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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.

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The Summer Experience

The Summer Experience @ Your Library
It’s not just about the books.

As we reflected on this, our 60th year of summer programming, we realized that in addition to promoting reading activities, we also offer many other opportunities to participate in enriching experiences closely linked with literacy such as cooking, theater, art, and science/nature related programs.

Going forward, we’ll refer to our summer programs as the “Summer Experience @ Your Library.” Are we reading less? Absolutely not. We simply feel that this updated name more accurately reflects and highlights the scope of activities and programs you’ll experience at the Library during the summer months.

Libraries Rock Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

Sign-up for Teen and Children’s Summer Experience programs at the Library, and start tracking your reading with the log sheets you’ll receive. To register for individual events, classes, and programs – please visit

School reading lists, printable calendars, and activity sheets can be found at:

The Adult Summer Experience takes place during the month of July, learn more at: Adult Summer

Participants of all ages can look forward to a fun-filled summer including arts & crafts, movies, concerts, games and much more.

Calendar Highlights

Details and more at

Kindness Rocks – Paint one, share one, take one – We’ll be decorating rocks this summer with happy, uplifting words or messages and leave them for others to find. #TheKindnessRocksproject

Concerts in the Park – Pack a picnic, bring a blanket/chair and enjoy a family-friendly concert. Brought to you by the Goffstown Public Library, the Parks and Recreation Department, and the Police Department.

  • 7/12 Ross Arnold & Friends, Goffstown Pickers (6 pm @ Roy Park)
  • 7/26 Daniel Wray Bergeron (6 pm @ Barnard Park)
  • 8/9 Judy Pancoast (6 pm @ Roy Park)
  • 8/16 Taiko Drumming (6:30 pm @ Barnard Park). Taiko Drumming rain location is GHS gym. Taiko Drumming is also sponsored in part by the Friends of the Library.

Outdoor Family-Friendly Movie in the Park – All ages welcome. Bring a chair (and some bug spray) to enjoy a movie at Barnard Park. Thursdays, July 19 & August 2 at dusk.

Summer Sky Watch – Wednesday, July 25. RAIN DATE is 8/1 – same time & location.
7:30 p.m. – Presentation at Library to overview what we’ll be seeing this evening.
8:30 p.m. – Viewing at the Goffstown Water Precinct Field on Rt. 114 with the NH Astronomical Society.

Details and more at

Libraries Rock Summer Experience at the Goffstown Public Library

Memorable Fathers

Memorable Fathers Display for 2018
Join us in celebrating all fathers through fiction, essays, and memoirs this Father’s Day.

Father’s Day Music, Movies, Books:
  • Our second floor display will feature titles for you to choose from all month long.
  • Listen to some Father’s Day tunes, or an e-audiobook together, available on hoopla digital.
  • Watch one of the independent films or classic tv shows featuring dads, like “Ozzie & Harriet” episodes, on IndieFlix.
  • Featured titles may also be available online as e-books and e-audiobooks – check the catalog, OverDrive/Libby, and Cloud Library for availability.

Father’s Day Themed Book Lists: