Goffstown Public Library's
Library Hours
Monday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Saturday (September 8 - June) 9am - 2pm
Service Update

Beginning November 2: The Children’s Room will be 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

Important Reminders

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. We have moved a selection from all areas, mostly new materials, and includes materials for kids, teens, and adults. You can still place requests remotely, and pick up contact-free, if you prefer.

Parking Lot Pick-Up: We will continue contactless parking lot pick-up of library materials for those who prefer that method. 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 to use a computer. To keep Library staff and visitors safe, we are limiting the number of PCs in use, so your appointment length may be restricted.
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.
Something NEW!
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 first episode, Stacey & Melissa discuss the young adult book The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais and explore the questions that ignited their curiosity.

Listen now at thecuriousreader.podbean.com, or on Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music/Audible, and coming soon to your favorite podcast app.
Calendar Highlights
The Stories of Our Quilts
Thursday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Share your quilt and the history it holds with quilt lovers in our community! Join Night Owl Quilting Studio and the Goffstown Public Library for a night of virtual show and tell. Whether it's your most recent creation or a family heirloom, share what makes your quilt special and hear the stories of others.

Registration is required, we will meet remotely via Webex and all registered participants will receive an email invitation to join the discussion.
We'd Like to Know What You Think

Please take a few moments to complete our two-question survey about upcoming adult programming. Your feedback has an impact!

Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11
At 2pm on Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26

  • Saturdays at 1pm: Book Talk with Michelle on YouTube
  • Tuesday 11/3 at 6:30pm: Evening Book Group Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow Registration required
  • Tuesday 11/10 at 6:30pm: Blank Page Writer's Group Zoom meeting details
  • Wednesday 11/18 at 1:30pm: Afternoon Book Group The Story of Charlotte's Web by Michael Sims
  • Tuesday 11/24 at 6:30pm: Knit & Crochet Club Webex meeting details

  • Starting November 12, while supplies last: Pick up a Gratitude Grab Bag at the Library and have some fun in the kitchen! Learn more
  • Friday 11/13 at 1pm: Let's Create ~ Teen DIY on YouTube. Pick up your To-Go bag with supplies in the foyer beginning 11/6.
  • Thursday 11/19 at 1pm: Book Browsing with Stacey on YouTube.
  • Friday 11/20 at 1pm: I Know it's Thanksgiving, But I Want Tacos! Learn more
  • Friday 11/27 at 1pm: Essential Teen Life Skills on YouTube.

Borrow Read Repeat
Big Library Read
November 2 - 16

"Inception meets The Magicians in this wildly imaginative story about what happens when the secret worlds people hide within themselves come to light."

Reverie by Ryan La Sala will be available instantly, in e-book and e-audio formats in the OverDrive and Libby apps. There are unlimited digital copies - no holds, no waiting!

Don't miss the live virtual event with the author hosted by OverDrive on Tuesday, 11/10 at 2pm - sign up to attend.
hoopla Book Club
Through December 31

"The Fixed Stars is a taut, electrifying memoir exploring timely and timeless questions about desire, identity, and the limits and possibilities of family."

The Fixed Stars by Molly Wizenberg is available instantly, in e-book and e-audio formats in your hoopla app, or at www.hoopladigital.com. There are unlimited digital copies - no holds, no waiting! You can read this title on a mobile device or computer.
Bring Home a Bundle!

Whether you're looking for DVDs to binge, new books for a tween or teen, or a bunch of children's books to read with the little ones - 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.

  • To request a Children's Book Bundle, please give us a call at 497-2102 and speak to one of our staff members who can prepare a bundle for pick-up.
  • To request a Binge Bundle of DVDs, please fill out a request.
  • To request a tween/teen LitLoot Bag, please fill out a request.
Featured E-Library Resources
You'll find a wealth of resources and information at your fingertips in the e-library, always available to you with your library card at www.goffstownlibrary.com/elibrary
As election day nears, stay informed with comprehensive coverage of the U.S. presidential election with NewsBank’s U.S. Presidential Race Suggested Topic. Gain multiple perspectives on candidates and key issues and easily explore relevant information from credible news sources in our area and across the country.
Now through December 31, 2020, Ancestry® Library Edition is available to you at home, FREE with your library card.

Ancestry® delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Trace the clues your ancestors left behind!

Previously only available in the Library building, Ancestry® Library Edition is distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com.

☞ Learn more about the collections and search options at http://bit.ly/2Npobc8
Cultures around the world set aside special days to be thankful for the important things in life. Try sharing grateful vibes in the language of your choice - with Mango Languages and your library card, the start of your language learning adventure is just a few clicks away.
In the Community
Voting 2020

➣ General Election is November 3

IMPORTANT NOTICE for District #5 - Bartlett School Voters: District #5 Polling Location has moved to Mountain View Middle School, 41 Lauren Lane, for the Tuesday, November 3, 2020, NH State General (Presidential) Election Day. Please read for more information.

District # 1 High School Voters still vote at the High School.

The polls will be open 7am - 7pm.

For information about voting in Goffstown, please contact Goffstown Town Clerk's Office - Cathy Ball, 603-497-8990 x109 - https://www.goffstown.com/dept/th/town-hall-town-clerk/elections
Community Tree

We are proud to continue the long tradition of partnering with the Goffstown Lions Club in the creation of a public holiday tree which honors members of the Goffstown community who have served in a branch of the nation's armed forces. The tree will be on display at the Lions Club Popcorn Stand next to Sully's starting November 28.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 23 at 5pm.
The Friends of the Library
Friends' 2020 events, like the annual fall Book Sale, and the Once Upon a Pie competition, have been canceled.

Thanks to the Friends' fundraising throughout the year, they are able to fully sponsor the Goffstown Public Library's Museum Pass Program, and so much more!

Until public events resume, you can still help them out. They are accepting monetary donations - checks can be made payable to Friends of Goffstown Public Library and dropped off at the Library or mailed to: Friends of the GPL, c/o Goffstown Library, 2 High Street, Goffstown, NH 03045.

Friends of the Goffstown Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. You can learn more about the Friends at www.goffstownfriends.com.
Need a Ride?
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, 9am to 2pm. Make a reservation directly with Manchester Transit Authority as early as 1 week prior, and at least 24 hours in advance.

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.

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