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Library Hours:

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 8pm
Wednesday: 9am - 8pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday (September - June): 9am - 2pm
For seasonal and holiday closings, please see our online calendar.

We’re Seeking a Minute Taker

The Goffstown Public Library is seeking a Minute Taker for our Library Board of Trustees meetings.

The Minute Taker attends meetings and makes notes on the meetings in order to type the minutes. A template and previous examples of the minutes will be provided. Minutes must be completed and emailed to the members of the Library Board of Trustees and the Library Director in accordance with time limits defined in RSA 91-A, preferably in .pdf format.

The Minute Taker will need to complete a W-9 form for the Town of Goffstown in order to be paid as an independent contractor. Minute Takers are not considered town employees. The Minute Taker will be paid a flat fee of $75 per meeting after submitting an invoice to the Library Director.

The Minute Taker is required to attend all Library Board meetings, which are scheduled for 6:30pm on the third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted).
If you are interested and would like to apply to be considered to be our next Minute Taker, please email the Library Board of Trustees at

The Best Books of 2019

What were your favorites of 2019? Looking for new suggestions?

Our Director, Dianne Hathaway, read over 68 books in 2019, below are her favorites so you can start your 2020 with some fantastic recommendations. Her pick for best book in 2019 was Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly.

“Best of” lists abound at the end of every year, and 2019 is no different. We’ve assembled the Best of 2019 for you from lists provided by Publishers Weekly, BookPage, People, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, Goodreads, New York Times, New Yorker, Amazon, Washington Post, and NPR. Scroll through them here, or visit the second floor displays in January and see what all the buzz is about!

The Staff Picks shelf on the second floor is a popular spot for folks to browse what we’re reading here at the Library – you can check out the variety of titles staff read in 2019.

Don’t miss out on reviews of the hottest books year-round. Pick up a copy of BookPage when you visit the Library. Available at the circulation desk and on the second floor.

For Further Reading – Best of 2019 Lists: