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January 21, 2013

LIBRARY NEWS: Goshen staffers offer ‘ology’ series

Goshen

Public Library


601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services

http://www.goshenpl.lib.in.us/

Starting today at 6:30 p.m., library staffers will be featuring more books in the “ology” series, beginning with  “Wizardology.” The program will include making wizard hats, wands and potions, and the chance to win a copy of “Wizardology.”

Storytime Express

Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m., children are invited to listen to stories from Reading Rainbow. Fingerplays, songs and a craft activity are also planned. This program is free, and is recommended for ages children ages 2 to 5.

Book clubs

The Boys & Girls Book Club meets through mid-April. Boys meet every Tuesday and girls meet every Thursday at 4 p.m. Visit or call the Children’s Desk at 537-0241 to register for this third- through fifth-grade reading club.

The First Grade Reading Club meets every Wednesday through March 20 at 4 p.m. in the Children’s Storyhour Room.  Call 537-0241 for more information.

F.R.O.S.T

“F.R.O.S.T.” — the Fun Reading Over Snow Term children’s winter reading program — starts today and runs through Feb. 22.

Participants are invited to the library to pick up a record sheet. On their own, children will record and track their reading progress when they read a book, or when someone reads a book to them.

When a participant has finished reading 10 picture books, or five chapter books, they can come to the library to receive a free prize. They can ski the library’s “mountain slope” successfully and get a chance to win a grand prize. If they read a book from the library’s Winter Reading Selected List, participants get an extra chance for the grand prize.  

This program is open to children through fifth grade. Note:  Parents of children younger than age 7 must accompany their child while participating in ski game.

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