For The Stars" is a reading incentive program sponsored by Educational Development Corporation, the parent company of Usborne Books At Home. Children of all reading levels participate and read for 10 days. Children read for a minimum of 30 minutes a day. (Non-readers are read to for 15 minutes a day). The children are sponsored by their parents/family members who wish to promote reading and encourage literacy. At the end of the 10 day program, the child (with parental/adult help), chooses Usborne books that equal half of what they have collected in pledges. The other half goes to the Newfields Public Library Children's section. Usborne gives back 100% of all pledges raised in this program.

Please stop by the library to sign-up and pick up your reading logs. Prizes are awarded to the child who reads the most minutes in both categories, and to the child who collects in the most pledges.

Support the Newfields Public Library through reading and "Reach For The Stars" !

Local Author to Visit Story Hour

This Thursday, March 13th, local author JoAnn Drew Dworman will visit story hour to read her new book, Floaty Feet. She currently lives in East Kingston, New Hampshire with her family. Story hour will begin at 10am and a book signing will follow. We hope to see you there!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Martha Dana Puppet Show

The children of Newfields had a very special visitor during Vacation Week----Martha Dana and her wonderful puppets! More than 70 children and adults packed into the Newfields Town Hall on Thursday, February 28th to watch the puppets come alive. There was lots of laughs and giggles from all. A very special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this event.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Books can be dangerous.
The best ones should be labeled
'This could change your life'

-Helen Exley