We are pleased to announce that Mina Miller has joined New Vineyard Public Library as our new Librarian.

Mina has been a resident of New Vineyard since 2003 and brings to our Library an extensive knowledge of books and community involvement. She works with her business Mainley Mynah Matters, Inc, creating birch bark crafts and art, enjoys gardening and her collection of tropical plants, as well as swimming every day at UMF.

Please stop by the Library and welcome Mina who will be at the Library on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2-6 or Friday 10-Noon. Volunteers are at the Library Saturday 10 - Noon.



posted Jun 27, 2020, 7:34 AM by New Vineyard Public Library   [ updated Jun 30, 2020, 12:13 PM ]

After review of Maine State Library Guidelines for reopening, NVPL will be providing curbside services effective July 1, 2020.

For the protection and safety of our librarian and our patrons, we will implement curbside services in the following way.

Patrons can request books, audio books, magazines, dvds via phone 652-2250 or email at (Subject: Curbside Book Request).  The contents of our collection are available on-line by accessing - At sign in box enter “New Vineyard Public Library”,   no password is required.

Patrons should communicate what they are requesting  AND how to reach them to set up a pick up time.  

Our librarian will locate requested items if available, create a bag containing the items THAT WILL BE QUARANTINED FOR A MINIMUM OF 72 HOURS.   

Patron will be notified when the bag is available. The bag with the patron’s name attached will be left in the PICKUP bin outside of the door of the NVPL Community Room. Patron will pick up their bag.  There will be no entry to the NVPL Community Room or Library.

 Return of books/items (preferably in a bag to assist with quarantine) are to be left in the  RETURN bin at the NVPL community room door. Please DO NOT use the Drop Box.

 Books/items returned WILL BE QUARANTINED AS PER MAINE STATE GUIDELINES FOR A MINIMUM OF 72 HOURS, before being returned to the library collection.

 We will continue to monitor Federal and State Guidelines as well as local rural small libraries implementations and will adjust our services offerings where and if appropriate. The protection and safety of our librarian and patrons remains foremost in our decisions.


Our library has on-line access to over 12,000 books using cloudLibrary. If you wish to have access to this service through your computer or smart phone please send email to or  call the library at 652-2550.  Our free wi-fi service is available 7x24 in the library parking lot. 


Black Fly Bash - Canceled

posted May 29, 2020, 5:49 AM by New Vineyard Public Library

Due to the COVID -19 Virus situation, the NVPL Black Fly Bash will not be held.
Stay safe and healthy.

New Vineyard Public Library Closure

posted Mar 15, 2020, 1:59 PM by suzee woods

RSU 9 and 73 have just announced school closures. In light of this, the New Vineyard Public Library Trustees are closing the Library and cancelling associated programs and events until further notice.


If you have a smart phone or internet computer access - we offer iCloud to our Library Patrons – with on-line access to over 12,000 books/audio titles available. Call or email us for information regarding use of this capability. We will get back to you.


Rescheduled - Owls of Maine

posted Feb 17, 2020, 1:34 PM by suzee woods

The Owls of Maine presented by Chewonki has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 19th at 1:30PM.
Thank you!

Cookie Swap

posted Nov 20, 2019, 6:12 AM by New Vineyard Public Library

Join Mina and the Trustees for a Holiday Cookie Swap. Get into the Holiday spirit with some Eggnog and Cider. We will have a movie and a storytime during the event for our younger ones.

Please bring in 1 and 1/2 dozen of your favorite Holiday Cookie and take home samples of other cookies to share over the Holidays!
Sharing your recipe will be allow us all to enjoy your favorite next year or event try it this year.
If you plan to participate, please let Mina know at  652-2250.
Make sure you have your Doll's House Raffle tickets available at the Library and at the Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 23 - from 8 AM - 1PM. The winner will be drawn at the end of the cookie swap - 6PM

Doll's House Raffle

posted Oct 25, 2019, 6:24 AM by New Vineyard Public Library

New Vineyard Public Library is thrilled to announce that local New Vineyard resident - Lenny Ellis 
has made and donated a beautifully handcrafted Log Style Doll's House.

Just in time for a raffle that will be drawn on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 6pm.

Raffle tickets are available at the Library - located at 20 Lake St in New Vineyard
and will be on sale at our Annual Craft and Bake Sale on November 23 - 8am - 1pm at Smith Hall.

$2 per ticket or 6 for $10. 

Make sure you don't disappoint your special child - buy some tickets and support your library.

Craft and Bake Sale - Saturday, November 23

posted Oct 25, 2019, 6:05 AM by New Vineyard Public Library

The New Vineyard Public Library Annual Craft and Bake Sale will be held at Smith Hall, New Vineyard, on Saturday, November 23 from 8AM - 1PM.

Join us for a great selection of homemade gifts made by local artisans. 
 Handcrafted knit & crochet items.
 Locally made wreathes & arrangements.
 Wood & pottery crafts.
 Jewelry & metal work.
 Baked goods, candies and preserves.
 Doll's House Raffle!
Find that special gift for that special person on your Holiday List.
If you are a crafter and would like a table, please call the Library at 652-2250 or Glenda at 652-2366

Dolls House Warming Planning

posted Oct 7, 2019, 9:31 AM by New Vineyard Public Library

Friday, October 11– 10:30 - DoIl House Warming  Planning

Do  you like to decorate?

Are you crafty?


Come find out what you could do to help with the Doll house warming that is being planned for our beautiful restored  Colonial Style Doll House.


Our thanks to Laurie Barker for donating and subsequently, Kenneth and Sandra Dubay, seeing its potential, repaired and creatively painted the exterior and assembled the exquisitely detailed interior furniture.


There is much needed to complete the project! We would love your ideas and your creative talents so that we can complete the furnishings and decorate it for the seasons and holidays. We will hold a workshop or two to make our ideas become a reality.



Thank you - Golf Scramble Sponsors and Donors

posted Sep 9, 2019, 6:21 AM by New Vineyard Public Library   [ updated Sep 9, 2019, 6:27 AM ]

Thank you to all our Sponsors and Donors who supported our 6th Annual Golf Scramble held on August 18th.
The Diadema Golf Course in North Anson and the weather were perfect. The teams enjoyed the course and the competitions. 
We appreciate the many contributions that make the event successful and assist the Library with programming and operation costs.
Please support our Sponsor and Donors with your business.

Apple Valley Golf Course - Lewiston

Bryan's Auto - New Vineyard

Carrabassett Coffee - Kingfield

Cobbossee Colony Golf Course - Monmouth

Diadema Golf Course - North Anson

Foothills Management Farmington

Fox Ridge Golf Club - Auburn

Franklin Savings Bank

Golden Amber Sugar Shack  Anson

Great Northern Docks - Naples

Hammond Lumber – Farmington

Hight  Auto – Skowhegan

Lignetics Wood Pellets - Strong

Longfellows Restaurant - Kingfield

Maine Wood Concepts - New Vineyard

McAllister Accounting - Jay

Motley Mt Saphouse - Industry

Narrow Gauge Cinema - Farmington

Oakdale Country Club - Mexico

Our Village Market - New Vineyard

Richard's Florist - Farmington

Russell Black Farms - Wilton

Silver Shears - Farmington

Skowhegan Savings Bank

Spruce Mountain Pharmacy - Jay

Subway - Farmington

Sugarloaf Mountain

TD Bank - Farmington

The Meadows Golf Club - Litchfield

Tranten's – Kingfield – Farmington

University of Maine-  Farmington

Up Front & Pleasant Gourmet - Farmington

Walmart - Farmington

Western Mountain Pharmacy - Kingfield

Wilson Lake  Country Club – Wilton

The Knitting Brigades of World War 1

posted Aug 27, 2019, 5:31 AM by New Vineyard Public Library

Join us at the New Vineyard Library for a special presentation by Holly Korda. 

The Knitting Brigades of World War I: Volunteers for Victory in America and Abroad


Overview: In the summer of 1917, following the U.S. entry into World War I in April, the American Red Cross put out an urgent call for volunteers in every state who came to knit more than 15 million pounds of wool into socks, sweaters, hats, and bandages for our soldiers and allies overseas. In less than two years, membership swelled from 200,000 to over 30 million nationwide. Women, men, and the nation's school children knit and purled more than 24 million articles for the war effort in the most successful mobilization of community resources in the United States. Join Holly Korda as she shares vintage photos and stories of the Knitting Brigades in Maine and around the nation--and be prepared to share any stories you may have!


Holly Korda became fascinated with WW1 volunteer knitting when she learned of these home front heroics from a relative. A researcher by training, she reached out to a Red Cross Historian in the 1980s to learn more, and expanded these efforts in the Internet Era. She has shared photos and the inspiring stories of the Knitting Brigades, and how they gave purpose to and unified the nation, with volunteer knitting groups, veterans, and history buffs at libraries and with associations across Maine. 

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