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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


children's room at GPL

At the Goffstown Public Library it is our mission to provide quality educational, literary and community programming to the children and families of Goffstown.

In the children’s room you will find…

  • Picture books and chapter books by award-winning authors
  • Non-fiction, biographies and reference
  • Graphic novels
  • Baby board books
  • Children’s magazines
  • Movies and music
  • Audiobooks and playaways
  • 2 public computers
  • Online kid’s catalog with e-books
  • Friendly staff to answer your questions.

Go to Kids Catalog


Electronic databases allow you to find information from anywhere that you have Internet access in a more precise and controlled fashion than you can on the WWW.

Because we subscribe to these databases, access is restricted to our patrons. On the “remote patron authentication” screen, enter all of the digits of your barcode (found on the back of your Goffstown Public Library card). Kidsearch, Searchasaurus and NoveList K-8 are databases specifically geared towards a younger audience. You can view the entire alphabetized list and categories at our E-Sources page, or go directly to Homework Help/Education.

Kid Search KidSearch This database indexes periodicals that are of interest to younger researchers and titles that are likely to be useful for school assignments.


searchasaurus"" Searchasaurus Searchasaurus is a reference database for elementary and middle school students. It provides an exciting graphical interface designed for young researchers.


Novelist K-8 NoveList K-8 is a reader’s advisory database for juvenile fiction. It enables kids to enter authors, titles, series, or subjects of fictional works that they have enjoyed, and the database will produce a list of similar works based on the selected criteria.


  • Preschool Storytimes including “Mother Goose on the Loose” &  “Stories and Stuff”
  • After School Activities for 1st-4th graders
  • Family Programs including Lego Club and the Polar Express
  • Teen Programming at various times of the year

Visit Eventkeeper, our library events calendar to view a complete listing of current programs

Summer Reading Program

Each summer we offer a non-competitive 6-week Summer Reading Program for babies to adults. This program includes a wide variety of story times, craft programs, performers, and a family book discussion.







Children’s Services Staff
Head of Youth Services
Patti Penick

Youth Services Assistants
Doreen Bergeron
Denise Schaaf