The Goodwin Library is a public library that serves as an information center for the personal, cultural, and social growth for the community of Farmington. The Library maintains collections and implements programs that address the community’s changing informational and recreational needs for education and literacy. The collections, materials, and programs are offered in a variety of formats to ensure equitable access for all. The Library believes that free and open access to information and resources will establish the framework for an informed and involved community.
Join Bookworms, our book group for kids! For summer we will be reading Inky’s Amazing Escape by Sy Montgomery. We have multiple copies available. Pick one up from the children’s room, read it together, then join us for a read aloud and activity on July 12!
Decorate tiles with sharpies! This program is for ages 12+. Please register in advance. Register here.
Join our graphic novel book club, Book Bites! We will be reading The Leak by Kate Reed Petty. We have multiple copies available, stop by the children’s room to pick one up! Then join us for a book discussion and activity on July 19!
“The Bookies” invite you to join us for a virtual discussion of The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer.
From award-winning crime writer and celebrated artist Jonathan Santlofer comes an enthralling tale about the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre, the forgeries that appeared in its wake, and the present-day underbelly of the art world.
August, 1911: The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincent Peruggia. Exactly what happens in the two years before its recovery is a mystery. Many replicas of the Mona Lisa exist, and more than one historian has wondered if the painting now returned to the Louvre is a fake, switched in 1911.
Present day: Art professor Luke Perrone digs for the truth behind his most famous ancestor: Peruggia. His search attracts an Interpol detective with something to prove and an unfamiliar but curiously helpful woman. Soon, Luke tumbles deep into the world of art and forgery, a land of obsession and danger.
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Join Miss Donna for a Family Story Time full of songs, rhymes, and stories! This program is great for all ages.
Story time will be held outside on the lawn. In inclement weather we will hold story time in the community room.
Bring a yoga mat or blanket and join Miss Kayla for Yoga Story Time!
Yoga Story Time will be held on the lawn. In inclement weather we will hold story time in the community room.
Stop by the Children’s Room every Thursday to pick up a S.T.E.A.M. To Go Kit!
July 7- Cork Boats
July 14- Save Fred Engineering Challenge
July 21- Manta Ray Puppet
July 28- DIY Kinetic Sand
We’re going off site for Friday Field Trips! We are partnering with New Durham Public Library to offer these field trips.
July 8- Meet us on the New Durham Story Trail! (207 Old Bay Rd, New Durham, at the Meeting House)
July 15- Join us for a blueberry picking field trip at Butternut Farm! There is a $5 field trip fee per child, payable to Butternut Farm the day of the trip. Please register in advance for this program. Register here. Butternut Farm is located at 195 Meaderboro Rd., Farmington.
July 22- Seacoast Science Center is bringing their field trip to us! Join us on the lawn for touch tanks and other ocean themed activities. Please register in advance for this program. Register here.
July 29- Meet us at Great Bay Discovery Center to learn about estuaries! The discovery center is located at 89 Depot Rd., Greenland. Registration is required for this program. Register here.
Thanks to the Summer Readers Grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) we will be having a storyteller and book giveaway on July 26! Local author Terry Farish will read stories, then each child in attendance will be able to choose 2 brand new books to keep. Thanks CLiF!
The story trail is up! Walk along and read Max the Brave by Ed Vere. This story was sponsored by the Farmington Paraeducators!
A big thank you to our 2022 story sponsors: Miss Kathie’s Childcare LLC, Birdbox Bakery, Chestnut Hill Chimney, Energy Resources Group, PIP Rental
Stop in for some Lego building fun! We have all sorts of Legos for you to see what you can create with!
We even have Duplo blocks for the little ones!
If you or someone you know is interested, please attend a Trustee meeting held the 3rd Thursday of every month. Next meeting is May 19 at 6PM.
Those wishing to be on the board should be a resident, employee or representative of a business in the Town of Farmington. A non-resident can be a member with a majority vote of the board.”