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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.

Director’s Message

 

Monday, November 30, 2020

I am monitoring COVID numbers, along with the other town department heads, and there is much concern about the rate of infection. My goal is to maintain the current level of service, if possible, and please know any changes by day are the result of a lack of staffing. Please keep an eye on this space and our Facebook page for changes in service hours, and please reach out to me with questions.

Children’s Room Browsing: The Children’s Room is open to one family at a time, for 20-minute appointments, with no ability to sit, play, etc. Appointments can be made online at www.goffstownlibrary.com/calendar or by calling us at 497-2102. There is a limited schedule for this service:

Monday 9-2
Tuesday and Wednesday 5-8 pm
Saturday 9-1

Foyer Browsing: Our foyer area is open for browsing and check out of materials during regular hours. We have moved a selection from all areas, mostly new materials, and includes materials for kids, teens, and adults. You can always place requests through our catalog, if you prefer. Please maintain social distancing; a face covering is required and available in the lobby, along with hand sanitizer.

Parking Lot Pick-Up: We will continue contact-less parking lot pick-up of library materials for those who prefer that method. Just call us from the parking lot, open your trunk/back door, and we will place your items there.

Computer Reservations: Call us at 497-2102 to make an appointment to use a computer. To keep Library staff and visitors safe, we are limiting the number of PCs in use, so your appointment length may be restricted. All users will be required to wear a face covering.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions. Staff is available Monday, Thursday & Friday, 9am to 5pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am to 8pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.

Be well.

Dianne Hathaway
Library Director
dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com

NEW! The Curious Reader Podcast

The Curious Reader Podcast

Books often inspire curiosity and now there’s a podcast for that! Introducing The Curious Reader podcast, hosted by Stacey, Goffstown Public Library’s Teen Services Library Assistant, and Melissa Mannon, Goffstown High School Librarian and Certified Library Media Specialist.

In their first episode, Stacey & Melissa discuss the young adult book “The Silence Between Us” by Alison Gervais and explore the questions that ignited their curiosity to seek information beyond the book such as Deaf Culture, Deaf President Now, Deaf Education, and Cochlear Implants.

Listen at https://thecuriousreader.podbean.com/, or on Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music/Audible, or in your favorite podcast app.

Courageous Community Conversations

Courageous Community Conversations:
Law Enforcement

Thursday, October 29 at 7 pm

Sign up at http://bit.ly/CCCRace2020

The recent incidents of killings of unarmed people of color and the subsequent protests around law enforcement have been a catalyst for discussions across the country and here in Goffstown. Join Goffstown Police Chief Eric Sereno and Manchester NAACP President James McKim (who served on the recent NH Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community, and Transparency) for a discussion of what has been happening in New Hampshire and Goffstown to make sure our community is welcoming and safe for all.

Registration is required, this event will be held virtually via Zoom. To register, please visit http://bit.ly/CCCRace2020

This event is part of the Courageous Community Conversations: Can We Talk About Race? series. In the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, incidents in NH such as the arrest of Jean Ronald Saint Preux, and numerous slights in our own Greater Goffstown community have caused many of us to examine our beliefs about discrimination and racial justice. After having elected an African American as President, many people thought racism was behind us. Yet recent events seem to prove otherwise.

For more information, contact Dianne Hathaway at 603-497-2102 or contact@goffstownlibrary.com.