Build a Better World

May 31 – July 21

Read. Record. Win.

Come and sign up starting May 31. 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!

  • Hold It Together, Wednesday, June 7, 1-3 PM We’re making paracord keychains and lanyards, and making paracord bracelets for care packages for service members and veterans.
  • Build a Better Meal, Tuesday, June 13, 3-5 PM Channel your inner Iron Chef for our food competition! Create the tastiest appetizer, main dish, and dessert using only the mystery ingredients we provide.
  • Here Comes the Sun! Friday, June 16, 2-4 PM We’ll walk to Goshen Youth Arts to try our hand at making cyanotypes, a printing process that uses the sun to create images.
  • #iSpy, Monday, June 19, 3-5 PM We’ll get to know downtown Goshen by competing in photo scavenger hunt. Bring a phone or camera to record your team’s progress and see who can complete the list first.
  • Build a Better Garden, Wednesday, June 21, 2-4 PM We’re learning all about backyard gardening! We’ll visit a backyard garden, plant some herbs to take home, and make a delicious dish using garden produce.
  • Tasty Local Treats, Tuesday, June 27, 2-4 PM We’ll tour Anna’s Bread and the Goshen Farmer’s Market and taste lots of delicious pastries, breads, and produce. Meet at Goshen Farmer’s Market (212 W. Washington St.)
  • Thursday, June 29, 3-5 PM Build a Better Robot: Come experience hands-on robotics with Brian Boehler of ETHOS.
  • Paws for Pets, Thursday, July 6, 1-3 PM Make your furry friend some DIY pet toys, and show your support for animals in our community by making toys to donate to the Elkhart Humane Society.
  • Build a Stronger You, Wednesday, July 12, 2-4 PM We’ll work up a sweat playing Just Dance on the Wii, then cool down by making our own smoothies. Can you blend the tastiest smoothie and take home the prize?
  • Escape to a Better World, Friday, July 14, 6-8 PM You have 30 minutes to save the world and break out of our escape room. Find all the hidden clues, unlock the locks, and break free before it’s too late! 
  • CodeIT Camp, Tuesday, July 18, 10 AM-12 PM Scratch, Javascript, Python, oh my! Come to our intro to coding camp to learn about programming languages and code your own online game to share with your friends.