It's “a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone to recognize the value of libraries"Whether you’re a regular through our doors, or haven’t visited in a while, we hope you’ll take some time this month to explore all that we have to offer. There are so many ways to celebrate!
Visit! While your here, pick up a Teen-To-Go craft and spend some time in the teen space.
Join Us! Take some time to enjoy one of the great programs going on this month. We’d love to see you.
Share Your Love for the Library! Leave a comment on a Facebook post, a Google Review, tell a friend about us (they can get a library card, too!), or drop us a note–spread the joy!
Discover Something New! Take advantage of all the library has to offer– go on an adventure through books, learn a new language with Mango Languages, pick up a movie to escape into, request a new graphic novel, download the latest music album from hoopla, and so much more!
Please remember that the Library's weather closings are independent of town & school announcements. When inclement weather requires us to close, we'll post the announcement on our Facebook Page, at goffstownlibrary.com, and we'll inform WMUR.
February Calendar Highlights
Kick off the new year with the Winter Reading Challenge: All the Feels. January 1 through February 10, 2023, earn badges and virtual tickets for reading, writing book reviews, and completing activities with the Beanstack app. It's easy to get started and there is still time to register at www.goffstownlibrary.com/beanstack.
Virtual tickets can be redeemed in the Beanstack app for end-of-program prizes such as:
Wednesday, February 4 at 9:00 AM.: Teen-To-Go Bags:A new craft bag will be available every month. Teen-To-Go bags are located on the second floor in the teen space. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 PM: Teen Advisory Board: Help decide what cool stuff the Library can offer for tweens & teens.Registration appreciated.
Board in the Library
Friday, February 10, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Shake off the winter blues by learning a new board game at the Library. February's featured game is
WITS & WAGERS. Grab a friend and let's meet around the gaming table. Snacks provided.
For grades 5-12. No registration required.
Write Your Own Adventure
Thursday, February 16, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Adventure! Intrigue! Mystery!
Work as a team to craft a Choose Your Own Adventure-style story. This program runs once a month for three months. Participants will receive a "self-published" copy of the final book at the end of the series.
Join our monthly meetup to watch some anime, talk about your favorite manga, create your own art and manga, and play games. Snacks provided.
For grades 5-12. No registration required.
Crack the Case
Tuesday, February 28
Pull out your magnifying glass and follow the evidence. A victim has been poisoned and your help is needed to examine the evidence, eliminate the suspects, and catch the culprit before they strike again.
Registration required. Please register for only one of the two sessions available. For grades 5-12.
A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself." Stacey and Liz discuss Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco, the first book in a fantasy series featuring Italian folklore involving witches versus demons.
Podcasts are great to listen to when you're in the car, doing chores, or even while you're shoveling snow or crafting. The Curious Reader Podcast may pique your interest to pick up a new book!
We've got you covered with books that will warm, steal, and maybe stop your heart.
Visit the Library today or find these books and more when you search the catalog and place your requests online or give us a call at 603-497-2102.
TAB: Teen Advisory Board
TAB is a group of tweens and teens that meets once a month. TAB collaborates with the Teen Services Library Assistant to help improve teen programs and the teen space, suggests materials such as books and games, and creates ideas to help connect the Library with the community. Join today! For grades 5-12.
Call 603-623-8801 (option "2") for free transportation options.
Ride with the Manchester Transit Authority to your next hair salon appointment, grocery store visit, social gathering, medical appointment, and more!
Manchester Transit Authority provides on-demand service now available Monday through Friday, 9am to 2pm. Make a reservation directly with Manchester Transit Authority as early as 1 week prior, and at least 24 hours in advance.
Rides to medical appointments, riders with disabilities, and those age 62+ receive priority booking. Service will be provided on a first come first serve basis and will be available "curb to curb" from any location in the Town of Goffstown to any other location in the Town of Goffstown or any medical facility in the City of Manchester or Town of Bedford.
Connect with MTA Route #6 at Shaws Plaza for Manchester, Concord, and Nashua service.
All buses are ADA accessible.
For more information contact Planning and Economic Development Director Jo Ann Duffy at 603-497-8990 x118 or JoAnn.Duffy@goffstownnh.gov