Goffstown Public Library's
Library Hours
Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
February is Library Lovers' Month

Ways to Celebrate

February is Library Lovers’ Month, “a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone, especially library support groups, to recognize the value of libraries and to work to assure that the Nation’s libraries will continue to serve.”*

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!

February Calendar Highlights
The Library WILL be open on Monday, February 20 during Presidents' Day.
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.
Through February 10

Adults and teens can participate in this fun activity and earn badges and digital raffle tickets for the chance to win fabulous prizes. Join the virtual Winter Reading Challenge at www.goffstownlibrary.com/beanstack, or download the Beanstack app.
Family Drop-In Story Times
Saturdays at 9:30 AM

Families can drop in to enjoy stories and activities together now through April 1.
Valentine's Day Party
Tuesday, February 7 at 3:30 PM

Kids in grades 1-5 can join us for stories, snacks, and a craft to celebrate Valentine's Day!

Preschool Valentine's Day Celebration
Tuesday, February 14 at 11:00 AM

Ages 2 1/2 years old through kindergarten will share stories, games, activities, and a snack

Crafturday: Painted Wine Glasses
Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 AM

Just in time for Valentine's Day, decorate a pair of wine glasses perfect for celebrating the holiday with your favorite Valentine.

Movie Screening
Tuesday, February 14 at 6:00 PM

Celebrate Valentine's Day alongside Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as we present a screening of the classic romance Casablanca ⒸWarner Bros, PG, Runtime 102 minutes.

Board in the Library featuring the board gaem WITS & WAGERS
Board in the Library
Friday, February 10 at 3:30 PM

Grades 5-12, 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.
Write Your Own Adventure
Thursday, February 16 at 3:30 PM

Grades 5-12, work as a team to craft a Choose Your Own Adventure-style story. Participants will receive a "self-published" copy of the final book at the end of the three-month program.

magnifying glass with a wooden handle and gold rim
Amateur Detective Night
Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to catch a killer? Gather with other true crime aficionados and wannabe detectives in the Library to play Escape the Crate, the game where the stakes are (fictional) life or death. This time we'll travel back to the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and attempt to evade America's first serial killer—HH Holmes himself!

See what else is coming up this month when you
check out the full calendar online.
Borrow • Read • Repeat
This Month's Book Groups - Join Us!
Pick up your copies at the Circulation Desk today.

  • Tuesday, 2/7 at 6:30 PM: Evening Book Group The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton
  • Wednesday, 2/15 at 1:30 PM: Afternoon Book Group Mercy Snow by Tiffany Baker
Kids' Graphic Novel Book Club
Tuesday, February 28 at 3:30 PM

This month, kids in grades 2-4 will be reading Amulet, Book One The Stonekeeper, written and illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi. Come ready to talk about what you loved and what you didn't, and to learn more about reading and making comics!

Pick up your copy of the book at the Circulation desk.

The Curious Reader Podcast

In the latest episode of the Curious Reader Podcast, Stacey, Teen Services Library Assistant, and Liz Erickson discuss Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco.

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!

You can hear the Curious Reader podcast in your favorite podcast listening app or at thecuriousreader.podbean.com. Press Play today!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The single most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Research proves that children need to hear 1000 books before they begin to learn to read independently.

Reading to children will: increase their vocabulary, increase their listening and narrative skills, help to instill in them self-awareness and confidence, and impart an understanding of their place in the world.

For more information, including how to sign up, rewards, and an Early Literacy Practices for Parents download, please visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/1000books.
Borrow even more with hoopla in February!

Choose from hundreds of titles that do not count towards your monthly borrow limits (hoopla checkouts are limited to 6 titles per month), and include e-books, e-audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and television!

With hoopla there are unlimited digital copies - no holds, no waiting! Learn more at www.hoopladigital.com/help

Bonus Borrows are also free to the Library - hoopla usage has a cost associated with every borrow, so this is a great deal for everyone.
Please welcome our new Head of Adult Services and Outreach Librarian, Caroline Kenney. Caroline is excited to be part of such a great community and connect with our patrons.

You can find Caroline on the third floor, please stop by and say "hello!" and be sure to give her a warm welcome when you visit the Library.
Take Your Books On The Go
Download and Read or Listen Anytime
Discover Libby, cloudLibrary, and hoopla

Enjoy the convenience of downloadable e-audio & e-books, music albums, comics, movies, TV shows, and more on your mobile & e-reader devices with your Goffstown Public Library Card.

To get started visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/digital/
Building Addition Information
Architectural rendering of the GPL building with proposed addition.
Building Addition

The Goffstown Public Library belongs to the community and that has been our focus for over 100 years.

The Library Board of Trustees has been working diligently behind the scenes to prepare for an addition to our historic building. The bond vote for the money to break ground and start construction has not been requested of the voters as of March 2022.

Need a Ride?
A red MTA bus with Goffstown appearing on the front lighted banner.
Let MTA pick you up!
Call 603-623-8801 (option "2") for free transportation options.

Manchester Transit Authority provides on-demand service now available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 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. 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
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