Archive for December, 2008

New Graphic Novels @ GPL






December 24, 2008 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Seasons Greetings

Every Christmas, my little brother Andy (who some of you met at the library) attempts to watch the entire 24 hour marathon of A Christmas Story on TV.  Then, there is me who barely can handle one viewing of Ralphie and his schemes to obtain a Red Ryder BB gun.

The moral of the story is that there are plenty of movies out there to celebrate the holiday season.  Which one will you be watching ?

December 21, 2008 at 7:56 pm Leave a comment

Drum roll, please…

It’s about that time of year when everyone makes “best of lists” for 2008.  The other night at Read That!, a group of Goshen teens sat down to read and discuss what was the best book for Young Adults in 2008.

After numerous thumbs up and thumbs down as well as a ballot recount, the Best YA Book of 2008 – according to the teen at Goshen Public Library – is…


December 21, 2008 at 7:16 pm Leave a comment

Bargain Book Sale to Benefit GPL Teens

Did you put off shopping for holiday gifts until the last minute?  The GPL Friends of the Library and GPL Teen Services will be holding a Bargain Book Sale on Monday, December 22nd, from 9:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.  All items will be a quarter and will benefit teen programming at GPL.


December 17, 2008 at 2:40 pm Leave a comment

Teen Read, Teen Reviewed: The Clique

Looking for an interesting book? One with drama, betrayal, and even romance? You’re looking for The Clique. This book is about popularity and the struggle of being where you’re not wanted.

Claire, a not-so-rich girl from Orlando, moves to Westchester. Her father is friends with William, Massie’s father. Claire and her family are living in Massie’s guesthouse until they can find a place of their own. There’s only one problem…Massie hates her.

Well, several problems actually. Not only does Massie hate Claire, but Massie is the most popular person at the all-girl school she’s now going to. It doesn’t help that Massie’s “clique” of three other girls-Alicia, Dylan, and Kristin-do whatever pleases Massie, and if Massie doesn’t like Claire, they don’t like Claire.

In this book, you’ll read about Claire and Massie’s points of view about how it feels to be alone. Who will you really feel sorry for? Read The Clique. You’ll be hanging on to every word printed.


December 15, 2008 at 4:56 pm 2 comments

A little bit of this, a little bit of that

Here is some of our new YA fiction at GPL.  Hope you enjoy!






December 15, 2008 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

A “Fangtastic” Opportunity

Have you ever wanted to write the next great vampire story?  Heather Brewer, the author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series, is giving her fans that exact chance!

Brewer is challenging you to write an original vampire short story in 1,000 words or less.  You have until January 17th to postmark your work via snail-mail or until January 23rd at midnight to submit your work via email.  The winners will receive an autographed advanced copy of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod:  Tenth Grade Bleeds, a Vladimir Tod hoodie or a Vladimir Tod mouse pad.

And, if you haven’t read The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod yet, be sure to stop by the library and check them out!

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December 11, 2008 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

The Learning Curve

A couple of weeks ago, Ann-Margaret, Michael and I traveled to Indianapolis for the Indiana Library Federation Conference.  At the conference, we spoke about our 2008 teen summer reading program and visited with other Indiana librarians.

Being that all three of us love libraries, we couldn’t pass up the chance to tour the recently renovated Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library.  The building was AMAZING!  One of the entrances had the appearance of an ancient Greek temple.  In contrast to the entry way, the atrium looked like an industrial forest of steel pillars and glass.  We also thought you might like to see The Learning Curve, which allows kids of all ages to have hands on experience with limitless amounts of information and technology.


December 10, 2008 at 11:16 pm Leave a comment

Who Says You Can’t Play With Your Food?

Come join the Goshen Public Library Teen Services on Tuesday, December 23rd, for snack art.  We will be creating works of art using your favorite snack food and other found objects in the Schrock Auditorium at 3:00 p.m.  We will photograph your sculpture once you complete it.  Then, you will get a chance to eat it!  Space is limited to the first 20 teens who register.  So, sign up at the Front Desk today.  This event is free and open to teens in grades 6-12.

If you are curious with what snack art is, here is an example of Indy artist Terry Border…marshmallow

December 9, 2008 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

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Goshen Public Library
601 South Fifth Street
Goshen, IN 46526