Goshen News, Goshen, IN

June 18, 2013

LIBRARY NEWS: Reading programs underway



Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services


Summer reading programs for young people are underway at the Goshen library. Upcoming programs include:

• “Funday Monday! Get Lost in Time” is set for June 24 at 4 p.m. Children are invited to learn about archeology as they “dig into reading” with a guest presenter from the Woodlawn Nature Center. This free program is designed for children in kindergarten through third grade, and will take place in the library’s Schrock Auditorium.

• “Teen Summer Reading Program: Psychedelic Threads” is set for today from 2 to 3 p.m. at the library. Attendees are invited to make a tie-dye shirt.

• “Teen Summer Reading Program: Peace, Rhythm and Noise” is scheduled for Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the library. Young people are invited to take part in a drum circle led by Garner Wireman.  

• “Teen Summer Reading Program: Pedal to the Metal” will take place June 24 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Motion Left Mo-peds. Devin Biek of Motion Left Mo-peds will present a program about vintage mo-peds.

Young people in grades six through 12 can register for Teen Summer Reading Program activities by contacting the library’s main desk at 533-9531.

Summer library card

A summer-only card will be available this year for children and teens living outside the library district who wish to participate in either our children or teen summer reading programs.  

The cost is $2.50 per child or $5 per family of children.  Parents living outside the Goshen library district can register their children and teens for this card at the Circulation Desk. All cards will expire Aug. 31. Summer reading participation is required. Contact library staff at 533-9531 for more information.

Storytime Express

Storytime Express sessions are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The theme is “Into the Woods.” Stories, fingerplays and a coloring activity is planned. This program is free and is recommended for children ages 2 to 5.

LaGrange County Public Library

203 W. Spring St.,



Reading program

The 2013 Adult Summer Reading Challenge is underway. For every three books they read, participants can fill out an entry form for a prize drawing. The prizes are an espresso and cappuccino machine and an auto-measure spice rack.

Class planned

A rug-hooking class is planned at the library Saturday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Register at the library. The cost is $40 per person, and attendees must provide their own 14-inch quilting hoop.


Volunteers from the LaGrange County Genealogical Society will be at the library every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to help people with family history questions.


Public Library

124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465


‘Golden Tales’

“Golden Tales” is the Story Hour theme for June 25. Children ages 3 to 5 years will honor the Caldecott Awards with a birthday celebration, including a story, a game, a snack and a craft. This program will take place in the Wakarusa Library meeting room at 10:15 a.m. Registration is required.

Class planned

An e-reader/e-book class for students completing third through eighth grades will take place on June 25 at 2 p.m. This program will introduce how to use Overdrive for the selection of e-books and how to use an e-reader if needed. Registration is required.

Book Bites

Book Bites will take place June 26 and June 28. Children will hear a story and participate in either a craft or an activity. No registration is needed.

‘Gold Rush’

“Gold Rush” is the Dig into Reading activity for June 26 at 2 p.m. Participants will try their luck and pan for “gold.” Students having completed grades kindergarten through fifth grades can register to attend.


The last day to register for the children’s Summer Reading Club and summer library card is June 29.

Dial A Story

“Flag Day” is the Dial A Story selection for this week. Hear this tale by calling 862-4441.


Public Library

115 E. Main St., 457-3022


Programs planned

Programs taking place at the Syracuse library this week include:

• Today at 2 p.m., the Silly Safaris crew will show off animals that live underground.

• Wednesday at 2 p.m., Shelly Heckert from Kosciusko County Recycling Depot will showcase edible aquifer and an environmental bingo game for teens.

Historic lesson

An informational meeting and workshop is planned the morning of June 26. Attendees can learn how historic photos and information can be digitally preserved through the Indiana Memory Project. Information on how to seek out and add local historical records using library resources and the Internet will be presented.


Public Library

101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601


Reading program

Activities this week are planned as part of the Kids Summer Reading Program:

• Tuesday at 1 p.m. Middlebury Parks Department staff will give a program on “Soil Composition and Worm Farms.”

• The “Worms Alive” program will take place Thursday at 1 p.m.  

Teen Spa Day

As part of the Teen Summer Reading Program, a “Spa Day” will take place today 6 to 7 p.m. Participants can make their own facial cleansers, sugar scrubs and soaps to take home. Materials will be provided.

‘Yak, Snack and Read’

The first “Yak” reading discussion group of the summer will meet Tuesday. The 1 p.m. group will be discussing Wallace Stegner’s “Angle of Repose” and the 7 p.m. group will be discussing Nevada Barr’s “Blind Descent.”

Cinema Showcase

At 1 p.m. July 2, the public is invited to the library to watch the comedy “The Guilt Trip.”

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