The 2022 Summer Experience Recap

Summer Experience Logos - Lighthouse, kids reading books on a fish, sea serpents coming out of books.

The 2022 summer reading theme was Oceans of Possibilities, celebrating the ocean with themed programs and activities to support a love of reading and learning. Participants enjoyed Oceans of Possibilities program for every age group – Adults 17+, Tweens and Teens ages 10-18, and Children preschool ages and up.

Fabulous! This summer you logged:

Participants = 179
Badges Earned = 1,731
Reading Minutes = 100,341
Activities Completed = 373

Tweens  & Teens
Participants = 60
Badges Earned = 775
Reading Minutes = 42,260
Activities Completed = 163

Participants = 63
Badges Earned = 373
Books Read  = 231
Activities Completed = 93

"Thank you for an amazing summer."

"It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end already. We did not think at the beginning of June that we would be having such an incredible three months. At the end of the school year my kids had the opportunity to visit the Goffstown Public Library. When they were there they learned about all of the exciting events the library would be hosting over the summer. They came home ecstatic to be done with school and begin their new adventures. In addition, my children had the chance to join Beanstack which rewarded them for reading. They were both already avid readers, but this incentive made them even more excited about going to the library.

Now that the summer has come to an end, my kids have read a combined 4,000 minutes. I couldn’t imagine my son or daughter ever reading that much, especially during the summer. Along with all of the reading they were able to attend events hosted by the library. They got to learn all about Whales & Seals, attended a movie matinee, enjoyed a family game night and got to be a pirate for a couple of hours. We were also invited to the Whale Mobile and mosaic art, tie dye and an underwater tea party, but couldn’t make it. They are all fun times we are sorry that we missed.

All in all, this is one of the best summers we ever had. We can’t thank the staff at Goffstown Public Library enough for all that they do. Patti was our main contact, but we are so grateful for everyone who works there. The effort and care you put into making each and every day an event filled one for my kids, is so appreciated. I can only hope that the library can continue these events every year and be able to expand their already beautiful library so more of the community can enjoy it."
childrens with date
Danielle F.


"Our kids had a great time at all of your events/activities this year, thank you for your efforts!"
childrens with date
Brandon and Stephanie R.

Summer Adult Prize Winners

Four smiling adults at the Library holding either tote bags, books, or t-shirt prizes.

Adults, kids, and teens read, participated, and completed challenges for their chances to win. Participants enjoyed a wide range of programs this summer — from crafts and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) activities to discovering more about our marine ecosystem.

Kids playing with bubbles on the grass under a tent on the Library lawn.
On teen poses as if she's being choked while others gather under a tent to solve the mystery.
Kids dressed as pirates with tattoos and eye patches search the lawn for treasure while our Director walks the plank.
Four paintings featuring a purple and red sunset with a silhouette of a dolphin jumping over the waters.