National Library Week

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.