The 2023 Summer Experience Recap

The 2023 summer experience theme All Together Now celebrated kindness, friendship, and unity with themed programs and activities to support a love of reading and learning. The library had All Together Now programs for Adults 18+, Tweens and Teens ages 10-18, and Children preschool ages and up.

This summer you logged:

Participants =  173
Badges Earned =  1,485
Reading Minutes =  86,983
Activities Completed = 244

Tweens  & Teens
Participants =  59
Badges Earned =  962
Reading Minutes =  60,335
Activities Completed = 67
Reviews Written = 36 (new option for teens this summer)

Participants = 75
Badges Earned = 736
Books Read  = 642
Activities Completed = 148

The Community Reading Challenge was a great success! Our community reading goal was 4,000 hours and we collectively read 7,592—exceeding our goal by 3,592 hours!

Thanks to the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library for hosting a Community Ice Cream Social to celebrate!

Congratulations Winners!

Aaron, Chunky’s gift card,
Austin, Outdoor Fun bundle,
Cooper, Pokemon Bundle,
Gabrielle, Art Supplies Bundle,
Juliana, Amazon gift card,
Naomi, Fun City gift card,
and Quinn, Amazon gift card.

Tweens  & Teens
Cora, Crafting Gift Basket,
Theo, Outdoor Discovery Gift Basket,
and Zoe, Bookworm’s Gift Basket.

Bethany, Bookery gift card,
Cat, Apotheca gift card,
and Tracy, Cumberland Farms gift card.

Popular Titles this Summer

You Kept Busy all Summer Long!

Thank you

As the summer winds down to an end and my kids get ready to go back to school, I want to reach out and thank you all for your hard work and dedication to making these summer events so spectacular.

This is only our family’s second year of being involved in the summer programs here at GPL, but it feels like we’ve been part of them for years. Every time we enter the building, we are welcomed by smiling faces and new experiences. My kids look forward to each and every day that they have events just to see what the next thing is they will learn and discover.

I have enjoyed the adult events as well and hope to be involved in even more of them next year, if my schedule allows 😊. Now that Zoe is a teen she’s been able to get into the older projects and it’s been a thrill for her. Cameron has come out of his shell more (I know hard to believe he was ever in his shell). They both come to play, to see their friends and always to spend some time with their favorite library staff.

I thank you all for your time and patience and of course your knowledge of all things fun and interesting. We can’t say it enough, you’re all the best!!! We are so blessed to have a such a wonderful place to spend our family time and make some of our favorite memories.

Grateful for you all.
featured image summer 2023
Danielle F.

GMILCS Library Hop

The GMILCS Library Hop challenged patrons to visit 11 libraries in the consortium from June 1 – August 31, earning prizes along the way. Patrons who turn in their completed passports by August 31 will be entered in a raffle to win the grand prize: a $100 gift card to Bookery Manchester!

This has been a great experience and nice to see so many new faces in the Library.


Thanks to Meredith Suitor for sharing this wonderful collage. Meri and her friend Jackie visited every library in the Library Hop Passport!