Rock Your Summer @ The Library

May 30 – July 20

Read. Record. Win.

Come and sign up starting May 30. Pick up your packet, record your reading on the reading records, then turn them into the circulation desk to win prizes. Each reading record gives you an additional entry into the grand prize drawing at the end of the summer.


Summer Fun @ GPL

Fun, free activities are going on all summer long. All activities meet at the library unless otherwise noted. Sign up when you register for summer reading!

Get on the Green Screen: Tuesday, June 5, 2-4 pm
The green screen is one of the basic video editing tools used for everything from the Avengers movies to your local weather report. Come learn how to shoot and edit films using a green screen. Be the star of your own mini-action movie or talk show!

PizzaFest: Thursday, June 7, 3-5 pm
Celebrate all things pizza with us! Come taste pizzas from a variety of Goshen restaurants and help us declare the Ultimate Pizza Champion. We’ll also enjoy pizza crafts and pizza-related trivia. Bring your appetites!

How to Be a YouTube Star: Monday, June 11, 1-4 pm
Build your filming & editing skills and learn some tips & tricks to help you become YouTube famous! Video creator and GMTV teacher Brian Sapp will help us create short videos featuring GPL’s teen program. You’ll get to take home a copy of your work to share on your own channel! *advance registration is required

The SnackDown: Wednesday, June 13, 2-4 pm
Grab your aprons and chef hats! Come whip up some tasty treats with us. We’ll make our own smoothies and some sweet and savory dips. Can you blend the tastiest smoothie and take home the prize?

Paper Marbling Workshop: Monday, June 18, 1-3 pm
We’ll stroll on down to Goshen Youth Arts, Goshen’s teen-only art studio. At GYA we’ll try out the Japanese art of paper marbling, then make our own books out of our decorated paper. Meet at GPL at 12:45 to walk to the studio as a group. *advance registration is required

Outdoor Adventures: Thursday, June 21, 10 am-3:30 pm
Explore the great outdoors with us! We’ll meet here at the library, then head down to Merry Lea for a day of pure adventure. We’ll take a hike to explore Merry Lea’s geological features, and also enjoy canoeing on Bear Lake! *bring a sack lunch  *advance registration is required

Just Dance: Monday, June 25, 1-2:30 pm
Bust a move with a hip hop class at GoDance Studio! Instructor KT will teach us a beginner’s hip hop routine. Meet at GPL at 1 pm to walk to the studio as a group. *advance registration is required

Lip Sync Battle: Thursday, June 28, 2-4 pm
Music nerds, this one’s for you! Challenge your friends to a lip sync battle, belt out some karaoke, or try your hand at some Name That Tune trivia or fun recycled CD crafts.

Grease Movie Sing Along: Tuesday, July 3, 3-5 pm
This 1978 movie musical is a classic! Watch Danny, Sandy, and the gang on the big screen and belt out all the songs, from Summer Nights to We Go Together. We’ll also make our own milkshakes to complete the 1950’s experience.

Escape from Dr. Johnson’s Lab: Wednesday, July 11, 3-6 pm & Thursday, July 12, 5-8 pm
Sign up for a 30 minute time slot to try to break free from our Escape Room. Dr. Johnson is trying to take over the world by releasing a werewolf virus into the water supply. Find all the hidden clues, unlock the locks, and find the antidote before it’s too late! *advance registration is required

Lights, Camera, Stop-Motion: Monday, July 16, 2-4 pm
If you loved the movies Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, Fantastic Mr. Fox, or The Nightmare Before Christmas, come learn how stop-motion animation is done! You’ll get to create your own mini-movie with Lego figures, clay, and other materials.

Spin This: Wednesday, July 18, 3:30-5 pm
Come hang out at Goshen’s only independently owned record store! Owner Julie Hershberger will take us on a tour and tell us why vinyl is awesome. Record enthusiast & GHS teacher Jeremiah Wade will take us on a musical journey, beginning with the birth of rock and roll in the 50’s, all the way through the 70’s and 80’s to today. Meet at GPL at 3:15 to walk to the studio as a group.*advance registration is required