National Library Week

“Kelly Yang is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books for young readers, including the Front Desk series: Front Desk, Three Keys, Room to Dream, Key Player and Top Story, New From Here, and Finally Seen. Front Desk won the 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and was chosen as a Best Book of the Year by multiple organizations, including NPR, the Washington Post, and the New York Public Library. Kelly’s family immigrated to the United States from China when she was a young girl, and she grew up in California, in circumstances very similar to those of Mia Tang. After attending college at the age of 13, she graduated UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School. She is the founder of The Kelly Yang Project, a leading writing and debating program for children in Asia and the United States. Her writing has been published in South China Morning Post,The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic.” Learn more about Kelly.

There's More to the Story

Most people know about the wealth of stories available at the library, from picture books and large print to audiobooks and e-books. But there’s so much more to the story of libraries.

Libraries are welcoming spaces that bring communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through book clubs, story times, movie nights, crafting classes, lectures, and more. The Goffstown Public Library offers a wide array of programs, classes, and resources, including museum passes, online learning, a telescope, and literacy kits.

And libraries play a critical role in the economic vitality of communities by providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for job seekers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs.

If you haven’t checked out the Goffstown Public Library lately, you’re missing the full story. Stop by for a visit to celebrate National Library Week. Follow on Facebook and Instagram, and the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek to join the online celebration.

This Week

  • Stop by the Children’s Room to browse & borrow from the display of library-related picture books.
  • Scroll through the library-themed book lists below and place your requests online.
  • There’s more to the story at the Goffstown Public Library! Scan the QR codes located on all three floors to learn more about the library’s resources, services, and history. You might find something that surprises you.
  • Chat with one of our Adult Services staff and let them know what interests you — then see what they select for you from your library’s collections!
  • Visit the calendar and check out
    • the Kids’ Graphic Novel Book Club featuring The Secret Garden adapted by Mariah Marsden, illustrated by Hanna Luechtefeld on Tuesday, April 25 at 3:30 PM.
    • Popcorn, Movies, and Friends: A Teen Movie Gathering for grades 5-12 showing High School Musical, rated G, ©Walt Disney Pictures on Tuesday, April 25 at 4:30 PM.
    • Knit & Crochet Club for all ages on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 PM.
    • Walk-In STEAM Day for kids in kindergarten through grade 5 on Wednesday, April 26 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
    • Anime Club for grades 5-12 on Wednesday, April 26 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    • Fuse Beads with Ms. Corey for grades 1-5 on Thursday, April 27 at 1:00 PM.
    • Knot Your Average Craft: Teen Macrame for grades 5-12 on Friday, April 28 at 2:00 PM.
    • Kids’ Blackout Poetry for grades 1-5 on Saturday, April 29 from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Indulge Your Love of Libraries with Themed Reading



Ways to Celebrate and Show Your Support

Visit the Library – Online & In-Person – The Library provides the opportunity to connect with new worlds through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs. Take time to learn your library’s story during National Library Week to see all it has to offer!

Share – Share what you love about the resources & services available at the library and post on social media about a book, audiobook, story time, or book club, or how the library has made a difference in your life. 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.

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.

What’s your library story?

National Library Week Honorary Chair Kelly Yang found the courage to pursue her dreams through access to resources at her childhood library and the support of librarians. What role has the library played in your life? Did you find inspiration in a book? Get help finding a job or starting a business? Have you made new friends at the library?

Tell the American Library Association by posting to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook Page. Use the hashtags #MyLibraryStory & #goffstownlibrary. They’ll gather all the entries and one randomly selected winner will receive a $150 Visa gift card and a Kelly Yang Front Desk poster. Three second-place winners will receive Kelly Yang Front Desk posters. The promotion starts Sunday, April 23 at 1:00 PM EST and ends on Friday, April 28 at 1:00 PM EST. This promotion is sponsored by (PDF document).

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.

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