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.
We are hiring! If you love libraries and kids, then our Youth/Teen Library Aide position may be the job for you. Click on the link to see the full job description.
If you like using social media, being around people, and planning and organizing; then we want to hear from you for our Adult/Teen Program Coordinator position. Click the link below for the full job description.
Resumes and cover letters should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off in person.
Meet Momma Tucker, her babies Ella & Frankie, and their human “mom,” Jesse! Learn all about these adorable little animals and how to care for them as pets. Get a face sheet and a hedgehog craft to go!
Come meet other local homeschool families! Share resources or ask questions of veteran homeschool parents.
Is your child entering kindergarten this year? Stop by the library to meet other kindergarten students!
This month the Bookies are reading Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang. We have multiple copies available for check out. Contact Donna at email@example.com for the Zoom link.
In Chinese, the word for America, Mei Guo, translates directly to “beautiful country.” Yet when seven-year-old Qian arrives in New York City in 1994 full of curiosity, she is overwhelmed by crushing fear and scarcity. In China, Qian’s parents were professors; in America, her family is “illegal” and it will require all the determination and small joys they can muster to survive.
In Chinatown, Qian’s parents labor in sweatshops. Instead of laughing at her jokes, they fight constantly, taking out the stress of their new life on one another. Shunned by her classmates and teachers for her limited English, Qian takes refuge in the library and masters the language through books, coming to think of The Berenstain Bears as her first American friends. And where there is delight to be found, Qian relishes it: her first bite of gloriously greasy pizza, weekly “shopping days,” when Qian finds small treasures in the trash lining Brooklyn’s streets, and a magical Christmas visit to Rockefeller Center—confirmation that the New York City she saw in movies does exist after all.
But then Qian’s headstrong Ma Ma collapses, revealing an illness that she has kept secret for months for fear of the cost and scrutiny of a doctor’s visit. As Ba Ba retreats further inward, Qian has little to hold onto beyond his constant refrain: Whatever happens, say that you were born here, that you’ve always lived here.
Inhabiting her childhood perspective with exquisite lyric clarity and unforgettable charm and strength, Qian Julie Wang has penned an essential American story about a family fracturing under the weight of invisibility, and a girl coming of age in the shadows, who never stops seeking the light.
Stop by the Children’s Room to pick up a Make Your Own Kaleidoscope kit!
It’s time for the annual Hay Day Book Sale! Lots of books and movies for sale. Get them while they last!
Purchase raffle tickets for some great prizes!
Accepting book, audiobook, and DVD donations August 1-18th.
Proceeds go to the Friends of the Library for special library offerings like our museum passes!
If you or someone you know is interested, please attend a Trustee meeting held the 3rd Thursday of every month. Next meeting is AUG 21 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.”
Join us for a tie dye party, just in time for back to school! You bring the shirt, we’ll provide the dye. Please contact the Children’s Room at 755-2944×3 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a 30-minute time slot.
Drop in to explore with Snap Circuits!