The Goffstown Public Library will reopen for full service on Saturday, June 5.

  • Face masks will still be required, and hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.
  • Parking Lot Pick-Up will remain an option for those who cannot wear a mask or for those who would like to maintain contactless pick-up. Call us at 603-497-2102 from the parking lot, open your trunk/back door, and we will place your items there.
  • Some seating will not be available, and computers may be limited to allow for social distancing. Computer usage is now back to a first come, first served basis.
  • The Children’s Room will not be available for play.
  • Upcoming summer programs and events will be hybrid, both in-person and online.
  • New teen and adult materials will still be available for foyer browsing.
  • Returns are no longer quarantined; please use your own judgment when borrowing materials.

Be well.

Dianne Hathaway
Library Director
dianneh@goffstownlibrary.comUsage of computers is now first come, first served

These titles from OverDrive are now available for everyone to enjoy with no holds or waiting! Unlimited copies are available to you to download instantly from the e-library and can be read on a mobile device or computer with the Libby or OverDrive app – FREE with your library card. The Libby app makes it easy to get started for first-time users and a streamlined experience. Need help with any of the apps available to Goffstown Public Library cardholders? Please visit https://www.goffstownlibrary.com/digital/ or give us a call at 603-497-2102.

Adult Fiction and Nonfiction

Now through December 31, 2021 – 150+ new Adult Fiction and Nonfiction titles

NEW Social and Emotional Learning Collection from OverDrive

Now through June 30, 2022 – 50 new titles are available for everyone to enjoy with no holds or waiting!

OverDrive’s COVID Response Collections and OverDrive Community Read initiatives are helping libraries meet the unprecedented demand for digital books. OverDrive has donated these growing collections of unlimited simultaneous use e-books and audiobooks at no cost to the library.

Speech Bubble with GPL Logo

Join the Goffstown Public Library as we separate fact from fiction and foster a dialog to improve our town and planet for the future. The Library’s Community Conversations initiative is back with a full schedule of events for April and May 2021, exploring the impact of our changing environment on the Goffstown community. Topics will include trash and recycling, stormwater, weather, global climate change, birds, bees, and much more!

April – May 2021

The full schedule of events can be found at www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation and include opportunities for engagement for all ages, along with book lists, resources for further learning, and links to informational websites. Experts in their fields have been invited to present at virtual events including the New Hampshire State Climatologist Mary Stampone, Ph.D., State Representative Peter Somssich, Ph.D., Adam Jacobs, Director of Goffstown Department of Public Works, Dr. Pamela Hunt, Avian Conservation Biologist of the NH Audubon, pollinator expert and beekeeping educator Jodi Turner, and others.

See all the Community Conversation programs and events, and register to attend at the Goffstown Public Library calendar at https://bit.ly/GPLCC2021

I'm excited to discuss environmental stewardship in a deep way. Popular discourse about what we can do as individuals to fight climate change is usually surface level, like how to recycle better, how to conserve electricity, etc. - but true change will come from political action and a robust understanding of the complex systems that influence our environment, in addition to recycling better and saving electricity. Community Conversation programs address the deep and the surface level.
Michelle Sprague
Adult Services Librarian
New Hampshire's wilderness is one of its defining characteristics, a source of pride and distinction for the state. We at the Goffstown Public Library are devoted to providing our community with information about how the impact of climate change on our environment could change this place we live in and what we love about it.
Elizabeth Weilbacher
Adult Services Librarian

The Goffstown Public Library Community Conversations series is designed to help us understand issues affecting our community and provide a starting point to open up conversations. Community Conversations bring together resources, experts, and concerned community members to discuss complicated issues in a gracious, safe space.

For more information about the events scheduled, please visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/communityconversation or contact Dianne Hathaway at contact@goffstownlibrary.com.

Welcome to the Library NLW logo

“Welcome to Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use our services. During the pandemic, libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of users. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs.

Today’s libraries can transform your life. From education to job resources to lifelong learning, your Library provides access to the programming and services you need to reach your potential and grow.

National Library Week Activity Bags

For kids in preschool up through grade 5.

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST: Stop by the Library foyer during April 5-10, 2021 to pick up your National Library Week Activity Bag, and a gently-used book that kids can keep.

Dianne holds up sign that says We Miss YouWays to Celebrate and Show Your Support

Visit the Library – Online & In-Person – The Library provides the opportunity to explore new worlds through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs. Take time to connect with us during National Library Week to see all we have to offer.

Share – Share what you love about the resources & services available at the library and post on social media about a book, audiobook, virtual story time, or book club, or how the library has made a difference while you’ve been social distancing at home. Don’t forget to tag us or use #goffstownlibrary. If you love your library, say it loud and proud: vocal community support helps libraries and reminds hardworking library staff that their efforts are appreciated.

Posts using #MyLibraryIs will be entered into a random drawing by the ALA for a $100 Visa gift card.

Tell a friend! – Share what you love about the library with friends and family and encourage them to stop in and get their own library card.

If you’d like to share your library story directly with us online, please submit it here:

Need a reminder of what’s available to you at home, from the e-library? Grab a copy of our takeout menu!

National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across the country each April.

Town & School Candidate Information

2021 Candidate Information Brochure – view on your screen or print your own copy.

These booklets were compiled in collaboration with the Town Clerk’s office and Town Clerk Cathy Ball. All information was provided voluntarily by the candidates, and all spelling or grammatical errors are their own. Paper copies will be available at the Library and at Town Hall.

Elections will be held in Goffstown on March 9, 2021. For more information:

 

Candidate's Night 2020 at Goffstown High School
February 2020 Candidate's Night at Goffstown High School