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New Fiction Review: Hold Me Closer

Hold Me Closer cover artNew fiction review by Teen Services Librarian:

If you liked Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green, you will LOVE Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story. From the author of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, comes the complete musical outlined in Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

I actually read Hold Me Closer first, but didn’t feel like I was losing out on the story at all, so they can be read in either order. It’s a quick read, since it’s a play. It’s also as heart-warming as it is hilarious. The incomparable Tiny Cooper, who is very big, and very gay, will be a character to remember. I can’t wait for the audio version—or dare we hope?—the actual musical production. Two enthusiastic jazz hands!

Grade Recommendation: 9+

November 10, 2015 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

Featured Book: Ashfall Trilogy

The final book in the Ashfall Trilogy will be published April 15th. We are anticipating this final chapter in the exciting series from native Indiana author Mike Mullin. His post-apocalyptic trilogy is terrifying because it could really happen! If you enjoy science, fast-paced story lines and action, this series is for you.


March 18, 2014 at 4:49 pm Leave a comment

The BEST YA BOOKS of 2012!

If you haven’t read the best YA books of 2012, it’s not too late! On display for the month of January are what we think are the best YA books that were published last year. Don’t just take our word for it… them yourself!

Oh yeah- here are a couple of our own personal faves…

THE INFECTS by Sean Beaudoin










THE SONS OF 613 by Mike Rubens










DAYS OF BLOOD & STARLIGHT                           by Laini Taylor


January 4, 2013 at 5:01 pm Leave a comment

Local Author Book Talk!










Book Talk w/ Beth Neff

January 23 | 6:30-8 pm | GPL auditorium

Free event | Everyone is welcome

This month at the Goshen Public Library we will be hosting prolific local author Beth Neff as she talks about her debut young adult novel, Getting Somewhere.

Beth has worked as a vegetable farmer, sustainability activist, and even founded the local Goshen Farmer’s Market (to name a few things). She is excited about discussing her auspicious novel with us.

You won’t want to miss out on this exciting event!

January 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm Leave a comment

The Best YA Books of 2011















Come check out our last book display of the year!  We are featuring what we at GPL believe are the best YA books that were published in 2011. We even have some of our staff talking about their favorite titles!

December 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm Leave a comment


Read That! Teen Book Club

Thursday/Nov. 17/6:30 pm/Meeting Room A/B

This month’s Read That! book is the stunning free-verse novel, Because I Am Furniture, by Thalia Chaltas. If you don’t have a copy of this book, we have an extra copy available. You will have to hurry into the library today, though, so you will have a chance to read it before Thursday.

Read That! is our monthly teen book club, so if you can’t come this month, sign up for next month’s. The first 6 who sign up even get a free copy of the book! The sign up sheet is at the Circulation desk at the front of the library.

November 14, 2011 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

Shaun Tan Wins an Oscar!

Did you watch the Oscars on Sunday? I did. I couldn’t help it. There is something about the anticipation of waiting to find out whom the winners are while the presenter slowly opens the envelope.

This year, I was even more excited to see that Shaun Tan was nominated for an Oscar.  Not only was he nominated, but Shaun’s The Lost Thing won Best Animated Short!

Take a peek at the trailer for The Lost Thing below, and, if you like what you see, come to GPL to check out his books!  My personal favorite is The Arrival.

March 1, 2011 at 8:58 pm Leave a comment

Too Much to Discuss

I was planning on finding one amazing tidbit to share with you today; however, after pursing the Interwebs this morning, I realized that I could not limit myself to one thing.

I have narrowed my list to three items to share, so here it is:

1. THE HUNGER GAMES MOVIE HAS A RELEASE DATE!!!!  Mark your calendars for March 23, 2012. Now, if they would only cast the film, then I would be a happy librarian.

2. Aimee Ferris has a new book, Will Work for Prom Dresses, that will be released on February 8th. To celebrate her new book, Aimee put together a website where authors can submit their prom pictures. Talk about taffeta, puffed sleeves and duct tape galore!

3. Have you ever wondered what Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal would sound like on a cello?  Well, here you go! (The first portion of the video is obviously aimed at the over 21 crowd; however, we figured all of the music lovers at GHS would love to see a new take on a modern song.)

February 1, 2011 at 6:26 pm Leave a comment

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Goshen Public Library
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Goshen, IN 46526