Summer Reading Program - One World, Many Stories
This year's summer reading program begins Tuesday, July 5.
Sign up at the Goss Reading Room (Tuesdays and Thursdays 12pm-5pm.) You'll receive a reading log. List the titles of the books that you've read or that have been read to you. Bring it in every week to the library and pick a prize. Prizes will be given until Friday, August 12th.
Music and dance from the Andes Mountains by Inca Son will start out the summer reading program Wednesday, July 6, at 1:00pm at the Laconia Community Center (306 Union Ave across from AutoZone.) Admission is free.
Don't forget, Storytimes are still Tuesday's at 3:30pm.
Come one, come all to the . . .
Goss Reading Room Summer Lawn Party!
Goss Reading Room 188 Elm Street, Lakeport, NH
Saturday, June 25, 2-4pm (Rain date Sunday, June 26)
Games, music, refreshments
and all around fun for all!
Friends of the Goss Reading Room,
a branch of the Laconia Public Library,
welcome all to
"Sugaring Off with the Bolducs"
on Thursday, March 17 at 6 pm,
188 Elm Street, Lakeport. Call 524-7683 for information or a ride.
Goss Reading Room
The Goss Reading Room was established in 1907 with funds bestowed by Dr. Ossian W. Goss. After the Great Lakeport Fire of 1903 destroyed 108 homes including his home at 188 Elm Street in Lakeport, NH, Dr. Goss intended to rebuild his home but in the event that his death preceded his plans, he signed his will in September 1903 proposing to replace the reading rooms his Lakeport community no longer had access to with a new building for reading rooms and bestowed the funds to maintain it. Soon after, Dr. Goss died in 1903.
The Goss Reading Rooms were built and with little fanfare, opened on April 8, 1907. This little gem was listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings in 1986.
Over the years, the Goss has served many generations in the Lakeport community. Loyal fans celebrated the 100th Anniversary with a lawn party in 2007.
Today it is a branch of the Laconia Public Library with their trustees managing Dr. Goss' funds. It has become handicapped without accessible parking and struggles to serve its users. In 2010, its still loyal fans organized Friends of the Goss Reading Room with a goal to promote and increase its use and users and to offer support in all ways possible.
Now that our Friends of the Goss Reading Room has been formed, we are seeking to plan monthly programs for the Goss.
The Goss Reading Room, 188 Elm Street, Lakeport, NH (603) 524- 3808 is located at the corner of Franklin and Elm Streets in Lakeport and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 5 p.m.