The Summer Experience


June 28 - August 13, 2021

The 2021 summer reading theme is Tails and Tales where we celebrate animals and stories about them. We have a Tales and Tails program for each age group – Adults 17+, Tweens and Teens ages 10-18, and Children preschool ages and up.

Sign Up

Registration for programs begins Friday, June 25 at—that will take you to the READsquared website. You can also download and use the READsquared mobile app—it’s free! With READsquared, you can track your reading progress, complete “Missions”, and get points for attending events and programs.

Visit to sign up for individual events and programs.

Summer Experience for All Ages

Reading helps young children gain confidence and develop reading and language skills. Set your children up for success – visit the library this summer! Teens will have a blast with fun in-person and virtual events and be motivated to read and discuss literature.

Adults look forward to summer as much as kids do. Summer is a great time to relax and catch up on reading—joining the Summer Experience is an opportunity to have fun, explore new interests, and interact with one another.

Our staff has a great Summer Experience planned for all ages, with many events to be held in our new outdoor space. This summer, our programs will be hybrid to meet the needs of everyone.

Summer Concert Series

GPL & Parks & Recreation logosCap a perfect summer day with a live musical performance outdoors. The Goffstown Public Library and the Goffstown Parks and Recreation Department are proud to present four concerts on alternating Thursday evenings in July and August.

Bring a blanket, low-slung chairs, a picnic, and get ready for an early evening’s outstanding music making. Fun for all ages! No registration required. 

THURSDAYS at 6-7pm

July 1 at Barnard Park
The Quickfire Band, five seasoned musicians who play traditional country, classic rock, blues, rockabilly, and Western Swing.

July 15 at Roy Park
Real Fallu and Company! Relax to the sounds of this peerless acoustic duo, performing folk music at its finest.

July 29 at Barnard Park
Speed the Plough, three musicians that will play traditional music from the Celtic world.

August 12, 6-7p at Roy Park (Rain Date: August 19)
Anderson-Gram, Singer/songwriter husband and wife duo Anderson-Gram will bookend this year’s concert series with an acoustic hour of sensational guitar-playing and harmonizing vocals.

Offline Participation

The Tails and Tales Adult Summer Experience was designed as an online program using READsquared. However, you can participate offline with the printables below:

Contact Michelle Sprague or Elizabeth Weilbacher by email or phone at 603-497-2102 with questions, concerns, or a printed version of this packet.

These printables for those who cannot access the READsquared website, or wish to participate by using a paper version of the Summer Experience. Even if you’re signed into READsquared, you may find these printables useful.

To participate in the Summer Experience without going online and using READsquared, please stop by the Library and register with either Patti Penick or Liz Erickson, or ask for them at 603-497-2102.

IMLS logoThe state-wide READsquared subscription for NH public libraries has been funded by the FY20 IMLS CARES Act grant, through the New Hampshire State Library. In addition, our Summer Experience was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the New Hampshire State Library.