Goffstown Public Library Teen Newsletter

Library Hours:
Monday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Saturday (September 8 - June) 9am - 2pm
Effective Monday, February 1:

Second Floor Browsing: Goffstown Public Library cardholders may reserve time to browse materials on the second floor for 20-minute appointments.

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. 
Reservations may be made at www.goffstownlibrary.com/calendar or by calling the library at 603-497-2102 during business hours.

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.
February Highlights
Monday, February 15
for Presidents' Day
Teen YouTube Video Headings

Friday, 2/12 at 1pm: Let's Create ~ Teen DIY
on YouTube*

Thursday, 2/25 at 1pm: Don’t be sus this winter — Make a crewmate handwarmer.
Registration required. Event will be held via Webex, a secure way to have a virtual video conference.

Friday, 2/26 at 1pm: Essential Life Skills for Teens on YouTube*

*Please visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/goffstownlibrary.
TeenToGo Bags
February 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, 2/5 to pick up this month's bag: DIY birdseed "cookies" for winter bird feeding.
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.
AmongUs Handwarmers
Don’t be sus this winter — Make a crewmate handwarmer

Thursday, 2/25 at 1pm: Learn how to sew your own felt handwarmer made to look like a crewmate from the game Among Us.

For Goffstown Public Library cardholders in grades 5-12. Registration is required at www.goffstownlibrary.com/calendar.

Each registered participant can pickup a kit containing all the supplies needed to make the handwarmer and we will meet remotely via Webex to learn how to sew them together.  

Kits will be available for pick-up Monday, February 22. 
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
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 and Melissa discuss the young adult book Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. They also explore the questions that ignited their curiosity to seek information beyond the book such as: Day of the Dead celebrations, LGBTQIA+, and Latinx. Stacey and Melissa are pleased to share an interview with Senoras De Marco and McKinnon, from the language department at Goffstown High School..

Listen now at thecuriousreader.podbean.com, or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music/Audible, and coming soon to your favorite podcast app.
Teen Book Bundles
Have you come to the bottom of your "to be read pile" and you are not sure what to read next? Stacey in Teen Services is here to help. All you have to do is call and say, "I want a book bundle please."

Stacey will ask you a few questions about what you enjoy reading, then three books will be selected for you to pick up. Graphic novels, audiobooks, fiction, or non-fiction, there is something for every teen.

Ready to request a book bundle? Give the Library a call at 497-2102 and ask for Stacey.
The Bookshelf: New Teen Titles
New Books for Teens February Book Covers
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:
Black History Month LIbby
February is Black History Month

The Black History Month 2021 theme, “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” explores the dispersion of African people from their homelands, and the spread of Black families across the United States.

Celebrate Black history and culture with fiction and nonfiction titles from Libby, the one-tap reading app.
Download the free Libby app — learn more at https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/

Looking for more information about digital books — learn more at https://www.goffstownlibrary.com/digital/
Dream • Discover • Do
Dreaming of more books to read on hoopla? 
hoopla bonus borrows in February
February is the First hoopla Bonus Borrows Month of 2021!
hoopla is now providing hundreds of titles that do not count towards your monthly borrow limits, and include e-books, e-audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and television! These are also free to the Library - hoopla usage has a cost associated with every borrow, so this is a great deal for everyone.
In addition to these titles, patrons will also continue to have access to hoopla's Instant collection of over 950,000 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, comics, and more.

Find more of the great characters you love with hoopla bonus borrows.

These bonus borrows are available through February 28, 2021.
Ready to discover something new?
Mango Languages Speak Pirate
Discover learning a new language with over 70 world languages and dialects to choose from in Mango Languages. Build conversational-ready skills with the easy-to-use mobile app, or on your desktop - FREE with your library card! Mango Languages can be found in the e-library.
Mango Languages guides you with personalized activities, interactive listening & reading, great features like Culture Notes, Study Reminders, and even learning through film. Try it today!

What will you discover today?
  • Armenian
  • Cherokee
  • Danish
  • Haitian Creole
  • Latin
  • Pirate (yes, you read that right)
  • And much more!

Mango Languages is always available in the Education category of our e-library at http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/elibrary.
Do something creative!
creativebug new craft projects teens
With Creativebug you have unlimited access to explore 1000+ online art and craft classes produced by renowned artists and creative experts. Watch classes anytime, anywhere FREE with your library card. Since classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!

Crafts to try this month:
  • STEAM: Make an Animatronic Owl Figure
  • Sew a Trio of Hair Accessories
  • Make an Herbal Infused Body Oil

Creativebug is always available to you in the Education category of our e-library at http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/elibrary.
cloudLibrary Teen Book covers
Enjoy the convenience of downloadable e-audio & e-books, on your mobile devices with your Goffstown Public Library Card.

Borrowing digital books has never been easier with cloudLibrary.
  • Borrow e-audio and e-books
  • Save reading lists, mark favorites
  • Store your Library card virtually — never leave home without your card again
  • Customize your cloudLibrary with your own avatar and color theme
  • Discover great books in the clean, new interface

Download the free cloudLibrary app — learn more at cloudLibrary by bibliotheca 

Looking for more information about digital books — learn more at https://www.goffstownlibrary.com/digital/
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