Friends of the Library

Libraries are an integral part of thriving communities and we do our part to help make sure our library is healthy and vibrant in the Goffstown community. We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization interested in the Goffstown Public Library. We strive to focus public attention on and stimulate use of the Library. We also support the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, which expresses the rights of library users to intellectual freedom.

The Friends sponsor or subsidize many programs throughout the year and provide a presence in the Library and greater Goffstown community.

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2016 Friends of the Library

Little Free Library | Take a Book • Return a Book
At Abingdon Park on Mast Road in Pinardville, next to the Rite Aid parking lot.

The Little Free Library project came to fruition through a collaboration between Samantha Nizer, a 17-year old homeschool student; the Goffstown Public Library and the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library. Dedication was held on October 6, 2015.

  • There will be a variety of books at this Little Free Library so anyone stopping by will find something they may want to read.
  • The Little Free Library relies on the honor system, with a “Take a Book, Return a Book” philosophy.
  • Thanks to the Cruess family, of Bedford-based civil engineering firm TFMoran, for use of the park location.
  • For more information, please visit littlefreelibrary.org.

October 2015 Little Free Library in Pinardville

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Programs & Fundraisers

Museum Passes Free & discounted passes to area museums are available to all Goffstown Library cardholders.

 

Book Sales

  • Year-round book sale on the 3rd floor of the library.
  • Spring Book Sale during Goffstown’s Old Home Day, the 1st weekend in June.
  • Fall Book Sale during Goffstown’s Pumpkin Regatta, usually the 2nd Saturday in October.

 

Once Upon a Pie… This annual pie baking competition and auction is a fun & delicious fundraiser, usually held in November.

 

Book Sale Donations The Friends accept book donations year-round. You may drop books off at the circulation desk (in bags or boxes, please) at the Goffstown Public Library during business hours only. We cannot accept damaged or textbooks, Reader’s Digest condensed books, encyclopedias or magazines, or titles that are dusty or moldy.

 

Knit & Crochet Club Friends’ member Karen Heise facilitates a monthly knitting and crochet club. Crafters of all abilities are welcome!

 

Monetary Donations Your donations can work for you, are always welcome and appreciated. Friends of the Goffstown Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please make checks payable to Friends of Goffstown Public Library. You can drop off donations at the Library or mail to: Friends of the GPL, c/o Goffstown Library, 2 High Street, Goffstown, NH 03045

Friends of the Goffstown Public Library