Missions
Earns You
Mission Badge
10 Pts.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten sign up
Early Literacy 2020 Summer Experience

Have you signed up for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program? If not, click here to learn more (this program is for children who have not yet begun attending Kindergarten). Click here to sign up for the program. Happy Reading!

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
A Monster Calls - YALS Big Summer Read
Teen 2020 Summer Experience

YALS (Young Adult Librarians of NH) is sponsoring a Big Summer Read of 𝑨 𝑴𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑪𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒔 by Patrick Ness. Teens all over NH will be reading this book! Borrow the ebook through Overdrive & Libby app. Over 300 copies are available! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Baking Badge
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

Using these recipe directions, whip up a batch of delicious Mini Raspberry PiesWatch Ms. Patti and Ms. Doreen demonstrate this activity on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/goffstownlibrary

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
Book Explorer
Teen 2020 Summer Experience

This Mission is all about discovering new books, and rereading old favorites. Complete 5 activities and earn the Book Explorer Mission Badge and points. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Connect to Your Library
Adult 2020 Summer Experience

We're ready to take our relationship to the next level. Let's get social! Connect with the Goffstown Public Library online to complete this mission. As an added benefit, you'll be tuned into the latest happenings at your favorite library!

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Cooking Badge
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

Using these recipe directions, whip up a batch of delicious Mini Lasagna CupsWatch Ms. Patti and Ms. Doreen demonstrate this activity on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/goffstownlibrary

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Electronic Resources Exploration!
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

Have you ever wondered what resources the Library offers to you right from the comfort of your own home? We have LOTS of them!  Explore at least three of these resources to learn more and complete this Mission to earn 25 points!

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Escape the Mysterious
Teen 2020 Summer Experience

You are trapped in the land of the fantastical, mysterious, and virtual. The only way to escape is to solve two digital escape rooms packed with puzzles and riddles. Should you succeed, you will be honored with the Escape the Mysterious Badge and points. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

Search your home and yard to complete this Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt. Have fun!

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Greek Mythology
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

Are you a fan of Greek Mythology? Challenge your knowledge by answering all 5 of the following questions to earn 20 points for this Mission!

Earns You
Mission Badge
75 Pts.
Imagine Your Story Snack Missions
Teen 2020 Summer Experience

Sharing stories and recipes connect people. This mission has plenty of food to share, and story prompts to get conversations started. To graduate from kitchen apprentice to Imagine Your Story Snack royalty, you must complete 3 of the snack activities. You will be rewarded with the mission badge and points.  

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Journey Outdoors
Teen 2020 Summer Experience

Are you ready for adventure? If you answered yes, then get up off that couch and journey outdoors. Participate in any outdoor activity and you are on your way to earning the Journey Outdoors Mission Badge. Complete 3 activities to earn the badge and points. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
LEGO Fantasy Building Challenge
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

You are a famous author and are writing a new book about a faraway land. This place can be real or imaginary/fantasy based. Can you build it with LEGOs?

Earns You
Mission Badge
75 Pts.
Library Explorer
Teen 2020 Summer Experience

The Library is more than just books. This Mission explores other items and services the Library has to offer. Complete 3 activities to earn your Library Explorer Badge and points. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Library Explorer II
Teen 2020 Summer Experience

Have you ever wondered what resources the Library offers to you right from the comfort of your own home? We have LOTS of them!  Explore at least one of these resources to earn your Library Explorer Level II Badge and earn 25 points!

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Once Upon A Time Trivia
Teen 2020 Summer Experience

Are you looking to test your knowledge of wizardry, fantasy, superheroes, and library things? This mission is just for you. Complete 2 trivia activities and you will unlock the Trivia badge and earn your points. Each week a new Kahoot! is added. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Pre-K Share Your Story
Early Literacy 2020 Summer Experience

Little ones have active imaginations! Have your child tell you a story and fill in the questions below based on the story they told you.

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Puppets!
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

Puppets are fun to make at home using a variety of materials including just your hands and a flashlight! Try your "hand" at creating a puppet or shadow puppet at home!

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Relationships
Teen 2020 Summer Experience

This Mission is all about being kind to one another and yourself. Successfully complete 2 activities and you will earn the Relationship Badge and more points in the 2020 Teen Summer Experience. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
20 Pts.
Remembering Story Elements
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

Read the short story below and answer the questions.Jack, Betty, and Matt love the fall season. They like jumping into the pile of leaves. Jack likes the pretty colors. Betty likes to make a big pile with the leaves. Matt likes to hide in the leaves.

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Simple STEAM project - Baggie and Pencil
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

Grab a partner and try this activity following the directions found at this website https://bit.ly/2zMs1adWatch Ms. Patti and Ms. Doreen demonstrate this activity on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/goffstownlibraryWhile supplies last, stop by the Library lawn and pick up a bag with the supplies needed for the Simple STEAM activity of the week on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm OR Fridays 10-11 am OR 3-4 pm the week prior to the  upcoming week’s STEAM demonstration and then follow along at home. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Simple STEAM project - Bird Nest
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

Tweet, tweet! Watch our YouTube video on 8/10 and make a bird nest per the instructions found at this website https://bit.ly/3ei8E85.Watch Ms. Patti and Ms. Doreen demonstrate this activity on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/goffstownlibraryWhile supplies last, stop by the Library lawn and pick up a bag with the supplies needed for the Simple STEAM activity of the week on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm OR Fridays 10-11 am OR 3-4 pm the week prior to the  upcoming week’s STEAM demonstration and then follow along at home. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Simple STEAM project - Exploding Baggies
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

KABOOM! Try out this simple and fun experiment with vinegar and baking soda found at this website https://bit.ly/2BAil32 Watch Ms. Patti and Ms. Doreen demonstrate this activity on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/goffstownlibraryWhile supplies last, stop by the Library lawn and pick up a bag with the supplies needed for the Simple STEAM activity of the week on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm OR Fridays 10-11 am OR 3-4 pm the week prior to the  upcoming week’s STEAM demonstration and then follow along at home. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Simple STEAM project - LEGO Challenge
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

Using your critical thinking skills, try the LEGO challenges found at this website https://bit.ly/30YGafy.Watch Ms. Patti and Ms. Doreen demonstrate this activity on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/goffstownlibraryWhile supplies last, stop by the Library lawn and pick up a bag with the supplies needed for the Simple STEAM activity of the week on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm OR Fridays 10-11 am OR 3-4 pm the week prior to the  upcoming week’s STEAM demonstration and then follow along at home. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Simple STEAM project - Marble Run
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

Can you build a marble run using only an aluminum tin and straws? Using your superior engineering skills, yes you can! Follow the directions found at this website to try it out https://bit.ly/37Ntfyv Watch Ms. Patti and Ms. Doreen demonstrate this activity on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/goffstownlibraryWhile supplies last, stop by the Library lawn and pick up a bag with the supplies needed for the Simple STEAM activity of the week on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm OR Fridays 10-11 am OR 3-4 pm the week prior to the  upcoming week’s STEAM demonstration and then follow along at home. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Simple STEAM project - Marshmallow Shooters
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

You have been assigned to develop an amusement park ride that shoots harmless, soft marshmallows at the riders as they speed by. Your job is to build a tool to launch the marshmallows as far and accurately as possible so that you can earn points and win the game! Follow the directions found at this website to do just that https://bit.ly/2Yg8YibWatch Ms. Patti and Ms. Doreen demonstrate this activity on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/goffstownlibraryWhile supplies last, stop by the Library lawn and pick up a bag with the supplies needed for the Simple STEAM activity of the week on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm OR Fridays 10-11 am OR 3-4 pm the week prior to the  upcoming week’s STEAM demonstration and then follow along at home. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Simple STEAM project - Screaming Balloons
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

You are a movie producer and want to create a sound effect that sounds like someone screaming. Follow the directions found at this website to do just that https://bit.ly/2YfEU63Watch Ms. Patti and Ms. Doreen demonstrate this activity on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/goffstownlibraryWhile supplies last, stop by the Library lawn and pick up a bag with the supplies needed for the Simple STEAM activity of the week on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm OR Fridays 10-11 am OR 3-4 pm the week prior to the  upcoming week’s STEAM demonstration and then follow along at home. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
25 Pts.
Simple STEAM project - Unicorn Slime
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

Ooey, gooey Unicorn Slime - use your superior measuring skills to mix up a batch of this fun slime! Follow the recipe found at this website to create your slime https://bit.ly/2YO8JdeWatch Ms. Patti and Ms. Doreen demonstrate this activity on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/goffstownlibraryWhile supplies last, stop by the Library lawn and pick up a bag with the supplies needed for the Simple STEAM activity of the week on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm OR Fridays 10-11 am OR 3-4 pm the week prior to the  upcoming week’s STEAM demonstration and then follow along at home. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Social Media Mission
Teen 2020 Summer Experience

Check out the Library's teen Facebook page for book talks, crafts, and snacks. Stacey will add a new activity to this Mission each week. Find the Goffstown Public Library Teen Page on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GoffstownPublicLibraryTeenPage

Earns You
Mission Badge
100 Pts.
The Crafty Cavern
Teen 2020 Summer Experience

Dare to go where no one has gone before - The Crafty Cavern. The tools you will use range from glue, clay, paint pens, felt, and more! To be deemed worthy of this DIY badge and points, you must complete 4 carefully crafted creations. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
15 Pts.
What's Your Hobby?
Children's 2020 Summer Experience

As you can probably guess, we love to read here at the Library. Do you have a special hobby - maybe more than one? Complete this Mission and earn 15 points!

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Support the Goffstown Community
Adult 2020 Summer Experience

In the face of adversity, beloved television personality Fred Rogers asked us to 'look for the helpers'. Be a helper by participating in grassroots change happening in our community. Help a neighbor, get involved in local government, or put your money where your mouth is. Cultivating local resiliency is the key to weathering storms that seem far beyond our control, and also the key to completing this mission. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Adventurous Reading
Adult 2020 Summer Experience

We all get into reading ruts. This summer, why not venture into the brave new world of literary otherness?How many different genres have you tried? The collections of the Goffstown Public Library have a little something for everyone, as reflected in the lists below. Overly fond of fiction? Try a biography (even though you probably already know how it ends). Never read a graphic novel? Give one a gander. Aren't westerns just a different kind of historical fiction? Don't have much time for reading? Give poetry or short stories a try. Throw away whatever prejudices or preconceived notions you may have about genres you haven't picked up lately -- you might be pleasantly surprised!

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Get Crafty
Adult 2020 Summer Experience

It's time to unlock your creativity and get crafty!Whether you are an emerging artist, old master, or somewhere in between, making something with your hands can provide a satisfaction little else can. The Goffstown Public Library encourages imagination and creativity in adults with craft classes, reading lists, and online resources; check them out today to complete this mission. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Write Your Own Story
Adult 2020 Summer Experience

Commit to making this summer the season in which you get your story out of your head and onto paper (or into bits and bytes!). Not sure where to start? We've compiled a reading list and numerous challenges in the activities below to help you begin. Whether you believe there are only 7 Basic Plots in all of literature, or that the themes of storytelling are better encapsulated by Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations, or you gravitate more to the far more simple Rule of Threes, you are the only person who can tell your unique stories.  

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Discover Genealogy
Adult 2020 Summer Experience

Dig into your family's past: a series of stories which culminate in the present of your own.We are all tied to people who lived at every stage of human history, yet very few among us know the story of more than one or two generations who proceeded us. This mission is designed to help you uncover those stories and ramp up your imagining of who you are, and where you came from.

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Adult 2020 Summer Experience

The growing season is short, but the learning curve can be lifelong. If you're interested in growing your gardening skills, we've got you covered. Use the Goffstown Public Library's collections, connections, and classes for information and inspiration in the garden to complete this mission.

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Nature in Your Backyard
Adult 2020 Summer Experience

Nature is more than 'out there'; it's right in your backyard!Pandemic restrictions have limited our range of travel, and honed our focus more closely on our immediate environs. This mission guides that focus more intently and purposefully on what there is to see, how best to see it, and how to make your world more inviting to New Hampshire's many and intriguing critters and creepers. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
The Silver Screen
Adult 2020 Summer Experience

This summer, bask in the alluring glow of the Silver Screen!Movies have been an important part of both the pop culture and public library landscapes ever since VHS technology in the 80's made it possible to have a movie night at home. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have delayed many of this season's summer blockbusters, you can still get your movie fix from the Goffstown Public Library. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Explore the Stars
Adult 2020 Summer Experience

What's up with the night sky?Summer's warmer, longer days invite us to linger a little longer outside; the heat indoors, so marvelous in winter, is far less alluring come July. This mission provides you with the perfect mind-expanding excuse to loiter out-of-doors: take the time to breathe deep, look up, and learn all you can about the stars. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Take a Stay-cation
Adult 2020 Summer Experience

Scrapped your travel plans? You're not alone. Many of us will be changing our vacation to a stay-cation!Rediscover your community, while relaxing and unwinding. There's so much to discover from the comfort of your home, and the greater environs of our home state! To complete this mission, undertake any three of the five activities listed below, exploring what Goffstown and New Hampshire have to offer during your summer holi-stay. 

Earns You
Mission Badge
50 Pts.
Literary Remix
Adult 2020 Summer Experience

Let's run it back now, y'all - it's time for a literary remix!Some books are so good that even when you're done, you don't want to let go. There are characters, stories and situations whose power sparks your own creativity, causing you to carry them with you beyond that last page and last chapter.  This mission is all about re-imagining someone else's story, extending the magic that delighted you, while bringing your own unique talents to bear.



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