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.
Have you seen our newest bag colors? If you’re longing for a bit of spring, you’ll love these new bright green and deep violet shades!
All of our bags are 16 inches wide and feature Goodwin Library metallic lettering and logo, lots of pockets, and a zipper closure. Beautiful, sturdy, and even waterproof! And best of all – they’re only $12!
We also still have the red bags and the light blue bags.
Join miss Kayla for stories, songs, and rhymes! This story time is for ages 0-2.
Story times are every Monday through April 15.
Join Miss Carolyn for stories, rhymes, and crafts! This story time is for ages 2-5.
Story times are every Monday though April 15.
A special, no-school Lego day!
Drop in any time on Friday to free build with Legos in the Children’s Room. We also have Duplos for the little ones!
Drop into the Children’s Room all day to play board games!
Both sessions are full and signups are now closed. See you there!
Explore constellations, stars, and planets with the Travelling Planetarium from the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center!
This program is geared towards ages 5-10 and will be held in the Valley View Multipurpose Room. Open to signed-up participants only!
Stop into the children’s room to make Hot Chocolate Play Dough!
Craft & Chat is a virtual crafting program where you can curl up at home and work on your current crafty project and chat with other creative people!
This program is held virtually. Please contact Pam at email@example.com for the Zoom link.
Make a duct tape phone holder, a fun hair bow, or make up your own design!
Open to ages 12-18.
Family Place Play Group is starting soon! Play, learn, and explore with your child.
Receive informal education all while you play with your child! Click here to learn more about Family Place Libraries.
This program is for families with children that are 0-3 years old. Registration is required, and you must be able to attend at least 3 of the 5 sessions. Ask in the Children’s Room for more information.
Meet other local homeschooling families!
Share resources, ideas, or just play at the library.
Are you caring for a loved one with a chronic illness or disability?
Consider stopping by for Caregiver Café, a support group run by Cornerstone VNA. The group provides conversation and resources to caregivers.
Caregiver Café is held in the community room of the Library. Elevator access is available.
This month’s upstairs craft is up to you!
We will have a variety of crafting supplies available for use. Create anything you want!
Open to adults and teens.
Stop into the Children’s Room to make a galaxy themed sensory bottle!
This is part of our lead up to the Solar Eclipse next month!
The Bookies pick for March is Etta & Otto & Russell & James by Emma Hooper.
We have multiple copies available for checkout. New members are always welcome!
This program will be help both in-person and online. If you would like to attend virtually, please contact Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
Summary: Eighty-three-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots and begins walking the 3,232 kilometers from rural Saskatchewan, Canada eastward to the sea. As Etta walks further toward the crashing waves, the lines among memory, illusion, and reality blur.
Otto wakes to a note left on the kitchen table. “I will try to remember to come back,” Etta writes to her husband. Otto has seen the ocean, having crossed the Atlantic years ago to fight in a far-away war. He understands. But with Etta gone, the memories come crowding in and Otto struggles to keep them at bay. Meanwhile, their neighbor Russell has spent his whole life trying to keep up with Otto and loving Etta from afar. Russell insists on finding Etta, wherever she’s gone. Leaving his own farm will be the first act of defiance in his life.
Would you like to know what’s going on at the library?
Drop in to one of our trustee meetings, which are open to the public.
We are looking for kind, caring people to join our board of trustees. If this sounds like you, attend the next meeting or reach out to Katiemae at email@example.com.
Here’s how the most recent puzzle at our puzzle table turned out!
The puzzle table is open to everyone. Feel free to stop in and try our next one if you’re looking for a quiet, calming activity!
Our hours have changed slightly for the fall/winter season. We will be open from 11-5 on Thursdays from now until spring.
All other hours will remain the same.
From November 2 until Spring, our hours will look like this:
Monday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
We have tons of Legos in the Children’s Room – stop in for some building fun and see what you can create!
We also have Duplos for little ones!
The Goodwin Library is pleased to host Strafford County WIC for their monthly clinics.
If you have an appointment, you can find WIC in our community room, which is upstairs from the main floor of the library. Elevator access is available.
Don’t hesitate to ask staff for directions – we are happy to help!
Read All Right Already! by Jory John & Benji Davies! Thank you to the Perkins Family for sponsoring this story.
The Story Trail is located at the McCarthy Trail, next to the Public Safety Complex at 160 NH-153.
Thank you to our current Story Trail Sponsors for the 2024 season: The Perkins Family and Chestnut Hill Chimney & Hearth!
The Wild Robot Protects by Peter Brown
Life for Roz and the animals on their island is perfect. But when mysterious, dangerous waters surround the island, the animals are forced inland to fight over dwindling resources.
Roz calms and organizes the animals, but the poison tide takes a terrible toll. So the wild robot sets out across the ocean, determined to stop the poison tide. During her journey, Roz encounters amazing geological formations and incredible creatures, and she sees the devastation caused by the toxic waters. Can the wild robot save the ocean and her island and everything she loves?
Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter
April didn’t mean to start the fire. She wasn’t the one who broke the vase. April didn’t ask to go live in a big, creepy mansion with a bunch of orphans who just don’t understand that April isn’t like them. After all, April’s mother is coming back for her someday very soon.
All April has to do is find the clues her mother left inside the massive mansion. But Winterborne House is hiding more than one secret, so April and her friends are going to have to work together to unravel the riddle of a missing heir, a creepy legend, and a mysterious key before the only home they’ve ever known is lost to them forever.
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!
Check out what cool things you can find on our FREE table!