Goffstown Public Library Teen Newsletter

Library Hours:  Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Freedom to Read
When we ban books, we’re closing off readers to people, places, and perspectives. But when we stand up for stories, we unleash the power that lies inside every book. We liberate the array of voices that need to be heard and the scenes that need to be seen. Let freedom read!

In 2022, the American Library Association (ALA) tracked the highest number of attempted book bans since they began compiling data about censorship in libraries more than 20 years ago. Continue reading...
YALSA Logo Teen Tober
TeenTober™ is a nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October and aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services and the innovative ways teen services helps teens learn new skills, and fuel their passions in and outside the library.

See the calendar highlights below and discover something new at the Library!
October Calendar Highlights

OPEN Monday, October 9
during Indigenous Peoples' Day

  • Wednesday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m. - 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. For grades 5-12. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

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  • Wednesday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. - Teen Advisory Board (TAB):  Suggest teen programs, improve the teen space in the Library, recommend materials for the teen collections, and make an impact on the community. For grades 5-12. Registration appreciated.
Anime Club
Wednesday, October 11, 6:00 PM

Join our monthly meetup to watch some anime, talk about your favorite manga, create your own art and manga, and play games. Come dressed up in your favorite cosplay.

For grades 5-12. No registration required.
Teen Fiber Arts
Tuesday, October 17, 5:00 PM

Join our monthly meetup to watch some anime, talk about your favorite manga, create your own art and manga, and play games. Come dressed up in your favorite cosplay.

For grades 5-12. Registration required.
Dungeons & Dragons Campaign A
Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Embark on epic quests as you meet your skilled Dungeon Master, Nicholas, who will guide you through enchanted worlds. Unite with fellow adventurers, roll the dice, and create legendary stories. Snacks provided.

For grades 5-12. Registration required.
Skull-Shaped String Art
Saturday, October 28 at 11:00 a.m.

Create Halloween magic as you craft spooky skull-shaped string art.

For grades 5-12. Registration required.
Discover The Latest Teen Reads
Unveil Adventure, Unleash Imagination: Dive into a World of New Reads at the Library! From heart-pounding thrills to captivating tales, our shelves are stocked with stories that speak to every teen. Explore the pages that await—your next favorite book is ready to be discovered.

It's Book Sale Time!
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Saturday, October 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

* RAIN OR SHINE * On the lawn of the Library. Come early for the best selection. $10 bag sale begins at 1:00 p.m., bring your own reusable shopping bag. See the event on Facebook

Volunteers for this event are needed, please let us know if you can help during setup the week of and/or the day of the event. If you are available, please call Bill Babine, President of the Friends at 603-497-4738, or email bilbine@comcast.net.

This fundraiser helps the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library fully fund the
Museum Pass Program. Thank You!
Coming Soon
Once Upon a Pie Baking Competition & Auction

The season’s favorite social event returns in November at a NEW location - Goffstown High School!

Save the Date for Saturday, November 18, 6:30 p.m.

TAB: Teen Advisory Board
Teen Advisory Board

TAB is a group of tweens and teens that meets once a month. TAB collaborates with the Teen Services Librarian 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.
Next TAB meeting: Wednesday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Included With Your Library Card
Digital Books & More
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/.
hoopla Changes
Beginning October 1

Due to the rising cost of digital content, the library's hoopla monthly spending budget will be restricted beginning October 1. You may receive a message that you cannot access content for the remainder of the month, even if you have not reached the four (4) per month limit.

For more e-books, audiobooks, and magazines, check out the Libby & cloudLibrary apps. Learn about all the library's digital offerings at www.goffstownlibrary.com/digital
Need A Ride?
Let MTA pick you up!
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
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