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.
January Highlights
Saturday, January 23 at 2pm
Stark Hall, Church Street

The Library Board of Trustees will host this Community Forum. This is an opportunity to see plans for an addition to the library building and ask questions about future services, planning, and facility. Jason LaCombe from SMP Architecture, will make a presentation and walk attendees through the plans, in addition to answering questions along with members of the Library Board of Trustees.

All community members are invited and masks will be required; seating will be socially distanced.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 18

Teen YouTube Video Headings

Friday, 1/8 at 1pm: Let's Create ~ Teen DIY
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
January 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 Monday, 1/4 to pick up this month's bag: DIY indoor snowballs and hot cocoa mix.
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.
A song of Wraiths and Ruin
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 and Melissa discuss the young adult book A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown. They also explore the questions that ignited their curiosity to seek information beyond the book such as: music, storytelling, and symbolism. Stacey and Melissa are pleased to share an interview with Goffstown High School music teacher, Josh Desrochers, who provided information related to musical instruments and music as a celebration.

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
What were your favorite reads of 2020?
Looking for new suggestions in 2021?

“Best of” lists abound at the end of every year, and here are some for 2020.

Even Teen Services Library Assistant, Stacey Desrosiers, has a list of favorites from 2020. Here are her top three picks:

Ready to try a book from a "Best of" list, or maybe one of Stacey's top picks, or take a chance with a random staff pick. How about all three? Request a book bundle today! To request a Teen Book Bundle, please give the Library a call at 497-2102 and speak to Stacey. She can prepare a bundle of books for pick-up.
The Bookshelf: New Teen Titles
New Teen Books for January
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:
hoopla Comic Book Corssovers
What happens when Batman meets Wonder Woman, or The Justice League meets the Suicide Squad, or maybe The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles meet Ghostbusters? Super hero shenanigans are shaking up in hoopla's comic book crossover events!

Check out these character match-ups and more at https://www.hoopladigital.com/collection/11689.

With more than 950,000 titles in music, e-audiobooks, e-books, comics and graphic novels, movies, and television, all available with no holds and no waiting, hoopla is the place to find your digital content.

hoopla checkouts are limited to 6 titles per month per cardholder.
Dream • Discover • Do
Resolutions for 2021
Have you thought about your New Year's resolutions yet? No matter what you resolve
to do, Goffstown Public Library has resources that can keep you on track.
Dreaming of more books to explore? 
Let NoveList Plus guide you to your next great read!
NoveList Plus can help you find recommended reading lists for everything from
fantasy fiction to science fiction, as well as unique author read-alikes, which allows you to find new authors based on the ones you (or your friends) already enjoy.
Ready to discover something new?
Universal Class Banner
Universal Class offers unlimited access to over 500 courses covering 30+ subject areas. Taking an online course is free & easy with your Library card! Classes are self-paced and instructor-led, with certified instructors available to answer questions and assess your performance.

What will you learn today?
  • Computer training
  • How to/DIY
  • Pet & Animal Care
  • Career Training
  • Arts, Crafts & Hobbies
  • Cooking & Baking 101
  • And much more!

Universal Class is always available in the Education category of our e-library at http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/elibrary.
Do you love to create and craft?
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!

From DIY Felt Puppet Avatars to Shrinky Dink Jewelry, these creative classes will delight crafters of all ages.

Creativebug is always available to you in the Education category of our e-library at http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/elibrary.
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