Get Away with Teen Read Week 2015

Got plans for Fall Break? The Goshen Public Library does! If you’re in 6th through 12th grades, we’re having programs Monday through Thursday for you from 2-5 pm during Teen Read Week, based on a travel theme.

Monday we’ll have an International Iron Chef cooking & menu design competition; Tuesday is Ticket to Read with a travel-themed board game, scavenger hunt, and art activity; Wednesday is all about time travel with a Back to the Future Day and an interactive viewing of the classic movie; and Thursday we’ll learn about biomes around the world with a nature walk, terrarium building, and an art project.

Sign up yourself and a friend today for fun and snacks at the library over fall break!

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October 5, 2015 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

The Leaky Cauldron

The Leaky Cauldron is coming to GPL!

It’s good news/bad news time here at the library… the bad news is that we’re cancelling our planned trip to the Hall of Heroes Villains night for our next Nerd’s Night Out. While that visit would’ve been very cool (and we enjoyed our last visit a lot!), it’s over in Elkhart, and so we would have to limit the number of people who can participate in order to provide transportation over there. And we don’t like to limit participation! We want everyone who can come to come to our programs!

So, change of plans: we’re going to throw a Harry Potter party instead! And we’re so excited! Come dressed as your favorite character– the sorting hat will place you in your house where you will compete against the other houses for the Tri-Wizard cup. Create your own custom wand, duel against other wizards, go on the ultimate horcrux hunt, and test your HP knowledge in the pensieve trivia game. Plus, polyjuice potion and pizza!

Sign up today at the circulation desk or with Melissa at Teen Services. Nerd’s Night Out: The Leaky Cauldron will be Friday, October 16, 2015 from 5-8 pm in the auditorium.



September 24, 2015 at 7:15 pm Leave a comment

Sign up now for fall programs!

Sign up now for fall programs!


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August 17, 2015 at 8:39 pm Leave a comment

TSRE 2015 wrap-up

Teen Summer Reading Experience 2015 is almost over!

This is the last week to turn in your reading records! Make sure to get those in to pick off the prize board and be entered to win our GRAND PRIZES!!

We’ve got an awesome line-up of prizes you could win!

  • Nook e-reader
  • Potawatami Zoo passes
  • Hall of Heroes passes
  • Target gift cards
  • i-Tunes gift cards
  • Venturi gift certificates
  • Books!
  • and more!

Plus, our summer programs have all wrapped up. We had a great time with all types of heroes this summer! Fall programming will be starting soon, so stay tuned for *new* activities, as well as some old friends…



July 27, 2015 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

We got on the Green Screen!

Last week we were able to Get on the Green Screen!

Here’s the video we made in our first program of the summer. Thanks, Mr. Zuber, for helping us out!

For behind-the-scenes photos, click here!

June 8, 2015 at 6:02 pm Leave a comment

TSRE Registering Now!

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We are now registering for our Teen Summer Reading Experience!

Stop in to sign up and get registered for our free programs:

  • June 9: Thank a Hero
  • June 19: Cartooning 101
  • June 23: Super Scavenger Hunt
  • June 30: Visit the Hall of Heroes
  • July 7 & 9: Design Your Own Action Figure!
  • July 14: Comic Craft Party
  • July 21: Come Out and Cosplay
  • July 24: Ant-Man Begins



June 8, 2015 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

Last Book Display of the Year!

best 2014Our final book display for the year in the Young Adult department features what we think are the best YA titles published this year. So go ahead, check out a pile- you won’t be disappointed!

Here are some of the Best of 2014:

nogginNoggin by John Corey Whaley

The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but Travis can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy’s body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he’s still sixteen, but everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she’s not his girlfriend anymore? That’s a bit fuzzy too…



through the woodsThrough the Woods by Emily Carroll

These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.”


grasshopper jungleGrasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Simmering within Ealing, Iowa, is a deadly genetically engineered plague capable of unleashing unstoppable soldiers—six-foot-tall praying mantises with insatiable appetites for food and sex. No one knows it, of course, until Austin and his best friend Robby accidentally release it on the world. An ever-growing plague of giant, flesh-hungry insects is bad enough, but Austin is also up to his eyeballs in sexual confusion—is he in love with Robby or his girlfriend, Shann?



tomboyTomboy by Liz Prince

Growing up, Liz Prince wasn’t a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or playing Pretty Pretty princess like the other girls in her neighborhood. But she wasn’t exactly one of the guys either, as she quickly learned when her Little League baseball coach exiled her to the outfield instead of letting her take the pitcher’s mound. Liz was somewhere in the middle, and Tomboy is the story of her struggle to find the place where she belonged.




egg and spoonEgg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg — a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena’s age.



December 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm Leave a comment

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