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April 7, 2014

'Awesome Author' at GPL

Goshen Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services

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

An Awesome Author Contest for elementary school students is underway at the Goshen library.

Children are invited to take a photo of something they like, or use a picture from a magazine, newspaper or calendar, and write a one-page story about the picture. The story must be typed or neatly hand-written. Entries can be submitted to the Children’s Services department through April 30.

On May 1, the winning author will have his or her work displayed for one week in the Children’s Department and receive the first-ever Awesome Author library trophy. Call 537-0241 for details.

Storytime Express

Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Stories about small creatures will be featured this week. A craft activity is planned.

This free program is geared toward preschoolers ages 2 through 5. No registration is needed.

Lapsit

The Mother Goose Mondays Baby Lapsit program continues Mondays at the library through May 19. Sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. Children up to 2 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited to the library for rhymes, stories and fingerplays. The program is free, and no registration is necessary.

Prep classes

Staffers with the Elkhart Community Schools Adult Education Program are offering preparation classes for the Indiana High School Equivalency Exam (previously the GED) at the Goshen library.

Classes are offered Monday through Thursday, mornings, afternoons and evenings. Students must register at the library for an orientation before starting classes. Call the Elkhart Community Schools Adult and Community Education office at 574-262-5678 for more information.

Milford Public Library

101 N. Main St., 658-4312

Dial-A-Story, 658-9540

www.milford.lib.in.us

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Activities are planned at the Milford library next week in recognition of National Library Week.

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

Yes, I work at eating healthy and exercising
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