Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Breaking News

April 22, 2012

Library transforms into pyramid for a night

GOSHEN — The Goshen Public Library turned into an Egyptian tomb, if just for a night.

The library hosted an “Egyptology” activity night for children April 16. The activities included cutting and decorating a paper Egyptian barge, making a mask, writing their names in hieroglyphics and creating an Egyptian scroll.

The children also got a chance to hunt for “scarabas beetles” hidden around the library’s children’s department. The child who found the most paper beetles won a copy of the book “Egyptology” on which the program was based.

According to children’s department director Margret Kownover, the “-ology” series of books is very popular and includes titles such as “Spyology”, “Vampireology”, “Oceanology” and “Wizardology.”

The library has turned six of the nine books into activity nights this year, and according to Kownover they have all been well-attended.

According to Kownover, the books are so popular with children that the department made them reference books so that they could be viewed by more children and not checked out.

At each of the activity nights, which have included “Oceanology” and “Spyology,” among others, the kids have had a chance to win a copy of the book.

Kownover says that based on the popularity that the children’s department will adopt more of the books into activity nights.

Text Only
Breaking News

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest

There has been discussion at West Goshen Elementary School to require mandatory student uniforms in the future. How do you feel about the prospect of mandatory student uniforms in a public school environment?

I think it’s an excellent idea that is way overdue
I think it’s a bad idea and would be restrictive for students and parents.
     View Results