Once Upon a Pie
Friends of the Goffstown Public Library
Pumpkin – 1st place - Robert Stevens Pumpkin with a Cinnamon Twist
Chocolate Cream – 1st – Jess Stevens Chocolate Pecan Turtle
Fruit – 1st – Pat Schubert Cranberry Orange Micemeat
Kids: Erica Carreau Peach
Meat – 1st – Anne Duclos Chicken Pie
Professional – 1st –Just Like Mom’s Peanut Butter Pie
Meringue –1st – Kathryn Fisher Key Lime Pie
Cream –1st – Evelyn Redmond Creamy Coconut Parfait
And 2nd place Jess D’Avanza Pumpkin Cream Pie
Peanut Butter – 1st Evelyn Redmond Decadent Peanut Butter Pie
Kids: Micaela Seekell Peanut Butter Cup Pie
Apple – 1st Pauline & Erica Carreau Apple Praline (grandmother & granddaughter team)
Proceeds from the Once Upon a Pie event enables the Friends of the Goffstown Public Library to: continue sponsorship of many of the free and discounted museum and aquarium passes available to Library cardholders, help with children's programs, library programming, sponsor events, and advocate the use of our Public Library.
GoffstownToday.com would like to thank the Friends of the Goffstown Library for allowing us to be a part of such a wonderful community event. See you next year!
Our Hours are Changing
As a result of the 2010 library budget developed by the Board of Library Trustees, our operating hours will change effective January 4, 2010. The Board wanted to reduce the library budget to be more attuned to the economy and requests by the Budget Committee and a part-time staff position was not funded. The loss of these 17 hours means we must reduce our operating hours and shuffle remaining staff to cover 53 open hours rather than 57. Beginning January 4, 2010 we will close at 5:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays to ease the burden on our staff. For now we are maintaining our six-day schedule and will remain open until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you have questions or comments about these changes please call me at 497-2102 or email me at email@example.com.
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June 11, 2009 the Today Show ran a segment on the important role libraries play during the recession, using data and resources provided by the American Library Association and public libraries:
Libraries lend a hand in tough times
SUMMER LIBRARY HOURS:
Gingerbread Houses at the Goffstown Library
DearReader is Growing!
DearReader.com is the service we provide that allows the reader to receive a five minute selection from a book every day for one week through their email. Then if you are interested in reading the rest of the book in its entirety request it through us. There are lots of different clubs you can join: fiction, business, audio, teen, mystery, nonfiction, romance, pre-publication, good news, and horror. DearReader also has new features that are sure to be popular:
Author Buzz: This is a great way for patrons to talk with authors and find new authors that allows them to discover new titles. Patrons can click on the link included in their Online Book Club emails and it brings them to Author Buzz. Once at Author Buzz, they will see the featured author for that week. Each author includes information about him or herself and provides a way for patrons to communicate with the author if they would like to learn more about that author. It's really fun for patrons because it is rare for them to have direct access to authors, and the authors also offer prizes that patrons can win each week.
Discussion Groups: We added a module that allows patrons from the Online Book Clubs emails to jump over to our message board. At the message board, patrons can discuss with other patrons 11 new titles being run in the Online Book Clubs each week. We moderate all the posts and everything is kept confidential. It's been very popular and we are currently working on making this module even easier for patrons to use. We are also adding
Read the Classics: Is another exclusive for the Online Book Clubs that features a classic book every other month. Readers can sample several chapters and enter to win over 50 prizes each month, including free books and book bags.
WINTER LIBRARY HOURS: Monday through Wednesday 9 am - 8 pm, Thursday 9 am - 6 pm, Friday 9 am - 5 pm, Saturday 9 am - 2 pm.
Yes, we are the proud winners of the library component of the Finlay Challenge. A check for $25,000 was presented to the library at an award ceremony at the Grappone Center on December 17th hosted by businessman and philanthropist Robert Finlay of the Finlay Foundation.
Created by Robert and Karin Finlay, the foundation serves to spark interest in and commitment to the valuable cultural and civic institutions found in NH communities.
“So much of the legacy we leave to future generations will depend on the hard work and imagination of local libraries, museums and historical societies to recruit and retain learners,” Finlay said. “Libraries, historical societies and museums are often over-looked and under-appreciated.”
With more than 100 organizations participating, the top 3 were invited to share their winning philosophies and strategies at the ceremony. “My hope is that these unique ideas, approaches and experiences may serve as examples of how to succeed, across the state and beyond,” said Finlay.