June at the Library

Saturday Storytime for Families with Young Children

Weekly Storytime on Saturdays, June 3 and 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Storytime will then take a break for the summer, starting up again in September.

The Lego Lady Returns!

Saturday June 17, 10:30 a.m. to Noon

The Lego Lady brings thousands of Lego pieces with her and turns the Library community room into a Lego-building extravaganza for kids age 4 and up. Join the Saturday morning fun!

Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

Children of all ages are encouraged to join this year’s Library Summer Reading Program! The program encourages kids to keep up their reading skills over the summer and to visit the library to find new and exciting books to read.  Drop by the Library anytime after June 16 to pick up Summer Reading Program materials, reading-related goodies, and a schedule of  fun summer programs.

Summer programs will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 3-4 pm, June 28 through August 9. Programs include build a pizza day, help a pet day, make a really tall building day, and create a playhouse day. We will also host a visit on Wednesday August 2, from Senator Adam Hinds, who will talk with kids about what they can do to ‘build a better world’.

Special Summer Exhibit: Handmade in Ashfield

In July and August, the Library will host a special exhibit of items made in Ashfield! We want something made by YOU for the exhibit! We welcome items made by our local artists, artisans and craftspeople but we also encourage folks of any age to bring in something handmade …racing cars, Lego buildings, duct tape creations, anything special you like to make and are willing to display. We will be collecting handmade items throughout June for the summer display!

June Library Exhibits

International Coins: a display by Alex Osterman

History Exhibit ~ A Selection of our Library’s Oldest Books

Thank you…

To Victoria Worth for coordinating the Thoreau 200th Birthday weekend activities!

To St John’s Church for the loan of the projector, player and screen for our Thoreau movie night!

To Sandy Carter for keeping the library lawn and back yard mowed and trimmed!

Volunteer Needed…

To organize the library’s History Room and to prepare History Room displays.

New Selections at the Library

Youth Fiction and Fact

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (Teen/Fantasy)

Note worthy  by Riley Redgate (Teen/Gender roles)

Posted by John David Anderson (Teen/Social issues)

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy (Teen/Social issues)

Dark Prophecy (Trials of Apollo, Book 2) by Rick Riordan (Fantasy)

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya (Humor/Community)

Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. (Humor/Short stories)

The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff (Humor/Social issues)

Real Friends by Shannon Hale (Graphic novel/Friendship)

The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel (Graphic novel/Adventure)

Dance is for Everyone by Andrea Zuill (Picture Book)

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt (Picture Book)

Mr Postmouse Takes a Trip by Marianne Dubuc (Picture Book)

Olivia the Spy by Ian Falconer (Picture Book)


The Broken Road  by Richard Paul Evans (Psychological inspiration)

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton (Historical suspense)

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine  by Gail Honeyman (Scotland/Romantic adventure)

House of Names  by Colm Toibin (Greek myth powerfully re-told)

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Suspense)

The Leavers by Lisa Ko (Multicultural family saga)

Less Than a Treason by Dana Stabenow (Mystery/Alaska)

The Long Drop by Denise Mina  (Mystery/Scotland)

No Middle Name: the complete collected Jack Reacher short stories  by Lee Child (Suspense)

No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal (Multicultural family saga)

The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories by Penelope Lively

Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick (Heartwarming family tale)

Robert B. Parker’s Little White Lies by Ace Atkins (Mystery)

Saints for All Occasions  by J. Courtney Sullivan (Family saga)

Same Beach, Next Year  by Dorothea Benton Frank (Summer saga)

Secrets in Summer  by Nancy Thayer (Beach romance)

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane (Psychological suspense)

There Your Heart Lies  by Mary Gordon (Literary fiction/Spanish civil war)

Trajectory  by Richard Russo (Short stories)


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Science)

Driving Miss Norma: One family’s journey saying “yes” to living by Tim Bauerschmidt

Jackie’s Girl: My life with the Kennedy family by Kathy McKeon (Memoir)

Mozart’s Starling:  by Lyanda Lynn Haupt (Music biography/Animal friendship)

Option B: Facing adversity, building resilience and finding joy by Sheryl Sandberg (Memoir)

The Radium Girls: the dark story of America’s shining women   by Kate Moore (History)


Call the Midwife, Season Six

Orange is the New Black, Season Four

A Street Cat Named Bob

The Salesman (Oscar-winning Iranian film)