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July 8, 2013

LIBRARY NEWS: 'Adventure' in store 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/


Youngsters are invited to the Children’s Department anytime this week to participate in the “Lost Adventure” special activity. Participants can “read their way” through the Children’s Department as they “choose their own adventure.”  This free activity is designed for elementary school-aged children, and no registration is necessary.

Reading programs

The Children’s Summer Reading Program, “Lost in a Good Book!,” continues through July 31. Sign-up continues for children through fifth grade. Call the Children’s Department at 537-0241.

Registration also continues for the Teen Summer Reading Program for young people in grades six through 12. Call 533-9531 for more information or to register.

Upcoming Teen Summer Reading activities include:

• “Charmed for Sure,” set from 2 to 4 p.m. today in the auditorium. Participants will make friendship bracelets.

• “1980s Feature Movie,” set for Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium. Shown will be a cult classic film from 1986 about a day in the life of a teenager and his friends as they decide to skip school and spend the day in downtown Chicago.  

• “From Drab to Rad!,” planned for Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Transforming shirts using Puffy paint will be the focus of the program.  

Book sale

A Friends of the Library book sale is scheduled in the library auditorium July 18 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wakarusa

Public Library

124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465

www.wakarusa.lib.in.us

E-reader


An E-reader class for adults will take place July 16 at 2 p.m. at the library. Overdrive, the program used to download books to a personal E-reader device, will be introduced during this session. Registration is required.

At the fair

Library staffers will be hosting a children’s time in Commercial Building E July 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. Children can play a game and try to win prizes.

Dial A Story

“The Coyote and the Woodpecker” is the Dial A Story selection for this week. This is the tale of a vain coyote family trying to get even with a woodpecker family. Hear this story by telephoning 862-4441.

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