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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.

Please Read

Friday, March 27, 2020:

Governor Sununu has issued a stay-at-home order for NH, and that means the Goffstown Public Library as well. Friday, March 27, 2020 (before 5 p.m.) is the last day to pick up physical materials from us until at least Monday, May 4.

What this means:

  • Our staff will be working from home.
  • We will be monitoring email: for assistance with our online resources & services.
  • The chat service will be available as often as possible on
    our website.
  • Our YouTube Live story times & book talks will continue.
  • Our 24/7 e-Library is always available with your GPL card.
  • Please do not call us; there will be no one to answer the

I will continue to update the community and our e-newsletter and other communications will continue.

Be well.

Dianne Hathaway
Library Director

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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 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!

If you need a library card or want to learn more, please visit

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.


Audible – 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 Links – 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.

BookPage – access to the March issue of BookPage.

NEW hoopla Bonus Borrows – More than 1,000 titles free to the Library and do not count towards your monthly borrow limits, includes e-books, e-audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and television. Through April 30, 2020.

Scribd – Millions of eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines FREE to anyone for 30 days.

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. – K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble735, Password: books – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020, Password: A3b5c6 – gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020, Password: A3b5c6 – all ages audio book database
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020, Password: A3b5c6 – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link:
Username: tumble2020, Password: A3b5c6


NEW Author David Elliott Reads Evangeline Mudd and the Golden-Haired Apes

NEW – EBSCO – – Free and expanded content includes:

  • Distance Learning Resources – STEM activities, Themed Study Packets, Lesson Plans
  • Ideas and Activities for Staying Busy At Home
  • College Admissions Test Prep Resources from EBSCO LearningExpress® Free through June 30, 2020
  • GED® Test Prep from EBSCO LearningExpress® Free through June 30, 2020

Gale – Curriculum-Aligned Content for Students Pre-K through Undergraduate and Credible Information on Topics Related to Health and Global Issues

NEW – Genealogy with Ancestry Library Edition – Now available at home.

Goffstown Public Library YouTube – Subscribe and watch as we update with Live Story Times, Book Talk videos, and more.

Read Aloud 15 Minutes 21 Day Challenge – Help us build a universal read-aloud habit!

LitWorld’s Global Heart Map Project – Create and share a “Heart Map”, created by writer and poet Georgia Heard.

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! – Draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks.

Virtual Tour of the Manchester Millyard Museum

Virtual Tour of Massachusetts Museums and Cultural Institutions – Includes the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, and Boston Children’s Museum.

Currier Collections Online


Through April 13, 2020 – Big Library Read – During this three-week digital book club, Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary will be available with no holds or waitlists. You can read on your computer or mobile device with the OverDrive or Libby apps.

Computer, laptop, phone images showing e-library content available on all

U.S. Census 2020

The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It’s an opportunity to shape the future of your community. The 2020 Census marks the first time that you can respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail. Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will be delivered March 12-20. Starting March 12, households can respond online at and input the unique code from their Census mailing, or their street address. The Library has computers available for public use.

An accurate count is critical to communities across the country. Review basic facts about the 2020 Census at, and learn how the Census Bureau protects your data at

If you have questions about something you’ve heard about the census, please visit to get the most accurate information.

Learn more about 2020 Census Jobs at

The 2020 Census and Confidentiality[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]