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Teen Summer Reading Experience

Register now!

Head to https://goshenpl.beanstack.org/ to register for the teen summer reading experience.
Open to grades 7-12 (this includes those who just finished 6th grade or 12th grade).

Teen Programs @ GPL

Find all the details on Beanstack, or read more below! Programs that require advance registration & a signed waiver to participate are noted below. To register for programs, please complete this form. Any questions? Email teens@goshenpl.lib.in.us or call 574-533-9531.

Tie Dye – Thursday, June 9 | 2-3:30 pm
Bring a white shirt or other item to tie dye & join us at the library on the lawn along 5th Street. No registration required.

Downtown Scavenger Hunt – Friday, June 17 | 1-3 pm
Join a team in a photo scavenger hunt, and compete to see who can find all the items on the list first! Bring a phone or camera to record your tasks. We will meet at GPL & walk downtown together. Advance registration is required here.

Writing Workshop with Mindy McGinnis – Thursday, June 23 | 2-3:30 pm
Learn from YA author Mindy McGinnis in a workshop covering everything from brainstorming to bookshelf. Meet in the GPL auditorium. No registration required.

Author Talk & Book Signing with Mindy McGinnis – Thursday, June 23 | 7-8 pm
Join us to meet YA writer Mindy McGinnis and hear about her books and writing process. Mindy’s books will be available for purchase. Meet in the GPL auditorium. No registration required.

Printmaking Workshop – Wednesday, June 29 | 1-3 pm
We’ll stroll on down to the Goshen Printmakers Guild (213 S Main St.) where we will learn about the history of printing, and use one of their antique presses to print your own bookmark. We will meet at GPL at 12:45 to walk to the studio as a group. Advance registration is required here.

Recess Rewind – Friday, July 8 | 3-4:30 pm
Join us at Pringle Park (1912 W Lincoln Ave) for some retro fun like Capture the Flag & freeze tag. Try out some new games like water balloon Battleship & shaving cream Twister, too. Wear something that can get wet & potentially messy. Advance registration is required here.

Virtual Photo Contest – July 11-17
Each day this week you’ll be asked to photograph a different prompt/item. The list of tasks is posted below, and will also be posted on Instagram & Beanstack. Post your entries on Instagram and tag @gplteens or email them to teens@goshenpl.org. We’ll select a winner for each prompt (and yes, there will be prizes). Winners will be notified by email on Friday, July 22. May the odds be ever in your favor!

Photo Scavenger Hunt Prompts:
July 11: Favorite Color
July 12: Something Small
July 13: Reflection
July 14: Circles
July 15: Outside
July 16: Motion
July 17: Shadows

S’mores & Stories – Thursday, July 21 | 8-9 pm
Join us at Fidler Pond Park (1424 Lincolnway East) for an evening around the campfire. We’ll roast marshmallows, eat s’mores, and swap stories. Advance registration is required here.

Hold It Together – Monday, July 25 | 1-2:30 pm
Make friendship bracelets & paracord bracelets for you or a friend! Join us at the library on the lawn along 5th Street. No registration required.

Book Giveaways

Visit us at free school lunch sites to receive a free book!