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Director's Message

What To Do When You’re Stuck at Home

Even when you can’t get to the Library, we have features that are always available with your internet connection. In the E-Library at www.goffstownlibrary.com/elibrary you’ll find:

  • e-books • e-audiobooks • newspapers • magazines • online courses • craft classes
    • Explora (encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, & more for homework help)
    • language learning • streaming movies • and more!
Grab a Takeout Menu
Every Week on YouTube
www.youtube.com/goffstownlibrary

📚 Live Story Times at 9:30 a.m.

  • Tuesday – with Ms. Patti
  • Wednesday – with Ms. Doreen

🍳 Life Skills for Teens – new episode every Tuesday at 1 p.m.

💻 How-To for Adults – new episode every Wednesday at 5 p.m.

📚 Book Talks – watch for new episodes at 1 p.m.

  • Thursday – Teen Book Talk with Stacey
  • Friday – Kids Book Talk with Ms. PattiYou won’t see all the videos listed on our channel due to copyright restrictions, please visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/children for more, including chapter readings of The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary.
  • Saturday – Adult Book Talk with Michelle

📚 Watch & Subscribe www.youtube.com/goffstownlibrary.

More for Kids, Tweens & Teens

In addition to the links on this page, you’ll find even more information, links, events,
and college planning resources for k-12 students at:

www.goffstownlibrary.com/teens
and
www.goffstownlibrary.com/children

If you need a library card or want to learn more, please visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/247-library.

Please evaluate these sites based on your needs and preferences.
The Goffstown Public Library does not endorse any of these sites.
Availability is subject to change.
Please check back frequently for updates and additions.


TO READ

Audiblehttps://stories.audible.com/start-listen – Instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Booklist & Book Linkshttps://www.booklistonline.com – Free online access including: More than 25 years of recommended print and audiobook reviews, features, interviews, spotlights, and classroom connections, Booklist and Book Links replica digital editions, Readers’ advisory and more.

BookPagehttps://t.e2ma.net/click/yqascd/enicgg/ef8mzx – access to the March issue of BookPage.

NEWDigital Public Library of Americahttps://freebooks.dp.la/collection/groups – More than 6,300 e-book titles available for free via the SimplyE app – choose “Digital Public Library of America” as your library.

hoopla Book Club The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai is available instantly, in e-book and e-audio formats at https://www.hoopladigital.com. No holds, no waiting! Visit theclub.hoopladigital.com for discussion guide, exclusive author interview, and more. Through June 30, 2020.

NEW hoopla Graphic Novel Book Club – Runaways Vol. 1: Pride & Joy from Marvel is available instantly at https://www.hoopladigital.com. No holds, no waiting! Visit theclub.hoopladigital.com/GraphicNovel for discussion guide, and more. Through July 31, 2020.

NEWInternet Archive’s National Emergency Libraryhttps://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary – A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation.

NEWLibrary of Congress app for iOShttps://www.loc.gov/item/prn-20-032 – explore digital collections, including audio recordings, books, videos, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, notated music, periodicals, photos, prints, and drawings.

NEWPoetry in Americahttps://www.poetryinamerica.org/

NEW Scientific Books by Springerhttps://dev.to/rosepac/408-science-books-published-by-springer-publisher-totally-free-42gj – Over 400 books free to read in .pdf format, including Programming, Business Analytics, Robotics, Social Media, Algebra, Math, Life Sciences, Ecology and more.

Scribdhttps://www.scribd.com/readfree – Millions of eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines FREE to anyone for 30 days.

NEWSebcoBooks.com http://library.esebco.com/site/login?login=keepreading&password=SEBCO – Simply click “LOG IN”, then enter “1” into the Student ID Number/Library Card Number field for unlimited and immediate e-book access. Available through June 30, 2020.

NEW Stay at Home with Candlewick Presshttps://stayhome.candlewick.com – Activities, discussion guides, educational materials, videos, and more! Including:

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

“An elegant, effective work. Download this now, read it immediately, share it with everyone you know.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

This informative and accessible guide for young readers defines the coronavirus, explains why everyday routines have been disrupted, and lays out how everyone can do their part to help. With child-appropriate answers and explanations, the book addresses several key questions.

TumbleBooks – Unlimited access to read as many books as you want, on any device. There are no checkouts, holds, or downloads. Books are available instantly. Through August 31, 2020.

www.TumbleBookLibrary.com – K-6 children’s e-books

www.TumbleMath.com – K-6 math e-books

www.TeenBookCloud.com – gr 7-12 e-books

www.AudioBookCloud.com – all ages e-audiobooks

www.RomanceBookCloud.com – a collection of Romance novels for adults.


AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS

NEWBookTrust.org.ukhttps://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/fun-at-home-with-authors-and-illustrators – regularly updated links for all ages, and includes teaching resources and activities.

NEWDav Pilkey at Homehttps://kids.scholastic.com/kids/books/dav-pilkey-at-home/

NEWDavid Elliott Reads Evangeline Mudd and the Golden-Haired Apeshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp03Mk4X_e17zTelf1fI-Ug

NEWDrew Brockingtonhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAqM-w5_qtcXSXyTSlW7aA–  videos, read-alouds, and drawing tutorials

NEW Draw with author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczkahttps://www.youtube.com/studiojjk

NEWEric A. Kimmelhttp://ericakimmel.com/hear-a-story/

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems

NEWPuffin Storytime serieshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC9XXoFSuEuhuA5a-yTklZcyjk8Bv3i-b – Mondays & Fridays 20-minute picture book story time and draw-along for under 5 year olds; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for 6 years old and up.

NEWRobbi Behr and Matthew Swanson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_vV6SQ9JgQbSBdQdEGrZ_Q/playlists


TO DO

NEW Bedtime Mathhttp://bedtimemath.org/fun-math-at-home/

NEWClimate Kidshttps://climatekids.nasa.gov/ – Games, activities, and articles that make climate science accessible and engaging for upper-elementary-aged children.

NEWCode.org®https://studio.code.org/courses – Computer science curriculum resources and tutorials for students, parents, and teachers.

NEW EBSCO – https://more.ebsco.com/k12-pl-covid-19-resources.html – STEM activities, themed study packets, lesson plans, ideas & activities for staying busy at home, College Admissions Test Prep Resources and GED® Test Prep from EBSCO LearningExpress® Free through June 30, 2020.

NEWEmily Arrowhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF3fmzbEwONd0Trjrhqeauw/videos – story time sing-alongs.

NEWFun Brainhttps://www.funbrain.com/ –  For kids in pre-k through grade 8, hundreds of free interactive games, books, videos, and printables that help kids develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and literacy.

Galehttps://www.gale.com/covid19access – Curriculum-Aligned Content for Students Pre-K through Undergraduate and Credible Information on Topics Related to Health and Global Issues

NEWHarperCollins Children’s Bookshttps://www.youtube.com/user/HarperKids/playlists – Story times, DIY activities, Singalongs and more.

NEWThe Laurie Berkner Bandhttps://www.youtube.com/user/TheLaurieBerknerBand/featured – Music for preschoolers and beyond!

LitWorld’s Global Heart Map Projecthttps://www.litworld.org/heartmaps – Create and share a “Heart Map”, created by writer and poet Georgia Heard.

NEWMagic Tree House Kidshttps://www.magictreehouse.com/go – Magic Tree House Home Adventures will feature videos from Mary Pope Osborne, activities, craft ideas, themed recipes, reading challenges, cross-curricular lessons, Family Trivia Night game ideas, fun surprises, and more!

NEWMango Languageshttps://mangolanguages.com/find-mango – Use Mango as a guest until June 30.

NEW NASA at Homehttps://www.nasa.gov/specials/nasaathome/index.html

NEWNHPBS Learn at Homehttps://nhpbs.org/learnathome/ – and more:

Read Aloud 15 Minutes 21 Day Challengehttps://www.readaloud.org/21daychallenge.html – Help us build a universal read-aloud habit!

NEWScratchhttps://scratch.mit.edu/ – Learn to code.

NEW STARnet STEAMhttp://www.starnetlibraries.org/resources/steam-ahead-at-home/ready-to-share/ – Activities, how-tos, e-books, and more.


MUSEUMS, PARKS, AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

NEWAlaska Department of Fish & Game Wildlife Camerashttp://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=viewing.webcams

NEWAmerican Independence Museum https://independencemuseum.org/ – Story times, activities, museum history, civics content, cultural resources and more on their YouTube channel, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.

NEWThe Aviation Museum of New Hampshirehttps://www.aviationmuseumofnh.org/ – Take a virtual field trip around-the-world

NEWBoston Children’s Museum

NEW Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

Currier Museum of Art

NEWLearn with Smithsonianhttps://www.si.edu/kids

Manchester Millyard Museum

Massachusetts Museums and Cultural Institutionshttps://artsandculture.google.com/ – Virtual tours include the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, and Boston Children’s Museum.

NEW McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Centerhttps://www.starhop.com/blog – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math experiments, activities and lessons.

NEWThe Museum of Modern Art https://www.moma.org/research-and-learning/classes – free online courses.

NEW Museum of Sciencehttps://www.mos.org/mos-at-home – STEM resources.

NEWNational Park Service Virtual Tourshttps://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

NEW New England Aquariumhttps://www.neaq.org/tag/first-friday-facebook-live/ – Behind the scenes videos.

NEWOcean Portalhttps://ocean.si.edu/ – Smithsonian Institutions’ Ocean Initiative

NEWPeabody Essex Museumhttps://www.pem.org/get-creative-at-home/spot-the-difference

NEW Seacoast Science Centerhttps://www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/explore-and-learn/your-learning-connection

NEWSquam Lakes Natural Science Center https://www.nhnature.org/resources

NEWStrawbery Banke Museumhttps://www.strawberybanke.org/online-learning.cfm -Virtual tours and classroom, artifacts of the week, horticulture learning center, and more.

 

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May 18, 2020

As I’ve shared previously, I have been working on a phased approach to reopening the Library. All decisions take into consideration the health and safety of the Library staff and are subject to change suddenly. While we will return to full service in the months to come, the Library building will not be open to the public until July, at the earliest, and not at full capacity. That decision will be made in June sometime and in dialog with the town’s Emergency Management Director.

As of Monday, June 1, GPL staff will be back in the building Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will be answering the phone to assist you, responding to email and chat, and preparing for our next phases of service. Holds on materials can be placed on items in our own collection. No state library or GMILCS holds and delivery will be active at this time.

Beginning on Monday, June 8, we will start to receive returns in our book drop, so please be aware of your due dates to know what the timing is. Please do not return materials prior to your June due dates. All returned materials will be quarantined for a period of time and will not be checked in until after quarantine; no fines will accrue during this time. If you cannot access your library account for the return dates, please call us beginning June 1 at 497-2102 for assistance.

Our goal is to start contactless parking lot pick-up of library materials on Monday, June 15. The hours available and procedure will be shared prior to that date and returns will only be accepted in our book drop so we can maintain our quarantine procedure.

Please email me at dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com if I can answer your questions.

What you can do now:

  • Log into your library account from home so you know when materials are due for return; get started at www.goffstownlibrary.com/account. If you need help, please email us at goflib@goffstownlibrary.com and one of our awesome librarians will help.
  • Pay attention to email and text communications from us; please add library@gmilcs.org to your email address book.
  • Plan to return materials on the exact day they are due if possible; we do not have the capacity to accept hundreds of items at once and quarantine them safely for our staff prior to reshelving. If you have multiple due dates, please give us a call after June 1 in case we can consolidate them for you, or pick one of those dates and bring all your items back then.

Even when closed, our staff is busy:

  • We continue to monitor email: goflib@goffstownlibrary.com for assistance with our online resources & services.
  • The personal chat service is available on our website, monitored by Michelle and Elizabeth.
  • Our YouTube Live story times & book talks continue, along with how-to videos and more.
  • Our 24/7 e-library is always available with your GPL card at www.goffstownlibrary.com/elibrary.

Up-to-date information will be posted at www.goffstownlibrary.com, and through social media. Information has been changing quickly during the time of COVID-19 so please understand when we can’t follow our pre-made planning. I will also continue to update you through our e-newsletter. You can subscribe at http://bit.ly/GPLnews.

Be well.

Dianne Hathaway
Library Director
dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

 
What To Do When You're Stuck At Home