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March 11, 2013

LIBRARY NEWS: 'Read That!' group to meet in Goshen

Goshen

Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services

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


The Read That! Teen Book Discussion Group will meet Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Teen Space on the main floor. This month participants are reading the novel “The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet” by Erin Dionne.

Register at the front desk or by phone at 533-9531. Copies of the book are available. Young people in grades six through 12 are invited to attend.  

Storytime Express

Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Award-winning Caldecott books will be featured. Finger plays, songs and a craft activity are also planned. This program is free and is recommended for ages children ages 2 to 5.

Crafty Bandits

The Crafty Bandits for Teens group will meet March 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Teen Space on the main floor. Library staffers supply the craft materials, and the “Bandits” supply the creativity. This program is open to young people in grades six through 12. Registration is required.

First-grade club

The last meeting for the First-Grade Reading Club will be Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Children’s Story Hour Room.

Book clubs

The Boys Book Club meets every Tuesday and the Girls Book Club meets every Thursday, both at 4 p.m., through mid-April. Students in the third through fifth grades are invited to register.

Tax assistance

Volunteers will be on hand again this year to prepare taxes for low-income and senior citizens. Appointments are available on Friday mornings and early afternoons now through March 28. Call the library’s circulation desk at 533-9531 to schedule an appointment.

Wakarusa

Public Library

124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465

www.wakarusa.lib.in.us

Story Hour

During Story Hour March 18 and 19, children will hear a story about a family who takes a dangerous journey. Sessions are set for 10:15 a.m. Participants will also create a “duck of shapes.” Registration is required to attend.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time attendees will hear a story about eggs during the session set for  10 a.m. March 19. There will also be a time of sharing. Registration is required.

Book Bites

Book Bites will meet Thursday at 10:15 a.m. The program is designed for children ages 3 years to 5 years, but older children are invited to attend as well. Younger children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. There will be stories and an activity. Registration is not required.

March prize drawing

Patrons can enter the special drawing March 18 to 30 by guessing how many buttons are in the container at the front desk. One winner with the closest answer, without going over, will receive a collection of four books. The container for the drawing slips will be in the entryway.

Dial-A-Story

Hear the tale “George Washington and the Cherry Tree” by calling Dial-A-Story at 862-4441.

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