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.
“The Bookies” invite you to join us for a virtual discussion of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.
This thrilling bestselling novel explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little-known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.
Please contact Donna at email@example.com to receive the Zoom link.
Sign up for the Winter Reading Program! Complete all the reading challenges and earn a prize! This program is for participants of all ages. Stop by the library to pick up a Winter Reading Bingo Card.
Stop by the Children’s Room and pick up an igloo kit on Thursday, January 20th!
Virtual Story Time!
Join Miss Donna for Mother Goose Story Time and enjoy stories, nursery rhymes, games, and songs! This program is geared for children 0-4 years old, but all ages are welcome!
Session runs Mondays at 10:30, 1/24-2/14.
Please contact the Children’s Room at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 755-2944×3 to receive your Zoom link.
Virtual Story Time!
Join Miss Kayla for stories, songs, and maybe even yoga! Contact the Children’s Room at email@example.com or call
755-2944×3 to receive the Zoom link.
Session runs on Fridays, 1/28-2/18
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Director this person performs general cleaning and minor maintenance duties in the library building, adjacent walks and grounds, and maintains equipment in clean orderly and functional condition.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports directly to the Director.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
General Job Description and Tasks
This person will be responsible for day-to-day cleaning of the library, building and grounds. S/he is responsible for creating and submitting purchase lists for the needed materials and supplies to stock and clean the library. Most duties are to be completed during the library’s non-open hours, with exceptions.
- Maintain a clean facility that is free of hazards to staff and patrons.
- Organize and secure all cleaning supplies.
- Create and submit lists of needed materials and supplies in a timely manner to the Director.
- Inform the Director of any maintenance issues that need immediate attention.
- Treat patrons with respect and direct them to qualified library staff should they have questions. All persons encountered while on the job should be treated with respect as the custodian is representing the library.
- Cleaning tasks to be performed per the attached spreadsheet at the intervals indicated.
- Special infrequent cleanings, such as outside window cleaning, carpet cleaning, floor stripping/waxing, etc. will be paid separately from the employee’s normal hours.
- Other duties or responsibilities as assigned.
Normal hours of duty: As scheduled, before usual library business hours.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
- Regularly required to walk, stand, bend, reach, and lift items.
- Regularly spend periods of time doing repetitive physical tasks such as vacuuming.
- Frequent contact with cleaning fluids and possibly other hazardous materials. Must follow OSHA safety standards concerning these products.
- Must have the ability to work alone with little supervision, and follow written directions.
- Uses brooms, mops, and floor equipment to sweep, mop, strip and wax floors.
- Uses vacuum cleaners to clean rugs, carpet, upholstered furniture, etc.
- Dusts furniture and equipment.
- Other custodial duties
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and other office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must perform varied tasks requiring independent knowledge. Must be able to concentrate on fine detail with minimal interruption. Must be able to remember task/assignment given to self and others.
The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet to moderately noisy.
Minimum Requirements: Applicant must possess the physical ability to perform the tasks assigned. Previous cleaning and building maintenance experience preferred.
This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities that comprise this position.
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 7:00PM on Zoom. Email Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent the Zoom Link.
Upcoming Dates: December 7, January 4, February 1
Have you read a graphic novel you loved? Nominate it for the Blue Job Book Award! Nominations due by January 31, 2022
-Published in the last 2 years
-Appeals to students in 3rd-6th grade
-Titles that are part of a series must be able to stand alone
Click HERE to nominate a title
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.
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
Thanks to the New Hampshire Astronomical Society’s Library Telescope Program we have an Orion StarBlast Telescope available for check out!
The telescope can be borrowed for two weeks at a time by Goodwin Library patrons 18+, who have a card in good standing (no fines, missing items, etc.). Patrons need to sign a telescope contract prior to borrowing the telescope. Stop into the Children’s Room to check it out, or for more information about the telescope!