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.
Goodwin Library is hiring for 2 positions.
Interested candidates should email their resume to Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Miss Donna for Mother Goose Story Time and enjoy stories, nursery rhymes, games, and songs! This program is for children 0-4 years old and their favorite caregiver.
Session runs 9/20 – 10/25.
Join Miss Donna for stories, songs, puppets and yoga! Session runs 9/24-10/22
Do you knit or crochet? Are you looking for opportunities to socialize? Join our virtual Sit & Stitch! Bring your current project and chat with other yarn artists. This group meets monthly on the 1st Tuesday at 6:00PM on Zoom. Email Pam at email@example.com to be sent the Zoom Link.
Upcoming Dates: October 5, November 2, December 7
Meet us at Butternut Farm for a pumpkin picking field trip and story time! Cost is $4.50 per child, payable to Butternut the day of the trip. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Raven Black begins on New Year’s Eve with a lonely outcast named Magnus Tait, who stays home waiting for visitors who never come. But the next morning the body of a murdered teenage girl is discovered nearby, and suspicion falls on Magnus. Inspector Jimmy Perez enters an investigative maze that leads deeper into the past of the Shetland Islands than anyone wants to go.
This program will be presented via Zoom. Please contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to the Zoom group.
Stop by and pick up a S.T.E.A.M. to go kit, all day in the Children’s Room!
Check out the Story Trail along the McCarthy Trail, next to the safety building! Read A Couch For Llama by Leah Gilbert. Don’t forget to sign our guest book after you finish the trail! Thank you to New England Furniture for sponsoring this story!
Check out our Virtual Library by clicking here! Each week will feature a new story times for babies and pre-schoolers, and spotlight a new children’s fiction book. Also check out our adult and teen sections to see what’s new or what the book group is reading this month.
The Goodwin Library is the recipient of $1759 in grant funding thanks to federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the New Hampshire State Library. The grant funds received will support the Goodwin Library’s efforts to foster digital literacy and become sensory inclusive.
Using these grant funds, the library has purchased Launchpads for our Children’s Room, and items to create a sensory friendly environment, including dimming light covers, special cushions for story times, and noise cancelling headphones for those who may need them. Library staff will also attend a training on working with individuals with autism and sensory needs.
Those interested in accessing or learning more about the library’s Launchpad collection or sensory friendly initiative services should call and speak with a librarian at 603-755-2944, email email@example.com, or visit the library at 422 Main St., Farmington, NH.
To learn more about ARPA funding, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/american-rescue-plan/.
We now have a collection of Launchpads available for check out in our Children’s Room! What is a Launchpad? It is a tablet, preloaded with educational games for kids. Stop in and ask us about these items and how you can borrow them!
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New Hampshire State Library. Grant Award Number LS-250225-OLS-21