Thursday, July 26, 2018

On Saturday, July 21, 2018, the Arlington Public Library was excited to host a book launch party for one of our own, David Goodner, to celebrate the release of his first book, “Ginny Goblin is Not Allow to Open this Box”. The celebration included a reading of his book, snacks, and crafts for the kids. Those who wanted could buy a copy have it signed.

Ginny is told that she cannot open a box until dinner time and the story follows her as she looks for creative ways that she may try to get in to box, a relatable topic for the early readers and their family the book is intended for.  Goodner’s book received a positive review from Kirkus Review, a respected literary book review magazine, and website.  Click here to read the review on the Kirkus Review website. “Ginny Goblin is Not Allow to Open this Box” is the first book in the Ginny Goblin series. 

Goodner is currently a full-time staff member as part of our collections development team. You can check this book out of our collection with your Arlington Public Library card. Click to find the book in the library catalog.  Happy reading!

Crowd in attendance at book launch  David Goodner signing books