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.
Beginning Monday, April 5, 2021 we will be open for browsing and computer use by appointment. Appointments will be 20 minutes in length and are strongly encouraged, but we will take walk-ins if we have availability. The last appointment is 30 minutes before closing. Call 755-2944 to reserve a time.
We will also be open on Tuesdays from 3-6:30 beginning April 6. This is in addition to our current hours of Monday 10-4:30, Thursday 3-6:30, Saturday 10-1:30.
Masks are required (we will provide if needed) and we ask all patrons to please use hand sanitizer and answer COVID screening questions before entering the library. At this time, entrance to the library is through the back door only. Please continue to use the blue book drop for library returns.
Curbside pick up is still available. Items can be reserved through:
Catalog- Go to goodwin.biblionix.com and log in with your library card number and phone number to place reserves directly.
Calling the Library- Call us at 755-2944 to request items.
Book Menu- Not sure what you want? Try our book menu! Order a selection of titles chosen by a librarian with you in mind! You can find our full book menu by clicking here. Book menu selections can be requested by by calling 755-2944, emailing either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or using our online order form! Click here to order kid’s book bundles, or here to order adult/teen bundles.
We will call you to confirm your order is ready and can be picked up during open hours. Your items will be on a cart inside the back door in a bag labeled with your last name.
If you have Limited Mobility or cannot leave your vehicle due to children or pets on board call us at 755-2944 x101 to let us know you are here to pick up your items. A masked staff member will bring the item/s out to your vehicle and hand them to you through your window, place them in your trunk, or set them on the ground near your car.
For everyone’s safety all returns must be deposited in the book drop.
Due to the increase in Covid-19 rates, and the extension of Emergency orders by Governor Sununu, the Goodwin Library will revert to Phase 4 of our Phased reopening plan as of Saturday, November 28, 2020.
Curbside pick up hours are Monday 10-4:30, Thursday 3-6:30, and Saturday 10-1:30.
* Curbside pickup only, with a maximum of 5 pre-reserved items
*Not sure what to reserve? See our book menu!
* Take and Make crafts and coloring pages (as available)
* No public in the library
* Digital borrowing encouraged
Our hope is we can collectively bring the spread down to a safer level so we can once again welcome our patrons into the library.
Please be safe!
Available through our curbside pick up services. Stop by the back entrance lobby to pick up forms. Need a special form? Call ahead and we can print it out for you!
(755-2944 x 2001)
There is only one form this year called 1040 (no EZ or A).
Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to Murphy or snuggle in while Miss Donna reads to you! Zoom sessions are 30 minutes long. To schedule one, email Donna at email@example.com or call 755-2944 x 2003
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 6:00PM on Zoom. Email Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent the Zoom Link.
Upcoming Dates: February 2, March 2, April 6
Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University.
Reserve your copy now!
This program will be presented via Zoom. Please contact Donna at email@example.com for access to the Zoom group.
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.
The following graphic novels have been nominated for the Blue Job Book Award. Vote for your favorite here!
The Breakaways by Cathy Johnson
Just Jaime by Terri Libenson
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Click by Kayla Miller
Pilu of the Woods by Mai Nguyen
White Bird by RJ Palacio
The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner
Guts by Raina Telgemier
Stargazing by Jen Wang
Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir
Online Card Registration is now active! Go to our catalog goodwin.biblionix.com and click on “Sign Up Online” to register. This will give you access to digital titles and databases ONLY. Once the library has reopened, you will need to fill out a card application in the library to borrow physical items.
Ancestry Library Edition is now available from home! Just go to our catalog and log in with your library card number (without the P) and your phone number (no area code or dashes).