Goshen News, Goshen, IN

July 30, 2013

Book sales, kids activities set for local libraries



Public Library

115 E. Main St., 457-3022


Book sale

The Community Book Sale is planned for Thursday and Friday at the library. The sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The cost is $3 for a bag.


Public Library

101 N. Main St., 658-4312

Dial-A-Story, 658-9540


Teen event

A “Shark Week”-related teen event is set for Thursday at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. The event will include crafts, food, films, door prizes and games.


Public Library

124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465


Cards expire

The Wakarusa library summer reading cards will expire on Friday.  

‘Book Bites’

Children ages 3 years to 5 years are invited to participate in Book Bites Aug. 15 at 10:15 a.m. This is a time of hearing a story and doing an activity or craft. No registration required.

Dial A Story

“The Donkey in the Lion’s Skin” is the story of a donkey who learns that wearing a lion’s skin does not make him a lion. Hear this tale by calling 862-4441.


Public Library

101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601


Reading programs

Adult summer reading program participants are invited to place their raffle tickets in the prize box of their choice. Tickets can be entered until 2 p.m. Saturday. The drawing will take place Monday. Winners will be notified by phone. Everyone who participated will win something.

“Kids Dig into Summer Reading Program” activities this week include:

• “Water Fun in the Park with Ms. Beth” is set for 3 p.m. today. Attendees should provide a squirt gun from home for water-fight purposes. The event will be canceled if the weather is bad.

• The teen “End of Summer Reading Extravaganza” is scheduled for Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. Participants can pick up prizes and eat pizza.

‘Yak, Snack and Read’

The last Yak, Snack and Read book discussion sessions of the summer are set for Aug. 13.

The 1 p.m. group will discuss Nevada Barr’s “Blind Descent” and the 7 p.m. group will discuss “The Last Camellia: A Novel” by Sarah Jio.  

There is still time to register for this informal book discussion group. Visit the library’s homepage for details.


Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services



Youngsters are invited to the Children’s Department any time this week to play “Libraryland” on a giant game board.

Puppet theater

Wednesday at 4 p.m., the Stevens Puppets crew will perform “Aladdin!” during the 2013 summer reading program grand finale party for summer readers. Refreshments will be served.

Storytime express

Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Stories, fingerplays and a coloring activity about sports and games will be featured. This program is free and recommended for children ages 2 to 5. Next week, youngsters can bring a teddy bear or favorite stuffed animal to the “Teddy Bear Picnic” at the library.


Public Library

505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458


Reading program

Summer reading program records are due by 5 p.m. today for participants to be eligible for the prize drawings.

The “Dig Into Fun! Summer Reading Wrap-up Party” is set for Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Winners of the prize drawing will be announced and prizes will be handed out. Attendees will play games and have a cool summertime treat. Participants must have completed at least one Bingo before attending this event. Weather permitting, the party will take place outside.

The “Beneath the Cheese: Teen Wrap-up Party” is set for Wednesday at 5 p.m. Young people will eat pizza and play Wii and Game Cube. Participants must have completed at least one Bingo before attending this event.