Read. Record. Win.  June 3 – July 19

Come and sign up starting June 3. 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! 

  • Digital Planetarium: Wed, June 5, 1-2 pm or 2-3 pm. Come be transported to outer space from the comfort of the library. We’ll view constellations and learn more about the night sky through a digital voyage in space. The first 15 teens to arrive for each session will be able to attend.
  • Galaxy Crafts: Tues, June 11, 3-5 pm. Enjoy making a variety of galaxy crafts, including galaxies in a jar, galaxy slime, and galaxy shirts! Bring a black or dark colored shirt or other dark fabric item you’d like to paint a galaxy on. (extra shirts will be available if you forget)
  • Find Your Zen: Thurs, June 13, 2-3 pm. We’ll walk to Spacious Heart Yoga studio for a 1-hour beginner’s yoga class. No previous experience required. Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in easily. Meet at GPL at 1:45 to walk to the studio as a group. We will return to the library by 3:15. *advance registration is required
  • Printmaking Workshop: Mon, June 17, 1-3 pm. We’ll stroll on down to Goshen Youth Arts & try our hand at printmaking by carving relief prints and printing our unique designs on paper or fabric. Meet at GPL at 12:45 to walk to the studio as a group. *advance registration is required
  • Nailed It! Competition: Thurs, June 20, 2-4 pm. Compete in the GPL version of the hit Netflix show Nailed It! On the show, contestants try to recreate beautiful decorated desserts with… let’s say mixed results. In our version, you’re invited to try your hand at making three space-themed cake pop masterpieces. Will you nail it or fail it?
  • Space Escape: Wed, June 26, 3-6 pm & Thurs, June 27, 5-8 pm. Sign up for a 30 minute time slot to try to break free from our Escape Room. BB-8 has been captured while on a secret mission for the Resistance. Find all the hidden clues, unlock the locks, and save BB-8 before it’s too late! *advance registration is required
  • Bad Movie Night: Tues, July 2, 6-8 pm. Because who doesn’t love to watch and make fun of a terrible movie with friends? We’ll watch Jupiter Ascending (2015, PG-13) and snark our way through it. Snacks will be provided!
  • #iSpy Downtown Scavenger Hunt: Mon, July 8, 1-3 pm. How well do you know downtown Goshen? Join a team in a photo scavenger hunt, and compete to see who can find all the items on the list first! Bring your friends and a phone or camera to record your tasks. *advance registration is required
  • Stranger Things Have Happened: Wed, July 10, 3-5 pm. If you love Stranger Things on Netflix, you need to be here! Enjoy Stranger Things trivia, crafts, and games with other superfans. Of course, we’ll have a waffle bar, too! Cosplay is encouraged.
  • Stargazing: Mon, July 15, 9-10:30 pm. Calling all stargazers! Hang out with a local astronomer as we explore planets and stars through the lens of his awesome telescope. Prepare to be dazzled. Meet at Abshire Park. This program may be rescheduled for another day this week in case of cloudy weather. You will be notified via phone if this occurs. *advance registration is required
  • Constellation String Art: Wed, July 17, 1-3 pm. Create your own piece of art featuring your favorite constellation. You’ll paint a plywood “canvas,” hammer in nails to create the shape of your constellation, then connect the nails with string. We’ll also learn more about the Zodiac signs and you’ll have a chance to find the perfect books and music for you based on your sign!