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.
The Goodwin Library is the recipient of $1759 in grant funding thanks to federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the New Hampshire State Library. The grant funds received will support the Goodwin Library’s efforts to foster digital literacy and become sensory inclusive.
Using these grant funds, the library has purchased Launchpads for our Children’s Room, and items to create a sensory friendly environment, including dimming light covers, special cushions for story times, and noise cancelling headphones for those who may need them. Library staff will also attend a training on working with individuals with autism and sensory needs.
Those interested in accessing or learning more about the library’s Launchpad collection or sensory friendly initiative services should call and speak with a librarian at 603-755-2944, email email@example.com, or visit the library at 422 Main St., Farmington, NH.
To learn more about ARPA funding, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/american-rescue-plan/.
We now have a collection of Launchpads available for check out in our Children’s Room! What is a Launchpad? It is a tablet, preloaded with educational games for kids. Stop in and ask us about these items and how you can borrow them!
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New Hampshire State Library. Grant Award Number LS-250225-OLS-21
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.
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*
Bring a blanket and join us for Story Time on the Lawn! Read stories and enjoy some outdoor play time!
Our Summer Reading Program starts 6/21! This program is for all ages, children, teens, and adults! There will be programs, raffles, and prizes for participants.
Sign up in person at the library beginning 6/21. You can also sign up and participate online by clicking here and selecting “create new user.” If you have questions about online book logging, please see a library staff member.
We are thinking about future library programs Please take a moment to fill out our programming survey and let us know what programs you would like to see at the library in the coming year. CLICK HERE to take the survey.
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!
Do you have a child starting kindergarten this year? Want to meet other classmates and kindergarten parents? Drop by our outdoor meet & greet to say hi!
August 17 at 4:00 (Owly)
August 19 at 4:00 (All’s Faire)
Join us for Book Bites, our book group for kids! This summer we will hold 2 kid’s book groups. We’ll read Owly: The Way Home by Andy Runton and All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson. 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!
It isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening . . .
Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way…the perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control?
In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.
This program will be presented via Zoom. Please contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to the Zoom group.
Check out the Story Trail along the McCarthy Trail, next to the safety building! Read Crunch the Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap. Don’t forget to sign our guest book after you finish the trail! Thank you to Farmington House of Pizza for sponsoring this story.
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: August 3, September 7
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).