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February 4, 2013

Events planned at local libraries

Goshen

Public Library

601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531

537-0241, Children’s Services

534-6650, Audiovisual Services

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

'Illusionology'


An “Illusionology” program is planned at the Goshen Public Library Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Youthful magicians who want to show off a trick are invited to register to participate. Every child age 4 through 12 who signs up will get an extra chance to win a copy of the book “Illusionology.” Call the Children’s Department at 537-0241 for more information.

Storytime Express

Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Children are invited to listen to stories from “Reading Rainbow.” Fingerplays, songs and a craft activity are also 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. Note:  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 Feb. 14 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.

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