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.
Learn watercolor painting with Miss Carolyn!
Open to ages 6-10. Please click here to sign up.
Join us for fun fall story times! Every Monday from 9/11-11/20 at 10:30 AM.
We’ll read about apples, owls, bears, and other fall themes this year.
This program is great for children under 5!
As part of NH Humanities’ Perspectives Book Groups, we’re reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. We have multiple copies available.
This program will be held in-person and virtually. Please email Joyce at email@example.com for the Zoom link if you would like to attend virtually.
Summary: At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. He begins to tell the story of a man named Changez, who is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by an elite valuation firm.
He thrives on the energy of New York, and his budding romance with elegant, beautiful Erica promises entry into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore. But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his relationship with Erica shifting. And Changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love.
Would you like to know what’s going on at the library? Feel free to sit in on our trustee meeting, which is free and open to the public.
The library is looking for interested, caring individuals to join the Board of Trustees. If this is you, join our next meeting, or email Katiemae at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop in to explore coding with Indi car!
Bring your tot and drop in to free play with blocks and meet other families!
Take the mystery out of Medicare and get all your questions answered. This event is free, and light refreshments will be provided.
This informative class will help you understand the basics of Medicare in relatable, easy-to-understand language and provide you with the tools you will need to determine the best plan for you. Tim Harrigan is a Senior Benefits Specialist for Harrigan Insurance Services, Inc. He has 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry and, as an independent agent, represents most of the Medicare plans in ME and NH.
There will also be another opportunity to attend this Medicare Basics Seminar next month on October 12, from 5:00-6:30 PM.
Join us for yoga story time!
We’ll read books, practice yoga poses, and do other movement activities.
This program is ideal for ages 2-5.
Stop by the Children’s Room to pick up a corn maze activity!
The next Friends of the Goodwin Library meeting is from 3-8PM on October 12 at MooYah!
Join the Friends at MooYah for a fundraiser! If you mention the Friends of the Goodwin Library when you order that night, MooYah will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Friends!
MooYah is located at The Ridge in Rochester. The address is 150 Market Pl Blvd Unit 1, Rochester, NH 03867. See you there!
Take a book, leave a book!
There are all kinds of books in our little free library! The top shelf has children’s books, the bottom shelf has adult books. Stop by and check it out – it’s right outside our front door!
Here’s how it turned out!
Feel free to drop by and try out our newest puzzle any time!
We are now open 1:00PM to 7:00PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our hours on all other days are the same.
Monday & Friday: 10:00-5:00
Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00-7:00
Wednesday & Sunday: Closed
Summer hours are in effect through the end of October.
Looking for COVID-19 test kits? The Goodwin Library now has at-home test kits available for free!
Those interested can come and take home up to 4 kits per person.
For more information, feel free to call us at 603-755-2944.
Kits were provided by NHDHHS.
Coming this month, read Room on the Broom! by Julia Donaldson. This story will be up until the end of October.
The Story Trail is located at the McCarthy Trail, next to the Public Safety Complex at 160 NH-153.
Thank you to our 2023 Story Sponsors: East Coast Energy Consultants, Hawkins Safety, Moose Mountain Regional Greenway, Farmington Preservation & Improvement Organization, Lanigan Lawncare, and the Perkins family!
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!
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
Five years. That’s how long Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have lived on the road in an old school bus, criss-crossing the nation. It’s also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters in a car crash.
Coyote hasn’t been home in all that time, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished – the very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box – she devises an elaborate plan to get her dad to drive 3,600 miles back to Washington state in four days… without him realizing it.
Truffle: A Dog (and Cat) Story by David McPhail
This is the story of a little dog who had difficulties with cats, until the day that everything changed. This is a fun and engaging book. The illustrations help move the storyline along. The pacing of the book was just right, not too fast or slow. If you want a heartwarming children’s book, this is the book for you!