Kids & Teens

2 Job Openings: Youth/Teen Library Aide and Adult/Teen Program Coordinator

We are hiring! If you love libraries and kids, then our Youth/Teen Library Aide position may be the job for you. Click on the link to see the full job description. If you like using social media, being around people, and planning and organizing; then we want to hear from you for our Adult/Teen …

S.T.E.A.M. Saturday 8/27 10:00AM-Noon

Drop in to explore with Snap Circuits! Photo from

S.T.E.A.M. To-Go Thurs. 8/18 All Day

Stop by the Children's Room to pick up a Make Your Own Kaleidoscope kit!

Kindergarten Meet & Greet Tues 8/16 at 5:00PM

Is your child entering kindergarten this year? Stop by the library to meet other kindergarten students!

National Night Out Tuesday 8/2 5:00-7:00pm

Stop in to see us at this free event at Fernald Park! There will be activities, ice cream sundaes, a touch a truck, and more! Sponsored by the Farmington Police Department and Farmington Recreation Department. Photo from:

Tie Dye Party Tues 8/23 4:00-6:00 Join us for a tie dye party, just in time for back to school! You bring the shirt, we'll provide the dye. Please contact the Children's Room at 755-2944x3 or to register for a 30-minute time slot. 

Homeschool Meet & Greet Fri. 8/12 at 10:30am

Photo from Come meet other local homeschool families! Share resources or ask questions of veteran homeschool parents.

Hedgehog Encounter Sat. 8/6 at 10:30am

Meet Momma Tucker, her babies Ella & Frankie, and their human "mom," Jesse! Learn all about these adorable little animals and how to care for them as pets. Get a face sheet and a hedgehog craft to go!

Yoga Story Time- Thursdays, June 23-July 28 @ 3:00 Bring a yoga mat or blanket and join Miss Kayla for Yoga Story Time! Yoga Story Time will be held on the lawn. In inclement weather we will hold story time in the community room. 

Family Story Time- Mondays, June 20-July 25 @ 10:30 Join Miss Donna for a Family Story Time full of songs, rhymes, and stories! This program is great for all ages. Story time will be held outside on the lawn. In inclement weather we will hold story time in the community room.

CLiF Grant in Farmington Valley View Community School received the Children’s Literacy Foundation Year of the Book Grant for the 2021-2022 school year. As part of the grant, Goodwin Library received several new children’s books to add to our collection. Stop by and check out some of these wonderful new books. Thanks CLiF!

S.T.E.A.M. To-Go - Thursdays, June 23- July 28 Stop by the Children's Room every Thursday to pick up a S.T.E.A.M. To Go Kit! July 7- Cork BoatsJuly 14- Save Fred Engineering ChallengeJuly 21- Manta Ray PuppetJuly 28- DIY Kinetic Sand

Blue Job Book Award Voting Check out the 2022 Blue Job Book Nominees! Read them all and vote for your favorite by May 21st! Voting link here.    

NEW! Launchpads 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 …

Story Trail! A new story is up on the story trail! Walk along and read Not Quite NARWHAL by Jessie Sima. This story was sponsored by PIP Rental! Thank you so much! A big thank you to our 2022 story sponsors: Miss Kathie's Childcare LLC, Birdbox Bakery, Chestnut Hill Chimney, Energy Resources Group, PIP Rental