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.
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
The Library is looking for a Youth Library Aide to work in the children’s room! Anyone who enjoys working with children would be a great fit!
Click here for a detailed job description that includes duties, experience/skills needed, and schedule, pay, and benefit information.
This is a 20 hour, part time position. To apply, send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to work here. You can email these to our Director Joyce at email@example.com, or mail them to this address:
Joyce R. White
422 Main St.
Farmington, NH 03835
Join us for our 19th annual Polar Express Story Time!
We’ll read the polar express and other seasonal stories, sing carols, and enjoy cocoa and sweet treats!
Registration for this program is now closed.
For participants: We will provide the materials – the kits will be available for pickup starting December 4. Build your house and email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 9.
For everyone: Voting opens December 11 – look at the photos and vote for your favorite house!
Winners will be announced December 16!
Cozy up with your current craft project and socialize with other crafty people. All crafters are welcome!
This program meets on Zoom. Please email Pam at email@example.com for the Zoom link.
Would you like to know what’s happening at the library? Join us for our monthly trustee meetings, which are open to the public.
The next trustee meeting will be December 7 at 6pm.
Are you caring for a loved one with a disability or chronic illness?
Consider joining Cornerstone VNA for Caregiver Café, a support group offering conversation and resources to caregivers and their loved ones.
This program is held upstairs in the Library’s community room.
Drop in to meet other homeschooling families!
Share resources, ideas, or just play at the library.
Thank you, patrons!!
Drop in all week for special treats as a thank you from the library for a wonderful year!
Drop in to make ornaments!
We’ll have different stations set up to make a variety of ornaments.
This program is geared toward families.
Join us to create your own elegant seasonal wreath!
All supplies are provided. This program is for adults.
This month, The Bookies are reading Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. We have multiple copies available for checkout.
New members are always welcome!
Summary: Welcome to Elsewhere. It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. It’s quiet and peaceful. You can’t get sick or any older. Curious to see new paintings by Picasso? Swing by one of Elsewhere’s museums. Need to talk to someone about your problems? Stop by Marilyn Monroe’s psychiatric practice.
Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. But Liz wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen again. She wants to get her driver’s license. She wants to graduate from high school and go to college. And now that she’s dead, Liz is being forced to live a life she doesn’t want with a grandmother she has only just met. And it is not going well.
How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward? This moving, often funny book about grief, death, and loss will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.
Learn about coding with Indi the Robot Car!
This robot is great for ages 4-7.
Rochester Public Library is holding an Authors fair on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:00pm.
The Rochester Public Library is located at 65 South Main Street, Rochester, NH.
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!
Stop by to try your hand at our next puzzle any time!
This month, read Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson! This story will be up until the end of December.
The Story Trail is located at the McCarthy Trail, next to 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!
This is the last of our 2023 stories – we are looking for sponsors for the 2024 season! Email Kayla at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about story sponsorship.
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!
I Am A Dragon: A Quibble and a Squabble by Sabina Hahn
A grumpy dragon gets fired up when he is mistaken for a Very Large Frog in this laugh-out-loud picture book perfect for fans of Mo Willems and Jon Klassen!
What happens when a dragon has had enough of the quibbling of a squad of frogs?
Find out in this pitch-perfect, hilarious rea-aloud about misunderstandings, imagination, forgiveness, and friendship!
Toddlers are A**holes, It’s Not Your Fault by Bunmi Laditan
If you have a toddler, know someone who has a toddler, or have ever met a toddler, you will relate to this book!
Filled with exactly no parenting advice, just strict commiseration, parents of the creatures known as toddlers will feel seen by the author’s accurate representation of toddler behavior. Bunmi Laditan’s book is filled with humor and relatable anecdotes for those in the parenting trenches!
Simply Ancient Grains by Maria Speck
Impress your family this Thanksgiving and try out a new dish using ancient grains. Ancient grains are healthier for you than regular grains because they aren’t as processed and provide more nutrients. They can actually help reduce health issues like inflammation.
These yummy dishes give you the chance to experiment with ancient grains in all sorts of tasty ways. Which way do you prefer to eat them?