Goffstown Public Library Teen Newsletter

Library Hours:
Monday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Saturday (September 8 - June) 9am - 2pm
Important Reminders

Children's Room Browsing: The Children’s Room is open to one family at a time, for 20-minute appointments with no ability to sit, play, etc. Appointments can be made online at www.goffstownlibrary.com/calendar or by calling us at 497-2102. There is a limited schedule for this service:
  • Monday 9-2
  • Tuesday and Wednesday 5-8 pm
  • Saturday 9-1

You will be required to wear a face covering while in the library building. Disposable masks are available in the lobby, along with hand sanitizer.

Foyer Browsing: Our foyer area is open for browsing and check out of materials during regular hours. You can still place requests remotely, and pick up contact-free.

Parking Lot Pick-Up: Just call us from the parking lot, open your trunk/back door, and we will place your items there.

Your returns are quarantined for 72 hours, and will not be checked in until after that quarantine period.

Computer Reservations: Call us at 497-2102 to make an appointment.
For up-to-date information and announcements, please visit www.goffstownlibrary.com.
We are monitoring available information and guidance on COVID-19. For the most up to date information please visit the Department of Health & Human Services and Centers for Disease Control websites. For more resources and information: www.goffstownlibrary.com/covid-19.
Calendar Highlights

At 2pm on Thursday, December 24
Christmas Day, Friday, December 25
At 2pm on Thursday, December 31
New Year's Day, Friday, January 1
Teen YouTube Video Headings
Saturday, 12/5 at 10am: Celebration of Animation with Marty Gitlin via Webex. Registration required. Learn more.

Friday, 12/11 at 1pm: Let's Create ~ Teen DIY
on YouTube*

Wednesday, 12/16 at 6:30pm: Pop-tart® "Gingerbread" House on Youtube*

Thursday, 12/17 at 1pm: Book Browsing with Stacey on YouTube*

*Please visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/goffstownlibrary.
TeenToGo Bags
New Teen-To-Go Bags

Each month features a new craft. The major supplies needed as well as directions for the monthly craft will be included inside each bag.

This bag can also be used in conjunction with Let's Create ~ Teen DIY videos premiering on our YouTube channel.

Stop by the Library starting Friday, 12/4 to pick up this month's bag: origami boxes and bonus craft. Teen-To-Go bags are located in the Library foyer.

Teen-To-Go bags are for tweens & teens in grades 5-12, while supplies last.
Poptart Gingerbread Kit
Pop-tart® "Gingerbread" House
Join Ms. Doreen and Ms. Stacey as they make “Gingerbread” houses out of breakfast pastries.

Watch this on our YouTube Channel at 6:30pm on 12/16- www.youtube.com/goffstownlibrary.

Registration is not required to watch the video, however those who do sign up will receive a decorating kit containing Pop-tarts and candy embellishments.

Registrants will be notified by email when the kit is available for pick-up. 
Scroll Seekers book cover
Book Browsing with Stacey & Local Author Jason McIntosh

In this special book browsing segment, Stacey invites local author and Goffstown Public Library patron Jason McIntosh to discuss his debut young adult fantasy fiction book Scroll Seekers: The Black Dragon of Dearth.

Watch on YouTube Channel at 1 pm on 12/17- www.youtube.com/goffstownlibrary

“Fans of the lands of Narnia, The Hobbit, or Indiana Jones will find this quest loaded with heart-hammering fantasy adventure. Prepare to embark on a journey of peril and rescue spanning multiple realms with unknown dangers--and curious allies!” (Publisher Marketing)

Scroll Seekers: The Black Dragon of Dearth is available to check out from the Library now. Goffstown Public Library cardholders that check out the book will receive a bag of Scroll Seeker swag, available while supplies last.
Introducing The Curious Reader Podcast

Indulge your curiosity with Stacey & Melissa as they seek information beyond the book in this new podcast! The Curious Reader podcast is hosted by Stacey, Goffstown Public Library's Teen Services Library Assistant, and Melissa Mannon, Goffstown High School Librarian and Certified Library Media Specialist.

In their latest episode, Stacey & Melissa discuss the young adult book Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe along with topics of immigration, students & stress, and food & culture. This episode also includes an interview with Goffstown High School Psychologist, Sheehan Gendron, who provides information to help teens deal with stress..

Listen now at thecuriousreader.podbean.com, or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music/Audible, and coming soon to your favorite podcast app.
Bring Home a Bundle!

Whether you're looking for DVDs to binge or new books for a tween or teen, - we've got the bundle for you! Take a chance with staff picks, or let us know your theme preferences - you won't know exactly what you'll be getting until you pick them up.

The Bookshelf: New Teen Titles
New Teen Books for December
These new books and more are available in the foyer browsing area! Are you afraid you may miss out on a great title? Put one on hold today!

Teen Fiction:

Teen Nonfiction:

Graphic Novels:
A Celebration of Animation
Saturday Morning Cartoons Program
Celebration of Animation
Saturday, December 5 at 10am

All ages welcome!

Join the Goffstown Public Library in this Saturday morning cartoons salute with Marty Gitlin, author of A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History.

Marty's Webex presentation will feature clips and trivia devoted to the animated characters who've made their mark on television history.

Registration is required at goffstownlibrary.com/calendar. This is a virtual program via Webex and all registered participants will receive an email invitation to join. 
'Tis the Season at the Library
Hey teens, are you receiving a new device this holiday season? Check out the digital apps the library provides FREE with your library card. From e-books, movies, and magazines, to online classes--there's an abundance of content available to library card holders.

Learn more when you visit:

Need more help? Contact Stacey by phone at 497-2102 or through email at staceyd@goffstownlibrary.com.
Create Something Special
Creativebug Craft pictures
Are you looking to make unique homemade gifts and cards this holiday season? Do you want to find new creative ways to wrap gifts? Creativebug has you covered!

Search for these class titles to create something special this holiday:

  • 25 Days of Gift Wrap
  • Holiday Art Journaling
  • Hand-stitched Deer Ornament
  • Paper Holiday Village
  • Post-it Holiday Wreath

Enjoy unlimited access to explore 1000+ online art and craft classes. Watch anytime, anywhere. Since classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!

It's easy to get started - Access Creativebug in the Education category of our e-library at www.goffstownlibrary.com/elibrary, or go directly to https://www.creativebug.com/lib/goffstownlibrary.
Discover • Read • Share
Winter Holidays from hoopla!
Winter Holidays from hoopla
hoopla is the perfect place to discover feel-good holiday movies, read about different holidays celebrated this time of year, or check-out a new recipe for holiday cookies to share.

hoopla's winter holiday collection has content in all formats, including audiobooks, music, film, and eBooks.

The hoopla app is easy to use and there are never any holds or waitlists. hoopla
checkouts are limited to 6 titles per month per cardholder.
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