Director’s Message

Second Floor Browsing: Goffstown Public Library cardholders may reserve time to browse materials on the second floor for 20-minute appointments.

Children’s Room Browsing: The Children’s Room is open to one family at a time, for 20-minute appointments, with no ability to sit, play, etc. 

Appointments can be made at www.goffstownlibrary.com/calendar or by calling the library at 603-497-2102 during business hours. There is a limited schedule for this service:

Monday 9-2
Tuesday and Wednesday 5-8 pm
Saturday 9-1

Foyer Browsing: Our foyer area is open for browsing and check out of materials during regular hours. We have moved a selection from all areas, mostly new materials, and includes materials for kids, teens, and adults. You can always place requests through our catalog if you prefer. Please maintain social distancing; a face covering is required and available in the lobby, along with hand sanitizer.

Parking Lot Pick-Up: We will continue contact-less parking lot pick-up of library materials for those who prefer that method. Just call us from the parking lot, open your trunk/back door, and we will place your items there.

Returns: Will no longer be quarantined, please use your own judgment when borrowing materials.

Computer Reservations: Call us at 497-2102 to make an appointment to use a computer. To keep Library staff and visitors safe, we are limiting the number of PCs in use, so your appointment length may be restricted. All users will be required to wear a face covering.

I am monitoring COVID numbers, along with the other town department heads, and there is still much concern. My goal is to maintain the current level of service; any changes by day are the result of a lack of staffing, that has been plaguing us since Thanksgiving. Please keep an eye on this space and our Facebook Page for changes in service hours, and please reach out to me with questions.

Staff is available Monday, Thursday & Friday, 9am to 5pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am to 8pm; and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.

Be well.

Dianne Hathaway
Library Director
dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com