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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.

The Summer Experience

Monday, July 6 through Friday, August 14

The 2020 summer reading theme “Imagine Your Story,” is a celebration of fairy tales, folklore, mythology, and sharing your own unique story and voice.

Just like our fabulous in-house programs, our 2020 Summer Experience will feature great events and programming, and many opportunities for participation – this summer we’re taking it online and making it accessible for everyone!

Participants will be able to attend special online and virtual events, complete challenges, earn raffle tickets, track their reading and more in the new online platform hosted by READsquared.

Visit to sign up. You can even take it on-the-go with the READsquared mobile app.

There’s something for all ages, giving you the chance to explore new books, learn new skills, and make new discoveries as you “Imagine Your Story”.

To register for individual events, classes, and programs – please visit

Summer 2020

Details and more at

Experience interactive programming on Webex. Registered participants will receive email invites to join online events. Webex is a secure way to have a virtual video conference, and it’s easy to use on a computer or mobile device. For step-by-step instructions, please visit for details and frequently asked questions.

Watch the latest content on YouTube in weekly episodes. Subscribe at and tune in for STEAM activities, cooking demonstrations, Story Times, guest performances, crafts, and more!

Project supplies available for pick up. The 2020 Summer Experience events will be held online, but we’ve prepared the supplies for you to make it easy for you to participate. Packages will be available the week before each scheduled program, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. There will be adult and teen To-Go kits, kid’s Story Time & STEAM activity bags, and more! Most weeks you can stop by the Library lawn and pick up a bag with the supplies needed for the following week’s videos on: Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm OR Fridays 10-11am OR 3-4pm. Check the calendar to see what programs are available and to verify pick up times each week.

Details and more at

The state-wide READsquared subscription for New Hampshire public libraries is funded by the FY20 IMLS CARES Act grant, through the New Hampshire State Library.

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!
Grab a Takeout Menu
Subscribe to our YouTube channel

📚 Live Story Times

🍳 Life Skills for Teens

💻 How-To for Adults

📚 Book Talks for Adults, Teens, and Kids

📚 There’s always something new – watch & subscribe at

More for Kids, Tweens & Teens

In addition to the links on this page, you’ll find even more information, links, events,
and college planning resources for k-12 students at:

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.


LAST UPDATED: 6/30/2020

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.

NEWDigital Public Library of America – More than 6,300 e-book titles available for free via the SimplyE app – choose “Digital Public Library of America” as your library.

NEW hoopla Graphic Novel Book Club – Runaways Vol. 1: Pride & Joy from Marvel is available instantly at No holds, no waiting! Visit for discussion guide, and more. Through July 31, 2020.

NEWInternet Archive’s National Emergency Library – A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation.

NEWLibrary of Congress app for iOS – explore digital collections, including audio recordings, books, videos, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, notated music, periodicals, photos, prints, and drawings.

NEWPoetry in America

NEW Scientific Books by Springer – Over 400 books free to read in .pdf format, including Programming, Business Analytics, Robotics, Social Media, Algebra, Math, Life Sciences, Ecology and more.

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

NEW Stay at Home with Candlewick Press – Activities, discussion guides, educational materials, videos, and more! Including:

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

“An elegant, effective work. Download this now, read it immediately, share it with everyone you know.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

This informative and accessible guide for young readers defines the coronavirus, explains why everyday routines have been disrupted, and lays out how everyone can do their part to help. With child-appropriate answers and explanations, the book addresses several key questions.

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 e-books – K-6 math e-books – gr 7-12 e-books – all ages e-audiobooks – a collection of Romance novels for adults.

AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS – regularly updated links for all ages, and includes teaching resources and activities.

NEWDav Pilkey at Home

NEWDavid Elliott Reads Evangeline Mudd and the Golden-Haired Apes

NEWDrew Brockington–  videos, read-alouds, and drawing tutorials

NEW Draw with author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka

NEWEric A. Kimmel

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!

NEWPuffin Storytime series – Mondays & Fridays 20-minute picture book story time and draw-along for under 5 year olds; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for 6 years old and up.

NEWRobbi Behr and Matthew Swanson

NEW YouTube BookTube – What Best-Selling Authors are Reading At Home


NEW Bedtime Math

NEWClimate Kids – Games, activities, and articles that make climate science accessible and engaging for upper-elementary-aged children.® – Computer science curriculum resources and tutorials for students, parents, and teachers.

NEWEmily Arrow – story time sing-alongs.

NEWFun Brain –  For kids in pre-k through grade 8, hundreds of free interactive games, books, videos, and printables that help kids develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and literacy.

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

NEWHarperCollins Children’s Books – Story times, DIY activities, Singalongs and more.

NEWThe Laurie Berkner Band – Music for preschoolers and beyond!

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

NEWMagic Tree House Kids – Magic Tree House Home Adventures will feature videos from Mary Pope Osborne, activities, craft ideas, themed recipes, reading challenges, cross-curricular lessons, Family Trivia Night game ideas, fun surprises, and more!

NEW NASA at Home

NEWNHPBS Learn at Home – and more:

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

NEWScratch – Learn to code.

NEW STARnet STEAM – Activities, how-tos, e-books, and more.


NEW – 8 Blooming Botanical Gardens To Explore Virtually

NEWAlaska Department of Fish & Game Wildlife Cameras

NEWAmerican Independence Museum

NEWThe Aviation Museum of New Hampshire – Take a virtual field trip around-the-world

NEWBoston Children’s Museum

NEW Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

Currier Museum of Art

NEWLearn with Smithsonian

NEW – Manchester Historical Association

Manchester Millyard Museum

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

NEW McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math experiments, activities and lessons.

NEWThe Museum of Modern Art – free online courses.

NEW Museum of Science – STEM resources.

NEWNational Park Service Virtual Tours

NEW New England Aquarium

NEWOcean Portal – Smithsonian Institutions’ Ocean Initiative

NEWPeabody Essex Museum

NEW Seacoast Science Center

NEWSquam Lakes Natural Science Center

NEWStrawbery Banke Museum -Virtual tours and classroom, artifacts of the week, horticulture learning center, and more.


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Please Read

Thursday, June 25, 2020

A lot has been happening behind the scenes at the Goffstown Public Library over the last few weeks, so this update is important:

As of Wednesday, June 17, 2020 we are permanently no longer charging overdue fines on ALL items owned by our Library. We have been moving toward this for a few years and I am happy to report the Library Board of Trustees unanimously supported my recommendation.

Open Requests: As of July 10, requests for materials can be made for items in any library in the GMILCS consortium. This is great news! Our delivery service starts Monday, July 13, so that service will be back to normal very soon. Until July 9, you can only place requests for items owned by the Goffstown Public Library: please do that online through our catalog at, email us at, chat with us at, or call us at 497-2102.

Computer Reservations: We are now accepting appointments from the public to use our computers, also beginning Monday, July 13. To keep Library staff and visitors safe, we are limiting the number of PCs in use, so your appointment length may be restricted. Call us at 497-2102 to make an appointment. (Note: you will be required to wear a face covering while in the library building. Disposable masks are available in the lobby or wear one of your own.)

Parking Lot Pick-Up: We will continue contactless parking lot pick-up of library materials for the foreseeable future. The hours available to pick-up beginning Monday, June 29: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. As always, the Goffstown Public Library is closed on Saturdays in July and August and no staff will be available.

Here is our short video explaining the process:

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions.

Be well.

Dianne Hathaway
Library Director