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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.

Take a NH Staycation

STAYCATION: : a vacation spent at home or nearby*

Residents and visitors always have the same response when asked why they love New Hampshire “The four seasons are spectacular, and within a short drive you can reach a major city, climb beautiful mountains, or enjoy the ocean.” Why not make the most out of your summer vacation by exploring the adventures available in our backyard and have a NH staycation?

Rye Beach by Barb S.

Our 2nd floor display can give you some ideas, and our Museum Pass Program offers free or discounted passes to local attractions.

Lake Winnipesaukee by Dianne H.


While you’re out there, “put your love for New Hampshire’s environment on the map.” The Department of Environmental Services wants to know “what you love about our environment, why you care about it, or what you’re doing to keep it clean.” Use #ThisIsNH and submit your photos at to get your photo on the map!

Gould Hill Orchard by Dianne H.

The seasons are what a symphony ought to be: four perfect movements in harmony with each other”. ~Arthur Rubinstein

Goffstown by Barb S.

*”Staycation.” Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 7 Aug. 2017.




Great American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017


The Library does NOT have any solar glasses for distribution.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, North America will experience an eclipse of the sun. Here in 03045, we’ll see a partial solar eclipse around 2:45 p.m. when the moon obscures about 62.1% of the sun (

The last total solar eclipse viewed from the contiguous United States was on Feb. 26, 1979. After the August 2017 eclipse, the next annular solar eclipse*, view-able in the continental United States, will be on October 14, 2023.

Great American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

  • For articles, essays, encyclopedia information and more, try Explora – free with your library card!
  • Become a “citizen scientist” and help NASA gather data about the eclipse in your neighborhood by recording information in the free GLOBE Observer app.

Ways to View the Eclipse

Staring at the sun for even a short amount of time without eye protection can damage your eyes. For Solar Eclipse Eye Safety, please read more at
American Academy of Ophthalmology.

  • See a view of the total eclipse from anywhere on the planet with NASA’s interactive, 3D simulationNASA’s Eyes on the Eclipse,  available on desktops/laptops, and a web-based version that you can use on your phone or on any device with a web browser.

Read More

Read more about the Solar Eclipse at Goffstown Public Library

Read more about the history, mythology and astronomical details of solar eclipses.

Eclipses and Music

Playlists, history, innovation and sonification: