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.
We are open for browsing and computer use! Appointments are not required for browsing but we ask that you keep your visit under 60 minutes as a courtesy to other patrons. Appointments are encouraged for computer sessions.
We will also be open on Fridays from 10-5. This is in addition to our current hours of Monday 10-5, Tuesday/Thursday 3-7, and Saturday 10-2.
Masks are required (we will provide if needed) and we ask all patrons to please use hand sanitizer before entering the library. Please continue to use the blue book drop for library returns.
Bring a blanket and drop in for Mother Goose on the Lawn! Enjoy stories, nursery rhymes, games, and songs with Miss Donna! This program is best for children 0-4 years old and their favorite caregiver.
Bring a blanket and join us for Story Time on the Lawn! Read stories and enjoy some outdoor play time!
Stop in each Saturday for a new S.T.E.A.M. To-Go Activity. Kits can be picked up in the Children’s Room and will include activities such as Make Your Own Quicksand and Marshmallow Catapults!
Check out the Story Trail along the McCarthy Trail, next to the safety building! Read Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin. Don’t forget to sign our guest book after you finish the trail! Thank you to Oak and Briar Farm for sponsoring this story.
Miss Kayla and Miss Donna will be on the Story Trail from
3-4PM on 6/29. Stop by and say hi, read the new Story Trail book, and get summer reading information!
Bring a blanket (and a yoga mat if you’d like) and join us for a Yoga Story Time on the lawn! We’ll read stories, practice yoga poses, play games, and sing songs!
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 email@example.com to be sent the Zoom Link.
Upcoming Dates: July 6, August 3, September 7
Learn about what goes into training a service dog and meet 2 service dogs and their trainer! This program will be held on the lawn and is weather dependent.
Meet 7 ambassador animals from WildLife Encounters! Learn about these amazing animals and get an up close look. This program will be presented on Zoom and registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or use this form to register. The program link will be emailed to registered participants.
Learn about Sharks, Skates, and Rays with the Seacoast Science Center! This program will be presented on Zoom and registration is required. Email email@example.com or use this form to register. The program link will be emailed to registered participants.
July 15 at 4:00 (4th & 5th Grade)
July 20 at 4:00 (2nd & 3rd Grade)
Join us for Book Bites, our book group for kids! This summer we will hold 2 kid’s book groups. 4th and 5th grade students will read City of Secrets by Victoria Ying. 2nd and 3rd grade students will read How to Spot a Sasquatch by J. Torres. Read the book in advance and join us on the lawn for a book discussion and activity. We have multiple copies available for check out. Stop in and pick one up!
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
This program will be presented via Zoom. Please contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to the Zoom group.
Email a picture of your pet to email@example.com by July 15 to enter the contest! We will compile the photos for online voting and announce the winner on July 22!
We received the CLiF Summer Readers Grant this summer! As part of this grant we will have access to virtual story telling presentations, and will also give away books. Each child will be able to select 2 brand new books to keep. *Rain date July 29*
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.
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.
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.
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).