Looking for a good read? How about a suggestion from our staff? Read on…

So far in 2020 our Director, Dianne Hathaway, completed 58 books (there’s still time for a few more before the ball drops on December 31!). This year a few of them were randomly selected books when she wasn’t sure what to read, resulting in some great book this year, with Dianne’s 2020 favorite being a random pick, The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune.

Dianne’s Favorites of 2020:

  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • We Love Anderson Cooper by R. L. Maizes
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Staff Picks are a year-round display at the Library that you can browse when you visit our online catalog, too. Scroll down to Staff Reads whenever you visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/search. For further reading – Best of 2020 Lists:

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 www.goffstownlibrary.com/elibrary 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!

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Get some help finding a good read with NoveList Plus, or NoveList K-8 Plus, they’re free to use with your library card.

Whatever your style, NoveList Plus can help you find your next great read. Looking for a gift for a book lover? Never fear, NoveList is here! NoveList can help you find recommended reading lists for everything from Christian fiction to science fiction, as well as unique author read-alikes, which allows you to find new authors based on the ones you (or your friends and family) already like.

NoveList has prepared how-to videos on YouTube if you’d like some help navigating the site –

Get Started with NoveList Plus today!

Need more help? Call the Library during open hours, or start a chat on our website (click the chat bubble on the bottom of your screen) and our trained staff would be happy to help you.

If you’re looking for reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues – NewsBank has what you’re looking for. When you visit the E-Library, you can search through full-text U.S. newspapers including The Union Leader and the NH Sunday News (since 1989) and The Concord Monitor (since 2002). There you’ll find current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more.

Information is at your fingertips with NewsBank and your library card. You can always find your link to current events at www.goffstownlibrary.com/elibrary.

The leaves are falling and the books are calling! We’ve got all genres on display this month so you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect book for a cozy autumn afternoon. What are you waiting for? Leaf through a good book today!

Stop by the Library to check out the displays, or request one of these titles today: