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The Children’s Summer Reading Program runs from today to July 31. Sign-up is at the Children’s Desk.
Children through fifth grade can sign up to read, or be read to, and win prizes. All books read at Funday Monday and weekly Storytime Express programs count toward the goal. Funday Monday programs take place this month, with “Make It, Take It” craft projects planned in July.
An upcoming children’s program is called “The Lost Colony.” It’s scheduled for June 10 at 4 p.m. in the Schrock Guest presenter Andy Ammons will provide information about bee colonies and bee-keeping.
The Teen Summer Reading Program runs from today to July 20. Participants are invited to experience what teen life was like through the decades from the 1950s to the ’90s. Young people in grades six through 12 can register for the reading program and related events starting today in the library lobby. Prizes will be available.
Upcoming teen programs include:
• “Pop! Goes the Soda Shop,” June 11 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the South Side Soda Shop. Participants are invited to enjoy a “retro” soda served from an original soda fountain, 1950s-style. Owners Nick and Charity Boyd will share the history of this iconic Goshen fixture.
• “Cool Cats & Hip Beats,” June 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the library. The original coffeehouse poets began their avant-garde movement more than 60 years ago, according ton library staffers. Young people are invited to improvise some of their own poetry and share their words while sipping coffeehouse drinks. Sara Wakefield, a local writer, will facilitate this poetry workshop while sharing history about the Beat Generation.
Young people in grades six through 12 can register for theses event by contacting the library’s main desk at 533-9531.
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