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.


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. 

Poetry Express coming to New Vineyard - Wednesday, August 14 - 6PM

posted Jul 18, 2019, 10:12 AM by New Vineyard Public Library

Everyone is invited to hop aboard the Maine Poetry Express workshop and community reading at New Vineyard Public Library. 
Maine Poetry Express is a program of the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State Library to bring Maine poetry and poets to local libraries and their communities.
Community members in New Vineyard have selected Maine poems, learnt to perform those poems in a workshop with Poet, Margaret Yocom, and are hosting a community poetry-reading event, where all are invited to come together to celebrate Maine poetry. Hope to see you on Wednesday, August 14 at 6PM FMI - 652-2250

Local Author's Night - Karen Pease

posted Jul 9, 2019, 10:09 AM by New Vineyard Public Library

Join us - Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 6:30 - 8 PM Karen Bessel Pease (aka “Kaz”) will be this year’s local author.  she makes her home in the Western Mountains at the F.A.R.M. (Fresh Air and Room to Move).  She writes a popular column, “Observations from the F.A.R.M.”, for the Original Irregular about life in Rural Maine. Karen has also written dozens of poems, co-authored two novels, and published three Young Adult novels.  Come join us for a very interesting night.

Judith Kennedy Johnson Art Show Memorial

posted Jul 9, 2019, 9:41 AM by New Vineyard Public Library



Judith K Johnson Art Show Memorial

Sunday, July 21

1PM -3PM

New Vineyard Public Library – 20 Lake St, New Vineyard, ME


Please join the family of Judith K Johnson for a special Art Show Memorial.


Judith lived a full life and passed away in November at age 101.  Judith’s love of books and libraries led her to be a significant benefactor - donating the land for our current location and providing on-going support of our library operations.  She had many interests including art, books and lifelong education.  This event recognizes her for both her art and her support of the New Vineyard Public Library.


Light refreshments will be served.

Poetry Express Community Reading

posted Jun 14, 2019, 5:52 AM by New Vineyard Public Library

Join the Poetry Express Train sponsored by Maine Humanities Council Wednesday, August 14th at 6 pm
to hear local poet Margaret Yocom and New Vineyard residents read Maine poems that reflect our environment and our lives.

If you would like to read or need more information, please contact our librarian, Mina Miller at 652-2250

Barn Quilt Painting Workshop

posted Apr 29, 2019, 3:29 PM by New Vineyard Public Library

Thursday, May 2, 2019 from  5 - 8 
Join us when you can - open to all ages.
Come learn about Barn Quilts, help paint New Vineyard's Barn Quilt.

Chewonki - Tide Pools

posted Jan 9, 2019, 7:25 AM by suzee woods

School Vacation Week – Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – 1:30 – 2:30 - New Vineyard Public Library


Chewonki Traveling Natural History Program will present, “Tide Pools” at the New Vineyard Public Library, 20 Lake St, New Vineyard.

Open to all ages, come learn about Tide Pools and the home to a variety of species whose unique adaptations allow them to maintain stability in a world that is in a constant state of change . “Using this interactive traveling display, participants will dip their hands into the three zones of Maine’s rocky intertidal ecosystem and touch some of the ocean’s most magnificent species.” 

Story Spectacular - Angela Ferrari

posted Jan 9, 2019, 7:19 AM by suzee woods

Children’s Author/Illustrator Visit– Angela Ferrari


Saturday, February 16, 2019 – 10:30 – 11:30 - New Vineyard Public Library, 20 Lake St, New Vineyard.


A special welcome and start to February School Vacation week when Portland, Maine based children’s book author/illustrator Angela Ferrari will be reading from three of her books with storybook character Digger the Dog telling a few jokes and a short song and dance party! Angela is also the creator and host of Story Spectacular, a children’s story podcast.


Her books are Digger’s Daily Routine; What Do You See?; The Shape Escape;, An Extraordinary Book!; and Lawrence the Lighthouse. Books will be available for purchase.


Event  open for all ages - FMI 652-2250

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