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.

It’s the most wonderful time of year! We’re not talking about kids jingle-belling – we’re excited for couches, fuzzy blankets, cocoa, and holiday themed books we wait all year to read. Find seasonal books, movies & music on display at the Library
– and get your cozy on!

Search the catalog, or stop by and pick up something new today.

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Snowed in? Away for the holidays? You have lots of options when it comes to getting cozy with a good book. You can access our digital resources 24/7 at www.goffstownlibrary.com/247-library.

We’re very excited about streaming holiday music straight from www.hoopladigital.com – no holds, no waiting!

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With the Libby by OverDrive app, it’s easy to pick out a new e-book, e-audiobook, or magazine at anytime, anywhere. Even when school’s out or the Library may be closed, the e-library is always open. You can see what’s available on OverDrive, and get started right now at https://nh.overdrive.com/nh-goffstown/content.

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Read, learn, listen, and discover with CloudLibrary e-books and e-audiobooks, available at ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/GMILCS/Featured

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Visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/digital for more information.

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“Reading aloud is not only the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help prepare a child for reading and learning; it’s also a magical connection through the interaction between you, your child, and the book.” – readaloud.org

Join us for Read Aloud Month and help every parent understand how reading aloud 15 minutes every day from birth through 3rd grade builds a child’s brain and lifelong learning capacity.

Reading Aloud ..

  • .. is a wonderful chance to share adventure, intrigue, and emotion – and that’s irreplaceable. Connect with your child through a book and be transported to another time and place – together.
  • .. makes a connection between the things your baby loves the most – your voice and your touch – and books. And, you are building your baby’s brain too.
  • .. creates everlasting bonds, generating memories that will last a lifetime.
Just 15 Minutes a Day is all it Takes!

Reading 15 minutes a day for 5 years = 27,375 minutes!
That’s 456.25 HOURS!

Other Activities that Help Develop Early Literacy*
  • Recite nursery rhymes and prompt your child to repeat what you say.
  • Sing traditional songs, such as “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”.
  • Make up songs about your day and sing them to your child.
  • Talk to your child about what is going on around you.
  • Name objects and colors that you see when taking a walk, going to the grocery store, etc.
  • Ask your child many questions.
  • Play with blocks along with your child.
  • Make a book using pictures of your child and his/ her favorite items and people.
  • Make up a story for your child about your day.
  • Give your child paper and crayons or pencils and allow him/ her to scribble and write.
  • Do fingerplays and action rhymes with your child.
  • Make an alphabet book with images from your child’s life.
  • Visit the library often!
Meet Reffie the Read Aloud Giraffe!
  • Print some Giraffe Bookmarks – where will you read with Reffie? Share online with #goffstownlibrary & #readaloud15.

*Original from www.cslpreads.org; 2014 “Fizz, Boom, Read”

Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is working to make reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes the new standard in child care. Find out more at www.ReadAloud.org; also, see them on Facebook and #‎readaloud.