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.
Enter to win this cute and tasty raffle basket! Chocolates, coffee, socks, and more!
Do you like to craft? Join others for good conversation and fun with your own crafts.
Work on whatever craft project you enjoy in the comfort of your own home during this virtual meet up.
All crafters are welcome to join. Contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
Feeling overwhelmed as a caregiver? You don’t have to do it alone.
Come to the library for Cornerstone VNA’s Caregiver Cafe and get support, resources, and your questions answered.
Want to socialize with other homeschool families? Maybe you want to start homeschooling and have questions.
Come get your questions answered, share resources, and interact with veteran homeschool families.
Nothing to do this Valentine’s Day? Treat yourself to a fun candle craft!
Warm up your space with decorating a jar candle.
All supplies are provided.
Want to hear what’s going on at the library? Come to a Trustee meeting.
The Trustees are looking for new members to join their board. If you want to be a part of the decisions that happen with the library contact email@example.com for more information.
Escape Dumbledore’s office! If you can.
Have fun solving problems and puzzles to get out.
For ages 10-14. You must sign up at https://forms.gle/gV8eB3XRrNDsdZ3v6
The Bookies are reading The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan.
We have multiple copies available for check out. Contact Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link. New members are always welcome.
Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects—the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidently left behind—and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life’s mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost.
Recovering from a bad divorce, Laura, in some ways, is one of Anthony’s lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbor’s quirky daughter, Sunshine, and a welcome distraction in Freddy, the rugged gardener. As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts, Laura, accompanied by her new companions, sets out to realize Anthony’s last wish: reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners.
Long ago, Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years. Now, with her own end drawing near, she has lost something precious—a tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made.
As the Keeper of Lost Objects, Laura holds the key to Anthony and Eunice’s redemption. But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest?
A charming, clever, and quietly moving novel of of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us.
Bring your toddler for an hour of free play!
This program is held in the library community room.
The library will now be open 10am-5pm on Thursdays for December, January, February, and March.
Our other hours are still the same:
10-5 Monday, Thursday, Friday
Join Miss Carolyn for preschool story time with books, songs, and play!
Check out our newest Story Trail book Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester! Thank you to East Coast Energy Consultants for sponsoring this book.
Thank you to our permanent frame donors who made having the story trail up all year possible! Farmington Conservation Commission, New England Furniture, Farmington Fitness, Chestnut Hill Chimney, Energy Resources Group
Thank you to our 2023 Story Sponsors: East Coast Energy Consultants, Hawkins Safety, Moose Mountain Regional Greenway, Farmington Preservation & Improvement Organization, and Lanigan Lawncare
We have new library bags! Choose whichever color speaks to you!
Do you choose the blue bag or the red bag? Or how about the teal bag? With beautiful metallic copper logo and lettering. Lots of pockets. And even a zippered top! 16 inches wide. Get yours while we still have some!
Check out what cool things you can find on our FREE table!
Nominate a graphic novel for the 2022-2023 Blue Job Book Award!
Titles must be published within the last 3 years (2020-2022) and appeal to students in 3rd-6th grade. If books are part of a series, they must be able to stand alone. You can nominate more than one book.
Nominations are due by January 31, 2023. Use this link to nominate a title for the award https://forms.gle/usi3ozcc2PWmyC4K7
Check out some of our newest titles! Click on the post title to see them all!
New Fiction Books!
New Non-Fiction Books!
New Children’s Books!
The Answers are Within You by Amber Rae is a creative tool you can use in a variety of ways. Read it cover to cover, hop to the topics and themes that resonate with you, or use it as an oracle by simply posing your question – What am I needing to hear? How do I move forward? – and then opening the book and allowing what you read to guide you to the answer already inside you.
The Tryout by Christina Soontornvat. When cheerleading tryouts are announced, Christina and her best friend, Megan, literally jump at the chance to join the squad. As two of the only kids of color in the school, they have always yearned to fit in – and the middle school cheerleaders are popular and accepted by everyone. But will the girls survive the terrifying tryouts, with their whole grade watching? And will their friendship withstand the pressures of competition?