“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” ― Andrew Carnegie


MANCHESTER, N.H. — Just over six months ago, Hampshire House Program Director Ernie Goodno issued his staff and community supporters a challenge: gather enough books to build the biggest library a halfway house has ever had.

As of the end of May, the Hampshire House staff and supporters have gathered over 600 books and they continue to be donated by the box-full. Donations have come from staff and their families, members of the program’s community relations advisory board, and staff from a local district court.

At CRJ we believe in offering our clients every opportunity to better themselves, and the library at the Hampshire House is one of many ways we hope to encourage positive behavior. The library at the Hampshire House will be maintained by the residents of the program and we are always accepting donations.