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February 11, 2013

LIBRARY NEWS: Film to be shown 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/


A movie will be shown on President’s Day, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium.  

The live-action film follows the adventures of an 11-year-old boy, Johnny Clem. Johnny is a runaway who becomes a drummer for the Union Army during the Civil War.  The movie is 90 minutes long. Snacks and a drink will be served. For more information contact Audio Visual Services staff at 534-6650.

Storytime Express

Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Valentine-themed stories, fingerplays, songs and a craft activity are planned. This program is free and is recommended for ages children ages 2 to 5.

F.R.O.S.T

“F.R.O.S.T.” — the Fun Reading Over Snow Term children’s winter reading program — runs through Feb. 22.

Participants are invited to the library to pick up a record sheet. On their own, children will record and track their reading progress when they read a book, or when someone reads a book to them.

When a participant has finished reading 10 picture books, or five chapter books, they can come to the library to receive a free prize. They can ski the library’s “mountain slope” successfully and get a chance to win a grand prize. If they read a book from the library’s Winter Reading Selected List, participants get an extra chance for the grand prize.  

This program is open to children through fifth grade. Parents of children younger than age 7 must accompany their child while participating in ski game.

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 beginning now through March 28. Call the library’s circulation desk at 533-9531 to schedule an appointment.

‘Read That’

A session of the “Read That” teen book club is scheduled Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Room AB. Facilitators will read aloud excerpts from this month’s selection. Learn more or register by calling 533-9531. This program is open to young people in sixth through 12th grade.

Boys & Girls Book Club

Third- through fifth-grade boys meet every Tuesday and girls every Thursday (both at 4 p.m.) through mid-April. Visit or call the Children’s Desk at 537-0241 to register.

First-Grade

Reading Club


The First-Grade Reading Club meets every Wednesday through March 20 at 4 p.m. in the Children’s Storyhour Room. Call 537-0241 for more information.

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